History Faculty and Staff

Dr. Kevin Kern

Dr. Kevin Kern

Title: Associate Professor
Department: History
Phone: 330-9727125
Email: kkern@uakron.edu
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Biography

Dr. Kern is the co-author of the first new textbook on Ohio History in half a century: Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State (Wiley Publishing, August 2013). While Ohio History is an important focus of Kevin Kern’s work, he also specializes in the history of the social sciences in the late 19th/early 20th century, particularly the development of the American Anthropology.  His current research deals with the role of the American physical anthropological community in the eugenics movement and the long-term consequences of this relationship.  Having produced a biography of T. Wingate Todd (a major early 20th century figure in physical anthropology), Kern is now working on a book on the Galton Society, an erstwhile physical anthropology organization that also served as an intellectual brain trust of the U.S. eugenics movement.  He also continues to serve as co-founder and editor of The Northeast Ohio Journal of History.


Education

Ph.D. - Bowling Green State University