Howard Muncy is entering his first year as a social studies teacher at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Mr. Muncy will teach Western Civilization, Psychology, and Government. Prior to his new position at Charter Arts, Mr. Muncy graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and, again, in 2003 with a Master’s of the Arts in Teaching. Mr. Muncy comes to our school with fifteen years of instructional experience in a history classroom.
In 2012, Mr. Muncy attended Oxford University for the History, Politics, and Society program where he completed courses on British Politics 1900-1945 and the Contemporary Middle East. In 2016, he was nationally selected as a Senior Fellow for the James Madison Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Muncy is currently near the completion of another Master of Arts degree. His second M.A. will be in American History with combined study at the University of Louisville and Georgetown University.
Mr. Muncy specializes in Civil War history. In 2013 the National Endowment of the Humanities published his piece “Kentucky’s Confederate Moss” and the Southern Social Studies Journal published his 2015 work “American Meritocracy: Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln’s 19th Century Political Construct.” His current research, “A Forgotten Shade of Blue,” attempts to highlight the local support for the Union that existed in Southeastern Kentucky during the Civil War era.
Hiking, fishing, and farming are some of Mr. Muncy’s favorite hobbies. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading literature, attending performances, and listening to music. He has a particular interest in dystopian literature and has developed seminars on classic works written by George Orwell, Sir William Golding, and Ray Bradbury.