Alan Winquist

Dr. Alan Winquist

Alan Winquist

Professor of History

Office Location: Reade 225
Phone: (765) 998-5302

Specialties: Modern European History (1789-present), Scandinavian History, Sub-Sahara African History, History of England, American Immigration History



PhD, History, New York University, 1976
Dissertation: The Impact of Scandinavians in South African History
Graduate courses in history and political science at the University of Stockholm, 1965-66
MAT, Northwestern University, 1965
BA, History, Wheaton College (IL), 1964

Why I love teaching at Taylor:

I believe in Christian higher education.  I appreciate very much the dedication and collegiality of the Taylor faculty, administrators, and staff.  Above all I am inspired by my students who continue to excite and amaze me in their youthful spirit and energy, and their desire to make a positive impact on the world through their lives.

Advice to incoming students:

In the tradition of liberal arts, keep your mind open to all disciplines.  Be curious and enthusiastic about learning and appreciating the wonders of this world.  Show tolerance to people of different backgrounds from your own as well as other beliefs and philosophies.


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