The Humanities area encompasses four academic departments and two academic support centers, and programs of study in history, philosophy, political science, American Sign Language, and World Languages, and Women's and Gender Studies. The division employs over 30 full-time faculty, 4 department chairs, 14 full-time staff, and over 80 adjunct instructors. Learn more about the division, the programs, departments, and centers on this website.
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Professor James Lee Annis
Dr. Annis, Department Chair of History and Political Science and Professor of History next book "Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi" will be published in 2016. In his book, Dr. Annis paints the full picture of Senator Eastland describing the objections he raised to civil rights proposals, and the eventual accommodation he needed to make after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Dr. Vincent Intondi
Dr. Intondi, Associate Professor of History published a book entitled "African Americans Against the Bomb" which deals with "Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement". Dr. Intondi in conjunction with Dr. Margaret B. Vincent, Assistant Professor of Sociology, the VP/Provost Office and the Humanities Area coordinated numerous events in reference to the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Professor Karl Smith
Professor Karl Smith, Professor of Political Science and the faculty advisor to the International and Political Studies Association. Under the leadership of Professor Smith a Model UN Team will be formed at Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. Several students last year participated in the Model UN Council and won an award for best position papers and honorable mention for best delegation.