Department of History and Philosophy

About Department: Faculty and Staff

LeeAnn Lands

Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 4114
Phone: 770-499-3437
Fax: 770-423-6432


LeeAnn Lands is an Associate Professor of History and American Studies. Her research, writing and other creative work focuses on housing segregation, community-cultural landscapes, and spatial inequality. She has published journal articles on worker housing, segregation campaigns, and homeownership movements, and her book The Culture of Property: Race, Class, and Housing Landscapes in Atlanta, 1880-1950 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, November 2009) examines changing ideas and white expectations about neighborhoods.

Since joining KSU in 2001, Dr. Lands has been involved in a number of public projects, often in collaboration with undergraduate researchers. The Summer Hill project, a multi-year project documenting and interpreting the historically black Summer Hill neighborhood in Cartersville, won Georgia Board of Regents' Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for departments/programs in 2005-06 (see In 2006-07, with support from the Georgia Humanities Council, she worked with three undergraduate history majors to produce Taking Place, a series of radio documentaries examining place and community (see

Dr. Lands is currently investigating grassroots housing movements in the U.S. South. With support from CETL and the College of HSS, she is working with Emmaus House and the Peoplestown neighborhood in downtown Atlanta to document and interpret the role of community-based organizations in building and sustaining neighborhood life.

Faculty and Staff

Adebayo, Akanmu
Allen, William
Bailey, Kent
Bartlett, Stephen
Bedard, Brandie
Brooking, Robert
Cater, Casey
Cronin, George
DeAngelo, Angela
Dickey, Jennifer
Donahue, Amy
Dover, Paul
Downey, Justin
Goldberg, Kevin
Gurkas, Hakki
Hamil, Donna
Honey, Diana
Hutchinson, Matthew
Johnson, Daniel
Jones, David
Keene, Thomas
Kersey, Terrence
Knapton, Jodie
Lands, LeeAnn
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
MacDonald, Megan
Maffitt, Kenneth
Mannion, Richard
McGovern, Bryan
McKinzey, Jane
McMurrain, Wendell
Meeler, Joseph
Merritt, Carole
Nicholson, William
Nystrom, Elsa
Okie, Tom
Parker, David
Pate, Alice
Patton, Randy
Perrin, Charles
Piecuch, Jim
Poole, Jerry
Price, William
Pynn, Tom
Racel, Masako
Reesor, Victor
Reeve, Kay
Riehm, Edith
Ronnenberg, Ryan
Rouse, Susan
Rump, Jacob
Scott, Thomas
Shealy, Howard
Slomovitz, Albert
Soldatenko, Gabriel
Staaf, Christopher
Stewart, Patricia
Stricklen, Jean
Traille, Kay
Valenzuela, Pablo
Vaught, Seneca
Vlachos, Bernadette
Vladimirov, Katya
Voogt, Gerrit
Vox, Lisa
Walker, Laurie
Way, Ivy
Way, Albert
Westlund, Rene
Whitehead, Andrew
Williams, Damien
Wynn, Charles
Zhang, Jiayan