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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.

Liberal Studies Council Members

​College ​Member ​Unit ​Term Ends
​BUS Zafar Iqbal​ ​Marketing ​2020
​BUS ​Nick Thomas ​Hospitality ​2020
​BUS Vahap Uysal​ ​Finance ​2018
BUS (alt.)​ ​Suzanne Fogel Marketing​ ​2019
​CDM Ronald Eltanal​ ​Digital Cinema 2020​
​CDM  ​Marcus Schaefer ​Computing 2021​
​CDM (alt.) ​Ljubomir Perkovic ​Computing ​2019
​CMN Jay Baglia​ ​CMN ​2019
​CMN (alt.) Kendra Knight​ ​CMN ​2019
​CMN (alt.) ​Leah Bryant ​CMN ​2019
​CoE ​Alexandra Novakovic ​Counseling ​2019
​CoE (alt.) Vacant
​CSH Nick Ramsey​ ​Math ​2019
​CSH ​Jocelyn Carter ​Psychology ​2020
​CSH (alt.) ​Andrew Carroll ​Math ​2019
​LAS ​Jeff Carter ​Art, Media, & Design ​2019
​LAS ​Wayne Steger ​Policitcal Science ​2021
​LAS  ​Joanna Gardner-Huggett ​History of Art & Architecture ​2019
​LAS (alt.) Sungsoon (Julie) Hwang​ ​Geography ​2020
​MUS Kurt Westerberg​ ​Composition ​2019
​MUS (alt.) ​Kate Brucher ​Composition ​2020
​SNL Vacant
​SNL (alt.) ​Arieahn Matmonasa-Bennett ​SNL ​2019
​THE ​Jeff Mills Performance​ ​2021
​THE (alt.) Deanna Aliosius​ Costume Technology​ ​2019
LSC Chair ​John Shanhan ​LSP Director ex-officio​
​Academic Affairs Caryn Chaden​ ​Associate Provost ​ex-officio
​Student Affairs Vacant AVP for Student Development​ ​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 interested in serving on an LSP advisory committee, please fill out the LSP Committee Interest form

LSP Advisory Committee Chairs

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
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LSP Advisory Committee Membership

Chicago Quarter

 ​ ​​​​​
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​
(​Vacant) ex-officio ​NSFE ​n/a ​n/a
 ​

Focal Point

​Focal Point Seminar Committee​
​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Scott Paeth Chair REL ​LAS ​2020
Molly Andolina​ ​PSC ​LAS ​2019
​Paul Booth ​CMN ​CMN ​2020
​David Brenders ​​​CMN CMN​​​
2019​
​Tony Cesaro ​WRD ​LAS ​2020
​Delia Cosentino ​HAA ​LAS ​2020
​Christie Klimas ​ENV ​CSH ​2018
​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


​First Year Writing​ Committee​
​​Member ​Unit ​College ​Term End
​Erin Workman Chair ​WRD ​LAS ​2021
​Michael Moore ​WRD ​LAS ​2020
​Margaret Poncin ​WRD ​LAS ​2020
​Jason Schneider ​WRD ​LAS ​2020
​Peter Vandenberg ex-officio WRD​ ​LAS n/a​​
 

Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy


​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
Lynn Narasimhan​ ex-officio STEM ​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


​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 ​2018
​​​​

Experiential Learning


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

Capstone


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
​Valentina Tikoff ​HST ​LAS ​2021
 ​​​

Arts & Literature


​Arts & Literature Committee​​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Jeff Carter Chair ​AMD LAS​ 2020​
​Elena Boeck HST​ LAS​ 2021​
​Megan Heffernan ENG​ LAS​ 2018​
​Jessica Larva ​AMD LAS​ 2020​
Paula McQuade​ ENG​ LAS​ 2019​
​Jeffrey Mills THE​ THE​ 2020​
​Seung-Won On MUS​ MUS​ 2018​
​Doris Rusch CDM​ CDM​ 2020​
 

Philosophical Inquiry


​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


Religious Dimensions Committee
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
Chris Mount Chair​ REL LAS​ 2020​
​Kalyani Menon REL LAS​ 2020​
​Yuki Miyamoto​ REL​ LAS​ 2018​
​Sheryl Overmyer CTH​ LAS​ 2018​
​Naomi Steinberg REL​ LAS​ 2019​
​Chris Tirres REL​ LAS​ 2018​
 

Scientific Inquiry


Scientific Inquiry Committee
​Member​ ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Mark Potosnak Chair ENV​ CSH​ 2020​
​Suzanne Bell PSY​ CSH​ 2019​
​Susan Fischer PHY​ CSH​ 2018​
​Yevgenia Kashina MAT​ CSH​ 2019​
​Jalen LaMontagne BIO​ CSH​ ​2018
​Eric Schwabe CDM​ CDM​ 2020
​Rachel Scott ANT​ LAS​ 2018​
Matthew ​Sorensen ​NSG ​CSH ​​2020
​Noriko Tomuro CDM​ CDM​ 2019​
​Lynn Narasimhan ex-officio STEM​ CSH​ n/a​
​Ruben Parra ex-officio CHE​ CSH​ n/a​
 

Social, Cultural, & Behavioral Inquiry


Social, Cultural, & Behavioral Inquiry Committee​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End
Michael DeAngelis Chair​​ ​CMN CMN​ 2020​
​Clement Adibe PSC​ LAS​ 2018​
​Ben Epstein PSC​ LAS​ 2020​
​Kathy Grant  PSC​ LAS​ ​2018
​Jose Soltero SOC​ LAS​ 2018​
​Peter Weimer-Hastings CDM​ CDM​ ​2019
 

Understanding the Past


​Understanding the Past Committee​
​Member ​Unit ​College ​​Term End​
​Lisa Sigel Chair HST​ LAS​ 2019​
​Gene Beiriger HST​ LAS​ 2018​
​Bruce Evensen CMN​ CMN​ 2021​
​Sarah Kimble SNL​ SNL​ ​2020
​Tom Krainz HST​ LAS​ 2019​
​Greg Mark LAW LAW​ 2018​
​Rajit Mazumder HST​ LAS​ 2019​
​Allison Tirres LAW​ LAW​ 2021​
​Julia Woesthoff ​HST ​LAS ​2019