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Wayne Riggs: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
Wayne Riggs
Assistant Professor, Department Chair


First Year Advisor

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Schultz Foundation Research Fellowship, 2008
  • Researcher, Children in Urban America Project, a program to compile an online database of resources relating to children’s history in Milwaukee
  • American Historical Association
  • North American Conference on British Studies

Professional Profile:

Professor Riggs received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Modern European History from Marquette University, and his B.A. in History from Grove City College. He specializes in modern Britain, and his dissertation focused on British religion during the First World War. In addition to his teaching service to the College, Dr. Riggs serves as Coordinator of the Flagler College History Program. He is particularly interested in the role of religion in the evolution of social structures and national identities.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Western Civilization
  • Modern Britain
  • Modern Europe
  • British Empire
  • World War I
  • Religion and Nationalism
  • Colonial Atlantic World

Previously taught at:

  • Marquette University
  • Cardinal Stritch University