Dr. William Ringenberg

William Ringenberg

Professor of History - Part-time

Office Location: Zondervan Library 212
Phone: 765-998-5422
Email: wlringenb@taylor.edu

Specialties: american civil war era, american religious history, twentieth century america



PhD, Michigan State University, 1970
MAT, Indiana University, 1964
BS, Taylor University, 1961

Why I came to Taylor:

One of the advantages of teaching in a small liberal arts college is it can more easily provide the opportunity to teach interdisciplinary courses.  For years, I taught an honors section of the freshman general education course, Foundation of Christian Thought, and as an outgrowth of that course, I wrote Letters to Young Scholars: An Introduction to Christian Thought (2003).

Advice to incoming students:

Think in terms of what you want to become.

“For those who desire to rise above their times or stand outside their cultures, there are three sure ways.  In ascending order they are travel, history, and direct knowledge of God.”  

--Os Guinness


I have been married to my wife, Becky, for 50 years. We have four children and eight grandchildren we love spending time with. We also enjoy traveling, reading, music, drama, film, and discussion clubs. You can often times see me in the well exercising or watching sporting events.