David Bartley

Professor of History and Political Science; Chair, Division of Social Sciences

David Bartley headshot

M.A.; Ph.D.




 MAX 201-H


Social Sciences



Dr. Bartley is a second generation IWU alumnus, who grew up in The Wesleyan Church. His associations include Young America's Foundation, Intercollegiate Scholastic Institute, and the James Madison Fellowship Foundation. He has conducted travel courses to Washington, D.C., Great Britain, and China, and has been a long-standing member of the University’s Faculty Senate.  He has been a frequent speaker with the Indiana Family Institute’s Congressional Leadership Conference.  Having taught at IWU for more than twenty-five years, Dr. Bartley enjoys sharing his passion for history and politics both in and out of the classroom.


  • Millennial and Generation Z Students
  • American Constitutional Heritage
  • Early American History
  • American Politics and Election Analysis
  • The Jewish Roots of our Christian Faith
  • The Fine Arts


  • Ph.D.
    1989, Ball State University
  • B.A.
    1982, Butler University
  • B.S.
    1979, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • A.A.
    1977, Montgomery Junior College
Indiana Wesleyan University
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Marion, IN 46953