Office of the Dean

Welcome to a World of Discovery!

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to the disciplines at the core of the University. We offer a wide range of programs in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities in which our students use innovative modes of inquiry to pursue new knowledge. Our Departments provide a wide range of Liberal Studies and foundational courses to prepare students outside our College to excel in their disciplines. Our faculty are dedicated teacher-scholars who use the knowledge and experience gleaned from their research to fire student imaginations in the classroom. More importantly, we teach the skills that 21st century employers demand: critical thinking, analysis of evidence, and oral, written, and digital communication. Our goal is to develop and mentor students to be educated and engaged citizens in a rapidly changing world. Explore our departments and programs to see how our faculty can provide you with the intellectual foundation for a successful career and life well-lived.

Richard D. Starnes

Administration and Staff

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Dr. Richard D. Starnes, Dean
David Kinner Dr. David Kinner, Associate Dean


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Carrie Hockman, Executive Assistant
  Kathy Orr, Business Officer

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Carolyn Wiggins, Administrative Support Specialist
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