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  • Dr. Lauren Schack Clark
    Get to Know the Faculty
    Putting Student Success First

    As director of keyboard studies and music graduate studies, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark has a great passion for her music, her students and Arkansas State. Let's get to know her.

  • Dr. Gabriel Tait
    Get to know the faculty
    The Art of Visual Storytelling

    An assistant professor of multimedia journalism, Dr. Gabriel Tait joined A-State in the summer of 2013. Let’s get to know him.

  • Ronald W. Sitton
    Get to Know the Faculty
    Teaching True Journalism

    Ronald Sitton is an Instructor in the College of Media & Communication with a passion for all things media.

  • Dana Chamblee Carpenter
    Pursuing Your Passions
    When Dreams Become Reality

    Award-winning author and A-State alumnus, Dana Chamblee Carpenter talks about why she chose Arkansas State and how she was able to start a career without giving up her dreams.

  • Bailey Moses
    Social Media Management
    A Strategic Advantage

    A-State student Bailey Moses talks about how the Social Media Management program will give her a strategic advantage as a job candidate after graduation.

  • Tyler Adams standing in front of her latest mural
    Graduate Spotlight
    Finding Your Identity

    A-State graduate Tyler Adams talks about the inspiration behind her latest pieces in last spring's Senior Art Exhibit and how her journey at A-State has changed the way she views herself and the issues of society.

  • Kellie Wilson Buford
    Get to Know the Faculty
    An Affinity for Red and Black

    As Kellie Buford reminds us in this week’s Get to Know, a school’s colors can be an important part of the employment decision. And, who else can combine Stonewall Jackson and the roar of F-15s into a personality profile?

  • Gregory Hansen playing chess
    Get to Know the Faculty
    Staying a Step Ahead

    Gregory Hansen’s love of all things that make up heritage comes through in this week’s “Get to Know.” And yes, to no one’s surprise, the advisor of the Scarlet Chess Club’s favorite hobby is chess.

  • Melissa Wilkinson in front of the mural in downtown Jonesboro
    Get to Know the Faculty
    Creating a Buzz for the Arts

    A-State art associate professor Melissa Wilkinson is making her mark on Jonesboro, literally. Let’s Get to Know the woman whose class is painting a mural in downtown this summer.

College of Liberal Arts
and Communication

A New Synergy in the Heart of Campus


With the Fall 2016 semester, a new college encompassing the programs of Communications, Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences begins an exciting new chapter of academic collaboration. 



Department Directory

The following departments can be found in the College of Liberal Arts and Communications.

Welcome to our new dean

Dr. Carl Cates

Dr. Carl Cates is the inaugural dean of the new college composed of the programs previously in Humanities and Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Media and Communication.


Learn more about Dr. Cates >>