Sacred & Secular: UW’s Spiritual History | Dan Hummel

Dan Hummel February 20, 2023

Our producer Jesse Koopman, while normally on the other end of the production desk, in this episode sits down with our normal host, Dan Hummel. As one of our two resident historians and Director of University Engagement at Upper House, Dan has been working on a written history of UW’s Spiritual History. In this episode, he shares UW’s rich narratives and compelling figures that tell a captivating part of the grand story that has become the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Dan earned a B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He’s the author of two books on American religious history. The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle Over the End Times Shaped a Nation  & Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations Born in California, Dan grew up in Germany as a “missionary kid,” and then in Colorado, and since 2010 has called Madison home. Dan and his wife, Veronica, stay busy raising three little boys.