School of Arts & Sciences

Welcome to the School of Arts & Sciences

Chowan University is committed to academic excellence in teaching, asking relevant questions, and service learning. Chowan continues to uphold traditional Judeo-Christian values while remaining faithful to the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, the dignity and worth of each individual, an atmosphere of open dialogue, freedom of inquiry and expression, and a moral commitment to the pursuit of truth.

When students enter Chowan, they enter a community of learning, teaching, and faith. Chowan students receive a real world, Christian education, where faith and learning are connected through internships, study abroad, community engagement, missions, and leadership opportunities. Because of Chowan's intimate size and close-knit, familial environment, students find that professors are accessible to them before, during, and after class. 

Unlike many state universities where graduate or teacher's assistants teach classes, all of Chowan's classes are taught by Chowan’s dedicated faculty, who are instructors and advisors employed to have faith in your future.

Dean and Chairs

David Ballew, PhD
Chair, Department of History
Tom Brennan, MEd
Chair, Department of Communications Arts
J. Brabban, PhD
Chair, Department of Music
Tom Collins, EdD
Chair, Department of Sport Studies
Gladys DeJesus, PhD
Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Heather McGuire, PhD
Chair, Department of Biology
Cynthia Nicholson, PhD
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Lewis Nicholson, MA
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
Jennifer Z. Place, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology
Keith Reich, PhD
Chair, Department of Religion
Thomas H. Whitaker, PhD
Chair, Department of Mathematics