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Wayne Riggs

Wayne M. Riggs

Dean, Flagler College Tallahassee


Research, Professional and Creative Activity

  • Kahler Fund Award, 2014
  • Schultz Foundation Award, 2008
  • Casper Teaching Fellowship. Marquette University, 2006-2007
  • Presented, “A Wholesome Discipline: British Youth in the Established Churches during the Great War,” International Conference for the Society of the History of Children and Youth. June 2013. Nottingham, UK
  • Presented “Permission to Speak: British women in the national churches during the First World War,” Modern British History Conference. June 2010. St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Researcher, Children in Urban America Project,
  • Member, Society for the History of Children & Youth 
  • Member, American Historical Association
  • Member, North American Conference on British Studies

Professional Profile

Professor Riggs holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Modern European History from Marquette University and a B.A. in History from Grove City College. He specializes in modern Britain, with a focus on British identity and religion during the First World War. Most recently, his research has examined the role of religious organizations in the formation of gender constructs. In addition to his teaching service to the College, Dr. Riggs has also served as Coordinator of the Flagler College History Program and Chair of the Humanities Department.


  • Ph.D. - Marquette University 
  • MA - Marquette University 
  • BA - Grove City College

Professional Organizations:

  • Society for the History
  • Children and Youth North American Conference on British Studies American Historical Association

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:

  •   Western Civilization II
  •    Modern Britain
  •    Tudor/Stuart England
  •    Modern Ireland
  •    Modern Germany
  •    20th Century Europe
  •    19th Century Europe
  •    Early Modern Europe
  •    British Empire
  •    World War I
  •    Religion and Nationalism in Modern Europe
  •    Redcoats and Rebels
  •    Churchill and Hitler
  •    Historical Methods
  •    History Senior Seminar
  •    Keystone Seminar

Previously taught at:

  • Marquette University
  • Cardinal Stritch University

More Information

Dr. Riggs is an avid fan English football (Arsenal), American football (Steelers), college basketball (Marquette), and lacrosse.

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM - 12:00PM