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Donald J. Harreld, Ph.D.

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University of Minnesota
Brigham Young University
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Donald J. Harreld, Ph.D.

Dr. Donald J. Harreld is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Brigham Young University, where he has taught since 2001. Dr. Harreld graduated from the University of Minnesota with academic majors in History and Psychology. He received his M.A. from Minnesota in 1996. He was named an honorary fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and a Fulbright fellow to the University of Antwerp from 1996 to 1997. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2000. In 2005, Dr. Harreld returned to the University of Antwerp, where he was a visiting research scholar in the Centre for Urban History. Since 2007, he has served as executive director of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Dr. Harreld specializes in the social and economic history of early modern Europe. His specific area of interest is in the economic history of the Low Countries. His work has focused on merchant communities, the expansion of Europe, early modern business communications, and commercial networks. In addition to teaching courses on economic history and the history of European expansion, Dr. Harreld teaches world history, urban history, and the history of identity. He has twice been named an Alcuin fellow by Brigham Young University for excellence in teaching general education courses. Dr. Harreld is the author of High Germans in the Low Countries: German Merchants and Commerce in Golden Age Antwerp and several articles on various aspects of European economic and urban history. He is the editor of the Companion to the Hanseatic League and is working on a book about Dutch voyages of exploration in the early 17th century.