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The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Board serves the college by representing the undergraduate ARHU student in monthly meetings with the dean. Students on the board act as liaisons with their ARHU departments, keeping the dean aware of concerns, issues and activities within the college.

Dean's Advisory Board


  • To provide a forum for voicing student ideas and concerns about pertinent university issues
  • To provide the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities input on college issues and concerns
  • To provide representation at college and/or department committees and functions

Meet the Dean

Dear ARHU Students,

I'm excited to be on this journey with you as humanists, artists, scholars, and performers. Like you, I deeply believe in the power of the arts and humanities to pave the way to a just future for us as well as for future generations. As dean, I am eager to work with faculty and staff to ensure that our students have everything they need to be ready to contribute to that path to a just future. I'm thrilled to get to work closely with an excellent advisory board comprising undergraduate student representatives from each of the departments in ARHU. I trust their feedback and advice and hope that all ARHU students feel comfortable sharing their concerns, questions, and stories with this advisory Board.

Together, we hope to continue to cultivate ARHU as an intellectual space where established ideas and theories about our society and world are tested, updated, and revised, and where new ideas find their way to light our path to the future.

Ultimately, ARHU disciplines provide us with the space to imagine and think about our society -- who we were, who we are, and who we hope to be. I'm glad we are here together.


Stephanie Shonekan

Meet Your Student Representative

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Sean Brittan Powell

Department of American Studies

Sean Brittan-Powell | American Studies

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Hartley Carlson

Department of Art

Hartley Carlson | Studio Art

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Daniela Uribe

Department of Art History & Archaeology

Daniela Uribe | Art History

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Gabrielle Johnson

Department of Classics

Gabrielle Johnson | Classics

Cohn, Sydney (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of Communication

Sydney Cohn | Communication

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Kiersten Williams

Department of English

Kiersten Williams | English 

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Cole Bishop

Department of History

Cole Bishop | History 

Berger, Elaine (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Joseph & Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Elaine Berger | Jewish Studies

Fisher, Alica (Dean's Advisory Board Rep)

School of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Alice Fisher | Persian Studies

Emmert, Alex (Dean's Advisory Board Rep)

Department of Linguistics

Alex Emmert | Linguistics 

Mahesh, Nandika (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

School of Music

Marlia Nash | Music-Professional Program 

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Nathan Frenkel

Department of Philosophy

Nathan Frenkel | Philosophy 

Garnett, Julianne (Dean's Advisory Board Rep)

School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Julianne Garnett  | Dance

Dean's Advisory Board Rep-Sydney Dailer

Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Sydney Dailer | Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Advisory Board Contact

Tiara Lowe

Senior Academic Advisor, Office of Student Affairs, College of Arts and Humanities

1120 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2108