Tom Dietz

Tom Dietz

Tom Dietz
Tom Dietz


Tom Dietz
M.A. (ABD), Wayne State University (1977)
American History; American Foreign Relations; American Labor History; Modern American (post-1877); History of the Soviet Union

Office: (269) 387-4596 or (269) 373-7984
Email: or tomdietz@chartermi.net

Location
4314 Friedmann Hall

Mailing Address
Department of History
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5334


Teaching

I teach both American History survey courses. I have taught American History survey courses at Wayne State University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, as well as at Western Michigan University.

Research

I have been the Curator of Research at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum since 1992. In that position, I am responsible for researching the historical content of permanent and temporary exhibitions. I develop and offer public programs focusing on various aspects of the history of Kalamazoo and southwest Michigan. I also supervise the development and care of the permanent historical collections. I have worked in museums since 1984. My previous position was Curator of Urban History at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Publications

Although I have not published scholarly papers, I have written articles for Michigan History magazine and exhibit reviews in The Journal of American History. As a working public historian, I publish articles in the Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s promotional magazine. I research and “publish” labels for permanent and temporary exhibits as well as developing public program scripts. My most recent exhibit script (on exhibit through January 18, 2003) is “Football in Southwest Michigan.”


 

 

Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
(269) 387-4650 | (269) 387-4651 Fax
dorilee.schieble@wmich.edu