Department of History and Geography

Contact Us


  • Marnia Gardner
    Program Assistant - International Studies, History/Geography, Sociology/Anthropology
    Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 112
    2335 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6434
  • Charles Irons
    Professor of History
    Lindner Hall - Arts & Sciences 112F
    2335 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6295
    Specialty: US, US South, African American, Religion

    At Elon, Irons teaches courses on US history, including upper division courses on slavery, the Civil War, and religion.  He also teaches the research methods course for majors and has taught comparative nationalism (Italy and the United States) as a COR capstone.  His research is on the nineteenth-century South, with a particular emphasis on religious history. 

    *Irons is on leave fall 2018 and teaching at the Elon Center in London in spring 2018.  He will resume chair duties in June 2018.  In the meantime, please contact Dr. Rod Clare ( with any questions about the Department of History and Geography.