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Office of the Dean

Dr. John E. SiskoDr. John E. Sisko

Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a broad array of educational opportunities that foster inquiry and spark imagination. Students in our 28 undergraduate majors and 60 minors develop expertise in critical thinking, problem solving, team work, data analysis, ethical reasoning, perspective taking, and both verbal and written communication. Our exceptional faculty embrace the teacher-scholar model; most of our classes have fewer than 20 students, and we have a laudable faculty/student ratio: close faculty mentoring is at the heart of our mission. Our curriculum is designed around transformative learning experiences, including student abroad and internships. Queens boasts an international program that sends about 90% of our students overseas and an internship program that offers students real-world and life changing experiences at more than 325 sites across Charlotte and abroad. Further, our culture is one of respect and compassion. The College of Arts & Sciences prepares students to serve and lead: our graduates are well-rounded, self-directed, and knowledgeable citizens who have a strong sense of their own chosen trajectories, both professionally and within their communities. 

The Office of the Dean administers academic policies and programs, in accordance with University-wide principles and priorities. This work included promoting both faculty and student research and creative activity. 

John E. Sisko, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Sisko became Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Wayland H. Cato School of Education on July 1, 2016. Before coming to Queens, Dr. Sisko served as Professor of Philosophy and Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at The College of New Jersey. He earned his BA at St. John's College (Annapolis, MD) and his Ph.D. in Philosophy, at Rutgers University.

Dr. Sisko's research focuses on Ancient Greek Philosophy of Mind and Physics. He publishes in some of the most distinguished journals in his field, including, Ancient Philosophy, Apeiron, Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie, Classical Quarterly, Mind, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Phronesis, and Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. Dr. Sisko's edited volume, Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity, will be published by Routledge in 2017.

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