Dr. Lisa Toland
Professor of History and Honors Program Director
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
Dr. Toland came to Montreat from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she taught for eight years and also served as associate director of the John Wesley Honors College.
From Iowa originally, Dr. Toland is learning to love the mountains of Western North Carolina. She studied abroad in Oxford, England as an undergraduate at another Christian college and through that semester experience was encouraged to return there for her doctoral work, which she completed at the University of Oxford. She lived in the UK for five years. Dr. Toland is an avid Anglophile who enjoys hot tea (even when it is warm outside), Jane Austen novels, Agatha Christie murder mysteries and gardening. She is often most content when sipping a perfect cup of coffee and chatting with a student.