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College Leadership

Contact the College

Administrators for College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at UMass Lowell, as well as department contacts, are listed below.

Dean of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Luis M. Falcón, Ph.D.
820 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-3843

  • Tenure and promotion
  • Renewals/non-renewal of faculty
  • Faculty evaluations and merit
  • Faculty disciplinary matters

Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Richard W. Serna, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-4385

  • Faculty research support, grants, and infrastructure
  • Student research initiatives
  • Research centers
  • Funding requests (travel, events, etc.)

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Sue J. Kim, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-4408

  • Lecturers (searches, service roles, teaching)
  • Teaching-related administrative issues
  • Interdisciplinary Programs within FAHSS

Assistant Dean of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Wael Kamal, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-4780

  • Academic suspension and dishonesty appeals
  • Experiential learning, co-ops, and internships
  • Adjunct management

Director of Enrollment and Student Success

Karen Humphrey-Johnson, M.A.
Phone: 978-934-2105

  • Admissions: recruitment and events
  • Parent Communications and Concerns
  • Follow-up with suspended students
  • Student Advising
  • First-year Seminars
  • Undeclared Liberal Arts students – advising and supervision of advisors

Associate to the Dean of FAHSS

Robyn Lessard
Phone: 978-934-3842

  • College Staff management and oversight
  • Department space/facilities
  • Program budgets
  • Coordinate Deans' calendars

Budget Manager

Alice Da Silva
Phone: 978-934-3854

  • Reimbursements
  • Purchasing
  • GTAs and GRAs contracts
  • Coordinate Deans' calendars

Department Contacts

Art & DesignEllen Wetmore
Criminology & Criminal Justice (School of)Sheldon
Education (School of)James
EnglishTodd Tietchen
MusicGena Greher
PhilosophyJohn Kaag
Political ScienceArdeth
World Languages & CultureMaria

Interdisciplinary Program Contacts

American Studies MinorTodd Tietchen and Jonathan
Liberal Arts MajorKaren
Disability Studies MinorAshleigh
Digital Media MinorPavel
Environment & Society MinorVanessa
Gender Studies MinorChrista
Global Studies (Graduate)Jenifer
Labor Studies MinorSusan
Legal Studies MinorWalter
Medieval & Renaissance Studies MinorPaula
Peace and Conflict Studies MinorDavid Turcotte
Security Studies (Graduate)Arie