The Institute for Humane Studies connects individuals in the academic world who are committed to studying and applying the ideas of a free society. In so doing, we have built a growing community that is composed of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and other established professionals. What connects us is our commitment to intellectual curiosity, free expression, and social change.

Welcome. We invite you to join us and get to know some of our members better below.

Caitlin's Story

Caitlin’s Story

In the summer of 2015, Caitlin interned with IHS but her story with IHS didn’t …

Art Carden

Art Carden is an IHS alum, and professor of economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business.

Tom Bell

Tom Bell came to IHS through a summer seminar in 1988 and has been closely associated ever since.

Josh Ammons

Josh found IHS after watching dozens of Learn Liberty videos and attending numerous Learn Liberty Academy programs.