Doug Biggs became Associate Dean in the Spring of 2011. Prior to that time he was a full-time faculty member in the History Department. Doug possesses broad teaching interests including the Western Civ and American survey courses, World Wars I and II, and Nineteenth Century Europe in addition to his staple courses on Medieval Europe and the Early Church. Doug joined the UNK faculty in the Fall of 2008 after spending eleven years as the Chair of the History Department at Waldorf College, then an ELCA (Lutheran) liberal arts college.
He has served in a number of leadership roles while at UNK including election as a Faculty Senator for NSS, Chairing the Senate eCampus Committee, and serving as the Director of the Centre for Teaching Excellence. He also chairs the college travel committee and represents the Dean on the college educational policy committee.
Doug is the author of one monograph on the Deposition of Richard II, a book on the history of his home town, Ames, Iowa, five co-edited books and over twenty scholarly articles in refereed journals on political and military topics relating to late fourteenth and early fifteenth century England. Doug is a native of Ames, Iowa. His father taught Geology at Iowa State University in Ames and Doug grew up within a University environment. His Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts are both from Iowa State University and his Ph D is from the University of Minnesota.