Skip to main content

About Patrick G Bottiger

Patrick Gary Bottiger, a native of Minnesota, joined the history faculty in 2013. He holds a doctorate in American history from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to arriving at Kenyon, Dr. Bottiger taught at Florida Gulf Coast University and Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. His teaching interests include the American history survey, American Indian history, colonial and Revolutionary America, and comparative frontiers. In addition, he has taught classes on historical methods and an honors course that examined the cultural influence of corn for both native and non-native peoples.
Dr. Bottiger's work has appeared in the Journal of the Early Republic and other scholarly periodicals. He has held a fellowship at the Filson Society and participated in a NEH Summer Seminar. His current book-length project, Prophetstown, Vincennes, and the Invasion of the Miami Frontier, examines ethnic factionalism and lying in the Ohio River Valley at the turn of the nineteenth century, and is under advanced contract at University of Nebraska Press.
When not in his office in Gambier, Ohio, Dr. Bottiger can be found road biking or traversing the backcountry of Glacier National Park or many of the other fantastic national parks throughout the United States. If asked, he will tell students about the time that a pack of wolves pursued him across the rocky wilds of Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior.


Present Assistant Professor of History, Kenyon College

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Contact Information

P: (740) 427-5597
Seitz House 07