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Directory of A&S Department Chairs and Program Directors

Department Location Chair E-mail
Africana Studies Davis Hall Vanessa Quainoo
Art & Art History Fine Arts Center Ronald Onorato
Cancer Prevention Research Center CPRC James Protraska
Chemistry Pastore Hall William Euler
Communication Studies Davis Hall Kevin McClure
Computer Science & Statistics Tyler Hall Joan Peckham
Economics Chafee Center Matthew Bodah
English Swan Hall Ryan Trimm
Film Media Swan Hall Rebecca Romanow
Graduate School of Library
& Information Studies
Rodman Hall Valerie Karno
Harrington School of Communication & Media Davis Hall Adam Roth
History Washburn Hall Timothy George
International Engineering Program IEP Sigrid Berka
Journalism Rodman Hall John Pantalone
Mathematics Lippitt Hall James Baglama
Military Science Keaney Gymnasium LTC Ryan Whittmore
Modern and Classical Languages & Literatures Swan Hall Norbert Hedderich
Music Fine Arts Center Joseph Parillo
Philosophy Chafee Center Galen Johnson
Physics East Hall Oleg Andreev
Political Science Washburn Hall Brian Krueger
Preparatory Music Program Fine Arts Center Jane Murray
Psychology Chafee Center Su Boatright
Sociology & Anthropology Chafee Center Leo Carroll
Theatre Fine Arts Center Paula McGlasson
Gender & Women's Studies Roosevelt Hall Jody Lisberger
Writing & Rhetoric Roosevelt Hall Nedra Reynolds

news and notes

Check out the video about the Harrington School of Communication and Media, created by URI alum Dan Riordan's Gnarly Bay Productions:

URI students receive excellence awards from history department

URI English professor wins prestigious fellowship from American Academy in Berlin

URI dean, film professor Thomas Zorabedian to be honored by film festival, Feb. 22

URI economist says third quarter economic acceleration slowing in fourth quarter

URI chemistry student earns national research prize for nano-scale work with gold plating

URI chemistry professor and crime lab director named to federal group to assess forensic standards

New Warwick library director has ‘passion’ for information


URI Theatre 2014/2015 Season:


by Theresa Rebeck

"Avenue Q

by Jeff Whitty

"All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

"As You Like It"

by William Shakespeare

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For a copy of the Season Flyer click Here

Audition information for "Seminar" and "Avenue Q" Here

URI’s Medical Physics Program, one of two in New England, wins full accreditation by national group

KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 17, 2014 – For several years, the University of Rhode Island, partnering with Rhode Island Hospital, has offered a program for students with a passion for physics and medicine – and now it’s reached a milestone...



Using a 50-year-old technology that’s been reinvented as an archaeological tool, Kate Johnson ’06 digs up the lost farms of New England

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Big Thinkers in the College of Arts and Sciences:


2014 graduate Sylvia Bogusz

Major: Communication studies, Italian

Look at Sylvia Bogusz’s resume, and you might think—just another college over-achiever. Think again. Nowhere does she list her triumphs over near-fatal injuries she suffered when a drunken driver hit her in 2007, nor does she let that define her. Read more

Former URI Soccer player participating in the 2014 World Cup for the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team

Geoff Cameron

If former Rhody soccer player Geoff Cameron’s big idea was to play in the World Cup, then he’s going to need a new big idea. That’s because he is now on the U.S. men’s national team roster for the 2014 World Cup this summer in Brazil, and he’s already competed with the team in a win against Ghana and a tied match with Portugal in the competition’s opening round. Read more

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