Director’s Greetings

Welcome to the Graduate Humanities Program website!


Luke Eric Lassiter, PhD
Director of the Graduate Humanities Program

Our program provides students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to study with some of the finest faculty in central and southern West Virginia. Building on an interdisciplinary core of courses, the degree program encourages students to develop a plan of study that meets individual educational goals. Our courses are also open to lifelong learners and professionals in all fields who want to broaden their understanding of the arts, historical, cultural and literary studies.

Our Program has long focused on project-based, community-university collaborative research and engagement.  As a part of a focus on public humanities, students are often involved in research and creative endeavors with community partners, which often lead to further opportunities for engagement and application.

I hope you’ll consider taking a class, participating in our certificate program, or joining our directed plan of study. Feel free to stop by our main offices on the Marshall University Graduate College South Charleston campus. Or you can e-mail me directly at I look forward to hearing from you!