Melanie Beals Goan

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  • Associate Professor
  • Appalachian Center
  • Health, Society and Populations
  • History
1741 Patterson Office Tower
(859) 257-3675
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I am on leave during fall 2020, but I am happy to meet by appointment


Professor Goan is a specialist in twentieth century US history, with specific interests in gender, Appalachia/Kentucky, and medical history.  Her first book  Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia (University of North Carolina Press), was published in 2008.  The University Press of Kentucky will publish her second book, A Simple Justice: Kentucky Women Fight for the Vote, in November 2020.  Dr. Goan is working closely with the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project (see kentucky-woman-suffrage-project) to help mark the hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.


Dr. Goan focuses primarily on undergraduate teaching.  She is Director of Undergraduate Studies for the History Department and works to promote career readiness and coordinate internships. 

Follow her on Twitter (@melaniegoan) to see what she is reading.  Check out her Spotify soundtrack for History 109 here.

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