Mark Hersey

Academic Historian

Mark Hersey is a lecturer at the University of Kansas and the Interim Project Director for two affiliated public history projects, the online portions of which are accessible at and His dissertation centered on the environmental vision of George Washington Carver.

George Washington Carver (1864?-1943)

George Washington Carver began life inauspiciously on the frontier of southwestern Missouri. Born a slave, the precise date, indeed, even the year, is unknown. He never knew either of his biological parents, but was raised by his former owners as if he were their own. … Read MoreGeorge Washington Carver (1864?-1943)