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Dean Jeff Elwell

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) website. You may notice some changes that have taken place during the past year.  As part of a university-wide budget rebalancing effort, some units have merged and others are no longer in the College.  If you are looking for the STEM Ed program or the Integrated Studies major, they are now housed in CHEPS.  The Department of Economics has moved to the College of Business.  In the CAS, Geology is now part of the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Sciences.  Physics is now part of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.  The Departments of Modern and Classic Languages and Literature and Philosophy and Religion are now housed under one administrative structure, with Dr. Joshua Davies as head of both departments.  Discussions are under way among the three arts units about joining forces. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography and the Department of Criminal Justice/Legal Assistant Studies are transitioning this Fall to one large department with a name to be decided under the leadership of Dr. Pamela Ashmore.

Despite the changes, we are still the home to more than 260 talented full-time faculty members and just more than 100 part-time faculty members in 16 departments (ranging from Art to English to Political Science and Public Service to Theatre and Speech), dozens of undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate programs.  We are also home to the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, Women’s Studies and numerous minors.

We hope that you will find something that entices you to join our family in the CAS.  I would be happy to personally respond to any questions you might have about our College or individual programs.  Please feel free to email me at the address below.

With Great Respect,

J. Scott (Jeff) Elwell, Dean
Email: jeffery-elwell@utc.edu