Eick, Gretchen Cassel 1942-

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EICK, Gretchen Cassel 1942-

PERSONAL: Born December 17, 1942, in Fairview Park, OH; daughter of Samuel H., Jr. (a minister) and Virginia (a government bureaucrat and writer; maiden name, Cunningham) Cassel; married Richard N. Eick (a teacher; divorced); married Michael J. Poage (a minister and poet), June 23, 1991; children: (first marriage) Alyson Joy Eick Shaw, Kendra Elizabeth; (second marriage) Joel, Sarah, Cora Elise. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: Attended Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone; Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1964; Northwestern University, M.A., 1965; University of Kansas, Ph.D., 1997. Religion: United Church of Christ. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, sewing, crafts, teaching Sunday school.

ADDRESSES: Home—1705 North Holyoke, Wichita, KS 67208. Office—Department of History, Friends University, 2100 University Blvd., Wichita, KS 67213. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Federal City College, Washington, DC, instructor, 1972-73; United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society, Washington, DC, policy advocate, 1977-87; National IMPACT, Washington, DC, executive director, 1987-91; University of Kansas, Lawrence, project coordinator, 1992-93; Friends University, Wichita, KS, associate professor of history, 1993—. United Church of Christ, member of executive council and moderator of Potomac Association. Also worked as public school teacher in New Haven, CT, and junior high school teacher in Kensington, MD.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, American Studies Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellow; National Security Studies fellow, U.S. Army War College, 1986; Barbara Ward Award, Center for Theology and Public Policy, 1987; Fulbright fellow in Latvia, 2000.


Women: Economic Exile in the Promised Land, Disciples Press, 1993.

Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in theMidwest, 1954-72 University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A source book for a U.S. history survey course.



Washington Post, December 7, 1982, George C. Wilson, "Churches Lobbying the House against MX Missile," p. A16.