History, Political Science, and Humanities

The History, Political Science, and Humanities Department’s primary mission is to help students develop the habits of thinking Christianly about all of life, particularly in the areas of government, history, the classics and classical languages, humanities, law, political science, and international studies. Students completing our programs are prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields including teaching, research, public service, and international work and further training in law school and graduate school. 

Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities offers the following programs, divided into on-campus undergraduate and fully online: 

Undergraduate Programs: 

 Online Programs: 

History, Political Science, and Humanities professors are followers of Jesus Christ who have been trained at the world’s best programs and who desire to engage students intellectually, spiritually, and biblically in life’s most important questions.  Faculty believe that we must never take our thought lives casually, but we must “take every thought captive to obey Christ” as we continuously learn to “love God with all of our mind” (2 Corinthians 10:5; Luke 10:27).  As a result, our faculty focus on the central activities of excellent classroom teaching, personal mentoring of students, and careful scholarship in the fields of government, history, the classics and classical languages, humanities, law, political science, and international studies.   

Robert Barnett

Robert Barnett, PhD

Distinguished Professor in History
Specialty: Russian History, American History
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307D
Phone: (423) 614-8349
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Andrew Bledsoe

Andrew Bledsoe, PhD

Associate Professor of History
Specialty: U.S. Civil War History
History, Political Science, and Humanities | Location: HUM 307B
Phone: (423) 614-8237
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John Coats

John Coats, PhD

Professor of History
Specialty: U.S. Foreign Policy
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307G
Phone: (423) 614-8350
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Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman, PhD

Senior Adjunct Instructor of History
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 301A
Phone: (423) 614-8355
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Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor of Humanities
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307E
Phone: (423) 614-8137
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Mary McCampbell

Mary McCampbell, PhD

Associate Professor of Humanities
Specialty: Contemporary Literature and Post-Modern Culture
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307F
Phone: (423) 614-8353
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Thomas Pope

Thomas Pope, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science
Specialty: Political Theory and U.S. Constitutional Law
History, Political Science, and Humanities | Location: HUM 305C
Phone: (423) 614-8133
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Mark Scully

Mark Scully, PhD

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Specialty: Public Administration and American Politics
History, Political Science, and Humanities | Location: HUM 305G
Phone: (423) 614-8354
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Ana Shippey Alves

Ana Shippey Alves, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science
History, Political Science, & Humanities | Location: HUM 305 F
Phone: (423) 614-8057
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Jason Ward

Jason Ward, PhD

Associate Professor of History
Specialty: Latin American History
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307C
Phone: (423) 614-8367
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Jared Wielfaert

Jared Wielfaert, PhD

Associate Professor of Humanities
Specialty: Medieval Civilization
History and Political Science | Location: HUM 307A
Phone: (423) 614-8113
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Randy Wood

Randy Wood, PhD

Chair, Department of History, Political Science & Humanities
Professor of Humanities
Specialty: British and European History
Department of History, Political Science and Humanities | Location: HUM 301C
Phone: (423) 614-8137
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Take a quick tour of the Humanities Center, home to the students and faculty in the Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities.
Pre-Law

Pre-Law

While there is no specific undergraduate degree program required for entrance into law school, Lee has numerous students who are preparing to pursue a legal education. As such, we have a minor that includes coursework designed with this preparation in mind. One can minor in Pre-Law with majors from many of Lee University’s departments, but the advisor for those with this minor is a faculty member in the Department of History, Political Science and Humanities. If you are considering entering law school after your college graduation, click here to learn more about this program.
History, Political Science, and Humanities

Brandyn Kirby

Brandyn Kirby is a senior double major in political science and humanities from Cottontown, Tennessee. At Lee, he worked as a resident assistant for Brinsfield Row, has formerly been a shift leader for Campus Kitchens at Cleveland's local homeless shelter, worked as a route-leader for the Crossover service club, and currently serves as the co-president of the Humanities Coalition. According to Brandyn, “The intellectual and relational climate in my department has been unforgettably tremendous. Both inside and outside of the classroom, the camaraderie that forms among students and between those students and their professors contributes to a rich environment for both academic and personal development.” After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school in pursuit of a PhD in political science.