Former visiting assistant professor of history Samuel Negus will return to campus in the fall to continue his role as director of curriculum and curriculum review at the faculty, according to faculty dean Mark Kalthoff. provost’s office.
“I’m thrilled to be returning to Hillsdale,” Negus said. “I really liked the relationship the students built with the professors and the fact that the conversations continued outside of the classroom.”
Negus was a visiting professor of history at the college from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he attended graduate school at Texas Christian University, where he studied alongside visiting assistant professor of history Miles Smith IV.
Negus replaced Dean of Social Sciences Paul Moreno while Moreno taught at the Allan P. Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, he said.
“I found the school’s focus on the core to be something both students and faculty liked,” he said.
After Hillsdale, Negus taught at the Atlanta Classical Academy, a free K-12 charter school established by the Barney Charter School Initiative. Negus said he wanted to continue teaching the type of liberal arts education that Hillsdale offers.
While Negus said he loved the school program, he said he was looking forward to the opportunity to return to Hillsdale.
“You go into education and then see that your love doesn’t come true,” Negus said. “When I came to Hillsdale, I saw how learning is supposed to happen.”
As director of curriculum and curriculum review, Negus said he would work on accrediting the college.
Negus said he has no plans to teach, but may get involved in the history department in the future.
“I’m thrilled that Dr. Negus is returning to Hillsdale,” Smith said. “He will provide the provost’s office with intensity, hard work and a better knowledge of second-rate English football teams than any other college administrative office in Michigan.”