Dr. Settje teaches history courses, primarily in American history at Concordia, as well as interdisciplinary courses. His research interests and areas of expertise are among post-1945 U.S. history, diplomatic and American religious history, and women’s and gender studies.
His first book, Lutherans and the Longest War, examines the Cold and Vietnam wars. Dr. Settje’s second book, Faith and War, is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011 with New York University Press. It examines a cross section of Christian reactions to the Cold and Vietnam wars. He is currently writing a book about the Watergate scandal as a national moral crisis as well as collaborating on a book about Lutheran women’s history in the 20th century. Dr. Settje works with students in developing independent research and study projects. He has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2002.