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Derek K. Lewis
History and Humanities Instructor

Building: Dr. Phillip W. Taylor Complex (the 100 Building)
Office: 113

Telephone: (252) 536-7272
Email address: dlewis571@halifaxcc.edu

Mailing Address:
Halifax Community College
100 College Drive
Weldon, NC 27890
Lewis
(Pictured to the right)

Educational Philosophy:
"Education is not so much the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I believe Socrates established perhaps the greatest teaching model. He taught through questions rather than answers. I firmly believe that we learn best when we question that which we believe. It will cause us either to more fully adopt our knowledge and beliefs or research more to better understand why we believe what we do. Along with this, you will find a great emphasis on critical thinking. We will work together to hone this art.

Personal Interests:
I still consider myself a historian more than a teacher. I am the kind of geek who goes on family vacations to historical monuments and battlefields rather than theme parks, which works well as my wife and I love to travel. I am also active in the Cub Scouts, my church, and I love music. My favorite instrument to play is the radio.

Education:
Georgia Southern University – Master of Arts, History
University of Georgia – Baccalaureate of Arts, History and Russian Language
East Georgia College – Associate of Arts, History

Courses:
HIS 131, 132 – United States History I & II
HIS 121, 122 – Western Civilization I & II
HUM 120 –Southern Culture

 

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