History & Humanities

Students are required to complete History 9, History 10, and U.S. History before graduation. Classes make extensive use of original documents. Regular analytical writing assignments include document-based essays. In History 10, students learn how to draw a map of the world and participate in simulation-based learning. U.S. History students complete a major research paper in the second semester. One-semester electives available to juniors and seniors involve a significant number of analytical papers and other writing assignments and use original documents, anthologies, and film in exploring the course topics.

2021-2022 History Courses

Humanities Faculty

Malia Carlos

Malia Carlos

Class of 1987
Titles: Fort Chair in Writing, Humanities Department Co-Chair, 10th Grade Level Program Lead, Mind*Body*Exercise
Degrees: B.A. English, Tufts University
M.Ed. English Education, University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Poetry, New England College
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Titles: Dean of Students, Humanities Department Co-Chair, Varsity Boys' Soccer (Head), AOC (Sunday), SHOW
Degrees: B.A. History, The University of the South
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School: 931.463.2134
Kinion Asmus

Kinion Asmus

Titles: Humanities, Art History, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Textile Arts, Adventure Cycling, Literary Magazine
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Bowling Green State University
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017
Anna Konradi

Anna Konradi

Titles: Father Flye Fellow, Humanities, Residential Faculty, Cross Country (Head), Varsity Girls Volleyball, Middle School Girls Volleyball (Head), Varsity Girls Basketball (Head)
Degrees: B.A., Washington University
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Tracy Randolph

Tracy Randolph

Titles: Humanities, Writing Center, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.S. Public Relations, Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1018
Michael Short

Michael Short

Titles: Outdoor Education & Place-Based Learning Coordinator, Humanities, Mountain Biking (Co-Head), Outdoor Adventure, 6th Grade Level Program Lead, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A. English and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Ed. English Language Arts, Wake Forest University
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1019
Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Residential Faculty, AOC (Thursday), Religion & Ethics
Degrees: B.S. Earth and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.A.S., The School of Theology, The University of the South
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School: 931.463.2140
Thomas Simerville

Thomas Simerville

Class of 2016
Titles: Humanities, Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South 2020
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John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: Humanities, Strength & Conditioning, Swimming, 9th Grade Level Program Lead, Residential Faculty, Conduct Council, Weekend AOC
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South
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Bret Windhauser

Bret Windhauser

Titles: Humanities, International Student Coordinator, Cross Country, Track & Field
Degrees: M.A., University of Washington
B.A., The University of the South
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The school's History Club is one of the most active clubs on campus, offering student- and faculty-led talks throughout the year.