Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Dr. William Wantland Dr. William Wantland
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3711

  • Ph.D., U.S. History, Miami University, Ohio, 1994
  • M.A., Miami University, Ohio, 1985
  • B.A., Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1983
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:
  • Excellent Professor of the Year, Northwest Nazarene University, 1999. (Co-award.)
  • Social Science Divisional Nominee for Professor of the Year, NNU, 1993.
  • Teaching Fellow, Miami University, 1986-1989.
  • Teaching Assistant, Miami University, 1985-1986.
Published Works and Presentations:
  • "Stanley Matthew," supplement toYale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, Yale University Press (forthcoming).
  • Paper, "The Election of 1864," presented to the Sons of Civil War Veterans, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 2001.
  • Book Review of Alfers, Pool, and Mugalstan, eds., Perspecitves on American West for Teaching History, V. 24 No. 1 (1999).
  • Book Review of Richard Etwlain's Re-Imagining the Modern American West for Inland, V. 22, No.1 (1991).
  • Book Review of Alfers, Pool and Muglastan, eds., Perspectives on America for Teaching History, V. 24, No. 1 (1999).
  • Paper, "Stanley Matthews and the Election of 1876," presented at the Idaho History Conference, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1998.
  • Book Review of David Goldfield, et. al, The American Journey, V. I and II for History Survey.
Favorite Subject Related Links:
  • Valley of the Shadow, University of Virginia
  • Crisis at Fort Sumter, Tulane University (Civil War Site)
Favorite Scripture Verse:

John 7:38 (NASV) - He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.

What You Didn't Know about Me:

I enjoy travelling, jogging, and biking.

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