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Timothy Grundmeier


Professor of History
Associate Coach, Men’s Soccer


Office: WCC 236

PhD Baylor University
MDiv Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary
MA Minnesota State University—Mankato
BA Martin Luther College

Timothy Grundmeier joined the faculty of Martin Luther College in 2017. He teaches in the areas of American History and Modern World History. He also serves as one of the coaches of the men’s soccer team.

Dr. Grundmeier’s research focuses on the intersection of religion, politics, and ethnicity in the nineteenth-century United States. He has published articles and reviews in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America, Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, Minnesota History, Civil War History, Journal of Church and State, and other outlets. His dissertation, “Making Their Own Faith: Lutheranism and American Culture in the Civil War Era,” examines the conservative transformation of Lutheranism in the context of the era’s debates over liberty, slavery, and politics. 

Tim and his wife, Erika, have four children. They enjoy reading, board games, playing sports, and traveling (especially to see Papa and Grandma).