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.

Pat is enjoying retirement, staying active with her grandsons and many interests.

Ken Barnes

Dr. Barnes awarded Distinguished Faculty Emeritus by the UCA Board of Trustees, February 17, 2023.

We thank Dr. Barnes for his work at UCA in the Department of History and his many scholarly contributions!

Ph.D., Duke University, Professor Emeritus at UCA


Specialties: German, Holocausts, Arkansas history

Ken is enjoying retirement, traveling, spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is conducting research for a new book.


James W. Brodman

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


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.