History

History students explore business, law, theology, philosophy and all aspects of human expression through the modern era. Students can study languages like Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek or Medieval Latin or explore African, Middle Eastern, and classical cultures. Students learn to think critically, problem solve, research and articulate informed positions on current events.

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Find out what our students and professor have to say about studying history at JBU.

Experience Unique Class Structure

Five Reasons to Study History at JBU

Reason #1

Experience Unique Class Structure

JBU’s history department emphasizes discussion based classes and the use of texts from various cultures and time to inform a single topic or event in history.

Choose What You Study

Five Reasons to Study History at JBU

Reason #2

Choose What You Study

Because history is so broad, faculty encourage students to select their own independent study topics to supplement the existing curriculum.

Add a Museum Studies Minor

Five Reasons to Study History at JBU

Reason #3

Add a Museum Studies Minor

This new minor at JBU preps students for work archives administration, museum education, curation and management.

Present Your Position

Five Reasons to Study History at JBU

Reason #4

Present Your Position

JBU students present papers at national academic conferences like The Great Plains Honors Conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and the Conference on Faith and History.

Study a Semester Abroad

Five Reasons to Study History at JBU

Reason #5

Study a Semester Abroad

Travel to Oxford University to work with an expert in your field of study, research in their renowned library and attend weekly lectures by the most brilliant minds — all for JBU credit.

Trisha Posey

Faculty Profile

Trisha Posey

Associate Professor of History

Posey directs the Honors Scholars Program, and is passionate about teaching American slavery and the history of poverty in the United States.

Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.Phil., University of Kent, Canterbury, England
B.A., Grand Canyon University

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Robert Moore

Faculty Profile

Robert Moore

Assistant Professor of History

During his dissertation on the growth and development madrasahs, schools of Islamic law, Moore explored the national archives in Cairo and the madrasahs. Moore enjoys hiking and canoeing in the Ozark Mountains.

Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.A., University of Arkansas

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Preston Jones

Faculty Profile

Preston Jones

Associate Professor of History

Jones is committed to introducing students to great texts that have stood the test of time; works including Aristotle, Sophocles, Epicurus and Ayn Rand.

Ph.D., University of Ottawa
M.A., Sonoma State University
B.A., California State University, San Bernardino

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Chuck McClary '13

Chuck McClary '13

Museum Educator at Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

Chuck McClary works at Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, home of the Apollo 13 reentry capsule, Gus Grissom’s Mercury capsule, and the Liberty Bell 7. He teaches the history of rocketry and space exploration and contributes research to various education curriculums at the museum. He also travels to various libraries, schools, and conferences to represent the Cosmosphere. “I learned how to compile information and be articulate in writing and speech from my research assignments at JBU.”