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Mr. Nathan Coleman

Nathan Coleman

Nathan Coleman graduated from Cumberland College, now the University of the Cumberlands, in 2001 with a B. S. degree in history. During his tenure at the University, he was President of the Student Government Association from 1999-2001. He continued his studies at the University of Louisville where he obtained his M.A. degree in history. While at both the Cumberlands and Louisville, he was active in Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, serving as president of both school’s chapters. He continued his studies at the University of Kentucky where he obtained his Ph. D. in 2008. He is currently serving on the faculty at Kentucky Christian University. He is married to Emily Lumsden also a graduate of the University and the Department. They have two children.

Dr. Coleman describes his period at the University in the following manner. “My entire experience at Cumberland College was one of joy, and it will always rank as one of the greatest extended moments of my life. One of the critical reasons for my enjoyment at Cumberland was the History Department. Not only did the members of the Department provide in depth and learned knowledge of the subject, but they also trained me in rigors of the discipline, which served me well as I pursued and obtained a Ph. D. in History. Beyond their instruction in the classroom, their guidance away from the chalkboard made the greatest impact. Each member of the Department always took time to participate in school or group events or to just sit and have a conversation about anything. These beyond-the–call-of-duty efforts made the Department special and reinforced to the majors that Cumberland College and the History Department were both special places. Now that I am a professor of history, it is to the faculty of the Department of History that I draw upon as my inspiration on how to be an effective Christian academic and teacher.”


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