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The department office is located in the JKSA building on the west side of campus. We are a multi-disciplinary department offering degrees in History, Political Science, Geography, Intelligence Studies and courses in Philosophy.

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Fayetteville State University
Department of Government and History
1200 Murchison Road
Joseph Knuckles Building
Fayetteville, NC 28301


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History Students at the unveiling of the Lewis S. Leary Historic Marker. Leary was an abolitionist who died while participating in John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry (October 1859). He was also the brother of one of FSU's founders -Matthew N. Leary, Jr.



 Thank you to our military veteran's...past, present, future


WELCOME CLASS OF 2019  Proud to be...

 GH In the news....

Still considering your major? Did you Know....

"Congratulations are in order for the department with the highest average LSAT score on the December exam.... Once again, the History Department takes the first spot! Political Science is second!" --- FSU General Counsel Office

 FESA Year in Review:

FESA Fall Update (.pdf)


The spring  2015 graduation Salutatorian, Ms. Courtney Anderson,  and Valedictorian, Ms. Brenda Rosek-Michel, both were associated with the Geography program in the Department of Government and History. Ms. Anderson graduated with a BA in Intelligence Studies and a minor in Geography, and Ms. Rosek-Michel graduated with a BA in Geography. Both ladies were members of the FSU ROTC program and were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

2014-2015 Department Award Winners                                                                                     

  • Teacher of the Year: Dr. Richard Hall
  • Advisor of the Year: Dr. Barbara Russo
  • Staff of the Year: Ms. Sharon Smith
  • Geography Student of the Year: Aleah McKinnon-Williams
  • Dr. Booker Juma Fire Service Leadership Award Winners: Captain Rebecca Fisher and Chief Tony Smart
  • CAS Advisor of the Year: Dr. Barbara Russo
  • CAS Staff of the Year: Ms. Sharon Smith

The FSU Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program, under the direction of Dr. Rakesh Malhotra, has recieved USGIF Accredidation for the 2 year periods of 2015-2015. FSU is the first Historical Black College and University (HBCU) and tenth U.S. academic institution of higher education to receive this recognition.  See pages 12-13 in the 2014 Issue 4 of Trajectory Magazine,

Congratulations to Drs., Tomlinson, Russo and Malhotra. They were recognized as being among the best academic advisors in CAS. 10 faculty were recognized with this distinction -- three of the ten work right here in the GH department.        Kudos!     

You can read about the experience of Drs. Tomlinson and Malhotra in their recently published article Strangers on a Train in Southeastern Geographer Vol. 54, Number 1, Spring 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Student Accomplishments:


                     Geography: Five FSU students (3 Geography majors and 2 Geography minors) visited North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC and the University of Georgia, Athens, GA over Fall Break (Oct. 2014). The students met with faculty members and graduate students at both these campuses and learned about potential graduate school opportunities at these institutions. Interested in learning more? Contact Dr. Maholtra 910-672-2628 or    

The GEOINT Certificate program at FSU has awarded scholarships to 5 students for Fall 2014.                

Congratulations FESA! Chief Terry L. Johnson '09 was named the first Fire Chief for Charlton County (GA) Fire Rescue in January 2014.

Geography Students compete:

Larry Watson (Geography Major) and Terry McNeill (Geography Minor) participated in the North Carolina Geography Bowl held at the UNC-Greensboro campus on September 26, 2014.  This is the first time in the history of the NC Geography Bowl that FSU students participated in this event. The students participated in a joint team with North Carolina Central University. Two of the participants who are currently pursuing graduate degrees at NCCU received their undergraduate degrees from FSU (Gene Squires and Terra Wright-Delotach). The joint team competed with teams from four other schools (UNC-Asheville, East Carolina University, UNC-Pembroke, and UNC-Greensboro).

Dan Manley Class of 2012 received his Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and the Emergency Services Excellence Award from the group Warrior Jam.

Current (FESA) student Chris Smith was promoted to the rank of Captain with the Raleigh Fire Department

Congratulations GEOG!

Geography Major Brittany Berwanger was awarded a scholarship from the NC ArcGis Users Group Inc. (2014)

Terra Wright-Deloatch Winner of a scholarship from NC ArcGis users group, Inc. This is the second consecutive year that the North Carolina ArcGIS Users Group has decided to honor an FSU student (2013)


FSU Civil Rights past in the news. Read about our own Dr. Stanley Johnson    

FSU Faculty and Alumni speak on Historical Markers of Murchison Road

--- Are you an alumni of one of the Dept. GH programs? Email Dr. Walsh with information you would like to share with the department and former classmates or fill out Be sure to include your name, graduation year, major and what you are doing now. Or go to the FSU Alumni page and update your information.

                                                                                                                                        (Above) The home of Former FSU Principal Dr. E.E.Smith located on Blount Street Fayetteville, NC

History programs:

Monday Feb 23, 2015

Thank you for visiting the Department of Government and History webpage at Fayetteville State University.

We are a multi-disciplinary department offering challenging classes designed to prepare you with a strong liberal arts education leading to a successful career in the 21st century.

We invite you to  join us for one of our lecture programs, clubs or classes. If we may be of assistance please do not hesistate to contact the department staff or program faculty.


Adegoke Ademiluyi
Chair Department of Government and History
Professor, Geography

Contact Information

Dr. Adegoke Ademiluyi - Department Chair

Department Chair:
Dr. Adegoke Ademiluyi

Assistant Chair:  Dr. Han Lheem                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Admin. Associate:
Ms. Sharon M. Smith

Fax 910-672-1090

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