Professor Matthew Daley

Matthew Lawrence Daley - D-1-238 MAK, (616) 331-8701

Associate Professor of History

Fields: Michigan, Urban, Public, Great Lakes, Maritime
Degrees: Ph.D., History, Bowling Green State University, 2004
M.A., History, Wayne State University, 2000 B.A., History, University of Detroit Mercy, 1997

Regularly taught courses include:

  • Michigan History
  • United States Urban Society
  • U.S. 1877 to present, and others as scheduled.

I also conduct directed readings in various topics relating to public history, urban development, crime, and the Great Depression. Students have also completed independent research projects and senior theses on similar subjects. General advising along with internships and careers in history is also a part of my work.

Additionally, I am a frequent public speaker on a variety of topics including the history of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Detroit, urban issues, and local history.

Digital History Projects:

For information on my research, professional interests, and lecture subjects, please see my curriculum vitae.

My blog can be found at:


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