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Welcome! This site belongs to Jeff Wells, an assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I created this site to introduce myself to students and prospective students—particularly those studying online. The pages linked above present my curriculum vitae (an overview of my academic career) and some information about my teaching and research. Please connect with me on Twitter (click on the little bird near the bottom of the photo) or send me an email at wellsrjd at unk dot edu.

The featured image on this page is a July 1, 2013, photo of a barbed wire fence at the Wildwood Ranch, Joplin, Missouri. My grandfather installed the fence during the 1940s.