Position: Visiting Professor
Field: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, Military
Region: United States
Office: 129 Old Horticulture
Office Hours: Monday 3-5; Wednesday 8-10
Phone: (517) 884-4869
A native Michiganian, Roger L. Rosentreter earned his bachelors degree from Western Michigan University, and his Masters and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University. As he completed his PhD, he joined the staff of Michigan History magazine, which at the time was published by the state of Michigan. Rosentreter served as the magazine’s editor from 1988 through 2009, during which time Michigan History remained the nation’s most widely circulated state history magazine. In the early 1990s, Rosentreter joined the MSU History Department as an adjunct instructor. In addition to teaching courses on Michigan History, the Civil War and US Military History, he has been active giving presentations to history and school groups on both Michigan history and the Civil War. He has written extensively on Michigan history, and his most recent publications include Michigan’s Early Military Forces (2003), which he co-authored with Dr. Le Roy Barnett, as well as Michigan Remembers Lincoln (2009) and Seeking Lincoln in Michigan: A Remembrance Trail (2009), which he coauthored with the late Dr. Weldon Petz.