November 7, 2013 (Jackson) - Dr. Stephen Phillips, Associate Professor of History and Political Science, was honored with the 2013 Humanities Teacher Award. Dr. Phillips will be giving a public presentation on Monday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Belhaven’s Barber Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. He will speak on “Christianity and the American Founding with Observations on Current Applications in Public and Foreign Policy.”

Dr. Phillips comments, “In my presentation, I will be summarizing and reviewing my findings as well as commenting upon current actions of the Federal Government and governing officials in regard to whether they have followed the views of the American Founders and the consequences of these actions.”

The Humanities Teacher Awards recognize the contributions of humanities faculty at each of the state colleges and universities. Nominations are made by the college or university president or humanities dean. Each award recipient is required to prepare and deliver a public lecture during October, National Arts and Humanities Month, or November. Recipients are then recognized at the Mississippi Humanities Council annual awards ceremony in the spring.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.