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From Our Chair

The Department of Arts and Humanities is a diverse community of students and scholars in a wide-range of fields, including history, philosophy, art, music, art administration, bilingual and bicultural education, teaching English as a second language, applied linguistics, English and social studies.

The diversity of our inquiries and the people who engage these fields is among our greatest attributes. The need to embrace difference as a hallmark of our institution has rarely been more clear that it is today. So too must we honor the strong traditions we inherit in these fields—some of which had their beginnings at Teachers College—in order to carry out the legacy that is our intellectual inheritance.

Past achievements that make us so proud, also bring a responsibility to continue to innovate, explore and shape teaching and learning with new communities. And so with an eye to the past, we look to the future with enthusiasm about the many possibilities for learning artfully and humanistically in the years ahead!

–William Gaudelli