Donna Davis Donald

Donna Donald

Assistant Professor of History
College of General Studies
Department of History

Office: DeMoss 4032V
Phone: (434) 592-4061


  • Doctoral studies, ABD, George Mason University
  • MA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • BA, Liberty University


  • HIEU 201, History of Western Civilization I
  • HIEU 202, History of Western Civilization II
  • HIEU 366, Foundations of the Modern Western World
  • HIEU 466, Renaissance and Reformation Europe
  • HIEU 360, Medieval Europe
  • HIEU 460, Modern England
  • HIST 305, Introduction to Public History
  • UNIV 101, University Core Competencies


Professor Donald is “homegrown” at Liberty. She graduated from Lynchburg Christian Academy, where she met her husband, Mike. She attended Liberty for one year before they married and then focused her energy on homemaking and caring for her son, Tommy.

When the opportunity arose, she returned to Liberty to complete her BA in history with a minor in French and went on to earn the MA from University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her major concentration of study there was European history with a minor concentration in American history. She continued her studies in the doctoral program at George Mason University where she advanced to candidacy for the PhD in History in 2010. Her major field of study was Early Modern Europe and her minor fields were Early America and Early Modern Culture with additional course work in History and New Media. 

Professor Donald joined the history faculty at Liberty in 2001 and was appointed Assistant Professor of History in 2006. Although she transferred to the College of General Studies in 2011, she teaches regularly for the History department. In 2014, she was honored with the Liberty University President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Professor Donald also serves on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Center for Teaching Excellence.  Her activities with CTE include coaching participants in the Teaching with Technology Bootcamp, serving as a New Faculty Mentor, teaching workshops on a regular basis, and collaborating with CTE staff in conference presentations on student engagement and teaching in the large classroom.  In 2015, she received the ILLUMINATE Grant for the Improvement of Teaching.  This grant funded the semester-long Hands-On History project during the inaugural semester of Liberty's first Public History class.