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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Liberal Studies Program Director
  John Shanahan PhD
  990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 4209

Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
  Celia DeBoer
  990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 4201

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 John Hildebrand Marketing 2023
BUS Zafar Iqbal Marketing 2023
BUS Vahap Uysal Finance 2021
BUS (alt.) Suzanne Fogel Marketing 2020
BUS (alt.) Stephen Koernig Marketing 2022
CDM Brian Andrews Cinematic Arts 2023
CDM  Marcus Schaefer Computing 2021
CDM (alt.) Ljubomir Perkovic Computing 2021
CDM (alt.) Scott Myers Cinematic Arts 2023
CMN Jay Baglia CMN 2021
CMN (alt.) Leah Bryant CMN 2023
CMN (alt.) Kendra Knight CMN 2023
CoE Jennifer Cohen Secondary Education 2022
CoE (alt.) Amy Feiker Hollenbeck Special Education 2022
CSH Yevgenia Kashina Math 2022
CSH David Sher Math 2022
CSH (alt.) Windsor Aguirre Biology 2023
CSH (alt.) Yiou Li Math 2023
LAS Richard Squibbs English 2022
LAS Wayne Steger Political Science 2021
LAS  Valentina Tikoff History  2022
LAS (alt.) June Chung English 2023
LAS (alt.) Robert Stokes Public Service 2022
MUS Harry Silverstein Musical Performance 2023
MUS (alt.) Vacant
SCPS Arieahn Matamonasa SCPS 2022
SCPS (alt.) Vacant SCPS
THE Jeff Mills Performance 2021
THE (alt.) Deanna Aliosius Costume Technology 2021
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 Jennifer Conary 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 Christie Klimas ENV CSH 2023
First Year Writing Erin Workman WRD LAS 2021
Quantitative Reasoning  David Jabon  QRC CSH 2021
U.S. Multiculturalism Seminar (LSP 200) Tera Agyepong HST LAS 2023
Experiential Learning Shayna Connelly CDM CDM 2021
Senior Capstone Alec Brownlow GEO LAS 2024
Arts & Literature Megan Heffernan ENG LAS 2023
Historical Inquiry Lisa Sigel HST LAS 2022
Math and Computing MJ Davidson  CDM CDM 2023
Philosophical Inquiry Sean Kirkland PHL LAS 2023
Religious Dimensions Chris Mount REL LAS 2023
Scientific Inquiry Mark Potosnak ENV CSH 2021
Social, Cultural, & Behavioral Inquiry Michael DeAngelis CMN CMN 2023

LSP Advisory Committee Membership

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Chicago Quarter​ Committee
​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Leah Bryant Chair ​CMN ​CMN ​2021
Jane Baxter ANT LAS 2023
​Rebecca Cameron ​ENG ​LAS ​​2023
​Colleen Doody ​HST ​LAS ​2021
Jason Kalin WRD LAS 2022
Melissa Markley MKT ​BUS 2021​
James Montgomery​ ​CSH ​CSH ​2023
​Karl Nass ​UMIN ​n/a ​​2022
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
​Focal Point Seminar Committee​
​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
Christie Klimas Chair ENV ​CSH ​2023
Molly Andolina​ ​PSC ​LAS ​2022
​Paul Booth ​CMN ​CMN ​2023
​David Brenders ​​​CMN​ CMN​​​ 2022
Blair Davis CMN CMN 2023
Caterina Mongiat Farina MOL LAS 2022
​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



​First Year Writing​ Committee​

​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Erin Workman Chair ​WRD ​LAS ​2021
Jacob Friedman WRD LAS 2021
​Victoria Hohenzy ​WRD LAS​ ​2021
Erin MacKenna-Sandhir ​WRD ​LAS ​2021
Maria Prikhodko ​WRD ​LAS ​2021
Pete Vandenberg WRD LAS 2021
Tony Ceraso ex-officio WRD​ ​LAS n/a​​



​​Quantitative Reasoning Committee

​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
David Jabon Chair  QRC​ CSH​ 2021​
​David Albritton ​PSY ​CSH ​2021
​Quinetta Shelby ​CHE ​CSH ​2021
​Terry Steinbach ​CDM ​CDM ​2021
​Erik Tillman ​PSC LAS ​2021
​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



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

​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
Tera Agyepong Chair ​HST ​LAS ​2023
​June Chung ​ENG ​LAS ​2021
​Dustin Goltz ​CMN ​CMN ​2022
​Curt Hansman ​HAA ​LAS ​2020
Thomas Noel COE COE 2023
Ogenga Otunnu HST LAS 2023
Traci Schlesinger SOC LAS 2023
​Carolina Sternberg ​LST ​LAS ​2021
​Michael Edwards ex-officio ​FYP ​N/A ​N/A


Experiential Learning​ Committee​

​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Shayna Connelly Chair ​CDM ​CDM ​2021
​Steve Harp ​AMD ​LAS ​2022
Mindy Kalchman EE COE 2023
​James Mourey ​BUS ​BUS ​2021
​Talitha Rajah ​BIO ​CSH ​2023
​Amy Tyson ​HST ​LAS ​2022
​Helen Damon-Moore ex-officio ​STEANS Center ​​n/a ​n/a
Nila Hofman ex-officio Community Service Studies LAS 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 ​2022
​Marie Donovan ​COE ​COE ​2021
​Dustin Goltz ​CMN ​CMN ​2021
​Matthew Quinn ​CDM ​CDM ​2023
​Talitha Rajah ​BIO ​CSH ​​2021
​Valentina Tikoff ​HST ​LAS ​2021


​Arts & Literature Committee​​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Megan Heffernan Chair ​ENG LAS​ 2023
​Elena Boeck HST​ LAS​ 2021​
Blair Davis CMN CMN 2021
Naghmeh Farzaneh CDM CDM 2023
Jonathan Gross ENG LAS 2023
​Jessica Larva ​AMD LAS​ 2020​
​Jeffrey Mills THE​ THE​ 2020​
​Historical Inquiry Committee​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Lisa Sigel Chair HST​ LAS​ 2022
Jane Baxter ANT LAS 2022
​Gene Beiriger HST​ LAS​ 2021​
​Sarah Kimble SCPS​ SCPS​ ​2023
​Tom Krainz HST​ LAS​ 2022
​Greg Mark LAW LAW​ 2021
​Rajit Mazumder HST​ LAS​ 2022
​Allison Tirres LAW​ LAW​ 2021​
Math and Computing Committee​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End
MJ Davidson Chair​​ ​CDM CDM​ 2023​
​Jocelyn Carter PSY​ CSH​ 2023
​Julie Hwang GEO​ LAS​ 2023
Kendra Knight CMN​ CMN​ ​2023
Nick Ramsey ​MAT ​MAT ​2023
​John Rogers CDM​ CDM​ ​2023
Marcus Schaefer CDM CDM 2023
Akihiko Takahashi COE COE 2023
Phil Yates MAT CSH 2023

​Philosophical Inquiry Committee 
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
Sean Kirkland Chair PHL​ LAS​ 2023
​Avery Goldman PHL​ LAS​ 2023​
​Stephen Haymes COE​ COE​ 2022
​Evelyn Lulis​ CDM​ ​CDM 2021
​Frederic Seyler PHL​ LAS​ 2023
Religious Dimensions Committee
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
Chris Mount Chair​ REL LAS​ 2023
Khaled Keshk REL LAS 2022
​Kalyani Menon REL LAS​ 2023
​Yuki Miyamoto​ REL​ LAS​ 2021
​Sheryl Overmyer CTH​ LAS​ 2021
Scientific Inquiry Committee
​Member​ ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Mark Potosnak Chair ENV​ CSH​ 2021
David Allbritton PSY CSH 2021
Eiron Cudaback HLTH CSH 2021
​Susan Fischer PHY​ CSH​ 2021
Kyle Grice CHE CSH 2021
Jalene LaMontagne BIO CSH 2021
Sharief Oteafy CDM CDM 2022
Rachel Scott ​ANT LAS ​2021
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​ 2023
​Kathy Grant  PSC​ LAS​ ​2021
​Jill Hopke ​CMN ​CMN ​2022
​Peter Hastings CDM​ CDM​ ​2022