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Dr. Dirk Lindemann

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(940) 397 4899
Title
Associate Professor
Department
History
Location
O'Donohoe Hall
Room
221
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Ball State University Ph.D. 1983
Ball State University M.A. 1974
University of Evansville B.A. 1972
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Queen Mary College, University of London World War II - British Studies Summer Program 05/11/2021
Midwestern State University Associate Professor of History 05/11/1983
Ball State University Part-time College Instructor 05/11/1981 05/11/1983
Ball State University Doctoral Fellow with Teaching Responsibilities 05/11/1978 05/11/1981
Official School of Languages; University of Barcelona, Spain English Instructor; Foreign Language Institute 05/11/1975 05/11/1997
Interlog Language Institute; Barcelona, Spain English Instructor; Private Language School 05/11/1974 05/11/1975
Ball State University Graduate Assistant 05/11/1973 05/11/1974

 PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

"The Challenge of Neutrality: American-Spanish Relations, 1939-1941," Midwestern State University Faculty Papers, Volume XIV, 2001.

"The Battle of Warsaw, 1920: An Appraisal," Midwestern State University Faculty Papers, Volume XII, 1993.

"Building Houses on Vesuvius: Nietzsche and Politics in Modern Times," Midwestern State    University Faculty Papers, Volume XI, 1992.

 "Richard Wagner: Twilight of the Nazi Spell," Indiana Social Studies Quarterly, Winter, 1992.

 "Richard Wagner and National Socialism: An Evaluation," Midwestern State University Faculty Papers, Volume X, 1984-1985.

 "Conditional Meanings - A Middle East Constant," Indiana Social Studies Quarterly, Winter, 1983.

 

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATION:

Book: Yanquis contra Rebeldes, Brugera Publishing Company, Barcelona, Spain, Date Pending.

  

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS DELIVERED

“Stefan Zweig, Pacifism, and World War I,” Southwest Social Sciences Association, Houston, Texas, March 31-April 3, 2010.

“Maximillian Harden, The Conscience of the Second German Empire,” Southwest Social Sciences Association, Denver, Colorado, April 8-11, 2009.

“A Talent to Beguile, an Instinct to Provoke: Walter Rathenau and the Weimar Republic,” Southwest Social Sciences Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12-16, 2008.

“Nietzsche’s Enigmatic Muses: Cosima Wagner and Lou Salome,” Southwest Social Sciences Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 14-17, 2007.

"The Volk, Jews, and Nazis: The Total Embrace of Thinkers, Theodor Lessing and Ludwig Klages," Southwest Social Sciences Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-26, 2005.

Discussant, "Historical Encounters: East and West," Phi Alpha Theta Session-HI26.

"Jingoism or Fatalism? General von Bernhardi and the Impending Great War," Southwest Social Sciences Association, April 16-19, 2003.

"Nietzsche, World I, Propaganda, and the Allies," Southwest Social Sciences Association, March 27-30, 2002.

"Franquista Spain Minding Hitlerian Germany: A Favorable Neutrality?" Southwest Social Sciences Conference, Galveston, Texas, March 17, 2000.

"Idealism and National Socialism: A Reassessment," Southwest Social Sciences Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 3, 1999.

"Soaring So High, Falling So Low: Fichte, Idealism, and the Nazis," Southwest Social Sciences Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, March, 1998.

"The Illusive Wagner and the Beguiling Nietzsche: Fascist Prophets or Bogus Nazis?" Southwest Social Sciences Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 29, 1997.

"The Oriental Detective of the 1930s: Chan, Wong, and Moto at the Movies," National Popular Culture Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 26, 1997.

"Nietzsche and the Nazis, the Enduring Legacy," Southwest Social Sciences Conference, Houston, Texas, March 22, 1996.

"The Historical Evolution of the Modern Spy Novel," National Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6, 1993.

"Historian as Diplomat: Carlton J. H. Hayes, Spain and World War II," Southwest Social Sciences Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18, 1993.

"Ramon Serrano Suñer, Franco's Fascist Foreign Minister During World War II: An Appraisal," Southwest Social Sciences Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March, 1991.

"A Contest Among Neutrals: Spanish-U.S. Relations, 1939-1941," Southwest Social Sciences  Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, March, 1989.

"Intellectual Forerunners of National Socialism: Myth and Reality," Southwest Social Sciences Association Conference, Dallas, Texas, March, 1987.

"Myth and Music Debased: The Nazification of Richard Wagner During the Third Reich," Ohio Valley History Conference, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, October, 1985.

"A Re-evaluation of Richard Wagner as Anti-Semite," Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, April, 1983.

"The Mystique and Mis-Interpretation of Richard Wagner," Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May, 1983.

"Nietzsche, World War I, Propaganda and the Allies," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 30, 2002.

"General Bernhardi and the Approach of World War I," Southwestern Social Sciences Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 16, 2003.


 

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS:

“Charles Darwin at 200,” Panel Member, Midwestern State University, Faculty Forum,  Wichita Falls, Texas, November 3, 2009.

"The Romantic vs. the Realist in 20th Century America," Midwestern State University Faculty Forum, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 10, 2002.

"A History of German Immigration Patterns in Texas," North Texas Genealogical Association, Wichita Falls, Texas, April, 1999.

"Anglo-American Policies Toward Franco Spain During World War II: A Saga of Conflicting Allied Methods," Midwestern State University FACULTY FORUM SERIES III, Wichita Falls, Texas, November 12, 1996.

"Current Events in Russia," First United Methodist Church-Annual Adult Studies Program, Wichita Falls, Texas, July, 1994.

"The Historical Impact of the French Huguenots," Wichita County Genealogical Society, Wichita Falls, Texas, August, 1993.

"Perspectives on the Yugoslav Problem," Midwestern State University Phi Alpha Theta Symposium, Wichita Falls, Texas, Spring, 1993.

"European Perceptions Over the Idea of America," Midwestern State University, Fall Honors Symposium, Wichita Falls, Texas, November, 1992.

"Careers in History," Midwestern State University Phi Alpha Theta Symposium, Wichita Falls, Texas, Spring, 1991.

"Communications in the 21st Century: Perspectives on Global Implications," Panel Member, Midwestern State University FACULTY FORUM, Wichita Falls, Texas, November, 1991.

“Presidential Politics,” Academic Decathalon, Wichita Falls High School, November, 1990.

"The Future Course of Russia," Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society Symposium, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, October, 1991.

"The Battle of Warsaw, 1920: An Appraisal," Midwestern State University Faculty Forum, Wichita Falls, Texas, February, 1991.

"Critical Stages in Russian History," Region IX Education Service Center, Wichita Falls, Texas, Spring, 1990.

"The Battle of Marathon, Its Historical Significance," Midwestern State University Fall Honors Symposium, Wichita Falls, Texas, September, 1990.

"American Literature and History," Region IX Education Service Center, Wichita Falls, Texas, September, 1988.

"The Meaning of Friedrich Nietzsche in the Course of Recent History,"Midwestern State University Philosophy Society, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1987.

"Building Houses on Vesuvius: Nietzsche and Politics in Modern Times," Midwestern State University Alpha Chi Honor Society Lecture, Wichita Falls, Texas, April, 1987.

"Women Who Shaped Modern French History," Midwestern State University French Club, Wichita Falls, Texas, Spring, 1987.

"The Trivialization of the American Way," Midwestern State University Fall Honors Symposium,  Wichita Falls, Texas, November, 1987.

"The Libya Crisis," Southwest Lions Club, Wichita Falls, Texas, Spring, 1986.

"The French and American Revolutions: A Comparative Approach," Midwestern State University French Club, Wichita Falls, Texas, Fall, 1986.

"The Historian as Debunker of Heroes," Midwestern State University College Days Lecture, Wichita Falls, Texas, November, 1986.

"The Changing Role of the College Professor," Midwestern State University, Dental Hygiene Program, Wichita Falls, Texas, Fall, 1986.

"Richard Wagner and National Socialism: An Evaluation," Midwestern State University Faculty Forum, Wichita Falls, Texas, February, 1985.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honor Society

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

American Historical Association

German Studies Association

World History Association

Film and History Association

North American Nietzsche Society


 

HONORS:

Student Government "Professor of the Year," MSU, 1998.

Mortar Board Honor Society, "Professor of the Year," MSU, 1991-1992.

"Professor of the Month," MSU, 1988.

Alpha Chi Honor Society Lecturer of the Year Award, MSU, 1987.

"Professor of the Month," MSU, February, 1986.

Pi Gamma Mu Outstanding Achievement Award, Ball State University Chapter, Muncie, Indiana, 1983.

Phi Alpha Theta History Writing Award, Ball State University Chapter, Muncie, Indiana, 1998

Recognized as one of the top Instructors in Texas Higher Education. In  Texas Monthly, 2004 Guide to Texas Colleges and Universities, p. 40.

 

 NATIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES:

Alpha Chi Delegate, National Alpha Chi Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 2009.

National Phi Alpha Theta Representative, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, Inaugural Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, November 2-3, 1996.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Collegiate Press Publishing Company, Alta Loma, California.

Round Table Chairman at the International Student Conference on Russian Affairs, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, February, 1988.

Developed European EXAM Questions for the National Testing Service, College Board Achievement Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, Fall, 1986.

 Acted as Chair and/or Discussant at numerous professional conferences, 1983-

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Modern European History

German History

Russian History

Modern East European History

Middle Eastern History

Twentieth Century American History


 

 COURSES TAUGHT:

SURVEYS OF UNITED STATES HISTORY - two semester sequence.

SURVEYS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION - two semester sequence.

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EUROPE

NINETEENTH CENTURY EUROPE

TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPE

RUSSIAN HISTORY- two semester sequence.

MODERN EAST EUROPEAN HISTORY

WORLD RELIGIONS AND CULTURES

MODERN FRANCE – Spring, 2009

MODERN GERMANY-  Fall, 2008

SEMINAR: "WORLD HISTORY FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS," 1986

SEMINAR: "GERMANY, 1918-1939," 1991, 2008

SEMINAR: "WORLD WAR I AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION." Spring, 2005

MODERN GERMANY

MODERN FRANCE

WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE

HISTORIOGRAPHY

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL COMMITTEES:

History Graduate Committee

Student Conduct Committee

University Core Curriculum Committee

University Admissions Committee

University Publications Board

Five-Year Master Plan Task-Force Committee

Self-Study Educational Programs Committee

Academic Appeals Committee

Faculty Grievance Committee

International Dimension Awareness Committee

Pre-Law Committee

Scholarship Committee, Liberal Arts

Rank and Tenure Committee

University Faculty Senate

Southern Association Accreditation Committee

University Conduct Committee

 

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

History Graduate Advisor, 2010-

Campus Sponsor, MSU Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, 1988-2000.

Chairman of the MSU Faculty Forum Committee Series II, 1990-1999.

Coordinator of the MSU Fall Honors Symposium, 1994-1998.

Coordinator of the MSU World View Symposium I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII.

Participant in MSU “Spirit Days” Program, 1994-2000

Director of numerous M.A. History Theses, 1985-

Supervisor, MSU History Department Fall/Spring Semesters of four graduate teaching assistants for American History Surveys discussion groups, 1985-present.

Media Judge -MSU Red River Regional History Fair, Spring, 1985-1991.

Member of the MSU Mentor Program, 1986-1988.

Member of the MSU-Advised Admissions Program, 1986-1990.

Chairman of the Who's Who Committee, 2001-2003.

“Professor of Record,” US History Survey college credit courses, Wichita Falls High School, 2002-2005

Phi Alpha Theta Advisor for the History College Bowl Teams, 1992, 2002, 2006