Dr. Lynne Getz earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. She currently teaches courses pertaining to U.S. History, the American West, Race and Gender, Family History, and Mexican American History. Her book, "Circumstances Peculiar to Ourselves" : the History of the Wattles-Faunce-Wetherill Families, is in the publication process with the University Press of Kansas. Dr. Getz is also working on a follow-up book to her first publication.
When not writing or teaching, Dr. Getz is the co-director of the St. Luke's Community Garden in Boone. They grow fresh produce for the homeless shelter, Hospitality House, and the Hunger Coalition.
Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle
Areas of Study
United States History, the American West, US Family History, Race and Gender
The Wetherill Wives: The Women of a Western Pioneering Family (2009), winner of the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off Campus Faculty Research Award
Department: Department of History
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-6012
Fax: (828) 262-4976