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Guest Name
Edward Schmitt
Guest Occupation
Associate Professor of History at UW-Parkside
Guest Biography

I feel very fortunate to make my professional home in the same region where I grew up. I have been at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside since 2003, and I am regularly amazed by the dedication and determination of our students, who often manage challenging work and family responsibilities. I teach courses on 20th century U.S. history, African American history, race & ethnicity in American history, poverty in U.S., Wisconsin history, and several others. I am currently working on a book about the unique role of activist and humorist Dick Gregory in the social movements of the 1960s and beyond. I have three children, and my wife is also an educator. When I have spare time like to run and collect/repair old stereo equipment.