Departments

Our academic departments represent many of the central disciplines of knowledge, including philosophy, literature, religion, and languages. Most departments are interdisciplinary,  such as Africana studies, neuroscience, East Asian studies, and politics, which encourages collaboration and allows you to expand disciplinary boundaries.

Africana Studies

Chair Darko Opoku Administrative Assistant David Divins
440-775-8923

Anthropology

Chair Amy Margaris ’96 Administrative Assistant Jackie Fortino

Archaeological Studies

Chair Amy Margaris ’96 Administrative Assistant Jackie Fortino

Art

Cochairs: Christina Neilson, Julia Christensen Administrative Assistant Jamie Jacobs

Art History

Chair Christina Neilson Administrative Assistant Jamie Jacobs

Biology

Chair Keith Tarvin Administrative Assistant Twila Colley
440-775-8315

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chair Jason Belitsky Administrative Assistant Rachel Wysocki
440-775-8300

Classics

Chair Chris Trinacty Administrative Assistant Joan Kaatz
440-775-8390

Comparative American Studies

Chair Shelley Lee Administrative Assistant Joan Kaatz
440-775-8390

Comparative Literature

Acting Chair: Anuradha (Anu) Needham Administrative Assistant Joyce Marshall
440-775-6567

Computer Science

Chair Robert (Bob) Geitz Administrative Assistant Jackie Fortino

Creative Writing

Acting Chair: David Walker Administrative Assistant Joyce Marshall

East Asian Studies

Director: Sheila Miyoshi Jager Administrative Assistant Dale Alexander

Economics

Chair Ron Cheung Administrative Assistant Terri Pleska

English

Chair Gillian Johns Administrative Assistant Linda Pardee
440-775-8570

Environmental Studies

Chair Karl Offen Administrative Assistant Janet Cali
440-775-8973

French and Italian

Chair Matthew Senior Administrative Assistant Blanche Villar

Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

Director: Patrick O'Connor Administrative Assistant David Divins
440-775-8923

Geology

Chair F. Zeb Page Administrative Assistant Pat Sturges
440-775-8350

German Studies

Chair Steven Huff Administrative Assistant Dale Alexander

Hispanic Studies

Chair Claire Solomon ’98 Administrative Assistant Blanche Villar
440-775-5256

History

Chair Annemarie (Ari) Sammartino Administrative Assistant Jennifer Drop
440-775-8520

Jewish Studies

Chair Cynthia (Cindy) Chapman Administrative Assistant Brenda Hall

Latin American Studies

Chair Kristina Mani Administrative Assistant Tracy Tucker
440-775-8657

Mathematics

Chair Kevin Woods Administrative Assistant Terri Pleska

Musical Studies

Chairs: Elizabeth Hamilton, Peter Swendsen ’99 Administrative Assistant Jeanne Rosecrans

Neuroscience

Chair Tracie Paine Administrative Assistant Kristi Gibson

Philosophy

Chair Martin Thomson-Jones Administrative Assistant Joan Kaatz
440-775-8390

Physics and Astronomy

Chair Stephen FitzGerald Administrative Assistant Rachel Wysocki
440-775-8330

Politics

Chair Steve Crowley Administrative Assistant Tracy Tucker
440-775-8487

Psychology

Chair Nancy Darling Administrative Assistant Joan Gleason
440-775-8355

Religion

Chair Corey Barnes ’98 Administrative Assistant Brenda Hall
440-775-8866

Russian and East European Studies

Chair Thomas (Tom) Newlin Administrative Assistant Dale Alexander

Russian Language, Literature and Culture

Chair Thomas (Tom) Newlin Administrative Assistant Dale Alexander

Sociology

Chair Rick Baldoz Administrative Assistant Joan Gleason
440-775-8370