Campus Operations Update
CSUSB has suspended all non-essential on-campus operations temporarily due to COVID-19. During this period, contact the College of Arts and Letters Dean's Office at email@example.com or (909) 537-5800. Staff members are available remotely Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All CAL faculty, staff, and administrators who need to visit campus are required to complete this form and submit it to the Dean’s Office prior to their visit.
Information about our departments and programs is available at the following links:
CAL STUDENTS: CAL Advising team members are available to assist students remotely Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Outstanding Professor in Teaching and Instructional Related Activities:
Dr. Terri Nelson, World Languages and Literatures Department
Outstanding Professor in Scholarly, Research, and Creative Activities:
Dr. William Vanderburgh, Philosophy Department
Outstanding Professor in Service:
Dr. Karen Rowan, English Department
Professor Leslie Bryan, Theatre Arts Department
An upcoming construction and renovation project will add two new buildings to campus, including a new Performing Arts Center and an academic building that will serve as an anchor to the College of Arts and Letters. The project also will renovate the existing Performing Arts Building for future expansion.
The California State University Board of Trustees approved the schematic design at its Sept. 23, 2020 meeting. The project currently is scheduled to open during the 2024-25 academic year.
On Nov. 19, 2020, five recently tenured or promoted CAL faculty members shared details about their work and research via Zoom.
Following an introduction by Dean Rueyling Chuang, Prof. Johanna Smith from the Department of Theatre Arts facilitated presentations by Dr. Maria Garcia-Puente, World Languages and Literatures; Prof. Ed Gomez, Art and Design; Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, Communication Studies; Dr. Julie L. Taylor, Communication Studies; and Dr. Dany Doueiri, World Languages and Literatures.
During a surprise ceremony June 5, English professor Parastou Feizzaringhalam, affectionately known as Dr. Feiz, was named the recipient of the 2019-20 Golden Apple Award, the highest award for teaching at Cal State San Bernardino.
“You are receiving this award based on the exceptional and vast teaching record here at CSUSB,” President Tomás D. Morales said in honoring Feiz during a Zoom meeting filled with administrators, faculty and staff.
On Oct. 1, 2020, as part of its ongoing CAL Talk series, the College of Arts and Letters presented Arts and Humanities in the Age of the Pandemic, a faculty panel discussion examining COVID-19’s impact and the critical role of creative and humanistic practices in fomenting social connectedness and cultural life.
When Communication Studies professor Ahlam Muhtaseb entered a Zoom conference June 11, she was expecting to discuss teaching.
Instead, she was surprised with the 2019-20 Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities Award, which recognizes outstanding scholarship that has made and continues to make a significant impact on society.
Bibiana Díaz, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, was surprised on June 11 via Zoom with the 2019-20 Outstanding Faculty Advisor award.
President Tomás D. Morales announced she was receiving the prestigious honor, explaining that it was well-deserved for “her passion, commitment and dedication to student success providing career and life guidance.”
- Ed Gomez (Art and Design)
- Julie Taylor, Liliana Conlisk Gallegos and Mariam Betlemidze (Communication Studies)
- Maria Garcia Puente and Dany Doueiri (World Languages and Literatures)
- Yumi Pak (English)
Ed Gomez, Art and Design
Thomas Girshin, English
Kevin Zhang, Music
Jose Cordoba De La Barrera, World Languages and Literatures
Eric Bayruns-Garcia, Philosophy
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
On behalf of the College of Arts and Letters faculty, staff and alumni, congratulations to the Class of 2020!
All of us look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at the university’s next in-person commencement ceremony, so we thank you for your patience as we work to ensure it will be a joyous and safe event. In the meantime, please enjoy this video tribute to our newest graduates.
We're honored to present this commemorative list of the Class of 2020, suitable for printing: CSUSB_ArtsAndLetters_ClassOf2020.pdf
The College of Arts and Letters has received accreditation from the following organizations: