History

The History Program prepares students for a greater understanding of events, scholarship, and principles that impact our approach to society.

The program goals are:

  • to contribute to preparing people for effective leadership and useful citizenship,
  • to attempt to provide students with insight into the historian’s spirit of critical analysis as a means of discovering truth,
  • to encourage students to think independently, clearly, and with a minimum of bias,
  • to foster an understanding and a love of liberty,
  • to help students grasp the concept that with freedom comes great responsibility,
  • to provide students with a background and a frame of reference into which they may fit knowledge gained in other fields,
  • to emphasize the ecumenical nature of the discipline as providing a vehicle for learning to deal with the complexity of modern society,
  • to acquaint students with some of the writings of historians, and
  • to prepare students for the vocation or profession of their choice, such as law, teaching, journalism, publishing, politics, public service, library or archival service, diplomacy, the ministry, advertising, and as professional historians.

Department Directory

Helen Benigni

Helen Benigni

Professor of English
Kim Elza-Wilkie

Kim Elza-Wilkie

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities
Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

Assistant Professor of Communications
William King

William King

Chair, Division of Humanities; Professor of English
Bryan Kozik

Bryan Kozik

Assistant Professor of History
James Martin

James Martin

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities
Katherine Osborne

Katherine Osborne

Chair, Department of English, Communication, and Foreign Language; Professor of English
Janet Shifflett

Janet Shifflett

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities
James Smith

James Smith

Assistant Professor of History
Sebastian Williams

Sebastian Williams

Assistant Professor of English

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