Gregory Sumner

Why you’re going to love my class
My goal is to make you love history and help you see it as relevant to your life. History isn’t name and dates, but flesh and blood people just like you, and you’re standing on their shoulders. You’re part of history.
Great things for you at UDM
I’m going to challenge you. I’m not going to talk down to you. I’m going to talk to you as though you have limitless potential. I’m going to care about you in the intimate environment that we have at UDM.
“We want great things for you” means
Professors who won’t mail in their classroom interaction. Professors who are passionate about their subjects and eager to inspire that passion in you.
You might like to know
I left a high-paying corporate law job and went back to grad school because I wanted to teach history. My new book, Detroit in World War II, will be published by The History Press (November 2015).
No other professor can say to you
I made my television debut in the History Channel documentary series about Motown. They filmed me in a Detroit bar.