Dr. Clifford F. Wargelin (1995) • Associate Professor of History, Chair - Department of History

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 207
Phone: (502) 863.8074
Email: Cliff_Wargelin@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Specialization: Modern Central and Eastern Europe; ancient history; military history

Dr. Ellen L. Emerick (1998) • Associate Professor of History

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 208
Phone: (502) 863.8108
Email: Ellen_Emerick@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Specialization: Late Roman Empire through Medieval Europe, History of England

Dr. James C. Klotter
Dr. James C. Klotter (1998) • Professor of History, State Historian of Kentucky

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 211
Phone: (502) 863.8076
Email: James_Klotter@georgetowncollege.edu

A native Kentuckian, James C. Klotter received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky. He is the prizewinning author, coauthor, or editor of eighteen books, including: A New History of Kentucky, William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath, The Breckinridges of Kentucky, Kentucky: Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950, and Kentucky Justice, Southern Honor, and American Manhood (which won the Governors’ Award in 2007 for the best book on Kentucky history published over the past four years). He and his wife Freda coauthored A Concise History of Kentucky in 2008. Dr. Klotter is currently working on a study of Henry Clay and the American presidency. Jim Klotter was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society for many years. He currently serves as Professor of History at Georgetown College and is the State Historian of Kentucky.

Courses Taught

  • History 304    History of Kentucky
  • History 314    Gilded Age America
  • History 360    Public History
  • History 430    Recent America
  • History 450    Senior Seminar
  • History 409    Modern Kentucky Politics and Government
  • History 514    Kentucky History Across the Curriculum


Dr. Liyan Liu (2001) • Associate Professor of History

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 212
Phone: (502) 863.7092
Email: Liyan_Liu@georgetowncollege.edu

Ph.D., Ohio State University
Specialization: Chinese history; Asian history

Dr. Lisa Lykins (2004) • Assistant Professor of History

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 201
Phone: (502) 863.7028
Email: Lisa_Lykins@georgetowncollege.edu

B.A., Georgetown College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Specialization: U.S. in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era; History of American Indians

Dr. Harold D. Tallant (1987) • Professor of History

Office Location: Pawling Hall, Room 206
Phone: (502) 863.8075
Email: Harold_Tallant@georgetowncollege.edu

Website: http://spider.georgetowncollege.edu/htallant/courses/

B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., Duke University; Ph.D., Duke University
Specialization: American political, intellectual, religious, and social history, 1760s-1870s; history of slavery