Robert Zeidel

Interim Associate Dean, University of Wisconsin- Stout
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 105 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-2342
Email: zeidelr@uwstout.edu

Education

    • Ph D American History
      Marquette University
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1986
    • MA History
      Marquette University
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1981
    • BA History
      Carroll College
      Waukesha, WI, United States, 1971

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
        Interim Associate Dean
        January 2016 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Department Chair
        August 2013 - 2016
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor
        2008 - 2011
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Senior Lecturer
        1997 - 2007
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Lecturer
        1991 - 1997
      • St. Cloud State University
        Assistant Professor
        1989 - 1990
      • University of St. Thomas
        Assistant Professor
        1988 - 1989
      • Northern Montana College
        Assistant Professor
        1986 - 1987
      • , University of Nebraska
        Instructor
        1986
      • Mount Mercy College
        Instructor
        1985

Intellectual Contributions

    Foreword

    • Zeidel, R., & Kramschuster, K. (2014). What Happened On Your Birthday: A Model for Building Undergraduate Research into theUndergraduate General Education U.S. History Survey. CUR Quarterly 33, 34.

    Journal Article

    • Zeidel, R. (2009). Pursuit of ‘Human Brotherhood’: Rockefeller Philanthropy and American Immigration,1900-1933. New York History, 90, 85-106.
    • Zeidel, R. (2009). Teaching Immigration and Ethnic History at a Polytechnic University: Two Examples. Journal of American Ethnic History, 28.
    • Zeidel, R., & Davidson, K. (2008). "Peopling the Empire: The Great Northern Railroad's Recruitment of Immigrant Settlers to North Dakota. North Dakota History: Readings about the Northern Plains.
    • Zeidel, R. (2004). An Immigrant’s Anguish: TheOdyssey of Johanes Johansen into John J. Holt. Wisconsin Magazine of History(87), 2-13.
    • Zeidel, R. (2004). Immigrants, Progressives and Exclusion Politics: the Dillingham Commission, 1900-1927. , Dekalb, IL.
    • Zeidel, R., & Aby, A. (2002). Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question: A Political Dilemma. The North Star State: A Minnesota History Reader, 375-89.
    • Zeidel, R. (1995). Hayseed Immigration Policy: `Uncle Joe' Cannon and the Immigration Question. Illionois Historical Journal(88), 173-88.
    • Zeidel, R. (1993). Ellis Island and the American Immigration Experience. American History Annual Additions, 2(12), 40-43.
    • Zeidel, R., & Magill, F. J. Henry Cabot Lodge. Great Lives in History, 1395-1400, Salem Press, Inc..
    • Zeidel, R., & Magill, F. J. (1987). James J. Hill. Great Lives from History, 1113-1117, Salem Press Inc..
    • Zeidel, R. (1981). Beer Returns to Cream City. Milwaukee Magazine of History(4), 20-32.

    Encyclopedia Article

    • Zeidel, R., & , J. (2001). Immigration Stations. Encyclopedia of American Immigration, 108-111, Armonk, New York.

Presentations

    Paper

    • Zeidel, R. (October, 2014). Voices from the Heartland: Sam Oster’s Day Books. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 2009). Assimilation, Not Restriction: A Business Answer to the Immigration Question. ,
    • Zeidel, R. (March, 2009). Seeking Ethnic Normalcy: The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Americanization Program for Immigrant Workers. ,
    • Zeidel, R. (2007). James J. Hill and the Opening of the Mesabi Iron Range. ,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 2005). Ambiguities of ‘Human Brotherhood’: The Rockefellers and American Immigration,1900-1933 . ,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 2003). Building Ethnic Communities: Immigrants on Minnesota’s Iron Range. ,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 2002). “‘Faithful, Earnest, and Reliable’: Congressman Isaac Siegel and the Efforts to Combat Anti-Semitic Immigration Policies.”. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 2001). Immigrant Angst: The Saga of Norwegian American John Holt. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 1999). Sectionalism Comes to Minnesota: The Strange Case of U.S. Senator James Shields. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 1995). Craniometry and the Immigrant: Franz Boas and the United States Immigration Commission. Great Lakes History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 1994). In Search of the Immigrant: The Dillingham Commission and the Making of American Immigration Policy. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (October, 1992). Peopling the Empire: The Great Northern Railroad's Recruitment of Immigrant Settlers to North Dakota. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (May, 1988). The Rationale for Testing Immigrant Literacy. Upper Midwest Ethnic Studies Association,
    • Zeidel, R. (September, 1986). Grover Cleveland and Immigration: His Veto of the 1897 Literacy Test Bill. Northern Great Plains History Conference,

    Uncategorized

    • Zeidel, R. (August, 2000). In the Way of the Founding Fathers: The Daughters of the American Revolution and American Immigration . American Historical Association— Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (August, 1998). Fear and Fascination: Progressives and the Immigration Question. American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (September, 1997). Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question: A Political Dilemma. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (March, 1990). William Walter Husband and the Inception of the Immigrant Quota System. Missouri Valley History Conference,

    Uncategorized

    • Zeidel, R. (August, 2000). In the Way of the Founding Fathers: The Daughters of the American Revolution and American Immigration . American Historical Association— Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (August, 1998). Fear and Fascination: Progressives and the Immigration Question. American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (September, 1997). Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question: A Political Dilemma. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (March, 1990). William Walter Husband and the Inception of the Immigrant Quota System. Missouri Valley History Conference,

    Uncategorized

    • Zeidel, R. (August, 2000). In the Way of the Founding Fathers: The Daughters of the American Revolution and American Immigration . American Historical Association— Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (August, 1998). Fear and Fascination: Progressives and the Immigration Question. American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (September, 1997). Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question: A Political Dilemma. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (March, 1990). William Walter Husband and the Inception of the Immigrant Quota System. Missouri Valley History Conference,

    Uncategorized

    • Zeidel, R. (August, 2000). In the Way of the Founding Fathers: The Daughters of the American Revolution and American Immigration . American Historical Association— Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (August, 1998). Fear and Fascination: Progressives and the Immigration Question. American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (September, 1997). Knute Nelson and the Immigration Question: A Political Dilemma. Northern Great Plains History Conference,
    • Zeidel, R. (March, 1990). William Walter Husband and the Inception of the Immigrant Quota System. Missouri Valley History Conference,

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Zeidel, R. Research Grant for Authors. Sponsored by State Historical Society of Iowa.
    • Zeidel, R. Institute on Race and Ethnicity Research Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin.
    • Zeidel, R. Teaching American History Grant: American History Through the Heartland on the I-94 Corridor. Sponsored by Department of Education.
    • Zeidel, R. James J. Hill Library Research Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Development Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Development Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Rockefeller Archive Center Research Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Wisconsin Humanities Commission-Symposium Mini-Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Development Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Development Grant.
    • Zeidel, R. Institute on Race and Ethnicity Research Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin.
    • Zeidel, R. National Endowment for the Humanities - Travel to Collections Grant.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout Sabbatical, (2012)
    • Merle Price Academic Staff Award of Excellence, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2005)
    • Outstanding Researcher of the Year, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2005)

    Fellowship

    • University of Wisconsin Libraries Research Fellow, (2010)
    • Everett M. Dirksen Congressional Center Fellowship, (1990)
    • Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship, (1983)