Roy M. Barineau, Ph.D.
CH 277, Division of Communications and Humanities
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
I serve as Chair of the Humanities Program and as Professor for the humanities survey courses (Humanities I and II; HUM 2210/30) and World Religions
(REL 2300). I formerly served as the Program Coordinator for the Humanities Study Abroad Program, and I formerly taught the two courses associated with that Program (Humanities Study Abroad I and II, HUM 2740/2741) as well as Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (PHI 2700) and Introduction to the Study of Religion (REL 2000).
I was born in Tallahassee, Florida;
and though I did pass a few years in Texas, I have spent most of my life
in Tallahassee. From 1976 to 1979, I attended Baylor University in Waco,
Texas, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the field of religion.
From 1980 to 1983, I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
in Fort Worth. Although I had entertained the idea of becoming a pastor,
after a year in seminary, there was no doubt that I would be much more
comfortable in the role of a professor.
So, after receiving my Masters of
Divinity from Southwestern, I returned home to Tallahassee and entered
the Humanities Program at Florida State University (FSU) as a candidate
for the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.). FSU's humanities program provided
me with a broader understanding of cultural history, and I became interested
in areas outside of religion and philosophy: art, theatre, literature,
music, etc. I taught several sections of Introduction to Religion at FSU
while I was working on my Ph.D. and even co-authored (with three others)
a textbook for the class. I also taught sections of humanities classes
at TCC and Florida A. & M. University; and after graduating from FSU,
I was fortunate enough to assume a humanities position at TCC. I've been a fulltime instructor at TCC since 1991.