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    Get to Know the Faculty
    Putting Student Success First

    As director of keyboard studies and music graduate studies, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark has a great passion for her music, her students and Arkansas State. Let's get to know her.

  • Dr. Gabriel Tait
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    The Art of Visual Storytelling

    An assistant professor of multimedia journalism, Dr. Gabriel Tait joined A-State in the summer of 2013. Let’s get to know him.

  • Ronald W. Sitton
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    Teaching True Journalism

    Ronald Sitton is an Instructor in the College of Media & Communication with a passion for all things media.

  • Dana Chamblee Carpenter
    Pursuing Your Passions
    When Dreams Become Reality

    Award-winning author and A-State alumnus, Dana Chamblee Carpenter talks about why she chose Arkansas State and how she was able to start a career without giving up her dreams.

  • Bailey Moses
    Social Media Management
    A Strategic Advantage

    A-State student Bailey Moses talks about how the Social Media Management program will give her a strategic advantage as a job candidate after graduation.

  • Tyler Adams standing in front of her latest mural
    Graduate Spotlight
    Finding Your Identity

    A-State graduate Tyler Adams talks about the inspiration behind her latest pieces in last spring's Senior Art Exhibit and how her journey at A-State has changed the way she views herself and the issues of society.

  • Kellie Wilson Buford
    Get to Know the Faculty
    An Affinity for Red and Black

    As Kellie Buford reminds us in this week’s Get to Know, a school’s colors can be an important part of the employment decision. And, who else can combine Stonewall Jackson and the roar of F-15s into a personality profile?

  • Gregory Hansen playing chess
    Get to Know the Faculty
    Staying a Step Ahead

    Gregory Hansen’s love of all things that make up heritage comes through in this week’s “Get to Know.” And yes, to no one’s surprise, the advisor of the Scarlet Chess Club’s favorite hobby is chess.

  • Melissa Wilkinson in front of the mural in downtown Jonesboro
    Get to Know the Faculty
    Creating a Buzz for the Arts

    A-State art associate professor Melissa Wilkinson is making her mark on Jonesboro, literally. Let’s Get to Know the woman whose class is painting a mural in downtown this summer.

College of Liberal Arts
and Communication

A New Synergy in the Heart of Campus

With the Fall 2016 semester, a new college encompassing the programs of Communications, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences begins an exciting new chapter of academic collaboration. 

College of Liberal Arts and Communication Strategic Plan

Greenfield Lecture by Dr. Cathy N. Davidson on February 7th

It is a pleasure for me to announce that Dr. Cathy N. Davidson will present the Greenfield Lecture on February 7th at 6:00 p.m. in HSS 1028.  Dr. Davidson will discuss ideas presented in her new book, The New Education, in which she inspires readers to think about how institutions of higher education prepare students for today’s world of life and work.Dr. Davidson serves as the co-director of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) that promotes innovative interdisciplinary learning.  Visit HASTAC’s (www.hastac.org or “haystack”) website to learn about the collaborative partnerships that institutions of higher education are engaged in to promote innovation. 

Dr. Davidson recently served on the National Council on the Humanities and is a member of the Board of Directors of Mozilla.  Dr. Davidson is a Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.  In 2016 Davidson received the Ernest J. Boyer Award for Significant Contributions to Higher Education.

Dr. Davidson served as the President of the American Studies Association and is past editor of the journal American Literature.  Her book, Revolution and the Word:  The Rise of the Novel in America is perhaps one of her most well-known works.  In this book she explains “the transformation in publishing, literacy, politics, public education, and popular culture arising from the new technology of mass printing in the eighteenth-century.”  Dr. Davidson is the author or editor of over twenty books, including several on the relationship between technological innovation and social change.  

I hope that you will mark your calendars and plan to participate in Dr. Davidson’s interactive Zoom presentation.  Please note that you will also be receiving additional information from Dr. Ruth Owens about a book discussion group focusing on The New Education that will provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the ideas presented by Dr. Davidson.

Dr. Gina Hogue
Associate Dean



Department Directory

The following departments can be found in the College of Liberal Arts and Communications.

Welcome to our new dean

Dr. Carl Cates

Dr. Carl Cates is the inaugural dean of the new college composed of the programs previously in Humanities and Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Media and Communication.


Learn more about Dr. Cates >>