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The College of Arts and Sciences' (CAS) Interdisciplinary Studies is a unit of the Dean's office, serving as the home for academic programs and research centers/institutes which transcend the boundaries of the traditional academic departments.

Academic Programs & Institutes/Research Centers

For more information on a program, click on the name or contact the director


Undergraduate Majors

African and African American Studies
Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr, Director
Department of English / 678-5455 / lmnsnfrr@memphis.edu

International Studies
Dr. Nicole Detraz, Interim Director
Department of Political Science / 678-3362 / ndetraz@memphis.edu


Undergraduate Concentrations with University College

Asian Studies and International Trade (B.L.S. through University College)
Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, Interim Director
Department of Earth Sciences / 678-4538 / hkung@memphis.edu

Judaic Studies (B.L.S. through University College)
Dr. Shaul Bar
Department of Judaic Studies / 678-2919 / sbar@memphis.edu

Religious Studies
Contact: Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu

Undergraduate Minors

African and African American Studies
Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr, Director
Department of English / 678-5455 / lmnsnfrr@memphis.edu

Asian Studies
Dr. Nicole Dtraz
Department of Political Science / 678-3362 / ndetraz@memphis.edu

Classics
Dr. William Thompson
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
678-2507/ wjthmpsn@memphis.edu

Emergency Management
Dr. Arleen Hill
Department of Earth Sciences / 678-2589 / aahill@memphis.edu

Environmental Studies
Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu

International Studies
Dr. Nicole Detraz, Interim Director
Department of Political Science / 678-3362 / ndetraz@memphis.edu

Judaic Studies
Dr. Shaul Bar
Department of Judaic Studies / 678-2919 / sbar@memphis.edu

Legal Thought and Liberal Arts
Jessica Kelso, Pre-professional Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences / 678-5454 / jgclffrd@memphis.edu

Pre-Health Studies
Jessica Kelso, Pre-professional Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences / 678-5454 / jgclffrd@memphis.edu

Religious Studies
Contact:  Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu  

Women's and Gender Studies
Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu  


Graduate Certificates

Women's and Gender Studies
Department Partners: Dr. Wanda Rushing, Sociology & Dr. Mary Beth Mader, Philosophy
Contact: Dr. Joy Clay 
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu

Museum Studies (CAS & CCFA)
Department Partners and Contacts: Dr. Leslie Luebbers, Director, University Art Museum luebbers@memphis.edu/ 678-2224
Dr. Robert Connolly, Director, C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa rcnnolly@memphis.edu / 785-3160 ext. 15


Research Centers and Institutes

The Center for Research on Women (CROW)
Dr. Joy Clay, Director
Clement Hall, Room 337 / 678-2770 / joyclay@memphis.edu

The Confucius Institute (CIUM)
Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, Director
Wilder Tower, 11th floor / 678-4538 / hkung@memphis.edu

The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
Dr. Robert Connolly, Director
1978 Indian Village Drive / 785-3160, ext. 15 / rcnnolly@memphis.edu

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Dr. Stephan Blatti, Director
Scates Hall, Room 220 / 678-4289 / blatti@memphis.edu 

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
Daphene McFerren, Director
Scates Hall, Room 204 / 678-3974 / drmcfrrn@memphis.edu


CAS Contacts

Dr. Thomas Nenon, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Joy Clay, Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary Studies
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu

Robert Marczynski, Assistant Director, Interdisciplinary Studies
Scates Hall, Room 218 / 678-3516 / marczyns@memphis.edu
 
Sharon Beasley, Administrative Assistant, Interdisciplinary Studies
Scates Hall, Room 217 / 678-5398 / sbeasley@memphis.edu
 
Leila Boyd, Administrative Secretary, Interdisciplinary Studies
Scates Hall, Room 217 / 678-5398 / laboyd@memphis.edu

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