Sara Crook

Professor of Political Science/History

Sara Crook

Professor of Political Science/History

Arts & Sciences
Jindra 206

scrook@peru.edu
402- 872-2279

Office Hours:

MW 1:00-2:00
TuTh 9:30-11:00
Fridays by appointment.

Fall 2016
Hist 113-000A / American History before 1865
Psci 201-049X / American National Government
Psci 202-000A / State and Local Government
Psci 316-000A / Engagement in the Election Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio:

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.

Education:

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.

Specialization:

United States Congress and Nebraska Politics.

Societies:

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
Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission – Chair
Nebraska 150 Foundation – Executive Committee

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