Texas Tech University

MRSC Advisors

If you are contemplating enrolling for the medieval and renaissance certificate program, discuss this option with Connie Scarborough or John Howe, the co-directors of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies center who currently function as MRST certificate advisors. They can assist you in determining how this certificate could help you fulfill your academic goals and how it might mesh with your other academic programs.


John Howe, professor of History at Texas Tech University, has taught here since 1981. He has served as both the undergraduate student advisor and the graduate student advisor in the History Department. Howe, who earned his doctorate at UCLA, has served as an Erasmus institute Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. For his teaching and research interests, see his Curriculum Vitae here.  Although away at UCLA, he can still be reached at john.howe@ttu.edu.


Connie Scarborough, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, arrived at Texas Tech in 2009. She earned her doctorate in Spanish at the University of Kentucky, and worked at the University of Cincinnati (1991-2009), where she was Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (2001-2006). For her teaching and research interests see her Curriculum Vitae here.

If you are already enrolled at Texas Tech in a graduate degree program, you should also obtain the approval of your existing disciplinary graduate advisor before adding an additional certificate or degree plan to program. Howe and Scarborough will request that your existing disciplinary graduate advisor initial your MRST certificate degree plan.

MRSC Madrid 2012

Drs. Howe & Scarborough, Tech students and family members investigate Spanish heritage in Madrid in summer 2012.

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Medieval & Renaissance Studies Center

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    Texas Tech University, Foreign Language Building, Lubbock, TX 79409
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