Dr. Virginia Jelatis
Director of Graduate Studies
College Faculty Mentoring Award Winner
Dr. Ginny Jelatis is the Department's specialist on Colonial and Revolutionary America, as well as Native American History. Her course offerings include the first half of the American survey [History 105], as well as upper-division courses on colonial America [Hist 412(G)], the American Revolution [Hist 413(G)], and Native American History [Hist 302]. She offers graduate seminars [History 510 and 511] on American Indian and colonial American history.
Prof. Jelatis's research focuses on Mississippi Valley Indians in the Early Republic. In particular, she examines trade relations between the Sac and Fox Indians and the U.S. government within the American Indian Factory System.
Dr. Jelatis's awards include both the WIU College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Mentoring Award and a WIU University Research Council Grant.
Prof. Jelatis joined the Department in 1999 and served as its Graduate Director from 2006 through 2009 and in Spring 2012.
- Dr. Jelatis's Honors Thesis Advisee, Valerie Corey, Wins Undergraduate Research Grants
- Dr. Jelatis's M.A.Thesis Advisee, Katie Benson, Wins WIU Graduate School Research Grant
- Dr. Jelatis Recognized with Professional Achievement Award by WIU
- Mallorie Clark Wins Undergraduate Research Day Prize
- Dr. Jelatis Publishes Article in Illinois History Teacher
- Mallorie Clark Named Spring 2009 College Scholar by Honors College
- Mallorie Clark Makes Historical Undergraduate Research Day Presentation
- Dr. Jelatis Presents Conference Paper at Missouri Valley History Conference
- Dr. Jelatis Annouces History Professor Emeritus Awards
- Dr. Jelatis Participates in Panel on Bilkent Exchange Program
- Mallorie Clark Wins Undergraduate Research Grant
- Dr. Jelatis Speaks at Spring 2009 History Course Fair
- Dr. Jelatis Makes Presentation at ASH Event
- Dr. Jelatis Wins Prestigious University Research Council Grant
- Dr. Jelatis Wins Faculty Mentor Grant from College of Arts and Sciences
- Alex Heuer Wins Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Paper Award