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Eric Juhnke

Professor of History

History Department

Heelan 376

Started at Briar Cliff:



  • B.A., Graceland College
  • M.A., University of Northern Iowa
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas


Dr. Juhnke’s research and teaching interests include twentieth-century American History, African-American history, and the history of medicine. In 2002, the University Press of Kansas published Quacks and Crusaders, his study of three successful medical charlatans and their patients and followers.

A Fulbright Scholar and lover of international travel, Dr. Juhnke has organized multiple study abroad opportunities for Briar Cliff students in Europe. In 2009 he served a five month teaching Fulbright at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in Guangzhou, China.

Classes Taught:

HIST 224 — The Vietnam Experience
HIST 231 — American History to 1877
HIST 232 — U.S. History Since 1877
HIST 238 — History of Urban America
HIST 352 — Studies in American History II
HIST 470 — Senior Thesis
LIBA 410 — Global Society