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Amy Kinsel
Job Title:
Professor of History
Social Sciences

Summer office hours: Via Zoom: email for times and link.

Classes taught: ABE 37, GWS 215, HIST 245, HIST 37, HIST& 136, HIST& 214, HIST& 215

Employee Bio

Amy Kinsel has taught history at Shoreline since Fall 2004. Her teaching interests include the multicultural, social, and political history of the United States, as well as immigration history, women's history, and history of the Pacific Northwest.
Prof. Kinsel is an award-winning historian whose published work focuses on the cultural significance of the American Civil War. An active member of the Organization of American Historians, she served on its Executive Board from 2012-2015.
In addition to teaching, Prof. Kinsel has held leadership roles in the Faculty Senate (2007-2009), in the faculty Federation (2011-2015), and as Dean of Social Sciences & Library (2015-2018). Since returning to faculty, Prof. Kinsel has served as a Faculty Program Coordinator (department chair), as a member of Shoreline's Guided Pathways Core Team (2019-2022), and as lead faculty on the ctcLink Project Team (2020-2022).

Education & Training

B.A., University of Puget Sound
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University


Polly Myers
Job Title:
Associate Faculty
Social Sciences

Summer office hours: Mon. 12-1:00 p.m. & by appointment

Classes taught: HIST& 136, HIST& 137