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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences. As Dean of the College, I am privileged to be part of an exciting and talented team of faculty, researchers, and staff that strives for excellence in providing opportunities for students to learn through the creation of knowledge and service to the broader community. We celebrated our 75th Anniversary in 2005 and are building for our College Centennial in 2030; we are not too old to grow and change.

Our college provides the foundational coursework for students throughout the university and attracts many of Kent State’s best and brightest students. We thank you for your interest in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Deans & Administration

James L. Blank, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Indiana University, 1982

Elizabeth Colombo

Special Assistant to Dean Blank

James J. Brown, MBA, MPA, MA, ED.S.

Assistant Dean for Operations
M.A., Ed.S., Kent State University
MBA, MPA, Cleveland State University

Mary Ann Haley, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Curriculum
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1985

Janis Crowther, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of Vermont, 1980

David W. Odell-Scott, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 1989

Eric M. Mintz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995

Sandra Morgan

Director of External Affairs
B.A., Smith College, 1984