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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 Fire and Emergency Services Administration,  History, Political Science, Professional Studies, Geography, Intelligence Studies and courses in Philosophy.

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Aug 14 

TS 209

History Program back to school social

Sept 14

Rosenthal Gallery

1867 Exhibition

December 7-8

Rome, Italy

          Dr. Mongkuo Keynote speaker Euro SciCon



Geoint lab now open !

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.

                                                                    WELCOME CLASS OF 2021  Proud to be...

 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

Students from Geointel recently attended a conference where they presented posters on their geospatial intelligence projects


Congratulations to Dr. Linda D. Tomlinson on the publication of her chapter in "The Idea of Making Peace Profitable: A Case for a New Peace Paradigm" in World Peace and National Security: New Challenges, was published in May 2017 by Regal Publications, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, India.  

Dr. Hennessy's Retirement Luncheon 5/2-17: 



Congratulations to Dr. Maurice Mongkuo on receiving $300,000 in continuation funding for the Comprehensive Integrated HIV Prevention Program. 

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Boaheng CAS FSU Teacher of the Year Award.  Faculty Awards: Teaching Excellence: Professor William Lee, Mentoring Excellence: Dr. Linda Tomlinson Staff of the Year: Ms. Sharon Smith Student Awards: Dr. Booker Juma Fire Service Leadership: Mr. James Steven Moore, Student of the Year: Mr. Donald Luckett             

Administrative and course redesign Fellowships:  Dr. Han Lheem,  Dr. Hsiaofen Hemstock, Dr. Kelli Cardenas Walsh                                                                                             


 Thank you for participating in the Spring Open house




Yep! it's a History major who won top honors at Model UN

If you need assistance with pre-registration please see your assigned advisor or schedule an appointment with Academic Advisor Ms. Latoya Parker TS 108A X2322 for all department majors. If you are an FESA major please contact Mr. Gardell Chavis LS321 X2684 for assistance.




  • Dan Manley, c/o 2012, received his Fire Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and the Emergency Services Excellence Award from the group Warrior Jam.

  • Alumni, Chris Smith was promoted to the rank of Captain with the Raleigh Fire Department



  • FSU Students Selected as Student Assistants to Attend the GEOINT 2016 Symposium

    Two FSU students, Mr. Keith Burns, and Mr. Tyrik Thompson have been selected by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to serve as Student Assistants for their annual Geospatial Intelligence Symposium (GOEINT 2016; Both Mr. Burns and Mr. Thompson are pursuing degrees in Geography with certificates in Geospatial Intelligence. Mr. Burns also holds a degree in Intelligence Studies from FSU. Their application for this program was supported by FSU's Department of Government and History, and the Center for Defense and Homeland Security (CDHS). The annual GEOINT Symposium is the nation's largest gathering of industry, academia, and government to include Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities as well as commercial, Fed/Civil, State and Local geospatial intelligence stakeholders. The event annually attracts more than 4,000 attendees from all over the world, features more than 250 exhibiting organizations. by Public Relations. 19 April 2016
  • Nathanial Story has received admission to the University of Washington Graduate program in Geography (2016).
  • Amanda Ostrander (major - Intelligence Studies, minor - Geography) was selected as a Student Assistant at the Federal User Conference in Washington DC to be held in February 2016. The student assistantship provides for the conference registration and hotel accommodation. Only a handful of students are generally selected.

  • THE FSU Geospatial Intellegence Certificate Program, under the direction of Dr. Rakesh Malhotra 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,
  • Ms. Brenda Rosek-Michel , B.A. Geography was the Spring 2015 Valedictorian. Rosek-Michel was also commissioned into the U.S. Army after participating in the FSU ROTC program.
  • 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.
  • 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).


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT Cowpens National Battlefield Park   Update: Joel Cook C/O 2016 received this internship. Congratulations Joel!

 Dr. Linda Tomlinson has a chapter ""Reflections on Motherhood: Birthing Black Sons"  published fall 2016. To order your copy go to

Dr. Bradley Kadel's recently published book, "Drink and Culture In Nineteenth Century Ireland," was awarded the GOURMAND DRINKS AWARDS in the catagory of best wine history book. January 2016. 

- Students Mr. Joel Cook and Mrs. Christina Cottier presented their research at the annual History Honor Society meeting of Phi Alpha Theta, Orlando, Florida January 2016

  • The FSU Sesqecentinial is in the planning stages. Drs., Ademiliyui, S. Johnson and Cardenas Walsh serve as the Chair and Co-chairs respectively of the historical projects committee.
  • Dr. Cardenas Walsh and Mr. Charles Anderson were elected to serve on the Museum of the Cape Fear Foundation Board as President and Vice President, respectively.


  • Ms. Courtney Anderson, B.A. Intelligence Studies, minor geography was the Spring 2015 Salutatorian. Anderson was also commissioned into the U.S. Army after participating in the FSU ROTC program

 PHILOSOPHY: Dr. Paul Boaheng has recently published Skepticism and Practical Reasoning in Hume's Ethical Theory. Lambert Publishing: 2017 


  • Considering law school? Join the pre-law club for more information see Dr. Kofi Johnson



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



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:

March 30, 2016 Courses Expand Perspective for FSU Students

Monday Feb 23, 2015 The Civil Rights Experience

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

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