Dr. Kevin Krause graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. He then earned a Master of Arts from Clemson University, and in 2014 received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia. At Clemson, Dr. Krause won the prestigious Lander Award for excellence in graduate research and writing, and at UGA he claimed the William Jennings Bryan prize for the top graduate-student paper. Dr. Krause also has a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University. While at USC Upstate he has primarily taught a range of U.S. history courses, including the age of Jackson and the American South. His primary areas of research are politics of class and race in the post-bellum South, particularly South Carolina in the Populist-Progressive era. Dr. Krause’s journal article, “The Big House and the Madhouse: Institutional Reform and the State in Tillman-Era South Carolina” appeared in 2015 in the South Carolina Historical Magazine.