School of Humanities
& Behavioral Social Sciences
Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences
The School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences is comprised of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, History, English, Arts, and Languages. These disciplines are full of professionally accomplished and engaged professors who will provide you with a rigorous education and nurturing environment. Students will graduate with skills that allow them to problem solve and generate solutions for a brighter future. Working with faculty across the university, every department engages students to develop an understanding of global, social and cultural issues and to inspire each student to become an active participant in society.
Chair's Welcome Statement
Welcome to the School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences (SHBSS). We are happy that you are reviewing the various outstanding academic programs. The School of Humanities and Behavioral Social Sciences is comprised of the following bachelor’s degree programs.
• Arts and Languages (Chair, Dr. Holly Hamby)
• Criminal Justice— offered on main campus and Clarksville campus (Chair, Dani Smith)
• English (Chair, Dr. Holly Hamby)
• History (Chair, Dr. Jennifer Adebanjo)
• Homeland Security— offered on Clarksville’s campus_ (Dr. Dani Smith)
• Political Science (Chair, Dr. Jennifer Adebanjo)
• Psychology (Chair, Dr. Dani Smith)
• Sociology (Dr. Dani Smith)
• Education (Dr. Keno Worthy)
Under each of these academic programs, we also have Discipline Coordinators who job is to assist the chair of each area in carrying out departmental requirements. These academic disciplines all share a common focus- studying human behavior from difference perspectives.
We invite you to explore our academic program offerings as you decide on choosing an area to major in. You will have an advisor assigned to you that will guide you through your matriculation process here at Fisk University. It is our desire that you will engage in the learning experience that will prepare you will the skills to become scholars and leaders both nationally and globally.
The faculty in the School of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences, as professors and advisors, look forward to meeting each of you and assisting you to fulfill your career ambition. Together we will engage in activities and learning experiences that will provide you with the critical knowledge and skills needed to propel you toward your academic, professional, and service goals.
Arts and Languages
This department encompasses the major disciplines of English, Modern Foreign Languages, Art, and Music and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Our faculty offers a wealth of scholarship and experiences over a broad spectrum.
The disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security comprise the Department of Behavioral Sciences .
History and Political Science
This Department prides itself on a tradition of outstanding teaching and dedicated service. We are friendly, student-centered, and committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
this month's featured student
Fisk has definitely given me a family connection. Fisk was exactly what I was looking for. I am not just a face in a classroom. I have a relationship with my professors. After graduation in 2021, I plan to join the Air Force. I want to serve my country. I also plan to obtain a graduate degree in social work and behavioral psychology. I want to apply for my graduate degree to my career in the Air Force. I believe my career goals in social work and behavioral psychology are integrally linked to my majors of sociology and psychology. I like both majors.