Collegiate Affiliation

Capper Nichols (Senior Lecturer) (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) teaches humanities and writing courses on the history and ethics of technology, on the science essay, and on environmental history. Recent publications include an article on the Mormon Trail and a review essay of a book about starlings. Recent conference papers focus on storytelling methods at county history museums, especially on the Great Plains.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: English, University of Minnesota, 1999 -


  • Environmental History
  • Technology Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • The Science Essay
  • Travel Writing
  • Western U.S. Literature
  • Great Plains History