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Dr. Sara B. Crook
Sara Crook 2013

Contact Information:

Office: Jindra 140

Office Phone: (402) 872-2279



Office Hours : T & Th 9:30-10:45 AM;

M – Th 2-3:15 PM; Friday by appointment




14 Fall Course Offerings:

Coll 101 (section 000B / History & Language Arts) - Introduction to Collegiate Education

Hist 113 (section 000A) - American History before 1865

Psci 201 (section 000A) - American National Government

Psci 201 (section 049X-online-first 8 weeks session ) - American National Government

Psci 202 (section 000A) - State and Local Government


15 Spring Course Offerings:

Hist 329 (section 000A) - History of Nebraska

Psci 201 (section 000A) - American National Government

Psci 312 (section 000A) - Engagement in Legislative Process

Hist/Psci 426 (section 000A) - American Constitutional Law






2015 History Day Information

Junior & Senior Divisions - Friday, February 27, 2015






Phi Alpha Theta trip to Washington D.C. for Presidential Inauguration in 2013


white house



Panel of PSC Alums at College 101 class discussion careers in Social Science and Language Arts




Dr. Crook joined PSC as an adjunct faculty in 1984 and as a full time faculty member in 1993. She serves as a Social Science advisor. Dr. Crook is also the co-faculty advisor for Phi Alpha Theta and the Nebraska Humanities Council's "Notable Nebraskan" speaker as Barbara Kagey Mayhew Bradway.



Ph.D. Political Science. 1992. University of Nebraska.

M.A. Political Science. 1983. University of Nebraska.

B.S. Social Science Education. 1976. University of Nebraska.



United States Congress and Nebraska Politics.



Nebraska State Historical Society

Humanities Nebraska

Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission

Nebraska's State Plan Commission for implementation of "Help America Vote Act" - 2004 - present

Associate Fellow of the Center for Great Plains Studies

Board of Directors for Missouri River Basin Lewis and Clark Visitor's Center


Selected Professional Activities:

PEO Scholar Award, 1991

Delta Kappa Gamma Rho State Scholar, 1992

Quiz Bowl Director, 1992-1994

District History Day Director - 1985-present

Past President, Board of Trustees, Nebraska State Historical Society 2001-2002

Past Chair of Humanities Nebraska for 2012-2013

Co-Director, Trail and Tales Graduate Institute and Tour ($59,450 grants)

Interim Humanities Division Chair, 1998-2000

Nebraska State College System Rebensdorf Teacher Excellence Award Winner 2002

George and Lillian Schottenhamel Honors Chair in Humanities 2002-2004