The faculty of the Department of Liberal Arts are innovative scholars and teachers who are dedicated to fostering a life-long commitment to learning, knowledge, and inquiry. We achieve this goal by developing critical thinking skills in our students, connecting lived experience to social issues, both historical and contemporary. Through our research, we contribute to knowledge creation in our fields of study as well as the betterment of our various societies. In our classes, we facilitate learning communities where students explore the broad, diverse, and interdisciplinary tapestry of the liberal arts, cultivating the analytical framework necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global landscape. The programs offered by the Department of Liberal Arts emphasize the analytical, community-engagement, and communication skills called for by many professions and graduate programs.