Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

James A. Tuedio, Ph.D., Dean

Sari Miller-Antonio, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Stephen Routh, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Peggy Hauselt, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Ethnic Studies
Richard Wallace, Ph.D., Program Director, Anthropology
Peggy Hauselt, Ph.D., Program Director, Geography
Xamuel Bañales, Ph.D., Program Director, Ethnic Studies
Martin Azevedo, Chair, Department of Art
Christopher Claus, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Nancy Burroughs Ph.D., Program Director, Leadership Studies
Chau-Pu Chiang, Ph.D., J.D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice 
Steven Wood, Ph.D., Program Director, Criminal Justice Graduate Program
Kelvin Jasek-Rysdahl, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Economics, Agriculture, and Social Sciences
Eungsuk Kim, Ph.D., Program Director, Economics
Oluwarotimi Odeh, Ph.D., Rolland Starn Endowed Chair, Program Director, Agriculture
Ralph Becker,Ph.D., Program Director, Social Sciences
Molly Crumpton Winter, Ph.D., Chair, Department of English
Andy Dorsey, Ph.D., Program Director, English Graduate Program
Phil Garone, Ph.D., Chair, Department of History
Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicut, Ph.D., Program Director, History Graduate Program
Jason K. Winfree, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages
Manuel Murrieta Saldivar, Ph.D., Program Director, Modern Languages
David Colnic, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Umar Ghuman, Ph.D., Program Co-Director, Public Administration Graduate Program
Gerard Wellman Ph.D., Program Co-Director, Public Administration Graduate Program
David Chapman, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Music
Eric Broadwater, Chair, Department of Theatre
Ann Strahm, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sociology/Gerontology/Gender Studies
Betsy Eudey, Ph.D., Program Director, Gender Studies

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall (DBH) 260
Phone: (209) 667-3531

Departments in the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

School of the Arts 
     Department of Art 
     Department of Music 
     Department of Theatre 
Department of Anthropology/Geography/Ethnic Studies 
Department of Communication Studies 
Department of Criminal Justice 
Department of Economics/Agriculture/Social Sciences  
Department of English 
Department of History 
Department of Philosophy/Modern Languages 
Department of Political Science/Public Administration/Leadership Studies  
Department of Sociology/Gerontology/Gender Studies  

A university education in the twenty-first century must be responsive to the complexities and challenges of a constantly changing world.  Central to the mission of the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is fostering an appreciation and understanding of the value of lifelong intellectual pursuit.  The College is committed to a liberal arts curriculum that broadens the mind and encourages students to become active, engaged, compassionate participants in our global society.  We are uniquely situated in the Central Valley of California at the interface of rural and urban communities of extraordinary ethnic diversity.  Our students benefit from this fertile environment by gaining the opportunity to study the historical and contemporary context of culture, society, place and language.


Accreditation is a voluntary quality assurance process that assists institutions in developing and maintaining the highest educational standards. Since 1963, Stanislaus State has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, each of the colleges has earned accreditation for their individual programs.

The Public Administration, Art, Music, and Theatre programs are respectively accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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