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Dr. Sarah Lirley McCune

Portrait of Sarah Lirely McCuneDr. Lirley McCune earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2012 and 2018, respectively, where she also earned a Graduate Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She earned her B.A. from Northwest Missouri State University and her A.A. from Maple Woods Community College. Dr. Lirley McCune specializes in the history of women and gender as well as the history of death and death investigations. She has published several articles on those topics and is currently working on a book. Before coming to Columbia College in 2018, Dr. Lirley McCune taught at the University of Missouri and Westminster College. She teaches a variety of classes, including the U.S. Surveys, topics courses, and Women’s and Gender History courses that are cross-listed with Women’s Studies.

Aside from teaching and researching history, Dr. Lirley McCune enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her family, including her cats.

Courses Dr. Lirley McCune has taught for Columbia College:

  • American History to 1877 (HIST 121)
  • American History Since 1877 (HIST 122)
  • Women and Gender in World History (HIST/WMST 322)
  • Women and Gender in American History (HIST/WMST 373)
  • African American History (HIST 374)
  • History of the Modern U.S. (HIST 321)


Contact Dr. Sarah Lirley

Office Location: STC 207-A
Phone Number: (573) 875-7812


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