Department News

Faculty news:

Congratulations...

To Dr. Margaret Gnoinska, the 2017 recipient of the Ingalls Award for Classroom Teaching.

To Dr. Joungbin Lim, whose article "Pysicalism and Neo-Lockeanism about Persons" was published inPhilosophical Society.  He also presented two papers:  "The Compatibility of Physicalist Christology and the Trinity" at the 2016 National Meeting of Evangelical Philosophical Society and Evangelical Theological Society, and  "Was Jesus a Dead Person?" at the Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference.   At the same conference, he also commented on Richard Schoenig's paper "Divine Foreknowledge, Free Will, and the Existence of God Revisited."

To Dr. Scott Merriman, whose book When Religious and Secular Interests Collide is forthcoming from Praeger. This book examines the countervailing arguments in the religious exemption debate and explains why this issue continues to be so heated and controversial in modern-day America.


Student news:

Congratulations...

To Robby Elmore, who has been accepted into the University of West Florida's MA program in Historical Archaeology, where he will focus on underwater archaeology.  He aspires to write a thesis on the lost (now found) sunken ship of the Spanish Conquistador Tristan de Luna, recently discovered just off the Florida Gulf Coast.

To Sara Lane, who has been accepted into Florida State University's MA program in American History.

And, finally, to History Majors Coale Jordan (Nathan Alexander Award), Jacob Guillory (Leonard Y. Trapp Memorial Award), Christopher Anderson (G. Ray Mathis Award), and Sara Lane (Colonial Dames of America Paper Award) for those honors, which were presented to them at Honors Convocation on April 17.


At the Alabama Historical Association Meeting this past weekend, Dr. Marty Oliff ("For More Info: Leveraging Impulsive Information Seeking with Smartphones and the Web") and Dr. Kathryn Tucker ("An Education on Race: School Attendance Trials and Defining Race in Jim Crow Alabama") presented papers, and Dr. Dan Puckett was the program chair and member of the Board of Directors..

Dr. Dan Puckett was the program chair

Congratulations and welcome to the History and Philosophy Department's two new faculty members
Dr. Joungbin Lim and Dr. Jay Valentine! They will both serve as Assistant Professors of Philosophy.


Joe McCall receiving the Order

Congratulations to Mr. Joe McCall, our Senior Lecturer in History, for receiving the Order of Omega Greek Advocate Award! His service to the Greek community, especially active members of the Kappa Beta chapter at Troy University, has been truly exceptional.


Congratulations to our history majors – Hunter Roe and Eleanor Self on their wonderful academic achievement!
They were all introduced by Dr. Margaret K. Gnoinska, recognized, and given awards at this year's Honors Convocation. We are all really proud of you!

Honor-Convocation
Eleanor Self
Hunter Roe

Congratulations Dr. Aaron Hagler on your recent published article "Sapping the Narrative: Ibn Kathir's Account of the shura of 'Uthman in Kitab al-Bidaya wa-l-Nihaya" in the International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 47, no. 2 (April, 2015), 303-321.

Congratulations and welcome to the History and Philosophy Department's four new faculty members – Dr. Aaron Hagler, Dr. Adam Hoose, Dr. Luke Ritter, and Dr. Kathryn Tucker! To learn more about our new faculty, please go to http://trojan.troy.edu/artsandsciences/history/faculty.html

Dr. Margaret K. Gnoinska has been elected to the Faculty Senate and the Undergraduate Academic Council.  Congratulations and all the best with your new responsibilities!

Congratulations to Joe McCall for receiving the prestigious Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching for 2014!!! We are all so inspired by you and your dedication to the students!

Congratulations to our history majors – Hunter Roe, Tate Luker, and Haley Hart –
on their wonderful academic achievement! They were all introduced by Dr. Robert Kruckeberg, recognized, and given awards at this April's Honors Convocation. We are all really proud of you!

Mr. Joe McCall receives the 2014 Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching during the University's annual Honors Convocation held in April 2014
Mr. Joe McCall receives the 2014 Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching
during the University's annual Honors Convocation held in April 2014