College of Liberal Arts

Administrative Officers

Dean - Pamela R. Matthews, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty - Violet Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs - Steven M. Oberhelman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Strategic Initiatives, and Graduate Instruction - Leroy G. Dorsey, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty and Graduate Research Programs - Gerianne M. Alexander, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Information Technology and Facilities - Paul Wellman, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations - Cheryl L. Hanks, M.A.

Graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts prepares students for careers in academia, government, and non-profit and private sector positions that require specialized knowledge in a social or behavioral science or humanities discipline. Our faculty are engaged in influential programs of research and bring transformative teaching to the graduate experience.

The College offers Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology, Communication, Economics, English, Hispanic Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, as well as Master’s degrees in Maritime Archeology and Conservation and Performance Studies.  Programs in the College offer graduate certificates that permit further specialization in Africana Studies, Film and Media Studies, Latino/a and Mexican American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies for students enrolled in graduate degree programs within the University.  The Department of Anthropology offers a certificate in Conservation Training that is available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students.

The College of Liberal Arts participates in an intercollegiate certificate program, Digital Humanities, that is open to degree-seeking students within the University.