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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.

For student resources, including my Writing Handbook for History & Humanities, see my student resources site.

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.”

Best regards,

David Voelker

Pronouns: he/him/his

Note: This site is not paid for by my university, and the views that I express here are my own.

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