I arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in September 2003, after spending 7 years in Chapel Hill completing an MA and PhD in United States history at the University of North Carolina. But I spent my formative years in southern Indiana, so I am a midwesterner by birth and upbringing. I was a history major at Hanover College (perched on the banks of the Ohio River, between Louisville and Cincinnati), and I try to bring as much of the liberal arts college into my classroom as I can.
In addition to teaching courses on early American history, I teach environmental history and environmental humanities.
I served as Editor-in-Chief of Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review from 2014 through May 2019. I co-directed the statewide Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program for six years, starting in May 2013.
If you would like to contact me, you can find my contact information at my UWGB faculty webpage.
As a resident of the state of Wisconsin, I live, work, and find recreation on the traditional homelands of several First Nations, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, and Potawatomi peoples. Please consider reading my “Acknowledgment of Wisconsin’s First Nations Peoples and Lands.”
Note: This site is not paid for by my university, and the views that I express here are my own.
Legacy Website available at davidjvoelker.com:
- HistoryTools.org (historical documents and teaching handouts, 2003-2015)