Welcome to History

  • History Department

    UNC Asheville History Department Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. Darin Waters

    Dr. Darin Waters, Assistant Professor of History, is giving an lecture to his students in the History of Brazil course.

  • UNC Asheville Student

    "Study hard. Do good and the good life will follow."


"If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect."

                                                                                                                - Steven Johnson

At a liberal arts institution such as UNC Asheville, the study of History is central to the pursuit of knowledge and to becoming an engaged citizen. The department currently has nine talented full-time faculty members with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and interests with a mean of 15 years of experience at UNC Asheville and is one of the larger majors on campus.

Are you a UNCA History Alumni?  If yes, then we would to invite you to fill out our Alumni Information Form so that we can stay in touch! In addition, we would love for you to receive updates about the department news and any upcoming events. 


Professor Dan Pierce has a new book that will be releasing next month! 

Coming out in March 2017 is Dr. Dan Pierce new book entitled Hazel Creek: The Life and Death of an Iconic Mountain Community.

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