Program Chairs

Program Chairs supervise the execution of the program and ensure faculty members have everything they need to complete their courses. The program chair position is held by a faculty member for two years. In July at the end of their second year, a new chair is assigned. If you have questions about your major, please email your program chair.

Undergraduate Programs


Africana Studies Program 

Program Chair

 Patricia Reid-Merritt

 Patricia Reid-Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies and Social Work, DSW

609-652-4609  | K-117


Performing Arts Program 

Program Chair

Caitlin Pittenger

Caitlin Pittenger, Associate Professor of Dance

609-626-5512 | K-131


Visual Arts Program 

 Program Chair

Hannah C. Ueno

Hannah C. Ueno, Professor of Art

609-652-4215 | AS-236


Communication Studies Program 

Program Chair

Joe'l Ludovich

Joe'l Ludovich, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

609-626-3474 | K-111


Historical Studies Program

Program Chair

Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols, Professor of History

609-626-6036 | B-113


Languages and Culture Studies Program 

Program Chair

Katherine Panagakos

Katherine Panagakos, Assistant Professor of Classics; AFGLC Professor of Greek Culture

609-652-4618 | H-250


Literature Program 

Program Chair

Adam Miyashiro

Adam Miyashiro, Associate Professor of Literature

609-626-6020 | F-213a


Philosphy and Religion Program

Program Chair

Jongbok Yi

Jongbok Yi, Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy

609-652-3490 | K-127


Graduate Programs

4 + 1 Dual Degree in Literature (B.A.) and American Studies (M.A.)

Contact a Literature preceptor or the chair of the Literature program for more information about the dual degree program.


American Studies Program 

Program Chair

John O'Hara

John O'Hara, Associate Professor of Critical Thinking & First - Year Studies

609-761-1254 | AC-224d