Sarah Eppler Janda

Sarah Eppler Janda is a Professor of History at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma where she has been teaching since 2001.  She received a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy in 1996, a master’s degree in history in 1999 and a Ph.D. in history in 2002 from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied with Albert Hurtado.

Her first book, Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller was published in 2007 by Northern Illinois University Press, and her second book, Pride of the Wichitas: A History of Cameron University was published by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2010.  The University of Oklahoma Press published her latest book, Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, 1962–1972.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Sarah Eppler Janda
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Pride of the Wichitas

Cameron was one of six agricultural high schools created in 1908 and became a junior college in 1927. During World War II, students linked school pride, patriotism, and Christianity into a single label of being "Cameronistic". In the late 1960s, Cameron began transitioning into a four year university and began granting four-year degrees in 1970.