PhD and MA in History, Purdue University BS in Social Studies/Secondary Education, Central Missouri State University
Teaching areas: American history, women's history, twentieth century history. My classes include: HIS 326 Women in America, HIS 363 U.S. in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, HIS 365 America since 1940, HIS 371 Movies and American Society, HIS 405 Religion in America, and HIS 441 America Social History
Research areas: Women's political history, grassroots political movements, right-wing and conservative history, the history of American conspiracy, and the history of second wave feminism
Big Sister: Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland,University of Illinois Press, 2018
Other: Dr. Kempker is a member of the Women's Studies teaching faculty and coordinator of the interdisciplinary American Studies minor.