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Dr. J. David Holcomb

Professor & Director, Honors Program and London Studies Program Coordinator
History and Political Science Department
Office: Heard 301
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8014A900 College St, Box 8014ABeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4184(254) 295-4184
Subjects Taught: History, political science, upper level courses in religion and politics, constitutional law and political theory
Degrees Earned: B.A., William Jewell College; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. David Holcomb has taught in the Department of History and Political Science since 2002.  He is a graduate of William Jewell College (A.B.), where he majored in history and philosophy, and Baylor University, where he received the M.A. and Ph.D.   Dr. Holcomb teaches introductory courses in history and political science, as well as upper-level courses in religion and politics, constitutional law, and political theory.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Holcomb directs the UMHB Honors Program and serves as coordinator of the London Studies Program.

Dr. Holcomb’s academic specialty is church-state relations and his publications have appeared in the Journal of Law and ReligionJournal of Church and StateChurch-State Issues in America TodayEncyclopedia of American Religion and Politics,Baptist History and Heritage, and the Journal of Texas Baptist History.  

An avid reader of Erik Larson and John Grisham novels, Dr. Holcomb also ejoys playing tennis and singing in his church choir.

Dr. Holcomb is married to Dr. Carol Holcomb, a professor in the College of Christian Studies.  They are the proud parents of three sons.