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Timothy Grundmeier


Office:WCC 236

Professor of History

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

Dr. 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, Journal of the Lutheran Historical Conference, Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, Fides et Historia, 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 nineteenth-century Lutheranism in the context of the era’s debates over liberty, slavery, and politics.

Tim and his wife, Erika, have four children: Emma, Ryan, Haddie, and another daughter on the way. They enjoy reading, board games, playing sports, and traveling (especially to see Papa and Grandma).