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Administration

Liberal Studies Program Director
  John Shanahan PhD
  990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 4209
  773-325-7309

Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
  Celia DeBoer
  990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 4201
  773-325-4052

Liberal Studies Council

As a standing committee of the Faculty Council, the Liberal Studies Council (LSC) serves as the governing body of the Liberal Studies Program. The LSC's composition includes faculty, proportionately represented from each of the various undergraduate colleges in the university, and four ex-officio members - the LSP Director who chairs the LSC and one representative each from Academic Affairs, the Honors Program, and Student Affairs. The LSC considers all new proposals affecting LSP curriculum and policy, which must then receive further approval from Faculty Council and Academic Affairs, before taking effect.

College Member Unit Term Ends
BUS Zafar Iqbal Marketing 2020
BUS Nick Thomas Hospitality 2020
BUS Vahap Uysal Finance 2021
BUS (alt.) Suzanne Fogel Marketing 2020
BUS (alt.) Stephen Koernig Marketing 2022
CDM Ronald Eltanal Digital Cinema 2020
CDM  Marcus Schaefer Computing 2021
CDM (alt.) Brian Andrews Cinematic Arts 2022
CDM (alt.) Ljubomir Perkovic Computing 2020
CMN Jay Baglia CMN 2021
CMN (alt.) Kendra Knight CMN 2020
CMN (alt.) Leah Bryant CMN 2020
CoE Jennifer Cohen Secondary Education 2022
CoE (alt.) Amy Feiker Hollenbeck Special Education 2022
CSH Yevgenia Kashina Math 2022
CSH Jocelyn Carter Psychology 2020
CSH (alt.) Vacant
CSH (alt.) David Sher Math 2022
LAS Richard Squibbs English 2022
LAS Wayne Steger Policitcal Science 2021
LAS  Valentina Tikoff History  2022
LAS (alt.) Sungsoon (Julie) Hwang Geography 2020
LAS (alt.) Robert Stokes Public Service 2022
MUS Vacant  
MUS (alt.) Kate Brucher Composition 2020
SCPS Arieahn Matamonasa SCPS 2022
SCPS (alt.) Vacant SCPS
THE Jeff Mills Performance 2021
THE (alt.) Deanna Aliosius Costume Technology 2020
LSC Chair John Shanahan LSP Director ex-officio
Academic Affairs Caryn Chaden Associate Provost ex-officio
Student Affairs Rico Tyler AVP of Student Affairs ex-officio
Honors Program Martha Martinez-Firestone Honors Program Director ex-officio

 

Current LSC Membership

 

LSP Advisory Committees

The Unit Advisory Chairs of the Liberal Studies Program each represent one of the 13 unit areas of the LSP (i.e., seven core courses & six learning domain areas). Advisory Chairs oversee committees, largely comprised of faculty (and some staff), who teach in their relevant unit areas. Advisory committee responsibilities include looking at new course proposals and drafting feedback on them, conducting annual assessments, reviewing syllabi, and sponsoring workshops and retreats to help develop both new and veteran instructors teaching in their LSP unit area.

The First-Year Program Office administers the Chicago Quarter Program and Focal Point Seminar. It is responsible for the enrollment of students in their CQ courses, as well as coordinating the scheduling of CQ and FPS courses. The Director of the First-Year Writing Program oversees curriculum and administration of writing requirements, and the Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program cooperatively administers the curriculum and course issues associated with the Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy courses.

If you are a DePaul Faculty member interested in serving on an LSP advisory committee, please fill out the LSP Committee Interest form.

Committee Chair Unit College Term End
Chicago Quarter Leah Bryant CMN CMN 2021
Focal Point Seminar Scott Paeth REL LAS 2020
First Year Writing Erin Workman WRD LAS 2021
Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy David Jabon (co-chair) QRC CSH 2021
Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy MJ Davidson (co-chair) CDM CDM 2021
U.S. Multiculturalism Seminar (LSP 200) Kate Brucher MUS MUS 2019
Experiential Learning Shayna Connelly CDM CDM 2021
Senior Capstone Alec Brownlow GEO LAS 2021
Arts & Literature Jeff Carter AMD LAS 2020
Philosophical Inquiry Sean Kirkland PHL LAS 2020
Religious Dimensions Chris Mount REL LAS 2020
Scientific Inquiry Mark Potosnak ENV CSH 2020
Social, Cultural, & Behavioral Inquiry Michael DeAngelis CMN CMN 2020
Understanding the Past Lisa Sigel HST LAS 2019
 

LSP Advisory Committee Membership

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Chicago Quarter​ Committee
​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Leah Bryant Chair ​CMN ​CMN ​2021
​Rebecca Cameron ​ENG ​LAS ​​2020
​Colleen Doody ​HST ​LAS ​2021
Melissa Markley MKT ​BUS 2021​
James Montgomery​ ​CSH ​CSH ​2020
​Karl Nass ​UMIN ​n/a ​​2019
​Jason Kalin WRD​ LAS 2019​
Doug Long ex-officio​ ​FYP ​n/a n/a​
​Mike Edwards ex-officio FYP​ n/a​ n/a​
Yasmeen Nanlawala ex-officio ​NSFE ​n/a ​n/a
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​Focal Point Seminar Committee​
​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Scott Paeth Chair REL ​LAS ​2020
Molly Andolina​ ​PSC ​LAS ​2022
​Paul Booth ​CMN ​CMN ​2020
​David Brenders ​​​CMN​ CMN​​​ 2022
​Christie Klimas ​ENV ​CSH ​2021
​Chernoh Sesay ​REL ​LAS ​​2021
Chi Jang Yin​ ​AMD ​LAS ​2021
​Doug Long ex-officio ​FYP ​n/a ​n/a
​Mike Edwards ex-officio ​FYP ​n/a ​n/a
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​First Year Writing​ Committee​

​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Erin Workman Chair ​WRD ​LAS ​2021
Jacob Friedman WRD LAS 2020
​Victoria Hohenzy ​WRD LAS​ ​2021
Jason Kalin​ ​WRD ​LAS ​2020
Lydia Saravia ​WRD ​LAS ​2020
Tony Ceraso ex-officio WRD​ ​LAS n/a​​

 

 

​​Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy ​Committee

​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
David Jabon Co-Chair Quantitative Reasoning​ QRC​ CSH​ 2021​
MJ Davidson Co-Chair Technological Literacy CDM​ CDM​ 2021​
​David Albritton ​PSY ​CSH ​2018
​Marcus Schaefer CDM ​CDM ​2020
​Quinetta Shelby ​CHE ​CSH ​2019
​Terry Steinbach ​CDM ​CDM ​2019
​Erik Tillman ​PSC LAS ​2019
​Tracy Conner ex-officio ​QRC ​CSH ​n/a
​Joanna Deszcz ex-officio ​QRC ​CSH ​n/a
​James Scheidhauer ex-officio ​QRC ​CSH ​n/a
​Ozlem Elgun Tillman ex-officio ​QRC ​CSH ​n/a
​Ahmed Zayed ex-officio ​MAT ​CSH ​n/a

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​U.S. Multiculturalism Seminar (LSP 200)​ Committee​

​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Kate Brucher Chair ​MUS ​MUS ​2019
​Tera Agyepong ​HST ​LAS ​2020
​June Chung ​ENG ​LAS ​2018
​Dustin Goltz ​CMN ​CMN ​2019
​Curt Hansman ​HAA ​LAS ​2020
​Carolina Sternberg ​LST ​LAS ​2021
​Michael Edwards ex-officio ​FYP ​N/A ​N/A

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Experiential Learning​ Committee​

​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Shayna Connelly Chair ​CDM ​CDM ​2021
​Steve Harp ​AMD ​LAS ​2019
​Nila Hofman ​ANT ​LAS ​2020
​James Mourey ​BUS ​BUS ​2018
​Talitha Rajah ​BIO ​CSH ​2020
​Amy Tyson ​HST ​LAS ​2019
​Chris Worthman ​COE ​COE ​2018
​Helen Damon-Moore ex-officio ​STEANS Center ​​n/a ​n/a
​Graciela Kenig ex-officio ​CMN ​CMN ​n/a
​Martha McGivern ex-officio ​Study Abroad ​n/a ​n/a
Heather Packo ex-officio University Internship Program n/a n/a

Capstone Committ​ee​

​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Alec Brownlow Chair ​GEO ​LAS ​2021
​Randall Arakawa ​BUS ​BUS ​2019
​Marie Donovan ​COE ​COE ​2021
​Dustin Goltz ​CMN ​CMN ​2021
​Matthew Quinn ​CDM ​CDM ​2020
​Talitha Rajah ​BIO ​CSH ​​2021
​Valentina Tikoff ​HST ​LAS ​2021

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​Arts & Literature Committee​​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Jeff Carter Chair ​AMD LAS​ 2020​
​Elena Boeck HST​ LAS​ 2021​
Blair Davis CDM CDM 2021
​Megan Heffernan ENG​ LAS​ 2018​
​Jessica Larva ​AMD LAS​ 2020​
​Jeffrey Mills THE​ THE​ 2020​
​B Rich CDM​ CDM​ 2022
 
 
​Historical Inquiry Committee​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Lisa Sigel Chair HST​ LAS​ 2022
Jane Baxter ANT LAS 2022
​Gene Beiriger HST​ LAS​ 2021​
Brian Boeck HST LAS 2020
​Sarah Kimble SCPS​ SCPS​ ​2020
​Tom Krainz HST​ LAS​ 2022
​Greg Mark LAW LAW​ 2021
​Rajit Mazumder HST​ LAS​ 2022
​Allison Tirres LAW​ LAW​ 2021​
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​Philosophical Inquiry Committee 
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
Sean Kirkland Chair PHL​ LAS​ 2020​
Maria Acosta​ PHL​ LAS​ 2018​
​Avery Goldman PHL​ LAS​ 2020​
​Stephen Haymes COE​ COE​ 2019​
​Evelyn Lulis​ CDM​ ​CDM 2018​
​Frederic Seyler PHL​ LAS​ 2020​
 
 
Religious Dimensions Committee
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
Chris Mount Chair​ REL LAS​ 2020​
Khaled Keshk REL LAS 2022
​Kalyani Menon REL LAS​ 2020​
​Yuki Miyamoto​ REL​ LAS​ 2018​
​Sheryl Overmyer CTH​ LAS​ 2018​
 
 
Scientific Inquiry Committee
​Member​ ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Mark Potosnak Chair ENV​ CSH​ 2020​
David Allbritton PSY CSH 2020
Sarah Connolly BIO CSH 2020
​Susan Fischer PHY​ CSH​ 2021
Kyle Grice CHE CSH 2021
Sharief Oteafy CDM CDM 2022
Nick Ramsey MAT CSH 2022
John Rogers CDM​ CDM​ 2020​
Maureen Sioh ​GEO LAS ​2020
Bernhard Beck-Winchatz ex-officio STEM​ CSH​ n/a​
 
 
Social, Cultural, & Behavioral Inquiry Committee​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End
Michael DeAngelis Chair​​ ​CMN CMN​ 2020​
​Clement Adibe PSC​ LAS​ 2021​
​Ben Epstein PSC​ LAS​ 2020​
​Kathy Grant  PSC​ LAS​ ​2021
​Jill Hopke ​CMN ​CMN ​2022
​Peter Weimer-Hastings CDM​ CDM​ ​2019