Masks are required as the campus is at red status.

Retired Faculty

Pat Ramsey

Ed.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, specializing in early American history and social studies pedagogy


Specialty Areas:Her research interests include social studies education and oral history.

Despite her retirement, Pat continues to serve as Arkansas State Coordinator for National History Day.

Sondra Gordy

Ed.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Specialty Areas: Arkansas History, Little Rock Public School Integration, Japanese Internment Camps in Arkansas


  • Finding the Lost Year: What Happened When Little Rock Closed Its Public Schools
  • The Lost Year – a 60 minute documentary – with Sandy Hubbard

Sondra is keeping very busy teaching an online Arkansas history class for UCA, volunteering weekly at the Clinton Presidential Library and School for Public Service, and being a good grandmother to her four grandchildren.


James W. Brodman

Ph.D., University of Virginia, Professor Emeritus at UCA, Founder of the LIBRO Project


Specialties: Medieval Europe, Medieval Spain, History of Charity, Medieval Church and Religious Orders

Monographs: Ransoming Captives in Crusader Spain: the Order of Merced on the Christian-Islamic Frontier (1986); Charity and Welfare: Hospitals and the Poor in Medieval Catalonia (1998); Charity and Religion in Medieval Europe (2009)


Ophelia Fisher 1950 Scroll Picture

Ophelia Fisher

Born in 1903, Ophelia Fisher was a 1926 graduate of Arkansas State Teachers College. In addition to her teaching duties, she was the advisor for Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta from 1946 to 1968. Ms. Fisher was dedicated to excellence in history education and the teaching profession in general. After her retirement in 1968, the Ophelia Fisher prize has been awarded for the best undergraduate history paper written by a graduating senior. Upon her death in 1995, she left a generous endowment to the history department. As a result, part of the endowment funds an annual Ophelia Fisher dinner held every spring allowing the history faculty to recognize graduating seniors and MA students.