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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

Takhtani, Karandeep (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of American Studies

Karandeep Takhtani | American Studies & Material Sciences and Engineering (double degree)

Carson, Hartley (Dean's Advisor Board Image)

Department of Art

Hartley Carlson | Studio Art

Dullahan, Laura (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of Art History & Archaeology

Laura Dullahan | Art History


Department of Classics

Genevieve Menthen | Classics and Criminology & Criminal Justice (double degree)

Cohn, Sydney (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of Communication

Sydney Cohn | Communication

Brown, Saxon (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of English

Saxon Brown | Secondary Education & English (double major)


Department of History

Ellen Feng | History and Government & Politics (double major)

Berger, Elaine (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Joseph & Rebecca Meyerhoff Program and Center for Jewish Studies

Elaine Berger | Jewish Studies & Management (double degree)

Wilkinson, Emma (Dean's Advisor Board Image)

School of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Emma Wilkinson | Government and Politics & Arabic Studies (double major)

Nichols, Mina (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of Linguistics

Mina Nichols | Linguistics & Hearing and Speech Sciences (double major)

Mahesh, Nandika (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

School of Music

Marlia Nash | Music-Professional Program 

Naumann, Madeline (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Department of Philosophy

Madeline Naumann | Psychology & Philosophy (double degree)


School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Nelson Chen  | Theatre major

Mahesh, Nandika (Dean's Advisory Board Image)

Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Nandika Mahesh | Government and Politics & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (double degree)

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