Robert Sawvel

Robert Sawvel

Robert Sawvel is an M.A. Instructor in the History program. He has taught history at UNC since 2007. He earned an M.A. in History at University of Northern Colorado in 2009 and his B.A. in Political Science at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa in 1976. He enrolled in the Masters Degree program at UNC in 2005. He has a long career in management, with an emphasis on training and education of employees. Robert has volunteered to help with History Day since 2006.

His field of interest is in U.S. history. His main area of research is the effects of reeducation, socialization, and cultural interaction between German Prisoners of War in World War II with respect to the democratization of Germany after the war. Other areas of research have been mining and the frontier in the Upper Midwest, Egypt and the Cold War, Camp 202 (a prisoner of war facility near Greeley during World War II), and the Philippine Insurrection. He has taught History 100, U.S. History to 1877. He teaches History 101-006, U.S. History from 1877, and will teach History 100 in the spring semester of 2009.


During Spring 2014, Mr. Sawvel is teaching the following courses. Printable syllabi are available below:

  • HIST 100-001: American History to 1877 | Syllabus
  • HIST 100-003: American History to 1877 | Syllabus
  • HIST 100-005: American History to 1877 | Syllabus

Contact Information


Ross 3280D

Office Hours

MWF 11:00-12:00 pm
and by appointment


Professor Sawvel


Voice: (970) 351-2911
Fax: (970) 351-2199

Snail Mail:

Robert Sawvel
Campus Box 116
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639