Michael Gunther

Dr. Michael G. Gunther

Associate Professor of History

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Dr. Michael Gunther was raised in Lake George, a tourist destination in upstate New York known for its connections to the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the Hudson River School of landscape art. From an early love of history, Gunther developed a teaching philosophy centered on discussion of maps, images and other primary sources in the classroom. His research examines the impact of wars on the environment (and vice versa) in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century North America.


  • Doctorate – history – Lehigh University
  • Master’s – history – University of Scranton
  • Bachelor’s – history – Ithaca College

Academic Interests

  • The American Revolution
  • Environmental history
  • Military history
  • Frontiers and borderlands
  • Colonial New York and New England


  • Joseph A. Dowling Dissertation Prize
  • David Library of the American Revolution, Research Fellowship
  • Huntington Library, Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellowship
  • New York State Library, Cunningham Research Residency

Professional Affiliations

  • American Historical Association
  • Georgia Association of Historians
  • American Society for Environmental History