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    L-R: former La Crosse Mayor John Medinger (representing U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin), UW-L History Department Chair Charles Lee, UW-L Provost Heidi McPherson, partner Scott Swedeen, Professor Victor M. Macías-González, Wisconsin State Senator Jennifer Shilling, UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow.

    Professor of the Year

    UW-L Professor of History Victor M. Macías-González was recognized at a reception February 10, 2014, having been named Wisconsin Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  See coverage in the La Crosse Tribune, UW-L News, and more.  The History Department is very proud to provide an institutional home to such an exceptional and committed teacher.  Macías-González is the second member of the history faculty in the last three years to receive this recognition, following Professor Gregory Wegner



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    A World of History

    The History Department offers instruction and opportunities in the history of regions and topics that span the entire world.  In fact, the world is the specialty of this department.  We are committed to a world history approach that forms the basis of our General Education survey courses, and also allows us to offer upper-division courses covering a vast variety of regions, time periods and themes.

    Contact Us

    Our offices are on the fourth floor of Carl Wimberly Hall on the UW-L campus; for general inquiries please email, call 608.785.8350, or send mail to

    Department of History
    401 Carl Wimberly Hall
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    1725 State St
    La Crosse WI 54601