Peru State College
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Dr. Sara B. Crook
Sara Crook

Contact Information:

Office: Jindra 140

Office Phone: (402) 872-2279



Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 9:30-10:45

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30-10:45 & 2-3:15

Friday by Appointment


13 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 301 (section 049Y-online-second 8 weeks session) - Comparative Government



14 Spring Course Offerings:

Geog 103 (section 000A) - Human Geography

Hist 329 (section 000A) - History of Nebraska

Psci 201 (section 000A) - American National Government

Hist/Psci 426 (section 049A-online 16 weeks) - American Constitutional Law




2014 History Day Information - Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

" Rights and Responsibilities in History"

History Day Logo




2013 History Day Information - Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

"Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events"





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

Nebraska Humanities Council

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


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

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