Lincoln College

Undergraduate Catalog 2013-1014: Lincoln College

Lincoln College: Lincoln Campus Academics: History

History Faculty

Ron Keller

Assistant Professor of History and Political Science
Lincoln Heritage Museum Director and Curator
Phone: (217) 732-3155, ext. 295
Education: M.A., Eastern Illinois University; B.A., Eastern Illinois University; A.A., Olney Central College
Classes Taught:

Ron earned an Associate in Science from Olney Central College, a Bachelor’s in education from Eastern Illinois University, and a Master’s in history from EIU. He has researched, written, and presented extensively on topics relating to Abraham Lincoln, particularly Lincoln in politics and Lincoln in pop culture. He is the co-author of Respect For the Office: Letters of the Presidents, with Tara Hennessey; and co-author of Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, with Paul Beaver and Phil Bertoni. He served on the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Association, the Lincoln Forum, and the Tourism Bureau of Logan County. Ron was awarded the Order of Lincoln in 2009, the highest honor given to a citizen by the State of Illinois. He was also awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Olney Central College in 2011.

John Welter

Associate Professor of History/Religion

Education: M.A., Eastern New Mexico University; B.S., Kansas State University