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Humanities Department

Throughout history, people have expressed themselves through art, literature, language, and drama.


Our Humanities Department celebrates these forms of expression and seeks to better understand them and the way they influence the human experience.

A depth of course content and vocational opportunities highlight the comprehensive nature of pursuing a degree in humanities. Seasoned professors with real-world experience provide guidance and mentorship as you pursue a foundation for career success.

A focused and thoughtful approach with a Christian worldview in all course content highlights the importance of integrating your faith and your calling.

Humanities Department Program List

Humanities Department


Combine your appreciation for art with practical experience in studio settings to hone your skill and advance your career. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Education Department

Humanities Department

Art Education

Use your creative talent to help others develop theirs. With our Art Education degree program, you’ll be prepared to teach art in grades K-12. Major available.

Humanities Department


Our English degree can open the door to a variety of careers, including education, law, business, or many other diverse professions. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Education Department

Humanities Department

English Education

You’ll graduate ready to get your secondary school teacher certification and teach nationally or internationally through our comprehensive English Education degree program. Major available.

Communication Department

Humanities Department

Fine Arts: Graphic Design

Combine your artistic talent with your passion to learn by studying the fine art of graphic design through our degree program. Major available.

Communication Department

Humanities Department

Fine Arts: Studio Track

Fine tune your artistic talent with our customizable program that allows you to select your specific area of focus and build on foundational art principles. Major available.

Humanities Department


Develop your proficiency in the French language and experience international study in Normandy, France through an immersive cultural experience. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Education Department

Humanities Department

French Education

Put your passion for the French language to work as a foreign language teacher in grades K-12 with our comprehensive French Education degree program. Major available.

Humanities Department


Broaden your perspective and expand your knowledge of the arts, culture, and history by pursuing our humanities program. Minor available.

Humanities Department

Photography: Art Emphasis

Take your photography skills to the next level with our comprehensive photography minor that emphasizes both traditional and digital methods. Minor available.

Humanities Department


Pursue your passion for Spanish studies with a degree program that will prepare you for a career here or abroad. Minor and concentration available.

Humanities Department

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Combine your passion for teaching with your passion for the English language by obtaining a Teaching English as a Second Language minor. Concentration and minor available.

Humanities Department


Polish your acting skills and pursue a career as a theatre performer, stage technician, or director with our integrated theatre degree program. Major, minor, and concentration available.

Humanities Department


Combine your passion for both theatre and music via our innovative degree program that allows you to pursue an education in both. Major available.

Education Department

Humanities Department

Theatre/Speech Education

Combine your passion for the performing arts, your love of persuasive communication, and your penchant for teaching through our innovative program. Major available.

Humanities Department


Enhance your writing abilities and become an effective and influential communicator with our writing program. Minor available.

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Student Testimonial

Photo of Elizabeth Wilson

Evangel helped narrow and develop my gifts so I can serve God and others as a K-12 art teacher.

Elizabeth Wilson


Department Chair

LaDonna Friesen, M.A.

Department Chair, Assistant Professor of English

Full Time Faculty

Diane Awbrey, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Michael Buesking, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art

Jennifer A. Morrison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Vickie Wisdom, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Theatre

Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Barbara Howard, M.A.

Assistant Professor of English

Dara Brannan, M.S.

Assistant Professor of EnglishThe Write Place Director

Brenda Adcock, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Mitch Yung

Assistant Professor of Art

Adjunct Faculty

Andrea Land

Adjunct Faculty, Photography

Clint Williamson

Adjunct Faculty, Graphic Design

Sherri Fidler

Adjunct Faculty, Art

Lori Lawley

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre

Tyler Nelson

Adjunct Faculty, English

Aryelle Arnold

Adjunct Faculty, English

Sara Schall

Adjunct Faculty, French

Nathan H. Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of English, Adjunct Faculty, English

Cyndie Everson

Adjunct Faculty, French

David Bigelow

Adjunct Faculty, Art

Erin Scheibe

Adjunct Professor of Theatre