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The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to enhance the scientific, ethical and cultural foundation of society through education, research, creative activity and community engagement, thereby improving our individual and collective quality of life. Our faculty, staff and students discover and share knowledge, understand and appreciate diversity, create and analyze art, and engage and enrich our local and global communities.

Our dean’s office is located on the sixth floor of the Education Building. (208) 426-1414

Dean's Office Team

  • Portrait of Leslie Durham, Interim Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Leslie Durham

    Interim Dean; Professor of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing

  • Portrait of Doug Bullock, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Doug Bullock

    Associate Dean; Professor of Mathematics

    Contact Doug about budget and finance questions.

    Contact Doug about budget and finance questions.

  • Portrait of Kathleen Keys, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Kathleen Keys

    Associate Dean; Interim Director of School of the Arts; Professor of Art, Design and Visual Studies

    Kathleen is the liaison for: Art, Design and Visual Studies, Music, and Theatre, Film and Creative Writing. Additionally, contact her about School of the Arts.

    Kathleen is the liaison for: Art, Design and Visual Studies, Music, and Theatre, Film and Creative Writing. Additionally, contact her about School of the Arts.

  • Portrait of Kelly Myers, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Kelly Myers

    Interim Associate Dean; Associate Professor of English

    Kelly is the liaison for: Bachelor of Applied Science, Gender Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and World Languages. Additionally, contact her about Beyond the Major and Storyboard.

    Kelly is the liaison for: Bachelor of Applied Science, Gender Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and World Languages. Additionally, contact her about Beyond the Major and Storyboard.

  • Portrait of CJ Northrup, Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    CJ Northrup

    Associate Dean; Professor of Geosciences

    CJ is the liason for: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Media, English, Geosciences, Math, Physics, and Psychology. Additionally, contact him about COAS graduate programs.

    CJ is the liason for: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication and Media, English, Geosciences, Math, Physics, and Psychology. Additionally, contact him about COAS graduate programs.

  • Portrait of Melanie Bannister, Development Director with the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Melanie Bannister

    Director of Development

    Contact Melanie about development and giving opportunities.

    Contact Melanie about development and giving opportunities.

  • Brandon Fudge, Development Director in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office

    Brandon Fudge

    Director of Development

    Contact Brandon about development and giving opportunities.

    Contact Brandon about development and giving opportunities.

  • Portrait of Makenzie Phillips, College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Makenzie Phillips

    Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives

    Contact Makenzie about academic and faculty grievances, chair’s council, college scholarships, employee action forms (EAFs), employee contracts, faculty recruitment and hiring, letters of appointment (LOAs), parental leave, personnel items, policy inquiries, sabbatical applications, scheduling for the Dean, strategic initiatives, and tenure and promotion.

    Contact Makenzie about academic and faculty grievances, chair’s council, college scholarships, employee action forms (EAFs), employee contracts, faculty recruitment and hiring, letters of appointment (LOAs), parental leave, personnel items, policy inquiries, sabbatical applications, scheduling for the Dean, strategic initiatives, and tenure and promotion.

  • Portrait of Robert Allen, College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State University

    Robert Allen

    Grants Accountant

    Contact Robert about grants.

    Contact Robert about grants.

  • Portrait of Kenna Cox, College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Kenna Cox

    Programs and Projects Manager

    Contact Kenna about student forms, scheduling for Associate Deans, curriculum changes, college events, the Bronco Gap Year program, the 3D (Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies) program, and any general operations questions.

    Contact Kenna about student forms, scheduling for Associate Deans, curriculum changes, college events, the Bronco Gap Year program, the 3D (Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies) program, and any general operations questions.

  • Portrait of Marcy Harmer, College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State

    Marcy Harmer

    Business Manager

    Contact Marcy about College of Arts and Sciences business operations.

    Contact Marcy about College of Arts and Sciences business operations.

  • Portrait of Jeffery Oliver, Communication and Media Specialist

    Jeffery Oliver

    Communications and Media Specialist

    Contact Jeff about stories, news and events that showcase the diversity of teaching, research and creativity that is COAS. Also contact Jeff about digital communication and website strategy and design considerations to effectively communicate with your audiences.

    Contact Jeff about stories, news and events that showcase the diversity of teaching, research and creativity that is COAS. Also contact Jeff about digital communication and website strategy and design considerations to effectively communicate with your audiences.