Dean's Office

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


Lique M. Coolen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Faculty Research & Professional Development,
Postdoctoral Affairs

Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen, 1995

Mary Ann Haley, Ph.D.

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

Matthew Minichillo

Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Services
M.A., Ball State University, 1994

Eric M. Mintz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Budget Planning & Academic Affairs
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995

David W. Odell-Scott, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Center for Comparative & Integrative Programs
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1989

Kristin Stasiowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, International Programs and Education Abroad
Ph.D., Yale University, 2009

Babacar M'Baye, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2002

Sandra Morgan

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