TWU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences equips you to analyze, understand, and engage meaningfully with today’s world.

Through its many and diverse areas of study, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences provides multiple perspectives on the question, “What does it mean to be human?”

Studying the humanities and social sciences will help increase your understanding of the ideas, events, languages, social structures, religious beliefs, and processes that have shaped individuals and societies in the past and present. A degree from any area in the humanities and social sciences can help you change our world, not only through the knowledge gained from your studies, but also through the person you become as you engage with ideas and cultures past and present, local and global.

Dean’s Message

Veritas – Libertas – Humanitas. 

Latin for Truth – Freedom – Humanity. 

What is truth? How do we experience freedom? What does it mean to be human? These are the big questions that are at the centre of the critical issues facing our society today. These questions have preoccupied the greatest minds down through history and they continue to dominate the political, religious, educational, judicial and economic spheres of our day. Jesus Christ told the crowds of his day, “… the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). If you want to make a difference in the world, this is where you begin. Regardless of your vocational goals, the world needs people to understand and make sense of the values, beliefs and influences that shape human behaviour. The complex issues of our day need hearts and minds that have been equipped to engage the world. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is focused on providing a world class Liberal Arts education by a committed Christian faculty. We invite you to come and join us in the exploration of life’s big questions. 

Todd Martin, Ph.D., CFLE ​
TWU Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Sociology


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Meet the Faculty

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

David Anonby, Ph.D.

Sessional Assistant Professor of English

Kelly Arbeau, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Craig Broyles, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Silvia Brynjolfson

Sessional Assistant Professor of Spanish
Acting Chair of World Languages and Cultures Department