Andrew Wiley started his work at Cumberland University in January 2018 when the Papers of Martin Van Buren hired him as the new associate editor. In addition to his editorial work, Mr. Wiley teaches introductory level courses on United States History and will teach an upper level course on the Civil War starting in January 2019. His research interests are Civil War Era politics (particularly conservatism), military history, Cold War History, and the history of Baseball. Prior to his work at Cumberland University, Mr. Wiley worked as an editorial assistant for the Frederick Douglass Papers in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Civil War History, an academic journal published by Kent State University Press. He had also taught a course on U.S. History at the University of Calgary in Canada, and has recently published an article for the Essential Civil War Curriculum based at Virginia Tech. Not isolated to printed works, Wiley has also presented his research at several nationally recognized history conferences.
Wiley currently holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history from Indiana University at Indianapolis, and a Master of Arts in history from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. At present, he is finishing up the last stages of his dissertation, and, upon completion, he will earn a PhD in history from the University of Calgary.
When not on campus you can find Andrew Wiley playing guitar, at a baseball game, or touring the numerous historical sites in Tennessee and other surrounding states.