History & Humanities

History teacher with students

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, English, 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, History, Ethics, American Studies, Varsity Boys' Soccer (Head), 9th Grade Level Program Lead, SHOW Coordinator, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.A. History, The University of the South
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School: 931.463.2134
Kinion Asmus

Kinion Asmus

Titles: Humanities 8, English, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Textile Arts, Art History, Mind*Body* Exercise, 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

Titles: Father Flye Fellow, Cross Country, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Washington University
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Tracy Randolph

Tracy Randolph

Titles: Humanities 7, English, Writing Center, Conduct Council, Winter Game Administrator
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 6, English, Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, Mountain Biking (Co-Head), Residential Faculty, 6th Grade Level Program Lead
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
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, History, Art, Adventure Education, Residential Faculty, Outdoor Adventure
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South 2020
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John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: English, American Studies, Swimming, Strength & Conditioning, Residential Faculty, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South
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Bret Windhauser

Bret Windhauser

Titles: History, 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.