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Eric Juhnke

Eric Juhnke

Professor of History; History Department Chair

Department: Department of History
Phone: 712-279-5476
Email: Eric.Juhnke@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan 376


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


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.