Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Calvert Hall, Room 104
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The St. Mary’s faculty foster intellectual, social and ethical development, within a community dedicated to diversity and accessibility. We provide students with opportunities to understand and serve local, national and global communities, and to accomplish social change.
July 4, 2022
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer participated in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Summer Institute June 9-11, 2022 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. This year’s summer institute focused on women faculty in STEM and Sherrer made notable… Find Out More
September 22, 2022
A new solo exhibition by Professor of Art Sue Johnson has opened at the Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery of Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina and runs through October 14. The exhibition, titled "Showroom: Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines" includes 17 mixed media paintings and… Find Out More
August 6, 2022
Interim Provost Katie Gantz served as a senior administrator co-facilitator at the 2022 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Beard Leadership Circle at Sonoma State University in California. The focus of the three-day BLC summer institute was support for early- to mid-career department… Find Out More
August 1, 2022
Professor of History Christine Adams was interviewed by Richard Levick for the podcast, "In House Warrior" to answer the question, "Is the U.S. Supreme Court the New Bastille?" In the interview, Adams compares the nearly 100 years of unsettled French governments more than a century ago to the… Find Out More
July 22, 2022
Gili Freedman, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed recently about the research she and her collaborators have done on ghosting in The New York Times Magazine. Visit the NYT online to read the article, "How to Recover from Being Ghosted."
June 21, 2022
Associate Professor of Psychology Scott Mirabile is a co-presenter at a workshop of the Academics for Black Survival and Wellness (A4BL) annual training series on June 23. His presentation stems from a writing project that originated from the 2021 A4BL trainings. That writing project is a guide for… Find Out More
June 6, 2022
A large-scale exhibition of Professor of Art Sue Johnson’s “Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines” is now on view at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, N.H. from June 3 - July 31, 2022. 

Beth Falconer, executive director of 3S Artspace said of the exhibition, “[This is] the first opportunity for… Find Out More
April 18, 2022
Maryland Sea Grant recently awarded Dr. Cassie Gurbisz, assistant professor of environmental studies, funding for a new two-year project to study a type of algae known as cyanobacteria in the Chesapeake Bay. These cyanobacteria have been expanding recently -- a concerning trend because they are… Find Out More
April 13, 2022
Political Science Professor Walter Hill had an article published in The Humanist. The article, "An Examination of Policy Views by Race & Religion" ran on January 13, 2022. Read the full article here.
April 4, 2022
On Wednesday, April 6, at 5:45 p.m., Professor of Physics Josh Grossman will virtually give the SMCM Natural Sciences & Mathematics Colloquium, titled, “How quantum computing will soon transform chemistry, biology, computer science, physics, materials science, national security, finance,… Find Out More