Lynne M. Getz

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

Selected Publications

Schools of Their Own: The Education of Spanish Speaking Children in New Mexico, 1850-1940 (1997).

Research Projects

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

Curriculum Vitae

Title: Professor
Department: Department of History

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6012

Fax: (828) 262-4976

Office address
Anne Belk Hall 234K