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The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is made up of more than 50 departments, programs and centers, each of which is overseen by a chair or director.

Academic Unit » Chair/Director Phone
African & African-American Studies Peter Ukpokodu 785-864-3054
American Studies Henry Bial 785-864-4011
Anthropology Jane Gibson 785-864-4103
Applied Behavioral Science Ed Morris 785-864-4840
Bioinformatics Ilya Vakser 785-864-1057
Biology, Undergraduate Gregory Burg 785-864-4301
Center for East Asian Studies J. Megan Greene 785-864-3849
Center for Global & International Studies John Kennedy 785-864-1120
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Maria Omelicheva 785-864-4236
Center for STEM Learning Steven Case 785-864-2379
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies Jill Kuhnheim 785-864-4213
Chemistry Craig Lunte 785-864-4670
Child Language Mabel Rice 785-864-4570
Classics Tara Welch 785-864-3153
Clinical Child Psychology Ric Steele 785-864-4426
Communication Studies Tom Beisecker 785-864-3633
Dance Michelle Heffner Hayes 785-864-4264
East Asian Languages & Cultures Maggie Childs 785-864-3100
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Chris Haufler 785-864-5887
Economics Joe Sicilian 785-864-3501
English Anna Neill 785-864-4520
Environmental Studies J. Christopher Brown 785-864-8902
Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center Jonathan Perkins 785-864-4759
Film & Media Studies Tamara Falicov 785-864-1340
French & Italian Caroline Jewers 785-864-4056
Genetics Erik Lundquist 785-864-4631
Geography Johannes Feddema 785-864-5143
Geology Luis González 785-864-4974

Germanic Languages & Literature

Marc Greenberg 785-864-4803
Gerontology David Ekerdt 785-864-4130
History Jeff Moran 785-864-3569
History of Art Linda Stone-Ferrier 785-864-4713
Honors Jonathan Earle 785-864-4225
Humanities & Western Civilization Sandra Zimdars-Swartz 785-864-3011
Indigenous Studies Michael Zogry 785-864-2660
Institute for Digital Research in Humanities Arienne Dwyer 785-864-2649
Kansas African Studies Center Elizabeth MacGonagle 785-864-3745
Linguistics Allard Jongman 785-864-3450
Mathematics Dan Katz 785-864-3651
Molecular Biosciences Mark Richter 785-864-4631
Museum Studies Peter Welsh 785-864-4543
Philosophy John Symons 785-864-1948
Physics & Astronomy Hume Feldman 785-864-4626
Political Science Don Haider-Markel 785-864-3523
Psychology Ruth Ann Atchley 785-864-4131
Public Affairs & Administration Marilu Goodyear 785-864-3527
Religious Studies Daniel Bruce Stevenson 785-864-4663
Slavic Languages & Literatures Bill Comer 785-864-3313
Sociology David Smith 785-864-4111
Spanish & Portuguese Stuart Day 785-864-3851
Speech-Language-Hearing Holly Storkel 785-864-0630
Theatre Mechele Leon 785-864-3511
Visual Art Mary Anne Jordan 785-864-4401
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Alesha Doan 785-864-2310

 

Why KU
  • Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • KU offers courses in 40 languages
  • Graduates of the College have won Emmys, discovered new species, and been named to Forbes' "most powerful women" lists
  • No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA