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David L Sheffler

Chair/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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

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.

 

Sheffler
Contact Information

Building 0009, Room 2502

(904) 620-1856

david.sheffler@unf.edu