Amy Kinsel

Amy Kinsel


Office Hours

Wednesday   1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 and by appointment.


Phone: 206-546-4679
Fax: 206-546-5869

Rm 5347

Amy Kinsel

Social Sciences Division


Amy Kinsel teaches U.S. History, Women’s History, Pacific Northwest History, Immigration History, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Shoreline Community College. Prof. Kinsel began her college teaching career at North Seattle Community College. Since coming to Shoreline in 2004, she has enjoyed sharing her love of history, historical analysis, and historical writing with students. One of the great advantages history students have today is online access to primary sources, especially previously-unavailable documents and images in American history. Prof. Kinsel uses online resources extensively in her teaching to enable her students to work with the real "stuff" of history.


A native of the Pacific Northwest, Prof. Kinsel received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, and her master of arts and doctoral degrees from Cornell University. Her Ph.D. dissertation, “’From These Honored Dead’: Gettysburg in American Culture, 1863-1938,” won the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society of American Historians for best-written doctoral dissertation in American history of 1992. In addition to teaching and writing, Prof. Kinsel is an active member of the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. She currently serves on the Organization of American Historians' Committee on Community Colleges.