Category: Liberal Arts

Led by passionate faculty directors with doctorates in fields across the liberal arts and sciences, online degree programs in Liberal Arts provide students with invaluable transferable skills in research methods, analysis, writing and communication, creative problem-solving, intercultural mindfulness, knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and ethical awareness.

Walter Were, BS in Liberal Arts grad

When Walter Were was young, he wanted to be a successful businessman and community leader when he grew up. Were says his definition of “success” doesn’t equal the material possessions he’s acquired, but rather how well he can answer the question: “What is your contribution to society?” The 2005 Excelsior graduate has contributed much as …

Jim Holton, History Faculty

Higher education has changed a lot since instructional faculty member Jim Holton attended college, especially in the realm of technology. For example, when he started college, students still used a card catalog and computers to search for items elsewhere in the library. Now, information is readily available at students’ fingertips. Holton understands that students communicate …

asian father and two sons playing at a table

Diana Baumrind, a clinical and developmental psychologist known for her research on parenting styles, began studying parenting styles nearly accidentally. She was originally interested in the various influences related to self-reliant children.  Baumrind’s conjecture was that if we can identify the influences on self-reliant children, we can encourage them in the environment of grade-school children, …

african american dad talking to son instead of putting him in time out

Whether you are a new parent, a seasoned caregiver, or can remember your own experience, we are all familiar with “time out.” New research indicates time out may not be the most effective approach for all children. In case you are unsure of what time out is, it is the social and/or environmental separation of …

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“SOC 240 Addictions in America is a great and timely course. The course was recently revised to reflect contemporary social realities and the different careers that relate to the many types of addictions currently afflicting American society,” says Ted Lehmann, faculty program director for the social sciences and human services. Addictions in America is a …

Black Nurses Rock Palm Beach Chapter President Angeline Bernard

Angeline Bernard has never stopped learning, working, or growing in the health care field. She is dedicated to her craft, and her passion and determination to succeed is evident each day she goes to work or begins a new project. Bernard, of Margate, Florida, received an associate degree in business from Rockland Community College in …

Tim Colomer and JDog Junk Removal Truck

Since he graduated in 2006 with a liberal arts degree, veteran Tim Colomer has become CEO of a JDog Junk Removal & Hauling United, a Military Veteran Partners (MVP) company, and works hard to give back to his community and fellow veterans. Colomer, who was an explosives expert in the Marines for 14 years, became …

biology degree, natural sciences, sandy adams with a microscope

Sandra Adams has been studying molecular biology for more than 20 years, specifically directing laboratory operations at the University of Wisconsin where they research the symbioses between leaf-cutter ants, fungi, and bacteria. The biologist has been with Excelsior College since 2011, teaching BIO 110 Biology (Non-Lab), BIO 212 Microbiology, and BIO 360 Developmental Biology. She …

James Davenport at work at the NSA

Eight-hour work days. Flexible scheduling. Daily meetings and, occasionally, working from multiple locations in a single day. Ask Excelsior College graduate James Davenport about his career, and these conventional details are part of the description. But as technology manager for applicant testing in the Office of Marketing, Outreach, and Testing at the National Security Agency …