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Dr. James Masterson, Interim Department Chair
Diane Lawson,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096
E-mail: hpil@moreheadstate.edu

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Jason Holcomb

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Dr. Jason Holcomb, Associate Professor, Geography
Program/Dept: International and Interdisciplinary Studies
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph.D.
Contact Info:
150 University Blvd.
Rader Hall 315, MSU
Morehead, KY 40351     
j.holcomb@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-2825
Office Hours:
2:00.-3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1
10:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

 

Bio

Jason Holcomb has been at MSU since 2000 and has taught a wide variety of classes since his arrival.  He grew up on a farm in Iowa and earned his degrees at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.  His primary research interests include migration, land use, cultural geography, the Great Plains, and grassland environments.  He recently spent a sabbatical ding an oral history project with custom wheat harvesters of the Great Plains, funded by grants from Morehead State and the Kansas Humanities Council.  This involved travel to Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma to interview both current and retired custom harvesters.  He is also researching international labor employed in custom harvesting and other American agribusinesses.  He enjoys traveling anywhere, but typically heads west when the opportunity comes along
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“The history program at MSU is analytical and has given me the writing skills and tools I need to be competitive for internships and graduate school. Faculty members have always been supportive and have motivated me to expand my knowledge and experience. This summer I will be interning at the Alice Paul Institute outside of Philadelphia, where I will be working in archival studies along side authors and collaborating with curators across the state.  I am thankful the history program at MSU has prepared me for such opportunities.”

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