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Dr. William Wantland

Department Chair

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School of Arts and HumanitiesProfessor of History
740-392-6868 Ext. 3711Email Dr. Wantland
Professional Experience:
  • Professor of History, 2002-present; Associate Professor 1999-2002.
  • Associate Professor of History, Northwest Nazarene University, 1991-2000
Professional Organizations:
  • Civil War Society
  • Ohio Academy of History
  • Society of Historians of the Early Republic (SHEAR)
  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Communal Studies Association (CSA)
Awards and Recognition:
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2016.
  • Chambersburg Civil War Scholarship for Researchers and Teachers, 2005.
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2005.
  • Excellent Professor of the Year, Northwest Nazarene University, 1999. (Co-award.)
  • Social Science Divisional Nominee for Professor of the Year, NNU, 1993.
Published Works and Presentations:
  • Editor, The Norton Mix: U.S History to 1865. W.W. Norton, 2017.
  • Editor, The Norton Mix: U.S. History Since 1865. W.W. Norton, 2016.
  • Co-Editor with Paul Mayle, The Penguin Custom Edition: The Western World, 2012, revised edition, 2014.
  • "Stanley Matthew," supplement toYale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, Yale University Press, 2009.
  • Paper, "The Election of 1864," presented to the Sons of Civil War Veterans, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2001.
  • Ph.D. in U.S. History, Miami University, Miami, Ohio (1994)
  • M.A. Miami University, Miami, Ohio (1985)
  • B.A. in Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio (1983)


"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English