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History Faculty

The faculty historians of Elmhurst College are top-notch professionals with wide-ranging areas of expertise, representing an excellent cross-section of diverse fields of study. Our varied faculty includes specialists in America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Approachable and energetic, these top-flight professionals love to teach—in a friendly environment where they can work with their students as individuals. Our small classes and our family atmosphere guarantee that you will get the personal attention you need to develop your talents.

Want to know more? Check our faculty profiles, below. Or, contact a professor directly.

Robert W. Butler
and Department Chair
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Dr. Butler specializes in the life and work of British economist Alfred Marshall. His work on Marshall led him to introduce a course on economic history to the Elmhurst curriculum. He has numerous research interests and has completed work on the Nazi threat, the concept of evil in history, and a number of topics related to British history and the Victorian era.

Robert Bello
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Lindsey Patterson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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