David L. Wilson | History | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

David L. Wilson

Emeritus Professor

Phone: (618) 453-4391
Email: dwilson@siu.edu

Dr. David L. Wilson came to SIU in 1973 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1974. He taught United States Foreign Relations with special interests in Sino-American relations during the 1920s and 1930s and the American Civil War. He joined the faculty full time in 1991 after serving for many years as an associate editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant.

Dr. Wilson is the co-author of The Presidency of Warren G. Harding (1977), co-editor of Ulysses S. Grant: Essays and Documents (1981), and has written numerous scholarly articles. His most recent article, "Trading Places: The Historic Roots of United States Trade Policy," appeared in Estudios Norte Americanos, 3 (2004): 247-259. He served, most recently, as Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate School. He has been an emeritus professor since 2010.