Dr. Kathleen Sheppard, Associate Professor

Kathleen Sheppard is a historian of science focusing on the history of British archaeology and women in science.  She received a B.A. in anthropology and sociology from Truman State University, an M.A. in Egyptian archeology from University College, London, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Oklahoma.  Her current research is centered on Margaret Alice Murray and the various roles she filled in the Egyptology department at University College, London from shortly after its founding in1892 through the 1950s.  Although her research is situated in early twentieth century Britain, she is also interested in the popularization of science in America, the history and significance of World’s Fairs, and the Space Race. 

She is involved with the Society for Women Engineers at S&T.  Right now, she teaches the History of Science survey and Western Civilizations.  Kathleen is also on the executive committee of the Histories of Archaeology Research Network. 

Publications: The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman's Work in Archaeology (Lexington Books, 2013).