Kevin Muir is a full-time adjunct faculty member of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of General Education. Kevin has been teaching various classes at Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) since 2008. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He started his educational career at the high school level, teaching courses in American history, American government and Western civilization. He also served as high school principal for a couple of years before moving on to university teaching in 1998.
Kevin’s areas of research include antebellum southern history, slavery, and the social impact of technology throughout history. He enjoys reading, golf, listening to classical music, writing poetry, and family outings. Kevin and his wife Trula have been married for 29 years, and they currently reside in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. They have three children (25, 21, and 17 years old), 2 cats (Rachmaninoff and Nummy Muffin Coco Butter) and 2 puppies (Dudley T. Bearington III and Maisey Rufflebottom).