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West Virginia University

Evan Widders

Program Coordinator
Associate Professor

Address: 466 Stansbury Hall
Phone: 304-293-4722


Professor Evan Widders is the coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Studies Program at West Virginia University. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History from the University of California Berkeley. His research interests center on the instrumental role of science, medicine, and Enlightenment philosophy in the development of a Mexican national identity during the late-colonial period. He was, and remains, particularly interested in the interplay between the Spanish-Mexican creoles, and indigenous ways of knowing in the melting pot of central Mexico.

Teaching Fields

History and Multidisciplinary Studies

Courses Offered

MDS 199: Intro. to Multidisciplinary Studies

MDS 489: MDS Capstone


“Interdisciplinary Studies and the Real World: A Practical Rationale for and Guide to Post-Graduation Assessment” currently in press for the 2012 issue of Issues in Integrative Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal published by the Association for Integrative Studies.