Louisiana Tech’s Jeffery Hankins earns national recognition

Sep 19, 2017 | General News, Liberal Arts

Jeffery R. Hankins

Jeffery R. Hankins, associate professor of history

Louisiana Tech University associate professor of history Jeffery R. Hankins was selected from a national applicant pool to attend one of the academic summer seminars supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency that supports enrichment opportunities at universities and cultural institutions so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Hankins participated in the seminar titled “The Formation and Re-formation of the Book, 1450-1650,” a four-week program held at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, Calif. Directors of the seminar were John N. King, emeritus professor of English and religious studies at Ohio State University, and Mark Rankin, Roop Distinguished Associate Professor of English at James Madison University.

NEH Summer Scholars who participate in seminars or institutes return to their campuses to teach more than 94,000 American students during the coming school year. Hankins will bring what he learned to enhance his courses in Renaissance/Reformation, Early-Modern Europe, and History of England. In addition, Hankins was able to gather much research material from the Huntington Library’s extensive collection.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Hankins received the M.A. in history from Texas State University and the Ph.D. in history from Louisiana State University. He has been a member of the Louisiana Tech faculty since 2004.  Hankins teaches courses in European history, British history, and early American history. He currently holds the John D. Winters Endowed Professorship in History.

For more information, contact Hankins at either 318-257-3344 or