Dr. Kelly K. Chaves

Dr. Kelly K. Chaves received her Ph.D. in Indigenous history at the University of New Brunswick in 2019. Her dissertation earned the Governor General’s Gold Medal, a national award given to the best dissertation produced at a given Canadian university in the graduating year. She also earned an MA from the University of Melbourne in 2006. Her scholarship has appeared in The New England QuarterlyThe Historian, and Aboriginal History. Her book, Explorers of the American East, was published by ABC-Clio Press in 2019. Dr. Chaves’ research has been supported by a number of sources including the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Phi Alpha Theta. She received the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award in 2017. Prior to coming to OSSM, she taught at the University of Melbourne, the University of New Brunswick, and the University of Tulsa. At OSSM, she teaches History of the Western Tradition I and II, Native American history, and The American Revolution.