History and Anthropology Department | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • History at Franciscan University

  • Programs of Study

    History Program

    History majors at Franciscan University learn from world-class historians whose breadth of historical expertise spans from the cradle of civilization to post-modern electoral politics.

    Anthropology Program

    Our Anthropology Program offers students a broad-based, cross-cultural understanding of the dynamic nature of humankind, steeped in the Christian philosophical tradition and reliant upon the most advanced biological, sociological, and psychological insights.

  • Professor Philip Fitzgibbons

    Professor Philip Fitzgibbons

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Director of Anthropology Program

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    Dr. Kimberly Georgedes

    Dr. Kimberly Georgedes

    Professor of History, Chair of Anthropology and History Departments

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  • The Core Curriculum

    This Core Curriculum "reflects our ongoing commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and reason. Based on the Western intellectual tradition, our Franciscan educational heritage, and the Catholic mission of Franciscan University, the new core purposefully exposes our students to more of the fundamental knowledge and critical authors they need to become well-educated Catholics" —Father Terence Henry, TOR, chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville

    More About Our Core Curriculum

    Dr. Robert Doyle

    History of POWs held by U.S.

    Doyle - C-SPAN
    Dr. Robert Doyle on C-SPAN


    Dr. Matthew O'Brien

    The End of WWII and the Early Cold War

    Dr. Matthew O'Brien on C-SPAN
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