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CAS Interdisciplinary Studies

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
 
Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr, Director
Department of English / 678-5455 / lmnsnfrr@memphis.edu 
 
Dr. Robert Blanton
Department of Political Science / 678-2395 / rblanton@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
Contact:  Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu  
 
Undergraduate Minors
 
Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr, Director
Department of English / 678-5455 / lmnsnfrr@memphis.edu 
 
Dr. Robert Blanton
Department of Political Science / 678-2395 / rblanton@memphis.edu
  
Classics
Dr. William Thompson
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
 
Dr. Arleen Hill
Department of Earth Sciences / 678-2589 / aahill@memphis.edu
 
Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu 
 
Dr. Robert Blanton
Department of Political Science / 678-2395 / rblanton@memphis.edu 
 
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
 
Jessica Kelso, Pre-professional Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences / 678-5454 / jgclffrd@memphis.edu
 
Contact:  Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu  
 
Dr. Joy Clay
Scates Hall, Room 110 / 678-3370 / joyclay@memphis.edu  
 
Graduate Certificates 
 
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
Dr. Robert Connolly, Director, C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa rcnnolly@memphis.edu / 785-3160 ext. 15
 
Research Centers and Institutes 
 
Dr. Lynda Sagrestano, Director
Clement Hall, Room 337 / 678-2770 / lsagrstn@memphis.edu 
 
Dr. Hsiang-te Kung, Director
Wilder Tower, 11th floor / 678-4538 / hkung@memphis.edu 
 
Dr. Robert Connolly, Director
1978 Indian Village Drive / 785-3160, ext. 15 / rcnnolly@memphis.edu
 
Dr. Stephan Blatti, Director
Scates Hall, Room 220 / 678-4289 / blatti@memphis.edu 
 
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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