Dr. Sara Crook

Professor of History

Dr. Sara Crook

Professor of History

Arts & Sciences
Jindra 206


Office Hours:
MW: 11:00am- 12:00pm
T: 2:00pm- 4:30pm
R: 9:30am- 11:00am
F: by appointment


Fall 2018
Geog 101-000A / Principles of Physical Geography
Hist 113-000A / American History before 1865
Psci 201-049X / American National Government
Psci 202-000A / State and Local Government

Spring 2019





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 Humanities Nebraska’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
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 – 1985-2017
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
NebraskaLand Foundation Distinguished Nebraskalander 2019