John Wigger

John Wigger

Professor, History

615 Locust St. Bldg., Rm E115

Phone: (573) 882-2481


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Professor Wigger grew up mostly in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He used to be a Petroleum Engineer and a pilot. He teaches honors courses on the history of flight and white collar crime as well as the second half of the American history survey organized around the theme of progress and its consequences, with an honors section. Professor Wigger’s research focuses on American cultural history, including religious history and the history of flight. 

Regularly Offered Honors Courses

  • HIST 2440H (Flight in America: From the Wright Brothers to the Space Age)
  • HIST 4232H (White Collar and Celebrity Crime in 20th and 21st Century America)