At the heart of a great college are the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Our division includes nine departments: English, History, Media Culture, Performing and Creative Arts, Philosophy, Political Science & Global Affairs, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology, and World Languages & Literatures. The division also includes the major in Science, Letters, & Society; Interdisciplinary majors and minors in African & African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, International Studies; and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; as well as minors in Disability Studies, East Asian Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies, and a Graduate Certificate In Autism Spectrum Disorders.   In total, the 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.

School information

Building 1A Room 312
Phone : 718.982.2315
Fax : 718.982.2316
Office Hours:

Mon. – Fri. 9am  – 5pm.
The office is closed from 1 – 2 for lunch.


Contact Via Email

Meet The Dean:

Dr. Gerry Milligan is an Associate Professor in Italian and holds a B.A. in Italian and International Business from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Italian Literature from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He joined the College of Staten Island in 2003, where he has most recently served as the Chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures.
 

During his time at the College of Staten Island, he has maintained an active research agenda, focusing on questions of gender in Renaissance literature. He was awarded a year-long research fellowship at The Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy. He has published articles on masculinity, Italian theatre, and women writers. His volume, The Poetics of Masculinity in Early Modern Italy and Spain, co-edited with Jane Tylus, is the first study to consider the cross-cultural exchange of masculinity between Italy and Spain in the early modern period. His forthcoming book, Moral Combat: Women, Gender and War in Italian Renaissance Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2018) discusses the extensive debate about women in the military that occurred during the Italian 16th century.
 

As an educator, he is staunchly committed to the mission of rigorous and meaningful public education. He has studied and taught at state institutions in Italy and the US. After arriving at the College of Staten Island, he co-developed the Italian Studies major. Since its launch in 2010, dozens of Italian Studies graduates have successfully secured exciting careers in the New York area and beyond. Outside of Italian, he teaches in several programs at the College, including Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Science, Letters, and Society program. He has led a CSI course on Renaissance Culture in Florence, Italy, and he has taught courses at the CUNY Graduate Center on Dissimulation and Masculinity in the Renaissance. He is currently Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, a division that encompasses 9 academic departments, and 10 interdisciplinary programs.

Programs

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.

Undergraduate:

Graduate Programs:

Program

Coordinator/Director

Phone Number

Location

Autism Graduate Certificate

Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch

(718) 982-4121

4S-103E

Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Dr. Jillian Baez

(718) 982-2143

1P-232C

English (MA)

Dr. Katharine Goodland

(718) 982-3639

2S-121

History (MA)

Dr. John Dixon

(718) 982-3307

2N-101

Liberal Studies (MA)

Dr. Ismael García Colón

(718) 982-3766

4S-237

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Dr. Frances Melendez

(718) 982-3960

4S-106

Interdisciplinary:

Degree Program

Director

Phone Number

Location

African and African Diaspora Studies

Emmanuel Mbah

(718) 982-2875

2N-213

American Studies

Bill Bauer

(718) 982-2534

1P-206

International Studies

Jane Marcus Delgado

(718) 982-3441

2N-211

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Ismael García Colón

(718) 982-3766

4S-237

Science, Letters and Society (SLS)

Cary Karacas

(718) 982-2890

2N-230

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Matt Brim

(718) 982-3645

2S-214

 

Certificate Program

Director

Phone Number

Location

Autism Graduate Certificate

Kristen Gillespie-Lynch

(718) 982-4121

4S-103E

 

Minor

Director

Phone Number

Location

Disabilities Studies

Barbra Teater

(718) 982-2166

2A-201D

East Asian Studies Minor

Cary Karacas

(718) 982-2890

2N-230

Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies

Rafael de la Dehesa
Alvaro Baquero Pecino

(718) 982-3762
(718) 982-3700

4S-231
2S-109