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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 open part-time and is happy to serve you in the following ways:


  • 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 Building 25, Room 125B on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM-4:00 PM.  Hours subject to change without notice.
  • Make a virtual appointment with Dr. Berber at
  • If you urgently need to get in touch with someone on Fridays, please email Dr. Berber at
For information on campus health, please visit the Roadmap for a Healthy Campus website 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 2023 Office Hours
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C MW 1-2:30 PM
T 11 AM-12 PM & 1-2 PM
Book your appointment online at
Zoom information listed on booking site
Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator 242-3649 25-125B I am typically on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays - call or text me to make sure!  You can also email me to set up an appointment for any time M-Th 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E After class & by appointment
Contact instructor for more information
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom W 3:30-4:00 PM; Th 1:30-2:00 PM
Contact instructor for location information
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-124

M 12-1 PM; Th 10-11 AM; and by appointment

Contact instructor for Zoom information

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



W 5-7 PM at

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



On sabbatical Winter 2023
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131 W 3:15-4:30 PM; Th 9:30-10:30 AM
Book at
Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E M & W 8:30-9:30 AM in 02-213 or on Zoom (Zoom ID 404 110 8134)
T & Th 10:30-11:30 AM in 25-125E or on Zoom (Zoom ID 404 110 8134)
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126 M 3-4 PM; W 8-9 AM; F 2-3 PM
All located in 25-126
Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW 12:30-1:30 PM and M-Th by appointment
Contact instructor for Zoom information

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Affiliated Faculty and Staff 

Name JOB TITLE phone (805) office Email Winter 2023 Office Hours

Megan Guise

SOE Faculty



Jess Jensen SOE Faculty 756-6420 02-132  

Elsa Medina

Mathematics Faculty



T 10-11 AM; Th & F 9:30-10:30 AM
All located in 25-303

Joel Orth

History Faculty



Briana Ronan SOE Faculty 756-5056 02-111  


Emeritus Faculty

Name Email

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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