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Timothy C. Winegard

Instructor of History, Men's Hockey Head Coach

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PhD, University of Oxford
MA, Royal Military College of Canada
BEd, Nipissing University
BA, University of Western Ontario


Timothy C. Winegard, PhD, received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Western Ontario and his Bachelor of Education in history and English from Nipissing University. Winegard went on to earn his Master of Arts in war studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and his PhD in history from the University of Oxford. An instructor of history at Colorado Mesa University, Winegard teaches United States History, Comparative Politics, Western Civilizations and a milestone class on the historical and current implications of oil. Arriving at CMU in 2012 from his native Canada, he is also the head coach of the CMU men's hockey team.

Winegard served nine years as an officer in the Canadian and British Forces, and is the author of four books and numerous articles and chapters in the fields of both military history and indigenous/native peoples. His main areas of interest, research and writing include military history, global indigenous peoples and cultures, North American colonial history and the comparative history of British settler-societies. He teaches a variety of courses in history and political science. Winegard has traveled extensively across the globe for research, pleasure and with the military, and is an avid Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings fan. When not teaching, researching, writing, or coaching, his remaining time is spent with his wife and son.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator. New York: Dutton/Penguin Books, 2019.
*New York Times Best Seller*

The First World Oil War. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2012.

Indigenous Peoples of the British Dominions and the First World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Oka: A Convergence of Cultures and the Canadian Forces. Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) Press, 2008.