John M. Theilmann

Andrew Helmus Distinguished Professor of History and Politics, Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences

John Theilmann is an advocate of participatory learning. As such he has co-authored several research studies with Converse students. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Political Science and has served on the editorial board of Medieval Perspectives. He has taught at Missouri University of Science and Technology as well as serving as a political consultant.

The author of two books: Discrimination and Campaign Contributions (1991) and Disease and Society in Premodern England (2022), Dr. Theilmann is the author or co-author of more than thirty articles and book chapters dealing with topics such as campaign finance, disease and public health, medieval pilgrimage, and late medieval English monarchy. Along with student co-authors he has presented papers at meeting of the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Southeastern Medieval Association, Southern Association for the History of Medicine, and the Citadel Conference on Southern Politics.


  • Ph.D
  • M.P.A.
  • M.A. History
  • B.A. History