Grant Madsen teaches twentieth-century US Foreign Relations along with Economic and Political History. His research and teaching focus on war and its aftermath, particularly World Wars I and II. He has researched and written about many of the household names from this period—for example, Generals Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He has served as faculty at Brigham Young University for eight years after finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and an MA at the University of Virginia. He loves working with undergraduates and (along with his wife) served as the Resident Head of a Dormitory for ten years. His interest in undergraduate life shows in his classroom which tends to be dynamic, rich in media resources, and interactive. He speaks German and has lived in Europe for several years. When not traveling abroad he resides in the mountains of Utah with his wife and three sons.