Dr. Jeff Wells

Associate Professor

Office: COPH 103M   |    Phone: (308) 865-8898   |    Email: wellsrjd@unk.edu

Jeff Wells

Specialization Areas

Gilded Age, Progressive Era, Digital History, Populism


A native of Joplin, Missouri, Wells received his PhD from Texas Christian University, MA from Missouri State University, and BA from Missouri Southern State University. His specialties and interests include the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Midwest, the West, the South, journalism history, military history, and digital history. He serves as the associate editor of the Middle West Review, a biannual journal published by the University of Nebraska Press. His current research studies the journalists of the Farmers’ Alliance and the People’s Party.