David Welky



Irby 404

(501) 450-5634

SPRING 2023 Office Hours

TR 10:45-12:05, 1:30-3:00; by appointment



Curriculum Vitae

David Welky is a Professor of History at UCA. His most recent book is A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier (W. W. Norton, 2016). In all, he has written or edited twelve books on topics ranging from the history of film, to the World War II-era civil rights movement, to the life of Ronald Reagan. He has also published book chapters, scholarly articles, and other writings on a variety of subjects, including late-nineteenth-century newspapers, Superman comic books, and the Olympic Games. Since arriving at UCA in 2002, Professor Welky has been named as the outstanding faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts’ and won UCA’s Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award. He has also won the Booker Worthen Literary Prize, the Best Presentation award from the Arkansas Association of College History Teachers, and other honors. His teaching interests cover a variety of fields within twentieth-century American history. He has offered courses in recent American history, the United States during the Great Depression and World War II, the United States and the Middle East, the History of American Film, and the History of the American Western. When not goofing around with his two kids, Welky enjoys agonizing over St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, waiting for the next Cardinals game, reading, and watching movies.