James M. Beeby, Ph.D., F.R.Hist.S., Dean
Melinda R. Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Silvia Rode, Ph.D., Assistant Dean
Erin E. Gilles, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in Communication
Melissa J. Stacer, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Charles A. Conaway, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in English
Tamara L. Hunt, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Jessica R. Jensen, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, and Culture
Trent A. Engbers, Ph.D., Director, Master of Public Administration
James G. Dickerson, Ph.D., Director, Master of Social Work
The College of Liberal Arts offers students the opportunities, first, to develop the fundamentals of a liberal education upon which to base a lifetime of learning and, second, to concentrate in studies that form the foundation for professional pursuits.
The College includes the departments of Art and Design; Communications; Criminal Justice; English; History; Performing Arts; Political Science, Public Administration, and Philosophy; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; World Languages and Cultures; and the Bachelor of Professional Studies Program. Through these areas, the College offers more than 30 majors and emphases, a similar number of minors, several certificates, and seven masters programs.