Tiffany M FinkProfessor of History Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts History
- • 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
Dr. Tiffany Fink, professor of history, joined the faculty of Hardin-Simmons University in 2001. Dr. 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. Additionally, Dr. Fink teaches several courses for first-year students. In her courses, she explores human attachment to place and the struggle for freedom within various groups in American history, areas reflective of recent research and publication.
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. Each year, Dr. Fink organizes the Guy Caldwell Western Heritage Lecture series which celebrates the western heritage of Hardin-Simmons University and the region surrounding Abilene.
Professional affiliations include: West Texas Historical Association, Texas State Historical Association, Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and Sigma Alpha Iota.