Department of Liberal Arts | Mount St. Joseph University

Explore and develop intellectual interests and talents with the support of faculty scholars on campus and beyond.

Drawing on the Mount’s nearly one hundred years of excellence in teaching, the liberal arts faculty invite students to engage in an experience that challenges them to explore intellectual interests and talents with the support of community on campus and beyond.

Our community of faculty scholars from a variety of disciplines guides students as they mature into broadly educated writers, speakers, and learners prepared to embrace the diverse opportunities of twenty-first century life, work, and service. Our graduates are rooted in the past, engaged with the present, and empowered to thrive in the future.

Liberal Arts FAQs

What career options will this degree open up for me? What if I want to teach high school English or History? 

Find answers to these questions and more in our Liberal Arts major FAQs.




Photo of Elizabeth Bookser Barkley Elizabeth Bookser Barkley

Department of Liberal Arts Chair, Professor of English

Photo of Jeffrey Hillard Jeffrey Hillard

Associate Professor

Photo of Elizabeth Taryn Mason Elizabeth Taryn Mason

Associate Professor

Photo of Drew Shannon Drew Shannon

Associate Professor

Photo of John Trokan John Trokan

Program Director of Religious/Pastoral Studies, Associate Professor

Photo of Kate Lassiter Kate Lassiter

Associate Professor of Religious & Pastoral Studies

Photo of Robert Pennington Robert Pennington

Assistant Professor

Photo of Ronald White Ronald White


Photo of Iris Spoor Iris Spoor

Assistant Professor

Photo of Michael Sontag Michael Sontag

Dean of Arts & Humanities, Associate Professor

Photo of Timothy Lynch Timothy Lynch


Photo of Jennifer Morris Jennifer Morris


Photo of Peter M. Robinson Peter M. Robinson