Liberal Arts & Art Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Liberal Arts Department is to offer courses and programs that will provide a quality educational experience. The Liberal Arts Department is divided into two areas-Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Humanities area of this department is dedicated to providing valuable learning experiences in the liberal arts tradition. The department is committed to offering those courses which will present the student an excellent opportunity to pursue moral, creative, and philosophical interests. Courses within this curriculum include art, music, religion, and philosophy.

The Social Science area of this department also acknowledges the liberal arts tradition. It is committed to creating a learning environment of self-awareness along with a sense of growth and development. Courses in this curriculum include anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

The department strives to:

  • prepare students to continue their education at four-year institutions or to enter the workforce
  • provide access to instruction through distance learning as well as through traditional methods.
  • provide students with a discipline approach to the theories and methodologies that will assist them in understanding their society.
  • provide for its students an informal and participatory environment which encourages them to adopt a lifestyle of intellectual growth and self-awareness.
  • cultivate qualities of character and leadership in students by developing their analytical skills as well as creating a sensitivity to values essential for people living in an ever-changing world.
  • maintain an informed and professional faculty.


Jefferson Campus

Marisa Hamilton
Division Chair/Speech Instructor
Bethune Deramus Hall 219
(205) 856-6044
[email protected]

Camilla AveryArt InstructorBethune Deramus Hall 219(205) 856-7837[email protected]

Angela R. Ford
Psychology Instructor
Bethume Deramus Hall 209B
(205) 856-6019
[email protected]

Lucy Lewis
Sociology Instructor
Bethume Deramus Hall 209D
(205) 856-6046
[email protected]

Pamela R. West
History Instructor
Bethume Deramus Hall 209A
(205) 856-6050
[email protected]

Stanley Triplett
Psychology Instructor
Bethune Deramus 209C
(205) 856-6045
[email protected]

Andrea Lewis
Office ManagerBethune Deramus Hall 219(205) 856-8585[email protected]

Tanja Bacani
History InstructorBethune Deramus Hall 235(205) 856-6049 [email protected]

Jessica Kaufhold
Choir Director/Music InstructorFitzgerald Student Center 2nd Floor
(205) 856-7900

Shelby-Hoover Campus

Kevin S. Townes
Chair- Liberal Arts
MSB 100-A
(205) 983-5702
[email protected]

Zac Alexander
History Instructor
GSB 214-N
(205) 983-5998
[email protected]

Phaer Bonner
Psychology Instructor
MSB 116-C
(205) 983-5921
[email protected]

Kyle Irvin
History Instructor
MSB 116-A
(205) 983-5960
[email protected]

Mildred Lanier
Music Instructor
JMB 425
(205) 983-5309
[email protected]

Patrick Mayton
Art Instructor
JMB 349
(205) 983-5308
[email protected]

Lauren Wright
History Instructor
MSB 116-E
(205) 983-5202
[email protected]

Chilton-Clanton Campus

Jeffrey Pouncey
Psychology Instructor
Clanton Campus 125
[email protected]

St. Clair-Pell City Campus

Sarah Gasper
Psychology Instructor
St. Clair-Pell City Campus 132
(205) 812-2715
[email protected]

David McRae
History Instructor
St. Clair-Pell City Campus 227
(205) 812-2733
[email protected]

Leslie Warren
Theater Instructor
St. Clair-Pell City Campus 127
(205) 812-2726
[email protected]