OVERVIEW

At Miller, the history faculty teach students to search for lessons, virtues, and warnings from our past. This search leads to knowledge of the world’s problems and possibilities, and, more significantly, to greater self-knowledge. The focus of the history classroom becomes instruction in the critical tools of self-discovery: research, analysis, and synthesis. This education equips MSA students to be fully engaged and articulate citizens with a deep sense of cultures, traditions, and ideas from around the globe. The questions that arise afterwards from these endeavors are not strictly historical but eternal: “What is the good society?”, “What do human beings owe each other?”, “Where did we come from and where are we going?” 

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meet the history department

Thomas Fickley History Department Chair Ancient & Medieval, AP European, DE US History ✉︎ tfickley@millerschool.org ☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 207

Thomas Fickley
History Department Chair
Ancient & Medieval, AP European, DE US History
✉︎ tfickley@millerschool.org
☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 207

Clay Wawner Dean of Students & History Europe & the World, Native American ✉︎ cwawner@millerschool.org ☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 220

Clay Wawner
Dean of Students & History
Europe & the World, Native American

✉︎ cwawner@millerschool.org
☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 220

David Riddick History US History, AP US History, US Civil War ✉︎ driddick@millerschool.org ☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 258

David Riddick
History
US History, AP US History, US Civil War

✉︎ driddick@millerschool.org
☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 258

Russell Leary History Comparative Politics, World Geography, Economics ✉︎ rleary@millerschool.org ☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 257

Russell Leary
History
Comparative Politics, World Geography, Economics

✉︎ rleary@millerschool.org
☏ 434-823-4805, ext. 257