Wallace A. Hettle
Faculty - Professor of History
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1994
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.
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.