Our Faculty

Co-Directors: Bert Wallace and Ann Ortiz

Dr. Ann Ortiz
Studies: BA - Music: Piano from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
MA - Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
PhD - Spanish American Literature from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Certifications: North Carolina Teacher Licensure – MA level in Spanish

Courses: Spanish American Literature, Colonial Period; Methods in Romance Language Teaching; Spanish Conversation and Composition; Hispanic Literature in Translation; Civilization of Latin America Research interests: Colonial Spanish American Literature; Contemporary Spanish American Literature; Spanish Conversation and Composition Pedagogy; Methods in Romance Language Teaching; Hispanic Literature in Translation

Other Interests: Music, Approaches to teaching Literature and Civilization, Interpreting, Writing, Study Abroad

Prof. Bert Wallace
E. Bert Wallace received his B.A. from Furman University and his M.F.A. in Playwriting/Dramaturgy from the University of Alabama. He has professional experience as an actor, writer, dramaturg, and director. As a playwright, his most recently produced play is Quem Queritis: Whom Seek Ye?, which he also directed. He, his wife and two children live in Buies Creek.

Dr. Brian Thomas


  • Ph.D., German Studies, Duke University, 2006
  • M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1997
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, 1995
  • Postgraduate License in Latin, University of Wales, Lampeter 2009-2011

Courses Taught:

  • German Language and Culture (all levels)
  • Love and Death
  • Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud
  • The Fairy Tale
  • Friendship

Research Interests:

  • Humanistic Studies
  • Enlightenment (European, German, American)
  • German Idealism
  • Theories of Modernity
  • Cultural Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer

Select Publications:
“Is There a Future for Humanism? The Fate of the Human in Our Post-Humanistic World,” InterCulture 4.1 (Spring 2007): 1-23

“The Idea of the Human: Kant and the Biotechnology Revolution,” Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 16.2 (2008): 101-118.

“Nietzsche’s Challenge to Humanism” (Forthcoming 2010)

Book Project:
Humanism and Modernity (Examines the origins, forms, and legacy of humanism in the modern world, arguing that humanism is often misunderstood, and is still an enduring ethical worldview.)

Dr. David Steegar
Studies: BA from The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
MA from the University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ph.D. French from Miami University; Oxford, Ohio
Member of Department since: 1978
Courses: Teach all upper-level French courses
Research interests: French pedagogy
French culture and history
Phonetics/Prosodic features
Current projects and research: France’s role in the European Union

Dr. Adam English
Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy - B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University; Campbell University, 2003

Dr. John Bartlett
(Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology, 1999, University of Maine).
Dr. Bartlett's research interests involve satellite imagery of land cover changes related to human activities, and the effects of these changes on bird species abundance. Dr. Bartlett teaches Ecology, Zoology, Ornithology, Introduction to Biological Research, and Vertebrate Natural History.

Dr. Jackie Stanke
Dr. Stanke is an Associate Professor of History and joined Campbell in 1999. Dr. Stanke is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington State University, where she earned B.A. degees in both Political Science and Foreign Languages and Literatures (Russian). She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from Emory University. Before coming to Campbell, Professor Stanke taught at Emory and Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin). At Campbell she teaches introductory classes in Western Civilization and American history, and upper-division courses in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century United States History, American Foreign Policy, and Eastern European/Russian History. She also offers graduate courses in American and European history. Her research interests include: US-Soviet relations during the Cold War, Popular Culture and the Cold War, and oral history. Dr. Stanke attends St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina.

Dr. Elizabeth Rambo
Serves as Associate Professor in the English Department. Since returning to her home state in 1999 after teaching nine years at Biola University in Los Angeles, she has taught English 401 (Medieval Literature), English 409 (Chaucer), English 416 (Contemporary Fiction), and English 419 (Arthurian Legends Seminar). Her major academic interests are Medieval Literature, Chaucer, Celtic Studies, Arthurian Legends, and the works of William Langland. Dr. Rambo received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

*Faculty from the various departments also mentor Senior students in the Senior Capstone courses.