Ralph P. GuentzelTitle: Associate Professor of History
Office Location: Old Main Room 413
Office Phone: (317) - 738 - 8220
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A native of Kassel, Germany, Dr. Guentzel has studied at Georgia-Augusta University in Goettingen and the Free University in Berlin. In addition, he holds a Master's and a Doctoral degree in history from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Guentzel has been chair of the history department since 2004 and director of the Centre for Canadian Studies since 2001. At Franklin College, he regularly teaches courses in world history, European history, and Canadian Studies.
A specialist in comparative political and Canadian history, Guentzel has published a monograph and several articles on nationalism and twentieth-century Canadian history and, most recently, a textbook entitled Understanding "Old Europe": An Introduction to the Culture, Politics, and History of France, Germany, and Austria.
Guentzel is an avid traveler who divides his time off-campus between Indiana, Canada, "Old Europe," and Russia. He particularly enjoys kindling students' interest in the larger world and swapping travel stories and observations on cultural differences.