Kathryn Meyer

Outstanding Faculty Member
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Kathryn Meyer has spent over two decades making significant contributions to the teaching, research, and professional service mission of the university. She is a dedicated and productive scholar and teacher whose service both on and off campus is exemplary. She is highly regarded by colleagues and students alike. 

Dr. Meyer’s scholarship is noteworthy, including numerous publications on various topics of Asian history as well as two books focused on the history of the international narcotics trade and life in China during the Japanese occupation. She maintains a consistent record of scholarly engagement, including multiple conference presentations. Dr. Meyer is highly effective in the classroom, offering an impressive array of core courses in Regional Studies, methods courses in History, and a graduate seminar on the history of organized crime. Her students consider her to be a passionate and engaging teacher. Dr. Meyer’s service record is outstanding. She has served on numerous department committees as well as on the college’s Promotion and Tenure Committee. Her most notable contributions include serving as associate director of Crime and Justice Studies and director of Graduate Studies in History.


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