Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences
World class faculty…timely and relevant course offerings…preparation for success in tomorrow’s world. It all comes together in the College of Arts and Sciences.
With more than 75 majors and 16 departments to choose from, the College of Arts and Sciences offers students opportunities for creative endeavor, research and educational exploration that transcend the typical classroom experience. Our prominent educators, who include nationally recognized scholars and researchers, are dedicated to providing a broad-based, liberal education designed to prepare students for success in their chosen field.
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All-College Assembly Update
If you missed Acting Dean Jhashi's presentation at the meeting of the CAS
All-College Assembly on October 16,
click here for an overview.
Women and Gender Studies
Dr. Ami Harbin brings expertise to a variety of disciplines, teaching
in the Department of Philosophy and in the Women and Gender Studies
Program. A new face on campus, the assistant professor arrived at
Oakland in August 2012 and teaches Bioethics, Feminist Theory,
Introduction to Ethics and Introduction to Women and Gender Studies. She
has also taught courses in Introductory Feminist Philosophy and
Philosophy of Sex and Love.
Dr. Harbin’s research examines questions in moral psychology about
how experiences motivate action. She has received doctoral and
postdoctoral awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research
Council of Canada (SSHRC), and was further supported in postdoctoral
work by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through a
grant at Novel Tech Ethics Institute. In bioethics, her
postdoctoral work focused on mental health ethics and health care for
queer and transgender individuals. Dr. Harbin's postdoctoral research in
social philosophy focused on collective agency in working against North
American colonialism. In 2012, she received a national
grant from CIHR to organize a public symposium on the topic of mental
illness and social isolation.
Welcome to the Fall 2012 semester! It is my privilege and honor to serve the faculty and students that make up the College of Arts and Sciences this year as your acting dean.
With the retirement of Dean Ron Sudol, a long-serving member of the College and the university, we have new challenges to face as we look to the future of the College and the priorities for the coming year. As a faculty member of the College for fifteen years, I have seen the excellent work of my colleagues and the unflagging dedication to our students, and I am proud of all their accomplishments.
In an economic environment that has presented daunting challenges over the past several years, the College has not lost, but rather, has gained momentum in its contributions to academic programming. We are impressively resilient and creative, and I am humbled by this opportunity to lead us forward through a transitional year. Our student enrollment continues to grow, and our faculty numbers increase every year. I invite you to learn about the new faculty joining the College this year.
CAS Welcomes New Faculty
The 2012-13 academic year finds the College of Arts and Sciences welcoming an exciting group of new faculty to the college and Oakland University. Their expertise is globally diversa and will bring excitement to their students, colleagues and university as a whole. Click here to get to know more about them.