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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 2021 Office Hours
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C  
Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator/Faculty 242-3649 25-125B MT 12:30-4 PM;
WTh 8:30 AM-12 PM
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E

M 4-5 PM and by appointment;

T-F by appointment only.

Email instructor for location information

Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom  
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-130

M-Th 12-1 PM

Email instructor for location information

Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2  
Carol Littlefield-Halfman Faculty



W 5-7 PM
Email instructor for Zoom information

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131

T 11:15 AM-12:15 PM at;

F 10 AM-1 PM. Schedule F office hours here

Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E M-Th 10:30 AM-12 PM;
F 9-10 AM.
Office hours located in 
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126  
Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty Zoom Zoom  
Rosemary Wrenn Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2  

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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


Emeritus Faculty

Name Email

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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