Dr. Carol Woodfin


Dr. Carol Woodfin, professor of history, graduated in 1978 from HSU with a B.A. in history and political science.

She completed graduate work; lived seven years in Zürich, Switzerland, working as a journalist and editor; served as managing editor of Baptist History and Heritage and archivist at the Southern Baptist Historical Commission; and taught for 14 years at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Woodfin’s historical interests include Modern Europe, especially Germany, women in history, cultural history, and religious history.

Her decision to return to her alma mater was based on her experiences as a student, under professors who took the time to help and to care. She loves West Texas and has family roots in Cisco and Breckenridge.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, Hardin-Simmons University, 1978
  • Master of Arts, History, Wake Forest University, 1987
  • Doctor of Philosophy, European History, Vanderbilt University, 1997
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network