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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:


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 Fall 2022 Office Hours
Lola Berber-Jiménez  Department Chair 242-3649 25-125C MW 1-2:30 PM
T 11 AM-12 PM & 1-2 PM
Book your appointment online at
Zoom information listed on booking site
Bronwyn Ciccone Department Coordinator/Faculty 242-3649 25-125B I am typically on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays - call or text me to make sure!  You can also email me to set up an appointment for any time M-Th 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Ken Barclay Faculty 756-6529 25-125E After class & by appointment
Contact instructor for more information
Gina Boldman Faculty Zoom Zoom M 3-4 PM; W 10-11 AM
Contact instructor for location information
Amanda Frye Faculty 756-6509 25-124

MW 1-2 PM
TTh 11 AM-12 PM

Contact instructor for location information

Juleen Packard Faculty 756-6533 25-125B2 T and Th 11-11:30 AM
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 9-10 AM; W 2-3 PM; Th 10-11 AM
Jasmine Nation Faculty 756-2990 25-131 T 11 AM-12:30 PM; Th 12:30-2:30 PM
Book at
Samuel Shalhoub Faculty 756-6529 25-125E M by appointment on Zoom (Zoom ID 404 110 8134)
W and Th 10:30-11:30 AM in 25-125E
Nancy Stauch Faculty 756-6587 25-126 M 8-9 AM in 38-131
W 11 AM-12 PM in 38-131
Th 11 AM-12 PM in 10-226
Russell Swanagon Emeritus Faculty 756-6529 25-125E MW 11 AM-12 PM
Contact instructor for location information

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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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