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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.
Ways to contact the Liberal Studies department office:
  • 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 person in Building 25 Room 125B Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10 AM-4 PM (hours subject to change without notice)
  • If you urgently need to get in touch with someone on Fridays, please email Dr. Bush 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 Fall 2023 Office Hours
Seth Bush Department Chair 756-2746 25-125C

MW 11 AM-12 PM

Located in 25-125C

Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator 242-3649 25-125B I am typically on campus Tuesdays-Thursdays - call or text me to make sure!  You can also email me to set up an appointment for any time M-R 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW after class and by appointment; TRF by appointment.
Contact instructor for location information.
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom W 3:30-4:00 PM and R 1:30-2:00 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-124

MW 1-2 PM and TR 2-3 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information

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



W 5-7 PM at

David Mitchell

Physics & Liberal Studies Faculty



M 3-4 PM, T 10-11 AM, W 2-3 PM, and F 2-3 PM
Contact instructor for Zoom information
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131 T 9:45-11:30 AM and R 2-4 PM
Book an appointment at
Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW 9:45-10:45 AM, R 10-11 AM, and F 9-9:30 AM
Located in 25-125E
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126 MW 12-1 PM and TRF by appointment
MW in 25-126; TRF either in 25-126 or on Zoom
Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW 11 AM-12 PM or by appointment from 10 AM-4 PM; TRF by appointment from 10 AM-4 PM.
Contact instructor for Zoom information.
Sarah Wells Faculty Zoom Zoom

M 4-5 PM and T-F by appointment
Please contact instructor for Zoom information

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Affiliated Faculty and Staff 

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

Megan Guise

SOE Faculty



Jess Jensen SOE Faculty 756-6420 02-132  

Elsa Medina

Mathematics Faculty




Joel Orth

History Faculty



Briana Ronan SOE Faculty 756-5056 02-111  


Emeritus Faculty

Name Email
Lola Berber-Jimenez

Anne Marie Bergen

Russell Swanagon

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