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American Studies

American Studies


Nathan AndersenNathan Andersen
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Philosophy, Penn State University

Carolyn JohnstonCarolyn Johnston
Professor of American Studies
Ph.D. History, University of California-Berkeley

David BryantDavid Bryant
Professor of Religious Studies
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Jewel Spears BrookerJewel Spears Brooker
Professor of Literature
Ph.D. Literature, University of South Florida

Sarah K. Dean
Professor Emerita of Human Development
Ed. D., Nova University

Julienne EmpricJulienne H. Empric
Professor of Literature
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

James GoetschJames Goetsch
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Philosophy, Emory University

Catherine GriggsCatherine M. Griggs
Associate Professor of American Studies
Ph.D. American Civilization, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
M.Phil. Cultural History
M.A. Anthropology

M. Suzan HarrisonM. Suzan Harrison
Professor of Rhetoric, Associate Dean
Ph.D. Literature, University of North Carolina

Jeff HowardJeff A. Howard
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D, Kansas State University

William KellyWilliam B. Kelly
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
M.A., University of South Florida

Mary K. MeyerMary K. Meyer
Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Gregory PadgettGregory Padgett
Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. History, Florida State University

Robert WigtonRobert Wigton
Professor of Political Science
Ph. D, Political Science
J.D., Syracuse University

Life After Eckerd

Students planning on attending graduate school will find American Studies provides suitable preparation for graduate programs in both the humanities and social sciences, as well as cultural studies programs. It is a well-favored major for law school admissions and MBA programs.