Dr. Martin Moldenhauer (1998)
Associate Professor of English


  • BS, Elementary Education, Dr. Martin Luther College, 1973
  • MS, Secondary English, UW-Whitewater, 1979
  • PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University, 1997


My 40 years of teaching have included elementary, secondary, and college-level experience. Along the way, God has blessed me with a wife, three children, three children-in-law, and five grandchildren. Summertime fun for me includes Brewers baseball, traveling, and motorcycling.

Courses Taught

ENG 101 (Basic Composition)
ENG 210 (American Literature I)
ENG 211 (American Literature II)
ENG 312 (Realism and Naturalism)
ENG 325 (British Romanticism)
ENG 328 (Twentieth Century British Novel)
ENG 375 (Twain, Crane, and Fitzgerald)
ENG 376 (The Jazz Age)
Special Topics: Study Abroad in England/Scotland
Special Topics: Best of New England study trip

Research Interests

I have written, published, and presented on the topic of basic writing and composition using digital tools, incorporating several Microsoft Word elements to better teach and learn writing skills. My doctoral dissertation examines the metamorphosis of texts as they are forged and formed in author’s successive drafts.


  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English
  • Member of the TEAM (faculty technology committee)
  • Chair of Admissions Committee

Study Abroad

Every two years, the English department sponsors a travel abroad opportunity to Great Britain. Offering WLC English classes for credit, I have taken dozens of students abroad for intensive learning and travel experiences.