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Core Curriculum
Contact Information

For general questions or submission of forms and petitions, please contact us at corecurriculum@smcm.edu
Fax: (240) 895-2234 
St. Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd.
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
 

Elizabeth Nutt Williams, Ph.D.
Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience
Phone: (240) 895-4467
Email: enwilliams@smcm.edu


Ruth Feingold, Ph.D
Associate Dean of Academic Services 
Phone: (240) 895-4388
Email: rpfeingold@smcm.edu
Dr. Feingold will be on sabbatical in Fall 2013: please direct all questions and correspondence to Dr. Williams, Ms. Wimberly, or the Core Curriculum mailbox. 


Diane Wimberly
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (240) 895-2185
Email:dfwimberly@smcm.edu 

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Core Curriculum Faculty and Staff

Libby Nutt Williams
Libby Nutt Williams
Phone: (240) 895-4467
Email: enwilliams@smcm.edu

Dr. Libby Nutt Williams
Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience

Dr. Williams, who also has an appointment as Professor of Psychology, chairs the Core Curriculum Committee and is in charge of administering all aspects of the Core. She joined the faculty at St. Mary's in 1997, and previously served as chair of the Department of Psychology, as well as Coordinator of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality cross-disciplinary study area. She teaches a First Year Seminar in Great Works of Psychology.

Ruth Feingold
Ruth Feingold
Phone: (240) 895-3153
Email: rpfeingold@smcm.edu

Dr. Ruth P. Feingold
Associate Dean of Academic Services

Dr. Feingold is a Professor of English, and also a member of the Asian Studies and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies faculty. She came to  St. Mary's in 1999. She teaches courses in postcolonial and contemporary British literature, as well as a first year seminar entitled "Why Don't You Just Grow Up?!," focusing on coming-of-age novels and films. She has previously served as chair of the Department of English and Coordinator of the Women, Gender, & Sexuality cross-disciplinary study area.

Andrew Cognard-Black
Andrew Cognard-Black
Phone: (240) 895-2213
Email: ajcognardblack@smcm.edu

Dr. Andrew J. Cognard-Black
Liberal Arts Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts

Dr. Cognard-Black joined the faculty at St. Mary's in 2003, where he has taught courses in social statistics, social stratification, gender, family, and work, as well as introductory courses in both sociology and English composition. Primarily trained as a sociologist (Ph.D., M.A., Ohio State University), Cognard-Black also has a master's degrees in English language and literature from Iowa State University. He has served continuously for the past ten years on the editorial staff for the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and he has been involved in one way or another in writing across the curriculum for the past decade. In his role as a liberal arts associate, he is responsible for supporting faculty in the teaching of the four fundamental liberal arts skills, especially as related to the First Year Seminars. He also supports writing activities across the curriculum. He has taught a First Year Seminar on A World of Work.

Brandi Stanton
Brandi Stanton
Phone: (240) 895-2214
Email: bstanton@smcm.edu

Dr. Brandi Stanton
Liberal Arts Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts

Dr. Stanton received her BA from Stanford University, and her MA and PhD in English from Indiana University. She came to the college as a Visiting Instructor of English in 2007, before joining the Core. Her teaching interests include 20th and 21st century American poetry and fiction, postmodernism, hybrid genres, feminist theory, and composition. In her role as a liberal arts associate, she is responsible for supporting faculty in the teaching of the four fundamental liberal arts skills, especially as related to the First Year Seminars. She also supports writing activities across the curriculum. She has taught a First Year Seminar called "Totally Awesome" American Literature of the 1980s.