Elise Moentmann PhD

Provost's Office, Associate Provost


Elise Moentmann PhD



Waldschmidt Suite 400

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Elise Moentmann (Ph.D. 1998 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) originally studied architecture before switching to the study of history.  She teaches courses in Modern European history, especially France, East Asian history, and urban history, and she has taught seminars on a variety of topics, including modern cities and world revolutions.  Her research examines the politics of culture in interwar France, especially the negotiation between a national culture centered in Paris and various regional cultures centered in the French provinces, especially Alsace.  Dr. Moentmann has taught abroad several times in both Salzburg and London and enjoys exposing students to other cultures and their history.  Beyond her continued teaching, Dr. Moentmann has been serving in administrative positions at the University of Portland, including associate dean for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, and now associate provost.  She enjoys traveling, reading historical fiction, watching movies, and following the Chicago Cubs.   


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Arts, Louisiana Tech University
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana Tech University