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Academics History Faculty & Staff

Academics History Faculty & Staff

Richard Warner

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, JANE AND FREDERIC HADLEY CHAIR IN HISTORY, HISTORY AND HISPANIC DEPT CHAIR
Picture of Warner, Richard
CONTACT:
Baxter Hall 30
765-361-6028
warnerri@wabash.edu
Personal webpage
Curriculum vitae

Prof. Warner teaches courses in Latin American, African, and World History. His research has focused on the indigenous history of Mexico, Latin American religious history and more recently, the global history of food. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Warner worked as a professional chef for a decade in California.

In his free time, Prof. Warner is an avid organic gardener, working his plot at home across the street from the College. He is active on campus in Unidos Por Sangre, International Programs, Alpha Phi Omega, and produces soups for the monthly Social Science Colloquium. He currently serves as Secretary to the Faculty.

Prof. Warner is also a consultant for College Board, working actively on the Advanced Placement World History course and exam. He serves as a member of the Executive Council of the World History Association.

EDUCATION

B.A., Religious Studies, University of Vermont
B.A., History, University of California Santa Cruz
M.A., History, University of California Santa Cruz
Ph.D., History, University of California Santa Cruz

RECENT COURSE OFFERINGS

HIS 101/102 - World History Survey (To and Since 1500)
HIS 252 - Peoples of Latin America
HIS 271/272 - History of Africa
HIS 300 - Seminars: Latin American Religious History, Christianity in Africa, Mexican Revolution, Mayan Archaeoastronomy

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“History of Corn (Maize), in Heather Salter, ed., Commodities, Culture and History: The Products that Changed the World, New York: Facts on File, Inc., forthcoming.

“History of the Potato, “ in Heather Salter, ed., Commodities, Culture and History: The Products that Changed the World, New York: Facts on File, Inc., forthcoming.

“Latin America in World History,” editor, special edition of World History Connected, October 2010. Author, “Introduction” and “Digital Resources.”

HONORS AND AWARDS

Lilly Endowment / Wabash College Sabbatical grant for World History Pedagogy research, 2008-2009.

Wabash College BKT Summer Research Grant, Summer 2003.

Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant, Wabash College, Summer 2000

Lilly Internationalization Grant (Latin American Image Database Project), Wabash College, Summer 2000 

PODCAST

Prof. Warner teaches courses in Latin American, African, and World History. His research has focused on the indigenous history of Mexico, Latin American religious history and more recently, the global history of food. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Warner worked as a professional chef for a decade in California. He talks of his influences, how he sees the Wabash experience, and shares his thoughts on winning the McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Award.

Warner also helped create the first "Dining With the Chefs" fundraiser in 2015 supporting the Montgomery County Free Clinic. Listen to his Podcast about that fun event here.