John Coleman has served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts since 2014. He is a nationally recognized professor of political science and is the author or editor of seven books on American politics and government as well as numerous articles in edited volumes and major journals. Learn more about Dean Coleman
The liberal arts create the building blocks of healthy and vibrant societies.
In the College of Liberal Arts, we recognize there are multiple ways to look at the world.
Our students are encouraged to think creatively, critically, and analytically on questions such as: How do we want to live? What do we value? How do we become our best individually and collectively? What is a productive life? What is beauty? What provides opportunity? What enhances personal freedom? What motivates us and others? What policies and practices best promote the goals and values we choose to prioritize in our communities, in our democracy? In the liberal arts, our study of the present and the past develops imagination about what is possible and about possible futures.
The Roadmap is a strategic plan focused on transforming CLA into a destination college with a very defined purpose: to do the most good we can for others. By investing in four key initiatives, we are preparing our students, improving access to education, engaging diverse voices, and driving innovation and collaboration between campus and community. Read more about the Roadmap