Professor of History,
Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer
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 the assistant coach for 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 Minnesota History, Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, Journal of Church and State, Civil War History, and other outlets. His dissertation, “Making Their Own Faith: Lutheranism and American Culture in the Civil War Era,” examines the conservative transformation of nineteenth-century Lutheranism in the context of the era’s debates over liberty, slavery, and politics.
Tim and his wife, Erika, have four children. Their family enjoys reading, board games, playing sports, and traveling (especially to see Papa and Grandma).