Richard Gardiner teaches U.S. History at the Heritage School in Newnan, Georgia. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland, and his History Teacher’s Certification at Princeton University. He completed an M.Div. in 1995 at Princeton Theological Seminary and received a Ph.D. in History from Marquette University in 2005. His books include History: A Cultural Approach (2012) and, with Daniel Bellware, The Genesis of the Memorial Day Holiday in America (2014). Gardiner’s historical research has been featured in Time Magazine, the New York Times, NPR, and Journal of America’s Military Past.