Location: Bond Academic Center, Deans’ Suite
Telephone: (619) 849-2412
Fax: (619) 849-7018
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences: Kathryn G. McConnell, Ph.D.
Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Lehman
The College of Arts and Sciences is at the very heart of liberal arts education at Point Loma Nazarene University. Programs in the arts and sciences are offered through eight academic departments and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Course offerings in the arts and sciences are designed to help students explore a wide range of ideas. The college’s highly qualified faculty members are professionally active and committed to engaging students in the learning experience. By emphasizing the university’s mission to engage and challenge minds, to form and model character, and to see service as an expression of faith, the faculty challenge students to become life-long learners, to value the process of personal and intellectual development, and to give their lives in meaningful service to others.
Credential and Internship Programs
California Commission of Teacher Credentialing in single-subject arts and science content areas, Christian Ministries Internship, Institute for Holy Land Studies (a division of Jerusalem University College).
Point Loma Nazarene University maintains centers within the organization of the College of Arts and Sciences, including:
- The Center for Pastoral Leadership
- The Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies
Accreditations and Affiliations
Point Loma Nazarene University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
The College of Arts and Sciences, under the direction of the dean of the college, functions with the supervision of academic departments, schools, and centers. The following is a list of chairs, directors, and deans in the college.
Departments and Schools
Department of Art and Design – Karen J. Sangren, chair
Department of Biology – Dawne M. Page, chair
Department of Chemistry – Kenneth A. Martin, chair
Department of History and Political Science – William A. Wood, chair
Department of Literature, Journalism, and Modern Languages – Carol A. Blessing, chair
Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences – Maria R. Zack, chair
Department of Music – Paul S. Kenyon, chair
Department of Physics and Engineering – Kendall E. Mallory, chair
School of Theology and Christian Ministry – Robert W. Smith, dean
Center for Pastoral Leadership – Norman V. Shoemaker, director
The Margaret Stevenson Center for Women’s Studies - Linda M. Beail, director
Students should refer to the information in this Graduate Catalog for a complete listing of program characteristics, degree requirements, and course descriptions offered by academic areas within the College of Arts and Sciences.
College of Arts and Sciences