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Associate Professor of History

Phi Alpha Theta Advisor


  • Ph.D. History, University of Arkansas
  • M.A. History, West Texas A&M University
  • B.A. History, Lyon College

Professional Credentials

  • Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching 2007-2008
  • Phi Alpha Theta / Westerners International Best Dissertation Award 2002

Teaching Specialties

  • American Indian History
  • American Frontier


"Quapaws", 2007; "European Exploration and Settlement, 1541-1802", 2006;
"Sarasin", and "Pompey Factor", 2006. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net
" 'Outcasts upon the World': The Louisiana Purchase and the Quapaws", in A Whole Country in Commotion: The Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest, edited by Patrick Williams et al. (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2005) [An earlier version of this article appeared in Arkansas Historical Quarterly 62 (Fall 2003): 272-88.]
"The Calumet and the Cross: Religious Encounters in the Lower Mississippi Valley", Arkansas Historical Quarterly 61 (Summer 2002): 152-68
"Indians and Ecological Conflict in Territorial Arkansas", Arkansas Historical Quarterly 59 (Summer 2000): 127-46

Joseph Key

Contact Information

P: 870-972-2698
F: 870.972.2880


Building: HSS
Room: 4020

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