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Asa James Swan
Department of History
Title:Assistant Professor of History
Degrees:Ph.D. University of Kentucky, ABD
M.A., Western Kentucky University
B.A., Huntington University
A.A., Lindsey Wilson College
E-mail:swana@lindsey.edu
Office:Goodhue Building - 310
Phone:(270) 384-8132
Courses:

Ancient History
American History I and II
British History from 1485
French Revolution and Napoleon
World Civilization I and II
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Biography:
            Asa James Swan was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1979 as the oldest child of Dr. Terry and Cinda Swan.  He received his first degree, an Associate of Arts, from Lindsey Wilson College in 1996 with honors, where he served as the youngest student body president in the nation.  Three years later, Asa earned a B.A. in History from Huntington University, graduating magna cum laude after serving as its first two-term student body president.  He was also a Rhodes Scholar nominee during his senior year.  Since that time, he has completed an M.A. in History from Western Kentucky University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky.              Asa has several passions, the first of which is politics.  Beginning as an intern on the Elizabeth Dole for President Campaign in 1999, Asa spent over two years working in Washington on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Ron Lewis (Second District of Kentucky) and the Senate Republican Conference.  He returned to Kentucky to serve in Governor Fletcher's administration as one of the governor's legislative liaisons, focusing specifically on transportation issues.  While serving in this position for four General Assemblies, Asa developed strong relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle and became the only legislative liaison to see all of his legislation signed into law.  He was a candidate for the Kentucky State House of Representatives in Adair and Taylor counties in 2008.              During his time in college, Asa fell in love with both history and theatre, his other two passions.  When it comes to history, he especially enjoys the French Revolution and World War II and the lessons we can learn from these turbulent events.  As Lord Bolingbrook said, "History is philosophy teaching by example and also by warning."  As for his other love, theatre provides a great medium for creative expression and exploring the human condition.  Because of this, Asa founded the Lindsey Wilson Players in fall 2008 and currently serves as its advisor. 
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