College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
Nan Sussman

Nan Sussman , Ph.D.
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Division of Humanities & Social Sciences

Welcome to the Division of Humanities and
Social Sciences!

At the heart of a great college are the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Our division includes departments teaching the full range of these disciplines: literature, history, performing and creative arts, media, world languages, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, and geography. The division also focuses on applying theory to practice by preparing future teachers, and mental health counselors. In total, nine academic departments and ten interdisciplinary programs provide a rich curriculum to all 14,000 students enrolled at CSI through general education, baccalaureate majors, minors, associate, certificate and graduate programs.

Students’ hopes and dreams are realized through their exposure to our world-renowned faculty, in the classroom, laboratory, practice room, stage, and studio. Classroom learning is augmented by a wide array of internships, fieldwork, study abroad programs, and undergraduate research opportunities.

The scholarship of our faculty has been recognized through the awarding of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, National Science Foundation grants, book prizes, invited exhibitions and compositional commissions. Faculty bring innovative pedagogy, cutting-edge scholarship and dedication to their teaching, transforming the minds and lives of our students.

I welcome you to the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. Explore our course offerings, the expertise of our faculty, and our outstanding facilities. 

Nan Sussman, Ph.D.
Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor, Psychology