Regents and Emeritus Professor Peter Iverson wrote for decades about the American West. His primary area of research is American Indian history in the 20th and 21st centuries, with Navajo history at the core of his research and teaching. He passed away in February of 2021.
Iverson began his teaching career at Diné (Navajo Community College) in Many Farms on the Navajo Nation (1969-1972) and went on to serve as a visiting assistant professor (1975-1976) and assistant professor (1976-1981) at Arizona State University. He accepted a position as an associate professor at the University of Wyoming in 1981 and was promoted to full professor in 1984. Iverson returned to Arizona in 1986, where he served as program director at Arizona State University's West campus (1986-1988) and then as a professor of history (1988-). He has also worked as Anderson Visiting Professor of American Studies at Carleton College (1991) and as acting director of the McNickle Center for American Indian History at the Newberry Library (1994-1995). Iverson became Regents Professor of history at Arizona State University on February 8, 2000.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1975