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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

Andy Harris, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-3978

  • 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

Bridget Marshall, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-4179

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

Assistant Dean of FAHSS Academic Programs

Francis Talty, Ph.D.
Phone: 978-934-4328

  • Undeclared Liberal Arts students – advising and supervision of advisors
  • Other advising-related matters
  • First-year seminar
  • Adjunct management

Grant & Contract Administrator

Andrew Dewing
Phone: 978-934-5989

  • Grant proposal development
  • Award set up and management
  • Liaison with sponsors
  • Funding opportunities research

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

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 Chair E-mail
Art & Design Jehanne-Marie Gavarini
Criminology & Criminal Justice (School of) Sheldon Zhang
Economics Monica Galizzi
English Anthony Szczesiul
History Lisa Edwards
Music Alan Williams
Philosophy Whitley Kaufman
Political Science Ardeth Thawnghmung
Psychology Richard Siegel
Sociology Daniel Egan (Acting Chair)
World Languages & Culture Maria Matz

Interdisciplinary Programs

Program Director E-mail
American Studies Michael Milner and Jonathan Silverman
Bachelor of Liberal Arts Susan Thomson Tripathy
Disability Studies Ashleigh Hillier
Digital Media Wael Kamal
Environment & Society Studies Susan Gallagher
Gender Studies Carol Hay
Global Studies John Kaag
Labor Studies Susan Winning
Legal Studies Michelle Bazin and Walter Toomey
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Laura Barefield
Peace and Conflict Studies David Turcotte
Security Studies James Forest