Dr. Erik Riker-Coleman


Professional title

Assistant Professor


Erik Riker-Coleman received his Ph. D. in U.S. History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, specializing in U.S. military history.  His research interests include U.S. civil-military relations as well as American labor history and radical politics.  He has taught a wide array of courses, including the U.S. and world history surveys, American popular culture, Minnesota history, and numerous courses related to military history.

Courses offered include:
HIST 1305: US History Part II, 1865-Present.  This course traces the history of the United States from the end of the Civil War era through the present, pointedly trying to explore the questions of WHEN America was great, how it got that way, and what happened.

HIST 3386: The United States and the World since 1898. This course examines United States foreign relations--political, economic, social, and cultural--since 1898.