Wallace A. Hettle

Department of History
Faculty - Professor of History

Degrees

Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1994

Research Interests

Professor Hettle’s research concerns the culture and politics of the American Civil War era. He is especially interested in studying the creation of myths about history. He has published two books, most recently, Inventing Stonewall Jackson: A Civil War Hero in History and Memory (2011). Currently, he is researching the story of William Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner, friend, and most influential biographer. Dr. Hettle is a life-long resident of the Midwest.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Hettle regularly teaches courses on American Civilization, U.S. History to 1877, and The Civil War and Reconstruction. He also teaches seminars on topics such as Mark Twain, American Slavery, and Abraham Lincoln.

Office

Seerley 316

Phone

319-273-2942

Fax

319-273-5685

Email

wallace.hettle@uni.edu