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History Adjunct at Work on Book Examining the Constitution

Wilmington University students benefit from learning from instructors who have real-life experience beyond their academic credentials. Robert Tietze, an adjunct history instructor in the College of Education and Liberal Arts, is taking a deep dive into the past with his work on a new book on social capital and the development of the U.S. Constitution.

Tietze and a colleague in Europe are examining the role of Calvinist theory and two founding fathers: James Madison, known as the Father of the Constitution who would become the fourth president; and the Rev. John Witherspoona clergyman and educator who founded what is now Princeton University.

In addition, one of his poems was published in the Anthology of Delaware Poets and he gave a reading and book signing recently in Dover. Tietze also completed certification in Human Rights Education through the U.S. Institute for Diplomacy & Human Rights, a think tank based in Washington D.C.

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