Resume & C.V.


 Lane Sunwall
UW–Madison, Department of History
Madison, WI 53705



University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Aug. 2011 – May 2018)

  • Ph.D. in British & European History

  • Dissertation title: “Translating the Mission Call, 1908-58: Missionary identity, marketing, and British culture”

  • Preliminary Examination Fields: European Imperialism, Modern Europe, Modern Britain, Early Modern Britain (2012)

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Aug. 2007 – May 2011)

  • M.A. History (2011)

  • Minor: African History

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (Aug. 2004 – May 2006)

  • B.A. Magna cum laude

  • Modern European History, Theology


Academic Teaching Positions

Mosse Teaching Fellow, Department of History, UW–Madison (Jan. 2015 – May 2015)

  • History 223: European Imperialism 1870 – Present: Expansion and Contraction

Visiting Assistant Professor, Minot State University, Minot, ND (Aug. 2012 – Jan. 2013)

  • History 101: Western Civilization to 1789

  • History 104: US History from 1877

  • History 212: World Civilizations from 1500


Additional Teaching Experience

Learning Technologies Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin—Madison (Jan. 2013 – Present)

  • Currently lead project developer of college-wide graduate student teaching program in online instruction

  • Project lead and LSS project coordinator of LSS/DoIT-AT online instructional course – Teaching in Desire 2 Learn

  • Built online instructional texts and modules that provide teaching best practices

  • Consult for university faculty and instructors in instructional design, and digital pedagogy (for face-to-face, blended, and online instruction)

  • Research instructional practices and theory

  • Develop and present campus and conference presentations exploring instructional design and digital pedagogy

Adam Matthew Publishing, Marlborough, UK (Mar. 2016 – present)

  • Lead online workshop to global audience regarding mission history and digital research.

Teaching Assistant, Department of History, UW—Madison (Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2011)

  • Fall 2011 – History 120: Modern Europe

  • Fall 2010 – History 123: British History to 1688

  • Fall 2008 – History 403: Immigration and Assimilation in US History

Teaching Assistant, Program of Religious Studies, UW—Madison.

  • Spring 2012 – REL 234: Genres of Western Religious Writing

  • Spring 2011 – REL 234:

  • Spring 2010 – REL 234:

  • Spring 2009 – REL 234:


Conference and Workshop Presentations

Conference Papers Presented

“Rise of the Working Classes: An explanation of mission evolution from 1945-1960.”  Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World (2014), Cambridge, UK

“Selling the Missionary Family: How British mission organizations marketed missions by showcasing missionary families.” Yale-Edinburgh Group Conference (2014), Edinburgh, UK

“Contextualizing British Missions for a post-War British culture.” American Society of Missiology Annual Conference (2014), St. Paul, MN

“’The Modern Approach:’ Marketing missions as the embodiment of modernity.” Colloquium in honor of Johann Sommerville (2014), Madison, WI

“’Mount up with Wings:’ Twentieth-century Mission Outreach via Aviation, Medicine, and Marketing.” Yale-Edinburgh Group Conference (2013), Yale, New Haven, CT

“Mission Aviation: A Case Study in the Relationship Between Missions and Modernity.” Communication Crossroads Conference (2013), Madison, WI

Conference Papers Presented – Instructional Design

“Strategies towards Improving Student Outcomes in Blended Learning Courses.” Distance Teaching & Learning Conference (2015), Madison, WI

“Improving Your Classroom: Better Communication through Technology.” Teaching and Learning Symposium (2014), Madison, WI

 “Developing a Professional Web Portfolio.” Teaching and Learning Symposium (2013), Madison, WI


Active Teaching Lab, UW—Madison, “Lessons on the Use of Webquests to Improve Student Engagement and Learning Outcomes” (2015)

Full-Spectrum Graduate Student Workshop Series, University of Wisconsin—Madison.  (2013 – 2016) – Workshop series I developed with financial support from the University of Wisconsin College of Letters and Science to aid in professional and academic development of graduate students, and early faculty. Workshop series now moved online

  • “Strategies in Blended Learning”

  • “Pedagogy, Online Education, and Learn@UW”

  • “Beyond Office Hours: Improving Student-Instructor Communication via Digital Tools”

  • “Research and Digital Resources: Digital Tools to Advance Your Academic Work”

  • Organizer: “Top Teaching Practices Symposium” (2013, 2014)

  • “University Resources for Teaching”

  • “Developing a Web Portfolio: Lessons for Creating a Professional Web Presence”


University TA Training, UW-Madison College of Letters and Science Annual TA Orientation Program (2013 – present)

Departmental Training, UW-Madison – Customized training workshops developed for departments of: Spanish and Portuguese, French and Italian, Anthropology, English, Arabic, Political Science (2013 – present)

Tools Showcase for Distance Teaching, Community of Educational Technology Support at UW-Madison (ComETS), UW-Madison (2013), “Interactive Educational Gaming using Google Docs



“Role of Leslie Stubbings in Development of CMS post-War Publicity, and its Impact in the Evolution of CMS.“ Church Missionary Society Periodicals Digital Archive, Adam Matthews Publishing, Marlborough, UK (2015)


Online Guides for Pedagogy and Instructional Technology

Teaching in Desire 2 Learn, with Margene Anderson & James McKay (2016),

Research in a Digital Age (2016),

Essentials of Course Communication (2016),

Quizzing and Assessment Essentials (2016),


Awards and Honors

  • Mosse Teaching Fellowship, UW—Madison (2014)

  • UW Conference Travel Grant, UW—Madison (2014)

  • Richard C. Maquire Scholarship, Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society, Rock Island, IL (2013)

  • Vilas Travel Grant, UW—Madison (2013)

  • UW Conference Travel Grant, UW—Madison (2013)

  • Big Learning Event Scholarship, UW—Madison (2013)


Additional Work Experience

Adam Matthews Publishing, Marlborough, UK (Aug. 2014 – present) – Member of Editorial board and contributing author to CMS Digital Archive Collection as well as ongoing digital humanities projects

Course Designer and Consultant (Aug. 2012 – Present)

  • Online introductory course to economics – Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

  • Marketing 300: Marketing Management - School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library, Madison, WI (Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2014)

  • Research assistant

  • Editor of online database

Prairie Public Radio, Fargo, ND (Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2012) – Researcher & contributing author to “Dakota Datebook” radio program

University Service

  • College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellow Award Selection Committee (2014)

  • Graduate Student Mentor, Dept. of History (2013-2014)

  • Faculty Search Committee, African History Search (2012)

  • Faculty Search Committee, Modern British History Search (2011)

Volunteer Work

Ward County Historical Society (2006-2012)

  • Vice President of the Board of Directors (2006-07)

  • Education and Exhibition Chairman (2006-07)

  • Researcher, docent, volunteer trainer, programing assistant


Additional Training & Proficiencies

Student Online Course Support Program (SOCS), Jan. 2014 – Two-week immersive training program in the use of instructional technology

Additional Proficiencies – HTML, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Moodle, Captivate, video/audio production and editing, web design, graphic design, interactive presentation software, web accessibility


German – intermediate reading and spoken

Professional Associations

  • American Historical Society

  • North American Conference on British Studies

  • Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

  • American Society of Missiology

  • Conference on Faith and History