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School of Arts and Sciences

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Lance Newman, Dean  
Ashley Seitz Kramer, Assistant Dean

Westminster’s School of Arts and Sciences empowers you to explore different ways of understanding and changing the world around you through programs in which you’ll take charge of your education and define your career goals and how to meet them. Through experiential learning, community engagement, hands-on research, internships, and other educational opportunities, you will be prepared to be a life-long learner. Your program curriculum will challenge you to become a critical thinker, a better communicator, and an engaged citizen that draws from multiple fields—STEM disciplines, the humanities, the fine and performing arts—to make informed decisions and address complex problems.

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Arts and Sciences offers academic programs in the fine and performing arts, the social and behavioral sciences, the physical and natural sciences, and mathematics and computer science. Students may also pursue interdisciplinary programs, such as environmental studies, gender studies, and justice studies.

See individual programs in Arts and Sciences to determine whether a B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree is conferred.


Ranjan Adiga, Associate Professor (English)
Jonathan Amburgey, Associate Professor (Psychology) 
Deyanira Ariza-Velasco, Associate Professor (Spanish) 
Kelly Asao, Visiting Assistant Professor (Psychology) 
Brian Avery, Professor (Biology/Neuroscience)
David Baddley, Professor (Art)
Spencer Bagley, Associate Professor (Math)
Matt Baker, Associate Professor (Communications)
Kara Barnette, Associate Professor (Philosophy) 
Bonnie Baxter 
, Professor (Biology)
Ellen Behrens, Associate Professor (Mental Health Counseling)
Frank Black, Associate Professor (Chemistry)
Karlyn Bond, Professor (Music)
Bradford (Bill) Bynum, Associate Professor (Mathematics)
Eileen Chanza Torres, Associate Professor (English)
Christine Clay, Professor (Environmental Biology)
Christopher Cline, Associate Professor (Physics)
Erin Coleman, Associate Professor (Communication)
Russell Costa, Associate Professor (Honors/Neuroscience)
Jonas D’Andrea, Professor (Mathematics)
Christopher Davids, Associate Professor (Psychology)
Alan Davison, Professor (Spanish)
Brandon Derfler, Associate Professor (Music)
William Deutschman, Professor (Chemistry)
Georgiana Donavin, Professor (English)
Lesa Ellis, Professor (Psychology/Neuroscience)
Connie Etter, Assistant Professor (Honors/Justice Studies)
Gregory Gagne, Associate Professor (Computer Science)
Peter Goldman, Professor (English)
David Goldsmith, Professor (Geology)
Stephen Haslam, Assistant Professor (French)
James Hedges, Associate Professor (Speech/Communication)
Cassandra Hemphill, Visiting Assistant Professor (Communication)
Helen Hu, Professor (Computer Science)
Robyn Hyde, Professor (Chemistry)
Kenan Ince, Assistant Professor (Mathematics)
Jessica Johnston, Associate Professor (Chemistry)
Julia Kamenetzky, Assistant Professor (Physics)
Clayton Keyes, Associate Professor (Art)
David Kimberly, Associate Professor (Biology)
Ashley Seitz Kramer, Assistant Dean
Matthew Kruback, Professor (Art)
Jared Larkin, Associate Professor (Theatre)
Christopher LeCluyse, Professor (English)
Kathryn Lenth, Assistant Professor (Computer Science)
Jingsai Liang, Assistant Professor (Computer Science)
Julian Mendez, Associate Professor (Psychology)
Nicholas More, Professor (Philosophy)
Fatima Mujcinovic, Professor (English)
Curtis Newbold, Associate Professor (Communication)
Lance Newman, Dean and Professor (English)
Jeffrey Nichols, Professor (History)
Kristjane Nordmeyer, Professor (Sociology)
Brent Olson, Associate Professor (Environmental Studies)
Giancarlo Panagia, Professor (Justice Studies)
David Parrott, Assistant Professor (Biology)
Nicholas Pollock, Assistant Professor (Honors/Geology)
Michael Popich, Professor (Philosophy)
Spencer Potter, Associate Professor (Theatre)
Paul Presson, Associate Professor (Psychology)
Xiumei Pu, Assistant Professor (Environmental Studies)
Christopher Puckett, Assistant Professor (Music)
Christopher Quinn, Professor (Music)
Sean Raleigh, Professor (Mathematics)
Jennifer Ritter, Associate Professor (English as a Second Language)
Tiffany Rivera, Associate Professor (Geology)
Joan Roque Pena, Assistant Professor (Chemistry)
Mark Rubinfeld, Professor (Sociology)
Natasha Sajé, Professor (English)
Daniel Salinas Duron, Assistant Professor
Colleen Sandor, Professor (Mental Health Counseling)
Christine Seifert, Professor (Communication)
Gretchen Siegler, Professor (Anthropology)
Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson, Associate Professor (Spanish/Film Studies)
Tamara Stevenson, Associate Professor (Speech)
Bianca Thompson, Assistant Professor
Krista Todd, Assistant Professor (Neuroscience)
Michael Vought, Professor (Theatre)
Nina Vought, Associate Professor (Theatre)
Janine Wanlass, Professor (Mental Health Counseling)
Janine Wittwer, Professor (Mathematics)
Foad Yousef, Assistant Professor (Biology)
Kimberly Zarkin, Professor (Communication)
Michael Zarkin, Professor (Political Science)