Faculty & Staff Directory


Spencer Tyce, PhD

History Instructor

Educational and Research

  • Research: Economics and Slavery in the 16th-Century Caribbean, Early-Colonial Latin American History, Spanish Florida, The Gulf of Mexico in the late Colonial Spanish period
  • PhD, History, The Ohio State University
  • MA, History, University of North Florida
  • BA, History, University of North Florida

Courses Taught

  • AP U.S. History
  • Colonial Latin American History
  • Modern Latin American History
  • History of the U.S. Civil War
  • History of World War I
  • Historical Roleplaying and Gaming (Interim)
  • SCUBA (Interim)

Clubs and Societies

  • Virtual Gaming Club
  • Human Rights and Equity Club

fun facts

Dr. Tyce is a native of Pensacola, Florida and must return to the white sands and emerald waters regularly to commune with the sharks and rays along the coast. Formerly a music major in college, he now only plays for the Coker University Concert Band and for his own enjoyment. Jazz is life and he will force you to listen to Clifford Brown at some point. When he is not working, he prefers to spend time with his wife and best friend, Carmen. He also enjoys the company of his children when they decide to visit and the menagerie of animals that live in and around his house. During baseball season, Dr. Tyce has strong opinions about the designated hitter rule. During football season, Dr. Tyce has strong opinions about the NFL Overtime rules as well as lingering opinions on baseball's designated hitter rule. Dr. Tyce also enjoys cooking, watching Masterpiece productions on PBS, and lavishing undeserved praise on his favorite cat.

Joined GSSM in 2021