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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 8:30 AM-12 PM and 1-4:30 PM (Closed Fridays), or email us during these hours at with any questions or to set up a Zoom appointment
  • Make a virtual appointment with Dr. Berber at
  • If you urgently need to get in touch with someone on Fridays when the office is closed, please email 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 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 2022 Office Hours
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C

M, T, W 1-2:30 PM
Book your appointment online at

Zoom information listed on booking site

Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator/Faculty 242-3649 25-125B

M-Th 8:30-12 and 1-4:30
Call or text 805-242-3649
Zoom appointments available by request

Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E M-F by appointment
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom M 3-4 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-130 MW 1-2 PM; TTh 11 AM-12 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2 T and Th 11 AM-12 PM at
Carol Littlefield-Halfman Faculty



W 5-7 PM at

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



T 2-3 PM; W 10-11 AM; Th 3-4 PM at
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131 W 3:15-4:15 PM; F 12-2 PM
Book an appointment at
Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E

T and Th 10:30-11:30 AM in 25-125E
F by appointment

Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126

M 2-3 PM and W 11 AM-12 PM in 25-126 or on Zoom at;

T, TH, and F by appointment

Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty 756-6529 25-125E T and TH 12-1 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Rosemary Wrenn Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2 W 10-11 AM at;
M, T, Th, F by appointment

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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



Jess Jensen SOE Faculty 756-6420 02-132

Elsa Medina

Mathematics Faculty



Joel Orth

History Faculty



Briana Ronan (on sabbatical 2021-22 AY) SOE Faculty 756-5056 02-111


Emeritus Faculty

Name Email

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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