- Dr. William Katerberg
- History Professor
CAS Department Co-chair
Mellema Program Director
Associate Dean for Programs and Partnerships
- History, Communication Arts and Sciences
- Hiemenga Hall 472 (Map)
- (616) 526-6047 (personal office), (616) 526-7322 (dean’s office)
- Redeemer University College, Canada
- B.A., Calvin College, MI
- M.A., University of Notre Dame, IN
- M.A., Ph.D., Queen’s University, Canada
“Over the years, to get away and relax, I’ve traveled far afield, to places like Peru and India, and tempted fate by climbing the occasional mountain and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. My current hobbies are a little more sedate and safe—mountain biking and road biking, brewing beer, and photography. You can see some of my photography at my photography blog on WordPress or on my photography portfolio."
- The North American West
- Radical and extremist politics in the US since World War II
- History of religion and science
Will Katerberg is director of the Mellema Program in Western American Studies.
Read Will Katerberg's posts on Historical Horizons, the history department blog.
- HIST-151 - History of the West & World I
- HIST-152 - History of the West & World II
- HIST-153 - Explorations in World History
- HIST-274 - Environmental History
- HIST-358 - Native American History
- HIST-395 - Historiographical Perspectives
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Conquests and Consequences: The American West from Frontier to Region
by William H. Katerburg, Carol L. Higham
Published: August 18, 2009
Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction
by William H. Katerberg
Published: October 29, 2008
The Future of Hope: Christian Tradition Amid Modernity and Postmodernity
by William Katerberg, Miroslav Volf
Published: April 1, 2004
Modernity and the Dilemma of North American Anglican Identities, 1880-1950
by William Katerberg
Published: April 23, 2001
Book Series Editor for Wiley-Blackwell, "The Western History Series" (with Carol L. Higham)
- Inspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West. By Todd M. Kerstetter. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
- Expectations of Equality: A History of Black Westerners. By Albert S. Broussard. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2012.
- Choices and Chances: A History of Women in the U.S. West. By Sheila McManus. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson, 2010.
- “History in the Anthropocene,” Fides et Historia 47, no. 2 (forthcoming).
- “The Poverty of Theory (and History): Frank Ankersmit’s Search for Historical Experience,” Fides et Historia 45, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 2013).
- “Globalizing American Creation Stories,” The Maryville Symposium: Conversations on Faith and the Liberal Arts, Theme Issue on Frontiers, Borders and Citizens: Membership in American Society 5 (2012): 7–33.
- “The Person of the Historian,” Fides et Historia 44, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2012): 76–81.
- “Who Wants to Live in the Real World?” Practically Human: College Professors Speak from the Heart about Humanities Education. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin College Press, 2012.
- “The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the Historian’s Vocation.” In Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation, edited by John Fea, Jay Green, and Eric Miller. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.
- “A Northern Vision: Frontiers and the West in the Canadian and American Imagination.” In One West, Two Myths, Volume Two: Essays on Comparison, edited by Carol L. Higham and Robert Thacker. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2007.
- “Western Myth and the End of History in the Novels of Douglas Coupland,” Western American Literature 40, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 272–99.
- “Redemptive Horizons, Redemptive Violence, and Hopeful History.” Fides et Historia 36, no. 1 (Summer/Fall 2004): 1–14.
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