Dr. Roger Davis


Office: COPH 103B   |    Phone: (308) 865-8771   |    Email: davisr@unk.edu

Roger Davis

Specialization Areas

Latin American History, Gilded Age, U.S.


Professor Davis is a native of Warren, Ohio and a graduate of Youngstown State University. He earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees at the University of Arizona.  Prior to arriving at UNK in 1986, he taught at the U of A, Pima Community College, The American Graduate School of International Management and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Professor Davis teaches the American Survey and a Survey of Latin American history in addition to upper division courses on the Gilded Age in US History, Hispanics in America, U.S. – Latin American Relations, the History of Mexico, the History of Argentina, and Revolution in Latin America.  Professor Davis’ research interests focus on nineteenth century state development and  national culture; Hispanics in the United States, and specifically the Great Plains region and the history of higher education in the United States.


  • El Ecuador durante la Gran Colombia: 1820-1830: Regionalismo, localismo y legitimidad en el nacimiento de una republica andina.
    Published by the Banco Central del Ecuador. Quito. 2010.
  • “Hispanics in Central Nebraska, 1890 – 1996,” in A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska’s Land, Culture, and Nature  (Kearney: UNK, 2000)
  • “La liberacion y la Republica de Guayaquil: Sucre, Olmedo y Millington.”
    Quitumbe: Revista de la Escuela de Ciencias Historicas. Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Ecuador. No.16, Agosto de 2011. Quito. Ecuador. Pp. 108-119.
  • “Service Not Power: The Early Years of the Nebraska Commission on Mexican-Americans: 1971-1975” In Nebraska History, v. 89, no. 2, Summer, 2008, 67-83.
  • “Higher Education and the P-16 Movement: What is to be done? Roger Davis, Jerry Hoffman. Thought and Action. V.24, Fall 2008. Pp. 123-134.            
  • “Civic Engagement and Task Force Teaching: Integrating the Veterans History Project into the University Classroom. “ Roger Davis, Linda Van Ingen, Mark Ellis. The History Teacher . V. 42, no. 3 May, 2009. Pp. 341-349.