Kennesaw State University Professor Kay Reeve led a discussion on Ken Burns’ film “The Dust Bowl” today. The discussion was held at the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center at 884 Church Street in Smyrna. Professor Reeve started out by introducing scenes from “The Dust Bowl” and discussed places and events in the film in a historical context.
Kay Reeve is a Professor of History and History Education. She received her B.S. in Secondary Education (History & English) from Texas Tech University and taught at the high school level before returning to earn her MA in European History from Texas Tech University, and her PH.D in American History from Texas A&M University. Prior to coming to KSU in 1991, she taught at Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery.
Her specialty is the History of the American West, with special emphasis on the roles played by geography, environment and diversity in the history and culture of the region. She has published studies on aspects of the art and literary colonies in Northern New Mexico and, most recently, an article in the Journal of the West on interdisciplinary approaches for teaching the history of the West with literature, film, and fine art, as well as traditional scholarly sources. She also teaches the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, America to 1890, and courses in the American Studies and the MED programs.