Dr. Barclay Key

Former Assistant Professor

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Fulbright Lecturer


Dr. Barclay Key (Ph.D., University of Florida, 2007) joined the Department in the Fall of 2007 as its specialist in African American History and the History of the American South.

Prof. Key taught courses on African-American History [History 313 and 314], the American South [History 309], and the U.S. survey [History 106], as well as graduate seminars in American History [History 510 and 511].

Dr. Key was the recipient of a Fulbright Lecturing Award (Poland) for 2009-2010.  In Summer 2012 he left WIU to accept a position at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.


Dr. Barclay Key (center) at the Southern Historical Association Conference

Dr. Key in the News