Lora Knight

  • Professor of History
  • History Program Coordinator

Education

  • Ph.D. in Modern European History, University of Utah, 2004
  • B.A. in History with a minor in German, Brigham Young University, 1981

One of the best things about teaching is seeing students grow academically from the beginning to the end of a semester, and from the time they enter as freshmen until they graduate.  Southern Virginia University is small enough that we can get to know them personally and celebrate their achievements throughout their studies and often on into their careers and family lives beyond.


Education


  • Ph.D. in Modern European History, University of Utah, 2004
  • B.A. in History with a minor in German, Brigham Young University, 1981

Courses


  • History Major: History of the Holocaust, Western Civilization II, Gender in Modern Europe, Historical Methods

Teaching Positions & Professional Experience


  • Joined the Southern Virginia University faculty in 2005
  • Taught in History and Gender Studies at the University of Utah, 2003-2004

Scholarship & Creative Work


  • Research centers on women and eugenics in Germany and the United States

Awards, Leadership & Service


  • History Program Coordinator, Southern Virginia University, 2013-present