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Northwest Missouri State University

Robert Voss

Robert Voss



56 Valk


660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2013

Assistant Professor

Secondary Social Science Coordinator


  • Ph.D. History; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. History; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Teaching Credential; Simpson University, Redding, California
  • B.A. History; Simpson University, Redding, California

Courses Taught

  • 33-155 American Historical Survey
  • 33-556 Age of Reform (Gilded Age and Progressive Era America)
  • 36-480/680 Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Secondary School
  • 26-105 Technology and Culture
  • 33-582 Frontiers (American West)
  • 33-526 American Constitutional History
  • 33-375 Latin American History

Academic Interests

  • 19th Century United States
  • History of Technology
  • History of Capitalism
  • American West
  • Railroads and Indigenous Peoples

Scholarly Activity

  • Invited Presenter on MoPTA to MAT2 Spring Meeting, Columbia, Missouri.
  • Book Chapter, “The Social and Cultural Foundations of the Nebraska Territory” in Just Plains Folks: Studies of the People of the Great Plains, University of Nebraska Press, Fall 2014
  • Presently working on papers on Native Americans and Capitalism in the American West for the 2015 International Business History Organization.


  • Member, American Historical Association
  • Member, Organization of American Historians
  • Member, Western Historical Association