Krugler receives Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

July 24, 2014
Dr. David Krugler

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Dr. David Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, received the UW-Platteville 2014 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, this annual award recognizes a tenure-track or tenured faculty member who has made distinguished contributions to the mission of the university as an outstanding teacher. Faculty members apply for the award or are nominated by administrators or faculty members.

“I’m honored to receive this award, ” said Krugler. “I’m also grateful for the many opportunities the university and my department have offered me to teach and develop a variety of history courses.”

“David F. Krugler is the ideal professor,” said Dr. David Rowley, professor emeritus in history from UW-Platteville. “He is a distinguished historian, a prolific researcher and writer, a dedicated participant in faculty governance, a collegial member of the department of history, a caring and conscientious adviser, and – most of all – an outstanding teacher.”

As a recipient of the award, Krugler received a $1,000 honorarium and a UW-Platteville recognition plaque and will be recognized at the university’s faculty and staff convocation on Aug. 28.

Specific criteria for this award included excellent student evaluations of instruction from a variety of courses; recognition of excellence in instruction by peers within the university; recognition of excellence in teaching materials, curriculum, teaching techniques and strategies by peers; and development of teaching methods, materials and activities that are shared with peers to assist in their teaching activities for teaching improvement.

At UW-Platteville, Krugler has taught courses in modern American history, the Vietnam War, European history and imperialism. He earned his bachelor's degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and his master's degree and doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Ill.

Krugler is the author of the books “The Voice of America and the Domestic Propaganda Battles, 1945-1953;” “This Is Only a Test: How Washington, D.C., Prepared for Nuclear War;” and the forthcoming “1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back.”

He has received research grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Organization of American Historians, White House Historical Association and UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

Contact: Dr. David Krugler, department of history, (608) 342-1783,

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191,


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