School of Humanities

The School of Humanities provides an array of programs introducing students to the great writers and thinkers of the world. As you master languages and history and contemplate belief systems, you will hone your critical thinking and writing skills. The humanities will prepare you to excel in a broad array of professions.

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Majors Offered


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Licensure


Bachelor of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

Political Science

Bachelor of Science


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Teacher Licensure

Available Minors

American Studies, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, Writing

Humanities Faculty

Elizabeth P. Kiser, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dean, School of Humanities
Associate Professor of English

Luis Carlos Ayarza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

John M. Bublic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Pre-Law Coordinator

Rachel K. Deale, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Rebecca L. Godwin, Ph.D.

Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature
Professor of English

Bill Hunt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Alan D. Lane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Shawn P. McCauley, M.A.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Lydia Walker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Rodney A. Werline, Ph.D.

Dean of Howard Chapel
Leman and Marie Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies
Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Contact Us

Dr. Elizabeth Kiser, Dean
School of Humanities
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893
800-345-4973 x6453