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College of Arts and Sciences

Message from the Dean

WeKedrowski, Karenlcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop University. The College is home to 14 departments, which offer graduate and undergraduate degrees across the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. In addition, the College provides courses that provide the liberal arts foundation to all undergraduate programs on campus.

The College of Arts and Sciences boasts a wide array of highly-qualified faculty members who are dedicated to student intellectual development. Students in departments across the College participate in undergraduate research, enhance their learning through travel and study abroad, engage in interdisciplinary study, develop work skills through internships and service learning, pursue graduate study, and more.

This web site is your window to the College of Arts and Sciences and its exciting programs and opportunities. Please take some time to explore the resources here and learn about our diverse faculty and programs. I’m sure the College of Arts and Sciences has something to offer everyone.


Karen M. Kedrowski, Ph.D.

Department Chair searches

Detailed position description for the department chair of Mass Communication (pdf - 527 KB)

Detailed position description for the department chair of Human Nutrition (pdf - 795 KB)

Tour of the College

Brief introduction to the college and its departments (pdf - 1.18 MB).

News & Announcements

Winthrop's new custom-built study program attracts first group of students (Rock Hill Herald, 06/10/14)

Mark Twain Circle of America welcomes Winthrop professor as president (06/09/14) announces Winthrop in the Top 10 Nutrition Science graduate programs (06/06/14)

Biology chair recognized for contributions to Health Education (05/21/14)

Winthrop welcomes second class of NEW leadership participants (05/20/14)

Summer school offerings include courses on Watergate, History of Winthrop, and more (05/13/14)

Student-athlete and Biology major Hannah Hadaway receives Tillman Award (05/13/14)

Tenure, Promotions, and Emeritus status announced for faculty (05/09/14)
The following CAS faculty were granted emeritus status: Carlos Caballero, assistant professor of mathematics; J. William Click, professor of mass communication; Rory Cornish, professor of history; James Scott Ely, associate professor of English (posthumous); Heakyung Lee, professor of mathematics; Susan Lyman, associate professor of social work; Ameda Manetta, associate professor of social work; Mesgun Sebhatu, professor of physics; and  Pravda Stoeva-Popova, associate professor of biology.

The following CAS faculty were granted tenure: Heather Evans-Anderson, biology; and Jason Hulbert, chemistry.

The following CAS faculty were promoted to the rank of professor: Adolphus Belk, political science; Jack DeRochi, English; Jennifer Disney, political science; Robin Lammi, chemistry; Merry Sleigh-Ritzer, psychology; Takita Sumter, chemistry; and Kristi Westover, biology.

The following CAS faculty were promoted to the rank of associate professor: Heather Evans-Anderson, biology; Jason Hurlbert, chemistry; and Maria Clara Paulino, interdisciplinary studies.

China internship teaches new grads relationship-building, classroom confidence (05/08/14)

Hecimovich is part of second class of W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows (04/30/14)

Three faculty members cited for their excellence and dedication (04/30/14)
Nicholas Grossoehme, an assistant professor of Chemistry, is the 2014 Outstanding Junior Professor of the Year. Sue Lyman, associate professor of Social Work, received the 2014 Jane LaRoche Graduate Faculty Award.

Fifty-eight employees recognized with awards, citations during annual ceremony (04/29/14)
CAS employees who received a presidential citation for service to the university:
Linda Ashley, social work
Merry Sleigh, psychology

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