Edward Mathieu received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington in Seattle where he also earned his commission in the United States Navy. He served as a naval cryptologist in Okinawa and Misawa Japan, aboard several Pacific Fleet combatants, as well as at the Naval Communication Station in Washington D.C. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and Navy Expeditionary Medal.
Dr. Mathieu earned his master’s and doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He has taught at a number of institutions, including Beloit College, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee, and Western Washington University. He came to Rockford University in 2017.
At Rockford University Dr. Mathieu teaches courses in European and world history. Particular teaching emphases include political culture, social and economic order, gender and sexuality, nation/race/empire, and religion. Dr. Mathieu has published essays on the middle class and Christianity in nineteenth century German as well as on political culture and modernity in Imperial Germany.
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