Walter D. Kamphoefner
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Specialty: 19th-century U.S.; American Immigration, Urban, and Quantitative Methods
Walter D. Kamphoefner earned his Ph.D. at University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978 and came to TAMU in 1988, where he is now Professor of History. He teaches in the fields of immigration, urbanization, and quantitative methods. He has published widely in the field of immigration and ethnicity, with articles in four languages and three books out in both German and English. One of the pioneers of transatlantic linkage studies with his monograph The Westfalians: From Germany to Missouri (Princeton, 1987), he has now embarked on a larger project involving overseas tracing to multiple destinations, supported by an APS Sabbatical Fellowship last year. Other research interests include bilingual education and the immigrant language transition.