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Barry Levis came to Rollins College in 1968 as a professor of
For nearly forty years, Levis has served the college as
member of the faculty while continuing to mentor students and
academic research and publication.
was born on August 18, 1942, in Abington, Pennsylvania.
He studied at Pennsylvania State University, where he
his bachelor’s degree in General Science in 1964.
He also received his M.A. in history in 1966 and his
history in 1971 from Pennsylvania State University.
joined the Rollins College faculty in 1968, Levis has not only
courses in history, but also found time to publish articles and
leadership positions at Rollins College.
He specializes in British History and Early Modern
History, and over the years he has taught courses in topics such
Europe and the Age of Reason and Passion, “Family Values?”, and
Religion and Western Culture. Levis
served as the President of the Faculty from 1976 to 1978 and
to 2003, the head of the Department of History, Faculty Chairman
Freshmen Studies, Chairman of the Social Science
Course, and Chairman of the Curriculum Committee.
In 1987, Levis co-founded the Master of Liberal Studies
Program at Rollins. Since
1994, Levis has been the editor of the Journal of Graduate
Throughout his Rollins career, Levis has been recognized as the Arthur Vining Davis Fellow in 1986, the National Faculty Award of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies (AGLSP) in 1999, and a member of the Historical Honorary Society Phi Alpha Theta. He is also a member of the American Historical Association and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Social Fraternity.