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Mission Statement

The Academic Affairs Division endeavors to support faculty and students in the teaching and learning mission by providing curricula, personnel, services, and programs in the liberal arts and sciences tradition (see full mission statement).  


Academic Affairs Staff

Dr. Joseph M. Thomas,
Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs
Joe Thomas

Contact info:
610-921-7554 (fax)

Administration Building, Ground Floor


  • Ph.D., English, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), 1993
  • M.A., English, University of Texas (Austin), 1984
  • B.A., University of Texas (Austin), summa cum laude, 1977
    Major: Philosophy

Areas of Specialization

  • American literature and culture, primarily 19th century
  • Emerson and Transcendentalism
  • American poetry
  • African-American literature and the slave narrative
  • Textual and editorial theory and practice
  • Vitae
Angela M. Fonte,
Manager of Academic Affairs Administrative Services

Contact info:
Phone: 610-921-7643
Fax: 610-921-7554

Administration Building, ground floor

B.A., Cum Laude, Temple University, Psychology

Karen E. Shuker,
Secretary, Academic Affairs

Contact info:
Phone: 610-921-7643

Administration Building, ground floor