Areas of Expertise
Medieval and world history, late medieval universities and pre-university education
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Ph.D., Medieval History with Distinction, 2005
Universität Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Fulbright Research Fellow, 1999-2000
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
University of Washington, Seattle Washington
B.A., History with Distinction, 1991
Dr. David Sheffler teaches courses in Medieval and in World History. His research interests include late medieval universities and pre-university education. In addition to several scholarly articles, he has published a book, Schools and Schooling in Late Medieval Germany: Regensburg, 1250-1550, which appeared in 2008 as part of the Brill Series, Education and Society in the Middles Ages and Renaissance. He is currently working on a scholarly biography of the Augustinian Hermit, theology professor, and anti-Hussite preacher, Berthold Puchhauser.
2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2014 Finalist Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2014 Nominated for Outstanding Service Award
2014 Awarded half-year sabbatical
2013 Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2013 Disability Resource Center Professor Empowerment Award
2013 Sigma Alpha Pi Excellence in Teaching Award
2012 Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2011 Nominated for UNF Distinguished Professor
2010 Provost’s Course Release
2010 Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2009 Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2009 UNF NEA Summer Grant Candidate
2008 Nominated for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
2002 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1999 Fulbright Research Fellow. Fulbright Commission. Berlin, Germany
Societas Rerum Imperii (formerly Society for Medieval Imperial History)
Medieval Academy of America
American Historical Association
Grants and Contracts Awarded
2020 Awarded UNF Foundation Board 2020-2021 Grant, $20,000
2019 Awarded TLO Grant, $20,500
2017 Awarded TLO Grant, $15,000
2015 Awarded TLO Grant, $25,000
2014 Awarded Course Development Grant, $7500
2014 Awarded International Travel Grant, $2500
Publications & Presentations
Under Contract Seven Myths of the Middle Ages. Hackett
2008 Schools and Schooling in Late Medieval Germany: Regensburg 1250-1500. Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, vol. 33. Leiden: Brill, 2008
Articles and Book Chapters
2017 “Church, City, and University: The Heresy Trial of Ulrich Grünsleder (d. 1421). In W.O Duba, R. L Friedman and C. Schabel, eds. Studies in Later Medieval Intellectual History in Honor of William J. Courtenay. Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales - Bibliotheca, 14, 489-501. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.
2015 “The Children’s Crusade.” In Seven Myths of the Crusades. Edited by Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt, 91-105. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 2015.
2015 “Medieval Education.” In Handbook of Medieval Culture, Edited Albrecht Classen. Vol. 1, 384-405. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2015.
2012 “Kloster, Kirche, Stadt: Bildung im Spätmittelalterlichen Regensburg.” In Gelehrtes Leben im Kloster. Sankt Emmeram als Bidungszentrum im Spätmittelalter. Munich: Martin Meidenbauer, 2012, 61-71.
2010 “Late Medieval Education: Continuity and Change.” In History Compass 8 (2010), 1067-1082.
2006 “An Early Oxford Riot: Oseney Abbey,1238.” History of Universities, XXI, 1 (2006), 1-32.