Barton C. Shaw, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair of Humanities
B.A., Elon College
M. A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., Emory University
All Cedar Crest Courses in U. S. history
Senior Research Seminar
The History of Modern China and Japan
Member - Organization of American Historians
Member - Southern Historical Association
Member - Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for undergraduates in history
In addition to teaching at Cedar Crest College, Barton Shaw, Ph.D., has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and as Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Shaw is author of the book The Wool- Hat Boys, an examination of Georgia’s Populist Party, which earned the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award in 1985. More recently, he co-edited, with Paul A. Cimbala, Making a New South: Race, Leadership and Community after the Civil War.
He has won two national awards for his work in the field of history, as well as Cedar Crest’s Alumnae Teaching Award, which is presented annually by the College’s Alumnae Association.
People can be ignorant of history, but they can’t escape history. As William Faulkner said: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
James J. Ward, Ph.D.
Professor/Director of the Honors Program
B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., New York University
Modern European History
18th and 19th Century Art History
Film and History
Topics in Popular Culture
Professor James Ward, Ph.D., has authored numerous articles including history as represented in film, problems of history and memory, German history and politics, and the politics of culture. He has earned Cedar Crest’s Alumnae Teaching Award, which is presented annually by the College’s Alumnae Association. For the last two years he has taught an honors course titled, Zombies—From the Living Dead to the Posthuman.
Professor Ward is a member of the American Historical Association, German Studies Association, Organization of Central European Historians, Popular Culture Association and Film and History Association.
“Men (and women) are free to act to shape their history. But now always in circumstances of their own choosing.” (Karl Marx).