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College of Arts + Sciences

Faculty + Staff

In the College of Arts and Sciences our faculty are united by a commitment to the value of a liberal arts education. Our faculty and staff are nationally recognized scholars and innovative researchers dedicated to teaching you the skills necessary to be successful in an increasingly global, technological and interdisciplinary world. Our graduates have gone on to receive Fulbright grants, Rhodes scholarships and advanced degrees from nationally and internationally recognized programs. 

Our faculty have a student-first approach to teaching. It is your learning experience that counts above all else. As a result, they will challenge you to discover and acquire through research and hands-on experiences the knowledge and skills to make you a leader in your profession. You will work side-by-side with faculty to prepare for your career to help enrich the lives of individuals and families, schools and communities.

College of Arts and Sciences Staff

  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • B.A., Goshen College
Teaching Interests
  • Comparative Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Politics of Globalization
  • Democratization and Capitalism
Research Interests
  • Politics of Human Security
  • Post-Authoritarian and Post-Conflict Politics
  • Neopopulism and Neoliberalism
  • Interdisciplinary Learning Communities
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University
  • M.A., Sociology, Washington State University
  • B.A., Sociology, Washington State University
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Spokane Falls Community College
Teaching Interests
  • Family Sociology
  • Social Gerontology
  • Sociology of Gender
Research Interests
  • Gender and Occupations
  • Gender Issues in Families and Relationships
  • Ph.D., Oregon State University
  • M.S., Oregon State University
  • M.A., University of Maine
  • B.A., University of Maine
Teaching Interests
  • Mathematics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
Research Interests
  • Probability Theory
  • Ergodic Theory
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Underrepresented Groups in Mathematics and Science
  • Ed.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • CVTC - A.D. Information Processing
  • CVTC - A.D. Records Management
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