Department of History and Government Welcomes Richard Tison II

by Public Relations

Cedarville University welcomes Richard Tison II, Ph.D., to the faculty of the department of history and government. Tison will be serving as associate professor of history.

Tison earned his bachelor’s degree in English and minored in political science at Oakland University. He earned his master’s degree from Baylor University in church-state studies with a focus on First Amendment legal history. He earned his doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in intellectual history and history of science.

“I am keenly interested in ‘intellectual’ history: theology, philosophy, literature, political theory, science, fine arts/humanities,” explained Tison. “The discipline of history is ideal for both horizontal integration — a multi-disciplinary approach to the ‘Great (and not so great) Ideas’ of world and Western Civilization — and the more important vertical integration (teaching within a biblical framework).”

Before coming to Cedarville, Tison taught at the Corpus Christi and Kingsville campuses of Texas A&M University. He enjoys being back in the Midwest and interacting with colleagues at Cedarville. He participates in a history department subcommittee that examines general education curriculum.

Tison’s course load includes History of Civilization I and II and Teaching Social Studies: Adolescent and Young Adult.  He is also working on a manuscript for Johns Hopkins University Press. His proposal has been accepted by the History of Science and Religion series.

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