Amanda Lea Miracle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Amanda Miracle (Social Sciences), pictured with JakeHello! I’m Amanda Lea Miracle and I’m the newest addition to the Social Sciences department. I’m also a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (M. A. and B.A.) and of Bowling Green State University (Ph.D.). As an Assistant Professor of History I teach courses on the American Colonies, the American Revolution, Early Women’s History, Sex and Sexuality in Early America—to name a few. My research interests lie in Colonial America, Women’s history, and the art of teaching.

For 2013-14 I am the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Social Sciences. I am also the main organizer and facilitator of Constitution Day this September, which will bring high school students from around Kansas to ESU for activities to celebrate the establishment of the U.S. Constitution.

I am married to Francis Noll and we have a son, Jake, and three cats: a recluse, a diva, and a social butterfly. Probably one of the most interesting things about me is that while in graduate school I rowed for 25 hours non-stop, which earned me the title for the longest continual row by any woman—ever.

My office is in 411C Plumb Hall, phone number (620) 341-5538, and my email is