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The Liberal Studies department faculty and affiliated instructors are fully dedicated to making every student's experience at Cal Poly fulfilling, meaningful, and challenging. All faculty members have substantial educational experience and are readily available to share that experience with students for both academic and career counseling.
Out of an abundance of caution and care, the Liberal Studies office is currently operating virtually and is happy to serve you in the following ways:
  • Call or text us at 805-242-3649, Monday-Thursday from 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 4 PM (Closed Fridays)
  • Email us at with any questions or to set up a Zoom appointment
  • Make a virtual appointment with Dr. Berber at
For more information and updates about COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus), please visit
On campus information:

Liberal Studies Department
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0384 USA
telecommuting - call or text 805-242-3649 (current number)
office 805-756-2935 | fax 805-756-2967

Liberal Studies Faculty and Staff

Please email each faculty member to request their Zoom office hours information.

Name TITLE Phone (805) Office Email Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C

Advising: MTW 1-3 PM; visit

Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator/Faculty 242-3649 25-125B Th 4:30-5:30 PM; log in via Zoom link in Canvas
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E M and W 4-5 PM, as well as after class and also by special arrangement. Email for Zoom information.
Gina Boldman Faculty

M 3-4 PM and Th 10-11 AM

Zoom meeting ID:  664 994 6314

Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-130

LS 214:  MW 1-2 PM & TTh 11 AM-12 PM
LS 301:  F 11 AM-12 PM

Email for appointments outside office hours and for Zoom information.

Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2 LS 211: M 9-10 AM & Th 11 AM-12 PM
Carol Littlefield-Halfman Faculty



W 5-7 PM

Zoom meeting ID:  927 9570 4035

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



On sabbatical 2020-2021 school year
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131

T 10:30 AM-12:30 PM & Th 2-4 PM

Zoom meeting ID: 931 1853 0504

Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E

In the hour after class:

LS 301-02: F 12-1 PM

LS 370-01: MW 2-3 PM

LS 370-02: TTh 2-3 PM

Also by appointment. Email for Zoom information. 
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126  
Rosemary Wrenn Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2

M 1-2 PM and Th 9-10 AM, also by appointment

Zoom meeting ID: 369 1120 266

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Affiliated Faculty and Staff 

Name JOB TITLE phone (805) office Email
Alma Gama SOE Credential Analyst 756-7104 02-120C

Megan Guise

SOE Faculty



Elsa Medina

Mathematics Faculty



Joel Orth

History Faculty



Briana Ronan SOE Faculty 756-5056 02-111

Kristi Weddige

Director of COSAM 
Student Services Center




Emeritus Faculty

Name Email

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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