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Timothy Elston

Timothy Elston

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the College

Office: Holland Hall Second Floor

Office Phone: 803-321-5110



Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2004

M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999

B.A., Western Oregon University, 1997

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989



Serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College since July 2011, Dr. Timothy Elston joined Newberry College in 2004 as an Assistant Professor of History. He was advanced in rank to Associate Professor in 2009.


As a professor, Elston specializes in late medieval and early modern English history, specifically examining the intersection of religious education and societal expectations of gender. He is the author of several essays that focus on the Tudor-Stuart era of English history. He has served the College in various capacities including chair of Faculty Council, chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences, and most recently Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. In the classroom, Elston teaches Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern history, and various courses that focus upon issues of gender and/or sexuality.


When not arm-wrestling the college CFO or actively annoying the Dean of Student Affairs, Elston enjoys reading, golfing, watching most college sports, traveling when he can and frequently embarrassing his daughters, especially by wearing obnoxiously loud Hawaiian style shirts.

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