Made and molded by History

The Department of History and Social Science offers numerous degrees including:
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
Bachelor of Science in Social Science
Master of Arts in History

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Meet the Chair

Dr. Myron Noonkester

Dr. Myron Noonkester is the dean of the Noonkester School of Arts and Letters. The School is named for his parents Ralph and Naomi Noonkester. Dr. Ralph Noonkester served as president of William Carey College from 1956 to 1989, and Naomi Noonkester was the registrar in the early 1950s.

Dr. Noonkester has served as a professor instructor and administrator at William Carey University since 1983. His teaching ranges from early modern British history to the history of Mississippi.

His scholarly interests include sheriffs in the Atlantic world and Edward Gibbon, historian of Roman decline. His favorite publications are his research notes regarding English literary figures, including novelists Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope and playwright John Marston.

Dr. Noonkester is a founding co-director of Center for the Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, which is housed in Donnell Hall on the Hattiesburg campus and on the university website.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Ph.D., British History | University of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts, History | Duke University, Angier B. Duke Scholar


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