Walsh, Kelli Cardenas

Contact Information:

Kelli Cardenas Walsh, PhD.

Office: Taylor Social Science 209D

  • Phone: x 1044
  • Email: kwalsh@uncfsu.edu


  • University of South Carolina, Ph.D. History. 2006.  
  • Fayetteville State University, MA. History. 1995
  • University of Alaska-Fairbanks, AK. B.A. History. 1991
  • Veteran, United States Army (1987-1991)

Teaching Courses: 

  • HIST 110-World History to 1600
  • HIST 120-World History Since 1600
  • HIST 211-United States History to 1865
  • HIST 212-United States History Since 1865
  • HIST 301-Civil War and Reconstruction (Hybrid)
  • HIST 362-American Military Experience (Online)
  • HIST 390-North Carolina History (Online)
  • HIST 372-History of Women in the Western World 

Research Interests: 

  • Women in the Military
  • Oveta Culp Hobby
  • Free Persons of Color in the antebellum South; Leary's, Pattersons, Langston's
  • State and local history 


  • "A Brief History of Women in Military Service in the United States, " In a Serious Sequence of Hidden Historical Accounts, edited by Stanley W. Johnson. Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Learning, 2017.
  • "Oveta Culp Hobby" in American Women/Texas Lives, edited by Elizabeth Turner.  Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2015.
  •  Book review for Journal of Southern History, Without Precedent the Life of Susie Marshall Sharp. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2010.  
  • Harriet West Waddy," In African American National Biography, edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higgenbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • "Martha Putney," In African American National Biography edited by Henry Louis Gates and Evelyn Brooks Higgenbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • "Stagecoach Mary," In Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Second Edition, edited by Darlene Clark Hine New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 

1867 Deed Not Words: The Origins of Fayetteville State University. (Curator) Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville State University. September -February 2017.                                           
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. February- May 2018. 

Interviews/public programs: 

National Parks Service National Reconstruction Era Ranger chat July 2021 

Cumberland County Public Library: Fayetteville's African American Heroes: Intro, Lewis Leary, Hiram Revels, Chesnutt family (February, April, July 2021) Available on Facebook via Cumberland County Public Library.