School of Arts & Sciences

At Columbia College's School of Arts and Sciences, we celebrate diverse perspectives, champion creative thinking, and foster an environment where you can learn, grow and shape your future.

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Meet Dean Jennifer Jewell

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Dean Jewell earned her Ph.D. from the University of Louisville and her Master of Social Work from Spalding University, where she later taught before transitioning to Salisbury University.

Committed to serving the community, Dean Jewell has been a public servant for over two decades, organizing around economic human rights and racial justice issues, providing mental health counseling, facilitating book discussions with individuals in prison, along with serving as Mayor for a year in her former town.

At Salisbury, she served as a Professor and the Director of the School of Social Work. In her leadership roles, Dean Jewell developed and launched distance education program options at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, spearheaded the creation of comprehensive mentoring initiatives for faculty and students, and expanded work on diversity and equity issues. These efforts earned her the Salisbury University Presidential Diversity Award.

Dean Jewell maintains an active research agenda with a focus on anti-racist social work practice, inclusive pedagogy, and academic leadership, authoring numerous book chapters and juried papers.

Learn, Grow & Shape Your Future

Visit Our Professional Art Galleries

Greg Hardwick Gallery

The Greg Hardwick Gallery, created primarily for the exhibition of three-dimensional art, is also used for alternative media, including video.

Sidney Larson Gallery

The Larson Gallery displays professional work by nationally and internationally known artists, and by outstanding Columbia College students.

Share Your Talent

Several students and the choir leader, all dressed in black, rehearsing for the annual showcase.

Frances Dillingham Family Music Showcase

An annual showcase featuring performances by our music students.

Display of several student works of art at the high school art exhibition.

High School Art Exhibition

Our annual celebration of high school talent and creativity.

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Science Symposium

Our annual showcase of student research in science and health.

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Shaping The World

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