About the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development
The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development offers programs across the spectrum of human achievement, creativity, and potential. From departments in the traditional liberal arts disciplines of arts, humanities and social sciences; to educational fields of curriculum, instruction, special education, counseling, and leadership; to urban studies, international studies, and human performance, the College is committed to helping students build their futures. COLAEHD focuses on effective student learning, community collaborations, and research to make a difference in individual lives and in the life of the region. Our diversity is our strength as we prepare students to live and work successfully in a complex and changing world.
The college has two schools—The School of the Arts and the School of Education—and five departments: English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Anthropology and Sociology, Political Science, and Planning and Urban Studies. We offer bachelors’, masters’, and doctoral degrees across a broad range of disciplines. We also have several graduate and undergraduate certificates to supplement one’s experiences.
Our newest degree is the PhD in Justice Studies, launching in fall 2021, a degree with four areas of primary concentration—Environmental Justice, Criminal Justice, Educational Justice, and Social Justice. This interdisciplinary, or more accurately, transdisciplinary, degree draws from the vast and broad experience of our faculty in the areas of justice.
The college is led by Dean Kim Martin Long.