Publication Date

July 23, 2014

Perspectives Section

Member Spotlight, News, Perspectives Daily

AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Todayfeatures a regular AHA Member Spotlight series.

Sandy Hyatt is an online history adjunct professor. She lives in Missouri and has been a member since 2006.Sandy Hyatt

Current school or alma mater: Welch College, University of Central Missouri

Fields of interest: American history, diplomacy, religious and cultural history

When did you first develop an interest in history?

As a young person, born outside Boston and raised in Upstate New York, who could escape an interest in history?!

What projects are you working on currently?

Religious and philosophical world views

Have your interests changed since graduate school? If so, how?

I lean more toward world history than US history with an emphasis on religion.

Is there an article, book, movie, blog etc. that you could recommend to fellow AHA members?

Berlinski, David. The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions. New York: Basic Books, 2009.

What do you value most about the history profession?

I value the opportunity to reach across spectrums of social, economic, and philosophical lines to study common cultural issues of life.

Why did you join the AHA?

To keep abreast of what is trending in the academic field of history.

Other than history, what are you passionate about?

People and faith

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