Donna Davis Donald

Donna Donald

Assistant Professor of History
Department of History 

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


  • Ph.D., studies, 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
  • 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.

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 teaches for the History department. In 2014, she was honored with the Liberty University President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

In addition to her research interest in Early Modern Europe, Professor Donald is also completing projects related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with a focus on improving student engagement using technology.