Dr. Tiffany Fink


Dr. Tiffany Fink, professor of history, joined the faculty of Hardin-Simmons University in 2001. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, she is a graduate of Tarrant County College where she earned the Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts with honors, upon which she received admittance to the Honors Program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and completed three additional degrees, including Bachelor of Arts in history with honors, Master of Arts in history, and Doctor of Philosophy in history.

Fink’s principal academic influences at Texas Tech consisted of: Drs. Donald R. Walker, Paul H. Carlson, Allan J. Keuthe, Joe E. King, and John M. Howe, with whom she completed graduate coursework in the histories of Texas, the Southwestern United States, Native American cultures, Latin America, economics and the United States, Medieval Europe, and the early Christian church.

At HSU, Fink teaches courses related to the histories of the United States and Latin America, including: Texas and the Southwestern United States, the American West, Native American Studies, Mexico and the Caribbean, Twentieth Century Latin America, and Cultural Geography.

She also works with students in a variety of ways outside the classroom through offering local field trips, sponsoring students at history conferences, advising students about the wide array of professions available to history majors, and serving as faculty advisor for Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society for History. She also serves as a patroness for Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.

Professional affiliations include: West Texas Historical Association, Texas State Historical Association, Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

Degrees Earned

  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts with Honors, Tarrant County College, 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts, History with Honors, Texas Tech University, 1996
  • Master of Arts, History, Texas Tech University, 1998
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, History, Texas Tech University, 2004
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