Dr. Warner R. Winborne
Associate Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs
Knowledge of history is one mark of a liberal education, enlarging your self-understanding. History is also a good foundation for careers in teaching, law, and public affairs.
David S. Mercer '70, Lawyer & mental health advocate
“Hampden-Sydney College is an unbelievable setting with unbelievable people, and I had unbelievable times. Even though my rationale was shallow, everything worked out wonderfully.”
Dr. James F. Pontuso
Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs
Morton Hall, 321
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1970; M.A., University of Virginia, 1977; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1983.
James F. Pontuso is Charles Patterson Professor of Government & Foreign Affairs. He has authored or edited six books and has published more than eighty articles, reviews, and essays. He has taught or lectured in a dozen countries including as John Adams Fellow at the University of London (1998), Fulbright scholar Czech Republic (1993-94, 2003), and visiting Professor at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (2010).