Name: Kathryn  Wells
Department: History
Title: Instructor, History
Office Location:
Criminal Justice, 112
Merancas Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-4189
Fax Number: (704) 330-4120
Email Address:
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Online Strategic Planning Committee, CPCC
Critical Core - Critical Thinking Liaison, CPCC
Curriculum Committee, CPCC
BLET Advisory Board, CPCC

Previous Service:
College Senate, 2014-2017
Subject Matter Expert, NC VLC American History
GE/C4 Assessment Committee, CPCC
General Education Committee, CPCC
Co-Advisor, Student Veterans Association 2013-2014
Co-Chair Institutional Effectiveness, CPCC 2011-2013
Chair, Culture of Evidence, IE Sub-committee, CPCC
Achieving the Dream, Data Team, CPCC 2009-2011
Educational Background:
Queens University
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.A., University of North Carolina

M.A. Thesis, "Building Community and Identity in a New South City:  The Jews of Charlotte,"

Related Certifications:
Ending Slavery: Strategies for Contemporary Global Abolition, Univ. of Nottingham
Five Minds for the Future, CPCC

Educational Experience:
Central Piedmont Community College
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Gainesville State College, Georgia
"The Second Great Awakening"; in The Early Republic and Antebellum America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History, M.E. Sharpe, 2011

Encyclopedia of American Urban History, Sage Publications, Assistant Editor (2005)

Student Related Projects:

Veterans Learning Community (ongoing)

World Culture - Sensoria Arts Festival (Yearly in April)

Day of Awareness - Stop Human Trafficking (Yearly in October)

The Joe Bonham Project - Exhibit, CPCC, Spring 2013

Oral History Projects:

Oral History & Memory Forum, St. Mark's Lutheran, Charlotte, NC 2016

"Race Relations in Atlanta - Sub-communities and Police-Community Relations", A Legal Brief, Wells (2005)
In conjunction with Atlanta Public Defenderís Office

"Religion in the Civil Rights Era" - Case Study, Charlotte, North Carolina  (2004)

"From Brooklyn to Biddleville", UNC-Charlotte - New South Voices (2004 - 2005) Special Collections Interviews

Field of Interests: Race, religion and ethnicity in community building; Oral history preservation; Biblical text and criticism, and Biblical languages.

Professional Organizations:

Southern Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies
Oral History Association
Historians Against Slavery
Other Information:
Classes Taught: American History I, American History II, World History I and II, The Middle East, Religion in American History (UNCC), The American Revolution (UNCC)

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00am-Noon
Tuesday 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Wednesday 8:00am - noon
Thursday 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Friday By Appointment Only
Merancas Campus CJ 112
Phone Extension: 4189

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My Internet Links

Sensoria: World Culture

Trail of History - BBQ 2011

War in America - UNC-Charlotte 2012