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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 Winter 2021 Virtual Office Hours
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C

Advising: MW 1-3 PM and T 11 AM-12 PM; visit to sign up

Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator/Faculty 242-3649 25-125B M-Th 9 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM by email or at 805-242-3649
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW 7-8 PM and by appointment
Email for Zoom info
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom

M 3-4 PM
Email for Zoom info

Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-130

MW 1-2 PM and TTh 11 AM-12 PM
Email for Zoom info

Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2

T 9-10 AM at;

Th 11 AM-12 PM at

Carol Littlefield-Halfman Faculty



W 5-7 PM at

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



Email for Zoom info
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131

M 2-3:30 PM and Th 11 AM-12:30 PM at

Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E

MW 9:30-10:00 AM, TTh 11:30 AM-12:00 PM, and by appointment
Email for Zoom info

Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126

M 2-3 PM, T 4-5 PM, F 12-1 PM

Email for Zoom info

Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty Zoom Zoom TTh 12-2 PM
Email for Zoom info
Rosemary Wrenn Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2

M 1-2 PM at and by appointment

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Affiliated Faculty and Staff 

Name JOB TITLE phone (805) office Email Winter 2021 Virtual office hours
Alma Gama SOE Credential Analyst 756-7104 02-120C  

Megan Guise

SOE Faculty



M 1-3 PM, F 11 AM-12 PM, and by appointment
Email for Zoom info

Elsa Medina

Mathematics Faculty



MW 9:30-10:30 AM and TTh 1-2 PM
Email for Zoom info

Joel Orth

History Faculty



M 4:10-5 PM, T 10:10-11 AM, and
Th 11:10 AM-12 PM, all at
Also, email office hours (live responses to email) on T 1-2 PM at
Briana Ronan SOE Faculty 756-5056 02-111  


Emeritus Faculty

Name Email

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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