Dr. James C. Klotter
Professor of History and the State Historian

A native Kentuckian, James C. Klotter received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky, and has honorary degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and Union College. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of over a dozen books.
Dr. Klotter was also an associate editor of the Kentucky Encyclopedia and was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society for many years, until his retirement. Currently, he is the State Historian of Kentucky and Professor of History at Georgetown College, and he and his wife live in Lexington.

Courses Taught:

  • History 227    History of Kentucky
  • History 314    Gilded Age America
  • History 360    Public History
  • History 430    Recent America
  • History 450    Senior Seminar
  • History 470    Topics in History:                    Modern Kentucky Politics
  • History 570    Kentucky History                    Across the Curriculum


Dr. James C. Klotter
400 E. College St. #244  Georgetown, KY 40324
Phone:(502) 863-8076  Fax:(502) 868-8888

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