College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History


Matt Redinger  Dr Matt Redinger



  • Doctor of Philosophy in History, University of Washington, Seattle, 1993
  • Master of Arts in History, University of Montana, Missoula, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Montana, 1986


Matthew Redinger is a Montana native, born, raised, and educated in Montana: Carroll College (Helena) and the University of Montana (Missoula) before earning his PhD at the University of Washington.  He and his family have lived in Billings since he was hired in the Department of History at Montana State University Billings in 1996.  His wife, Ann, teaches kinders and 1st graders how to read.  Matt and Ann’s children, Beth and Dan, both graduated from the University of Montana (in Sociology/Community Health, and Philosophy, respectively). He served the History Department as a full professor until 2012, when he assumed responsibilities as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.  As an administrator, he strives to teach one class a semester in the Department of History.


Areas of specialization

Modern Latin American History, Mexican History, US-Latin American Relations, and the Modern Middle East


Current projects

“Comparative Frontiers: Argentina, the United States, and National Expansion Across the Hinterlands” (working title)


See his full cv here