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
Special Assistant to Dean Blank
Lique M. Coolen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Faculty Research & Professional Development,
Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen, 1995
Mary Ann Haley, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Curriculum
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1985
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
Director, External Affairs
B.A., Smith College, 1984