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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.
Ways to contact the Liberal Studies department office:
  • Call or text us at 805-242-3649, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM, or email us during these hours at with any questions or to set up a Zoom appointment
  • Visit us in person in Building 25 Room 125B Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10 AM-4 PM (hours subject to change without notice)
  • If you urgently need to get in touch with someone on Fridays, please email Dr. Bush at
For information on campus health, please visit Campus Health & Wellbeing at
On campus information:

Liberal Studies Department
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0384 USA
Telecommuting number - call or text 805-242-3649 (best number to call)
office 805-756-2935

Liberal Studies Faculty and Staff

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

Name TITLE Phone (805) Office Email Winter 2024 Office Hours
Seth Bush Department Chair 756-2746 25-125C

MW 9-11 AM

Located in 25-125C

Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator 242-3649 25-125B I am typically on campus Tuesdays-Thursdays - call or text me to make sure!  You can also email me to set up an appointment for any time M-R 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E After class and by appointment
Contact instructor for location information
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom M 2-3 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Julie Elvin Faculty W 10:15-11:15 AM
Contact instructor for location information
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-124

On leave Winter quarter

Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2 TR 11 AM-12 PM
Contact instructor for location information
Carol Littlefield-Halfman Faculty



W 5-7 PM at

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



M 2-3 PM, T and R 10-11 AM, F 1:30-2:30 PM at
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131 T 1-3 PM and R 10 AM-12 PM
Book an appointment at
Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E TR 10-11:30 AM and F by appointment
Located in 25-125E or on Zoom at ID 404 110 8134
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126 TW 2-3 PM, R 1-2 PM, and MF by appointment
Office hours held at
Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW 12-1 PM and by appointment
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Sarah Wells Faculty Zoom Zoom

M 4-5 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information

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Affiliated Faculty and Staff 

Name JOB TITLE phone (805) office Email

Megan Guise

SOE Faculty



Jess Jensen SOE Faculty 756-6420 02-132

Elsa Medina

Mathematics Faculty



Joel Orth

History Faculty



Briana Ronan SOE Faculty 756-5056 02-111


Emeritus Faculty

Name Email
Lola Berber-Jimenez

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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