David L Sheffler

Associate Professor

History • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

medieval and world History, late medieval universities and pre-university education

Education

University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI
Ph.D., Medieval History with Distinction, 2005

 

Universität Regensburg, Regensburg (Germany)
Fulbright Research Fellow, 1999-2000

 

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
M.A., History

 

University of Washington, Seattle WA
B.A., History with Distinction, 1991. 

Biography

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.
 

Awards

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
 

Affiliations

Societas Rerum Imperii (formerly Society for Medieval Imperial History)

 

Medieval Academy of America


American Historical Association


Florida MedievaList
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2015 Awarded TLO Grant, $25,000

 

2014 Awarded Course Development Grant, $7500

 

2014 Awarded International Travel Grant, $2500

Publications & Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming The Children’s Crusade Encyclopedia Entry

 

Forthcoming “The Children’s Crusade.” In Seven Myths of the Crusades. Alfred Andrea and Andrew Holt.

 

Forthcoming “Medieval Education.” In Handbook of Medieval History. Edited Albrecht Classen. De Gruyter.

 

Forthcoming “City, Church and University in the Late Middle Ages: The Heresy Trial of Ulrich Grünsleder.” (Leuven: Peeters).

 

2015 Review: Maximilian Schuh, Aneignungen des Humanismus: Institutionelle und individuelle Praktiken an der Universität Ingolstadt im 15. Jahrhundert [Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Vol. 47.] Boston: Brill. 2013. In Catholic Historical Review, 101,1 (Winter 2015), 164-65.

 

2014 Review: Andreas Sohn and Jacques Verger, eds. Die regulierten Kollegien im Europa des Mittelalters und der Renaissance / Les collèges réguliers en Europe au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance. Bochum: Verlag Dr. Dieter Winkler 2011. In Renaissance Quarterly 67, 2 (Summer 2014), p. 572.

 

2013 Review: Brigide Schwarz. Kurienuniversität und stadtrömische Universität von ca. 1300-1471. Leiden: Brill, 2013. In Sehepunkt
http://www.sehepunkte.de/2013/09/22712.html

 

2013 Review: Marek Wejwoda. Spätmittelalterliche Jurisprudenz zwischen Recthspraxis, Universität und kirchlicher Karriere. Der Leipziger Jurist und Naumburger Bischof Dietrich von Bocksdorf (ca. 1410-1466). Leiden: Brill, 2012. In Renaissance Quarterly, 66, 1 (Spring 2013), p. 223-24.

 

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.

 

2011 World History Encyclopedia, ABC-Clio. Ed. Alfred J. Andrea. “Study of Foreign languages in the Middle Ages,” and “Literary Neo-classicism among Europe’s Humanist Scholars”.

 

2010 “Late Medieval Education: Continuity and Change.”
In History Compass 8 (2010), 1067-1082.

 

2009 Review: R. C. Schwinges. Studenten und Gelehrte: Studien zur Sozial- und Kulturgeschichte deutscher Universitäten im Mittelalter. Leiden: Brill, 2008. In Catholic Historical Review. Vol. 95, 4 (2009), 808-810.

 

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.

 

2006 “An Early Oxford Riot: Oseney Abbey,1238.”
History of Universities, XXI, 1 (2006), 1-33.
 

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

April 2012 Entangled Lives: Heresy, Schism and the Late-Medieval Crises. Plenary Speaker Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference.
   University of South Dakota.

 

July 2010 “Kloster, Kirche, Stadt: Bildung im Spätmittelalterlichen Regensburg.”Gelehrtes Leben im Kloster: Sankt Emmeram als Bildungszentrum im Spätmittelalter (invited participant).

 

March 2010 Chair, Learning and the Transformation of the Late Medieval City
   New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

 

April 2009 “City, Church, and University in the Late Middle Ages: The Heresy Trial of Ulrich Grünsleder.” Florida MedievaList, USF.

 

March 2009 “Educational Ends: Mobility, Patronage and the Limits of Late-Medieval Education.”
Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha Nebraska.

 

October 2006 “Educating a Civic Elite.” Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Villanova University.

 

April 2002 “Festival of Fools: The City, the Bishop and Schools of Regensburg.” Medieval Academy of America; New York.

 

February 2002 “University Scholars from Regensburg, 1374-1431.” Newberry Colloquium; Chicago.

 

October 2001 Festum Stultorum: The City, the Bishop, and the Schools of Regensburg.” German Historical Institute Seminar for Medieval Studies; Washington DC.

ShefflerContact Information

Building 0009, Room 2506

(904) 620-1856

david.sheffler@unf.edu