Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Faculty | History and Philosophy | University of West Florida
Skip to main content

Karen Belmore


Karen Belmore, lecturer of history, teaches the Junior Seminar for undergraduate history majors, the History of American Technology, American Civil Rights, and US History II: The US Since 1877.

Before coming to UWF, she was a lecturer and student advisor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. As former Director of Education and Interpretation at Mystic Seaport Museum and Battleship Cove Naval Heritage Museum – Belmore brings more than 30 years of combined experience as a teacher and museum professional.   

Her three decades of combined and varied experience in the field of history provides a broad foundation for advising and teaching students who aspire to apply their education in the classroom, in future professional development, or in the public sphere.  


Degrees & Institutions

She received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed advanced studies in her specialty, the history of American technology. She also received a graduate certificate in museum studies from the Harvard University Extension School.

Current Courses

Junior Seminar, Inventing the Future: the History of American Technology, American Civil Rights, US History II: the US Since 1877

Special Interests

Late 19th- and early 20th-Century American technology and innovation, the development of Atomic Age America

Keywords: history research methods, Mystic Seaport Museum, Battleship Cove Naval Heritage Museum