Contact the College

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

Dean of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences dean

Luis M. Falcón, Ph.D.*
Coburn Hall 170, Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-3843

*Unless confidential, always cc:

  • Tenure and promotion
  • Renewals/non-renewal of faculty
  • Faculty evaluations and merit
  • Faculty disciplinary matters
  • Advancement
  • Tenure-track faculty recruitment
  • Strategic Planning

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies kim

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

  • Teaching-related administrative issues
  • Undergraduate curriculum (including program development, scheduling and teaching)
  • Interdisciplinary Programs within FAHSS
  • Teaching faculty recruitment

Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies serna

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

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

Associate Dean for Online Education, Accreditation & Licensing

Stacy Szczesiul
Phone: 978-934-4633

  • Accreditation of Academic Programs
  • Licensure
  • GPS point of contact for online delivery and program development/transition

Assistant Dean kamal

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

  • Academic suspension and dishonesty appeals
  • Grade Appeals
  • Academic Petitions and Exceptions (including World Ready)
  • The Washington Center
  • Study Abroad programs
  • Experiential learning, co-ops, and internships
  • Adjunct management
  • College Advisory Boards

Director of Student Success and Recruitment khj

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

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

FAHSS College Research Administrator

  • Research administration of grants and contracts for FAHSS PIs
  • Support proposal development
  • Support post-award management
  • Assist faculty in finding funding opportunities
  • Conduct training about sponsor and University policies and procedures for grant and contract funding and award management

Associate to the Dean of FAHSS lessard

Robyn Lessard
Phone: 978-934-3842

  • College staff management and oversight
  • Department space/facilities
  • Faculty database
  • Coordinator of Promotion and Tenure, Salary Review, Faculty evaluations, Sabbatical leave process
  • Dean’s List
  • Coordinate Deans' calendars
  • College Academic Calendar

Budget Manager da-silva

Alice Da Silva
Phone: 978-934-3854

  • Manager of College Budgets
  • Prepare budget reports for Deans
  • Review College reimbursements
  • Review and train College staff on current University policies and procedures
  • College timekeeper
  • PT staff and student ePAF’s

Director of Development

Carolyn Brooks
Phone: 978-934-4482

  • FAHSS Advancement related activities
  • Advice on processing of post award foundation grants
  • College advisory board

Director of Development

Demetria (Deme) Gys
Phone: 978-934-4810

  • School of Education Advancement related activities
  • School of Education advisory board

departmentsDepartment Contacts

Art & DesignEllen
Criminology & Criminal Justice (School of)April
Education (School of)Jill
Political ScienceJoshua
World Languages & CultureMaria

Interdisciplinary Program Contacts

American Studies Major/MinorJonathan
Architectural Studies MinorMarie FrankMarie_Frank​@​
Art History MinorJennifer
Bachelor of Liberal Arts MajorAdam
Digital Media Major/MinorPavel
Disability Studies MinorAshleigh
Environment & Society MinorVanessa
Film Studies MinorMércèdes
Gender Studies MinorChrista
Global Studies (Graduate)Angelica
Labor Studies MinorElizabeth
Legal Studies MinorMichelle
Medieval & Renaissance Studies MinorAndrew
Peace and Conflict Studies MinorDeina
Public Administration (Graduate)Aaron
Race & Ethnic Studies MinorDaniel
Security StudiesJames
Sports StudiesJonathan
Theatre ArtsShelley