Tracy Neal Leavelle
Tracy Neal Leavelle is associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. His teaching and research interests include early American, American Indian, and American religious history. He has served as co-director of Creighton’s American Studies Program since 2006, is an associate of the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society, and is a member of the advisory board for the Native American Studies Program. He also served as president of the Faculty Senate of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2009 to 2011. His first book, The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press) examines the nature of spiritual encounters between Catholic missionaries and American Indians in colonial North America. As department chair, he will be leading a revision of the history curriculum at Creighton. Participation in the Tuning Project will create opportunities to work on this project in conversation with other members of the profession.