Dr. Kimberly Georgedes joined the Franciscan University academic community in 1994. Serving as chair of the department of History and Anthropology, she specializes in ancient history through the Renaissance and Reformation time period. Dr. Georgedes is also one of the professors within Franciscan’s Honors Program, and periodically teaches Islam and Far East studies.
As a teenager Dr. Georgedes was quite active with the martial arts, but it was during her undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies that Dr. Georgedes avidly pursued her love of sports. While studying for a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Utah, she participated in intramural football, fencing and racquetball. Georgedes then went on to obtain a master’s degree in medieval history at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student in Madison, she joined a group of students and faculty from the History of Science department for weekly volleyball matches. During her years as a doctoral candidate in medieval history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she took up biking and practiced tai chi.
It is with great pleasure that Dr. Georgedes serves the student-athletes at Franciscan University as the Faculty Athletics Representative.