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The College of Liberal Arts is comprised of departments all contributing to a well rounded and meaningful education.

American Indian Studies - 112 Cina Hall

Department Head: Jill Doerfler

Anthropology, Sociology and Criminology - 228 Cina Hall

(Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Department Head: Scott Vollum (Criminology, Sociology)
Associate Head: David Syring (Anthropology)
Internship Coordinator: Rob Weidner

Communication - 465 A. B. Anderson Hall


Department Head: David Gore
Associate Head: Deborah Petersen-Perlman
Internship Coordinator (Comm): Alastair Knowles
Internship Coordinator (Jour): John Hatcher

English, Linguistics and Writing Studies - 420 Humanities Hall

Department Head: Will Salmon (Linguistics)
Associate Head: Krista Twu (English)

Geography and Philosophy - 329 Cina Hall

(Interdisciplinary Studies)

Department Head: Jason Ford (Philosophy, Cognitive Science)
Associate Head: Adam Pine (Geog, ES, URS)
Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator - Katie Van Wert

History, Political Science and International Studies - 304 Cina Hall


Department Head: Cynthia Rugeley (Political Science)
Associate Head: Gideon Mailer (History)
International Studies Coordinator: Mary Caprioli

World Languages and Cultures - 494 Humanities Hall

(Cultural Entrepreneurship)

Department Head: Maureen Tobin Stanley
Cultural Entrepreneurship Coordinator: Aparna Katre

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