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Kenneth Jones

Contact Information:

Office: Richarda N6

Phone: (320) 363-5224


Office Hours: As Arranged

Educational Information:

  • Ph.D. - Cornell University
  • BA - University of California at Santa Cruz

Academic Interests:

20th century US History (domestic and foreign policy),sports, film, and health care/public health issues.


Working on a book on the distribution of the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines, and how the nation's response to the issues of scarcity and equity in this case both reflected and shaped the larger debate on the proper role of the Federal government in insuring the health of its citizens.


The Loaf that Became a Legend: A History of Saint John's Bread


I started teaching at Arizona State University, but realized I wanted to be at a smaller school with a liberal arts focus and an emphasis on teaching. I came here in 1976 and have happily stayed ever since. Besides teaching history and First Year Seminar, I have led the CSB/SJU program to improve faculty teaching (the Learning Enhancement Service), and am now directing the Common Curriculum.

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