Dr. Lisa M. Toland
JWHC Associate Director
Associate Professor of Humanities and History
Lisa M. Toland (B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., Miami University of Ohio; M.St., University of Oxford; D.Phil., University of Oxford) is proudly and originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She currently resides in a drafty character-filled home in Marion, Indiana, and frequently travels to visit family and friends.
Lisa researches the lives of early modern English families. She is currently working on a project related to child grief in the late 17th and 18th centuries as it relates to the formation of adolescent sibling relationships.
Lisa teaches in both the JWHC and the History department. She most often teaches HNR 280: Wisdom, Justice, and Culture through the Ages (to 1600); HST 341 & 342: History of England; and HST 321: History of the Christian Muslim Encounter. This past May she led a travel course to London exploring the lives of English elite women from the 16th to the early 20th century by visiting stately homes, gardens, churches, parks, theatres and dance halls!
As Associate Director of the JWHC, Lisa most enjoys meeting one-on-one with students to talk about big ideas, history and international experiences.