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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:

June, August, and September 2022:

  • Call or text us at 805-242-3649, Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM-12 PM and 1-4:30 PM, or email us during these hours at with any questions or to set up a Zoom appointment
  • If you urgently need to get in touch with someone on Fridays, please email Dr. Berber at

July 2022:

  • Email with any questions or to set up a Zoom appointment
  • Call the College of Science & Mathematics Dean's Office at 805-756-2226 or email them 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
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C
Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator/Faculty 242-3649 25-125B
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-130
Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2
Carol Littlefield-Halfman Faculty



David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131
Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126
Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty 756-6529 25-125E
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



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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