Dean's Welcome

Ian Marshall

Welcome to the School of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) at Stockton University. 

I am delighted to join Stockton University as the newly appointed dean of ARHU, and a Professor of Literature. One of the things that attracted me to Stockton is its strong commitment to the Arts and Humanities. This is most clearly demonstrated in the widely published and accomplished faculty who have built innovative programs in each of our eight undergraduate areas of study: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Africana Studies, Communication Studies, Historical Studies, Languages and Culture Studies, Literature, and Philosophy & Religion, and also our graduate program in American Studies and our dual degree program in Literature & American Studies. These programs do at least three important things. They provide students with the bedrock foundations of a strong, well-rounded education. They are seamlessly integrated into Stockton’s General Studies program, which encourages students to appreciate a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, and they give students essential skills and habits of mind, such as critical thinking, writing, and communication.  These are exactly the skills that are required to be successful in today’s complex ever-changing world.  They are also sought after by businesses large and small for their ability to promote growth and innovation. I invite you to explore our programs here

These programs are complemented by our three centers: Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, Stockton Text Center , and South Jersey Culture & History Center, all explorable here.  These centers, along with our Art Gallery and the Noyes Arts Garage, make Stockton University truly unique among regional comprehensive universities in New Jersey.  They connect students to exciting internship and experiential learning opportunities, and also with our surrounding communities.  I invite you check out our website, and then come visit us.     

Once again, welcome to ARHU at Stockton University.  We look forward to meeting you in person soon.

Ian Marshall, Ph.D.
School of Arts and Humanities