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Brenda Schoolfield

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Division Chair, Division of History, Government and Social Science
College of Arts and Science



  • PhD, History, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • MEd, Teaching history, Bob Jones University
  • BA, History, Bob Jones University


  • Cultural Anthropology (SSS 504)
  • Global Fluency (WLC 200)
  • Historical Research & Writing (Hi 440)
  • Historiography (Hi 406)
  • International Studies Seminar (SSS 489)
  • Introduction to Historical Studies-EXP (Hi 105)
  • Introduction to World Cultures (SSS 200)
  • The Making of the Modern World (Hi 101)
  • The Non-Western World since 1914 (Hi 360)


All that I do at BJU is motivated by my love for students and my desire to see them grow in Christlike character as they develop their talents for the Lord's service. I teach history and anthropology in the Division of Social Science, and I am the program coordinator for the International Studies major as well as the Chair of the Division of History, Government, and Social Science. I also serve as the University's Faculty Athletic Representative, a liaison between the faculty and the athletic department to provide oversight of student-athletes' experiences and academic development.

I came to BJU in the fall of 1984 as a freshman and graduated with a BA in History with a French minor. I returned as a graduate assistant in the fall of 1988 to teach history and earn my MEd in Teaching History. My PhD in History is from the University of South Carolina with a major field was Early America and minor fields in Early Modern Europe and Anthropology.

My research interests include time and time consciousness, the experiences of women and families, and the impact of ideas and technology. I am a co-editor for the South Carolina Historical Association's journal, The Proceedings. I have served as a teacher-consultant with the South Carolina Geographic Alliance. I am an active member of the international teacher organization Alpha Delta Kappa. My husband, Rob Schoolfield, is a percussionist who teaches and performs in the greater Greenville area. We have a son and a daughter who graduated from BJU.