Mission Statement

Have you read our
mission statement lately?

Here is a video (posted on YouTube) produced by
UNCW Communication Studies
students about the
mission of CAS.
Check it out!

What's New in CAS

UNCW's Cilano to Receive Board of Governors
Award for
Excellence in Teaching

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UNCW Receives $216,000
NC QUEST Grant for
"Writing in Science,
Science in Writing"

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Patricia Kelley, professor of Geology honored with the Nations Highest Undergraduate Teaching Honor
One of four U.S. Professors of the Year awards-read more here

Patricia Kelley


We Our UNCW Logo

We Are UNCW recognizes
three members of
College of Arts and Sciences
Pamela Seaton
Peter Jurasik
Thomas Salzman

UNCW Biologist, Dr. Stuart Borrett published in Prominent Ecology Journal

UNCW Receives $1 Million Grant from U.S. State Department for Educational, Cultural Partnership

Physics Lecturer, Zack Williams has published paper featured as "Research in the Spotlight" in upcoming EOS newsletter and will be highlighted at phys.org (a physics news portal).

to Drs. Richard Ogle
and Kemille Moore
on their selection as Associate Deans
in the College of Arts and Sciences

They will assume their roles as of July 1st, 2015. Rich will assume the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Policy and Enrollment Management, a position Dr. Kathleen Berkeley serves. Dr. Kemille Moore will assume the role of Associate Dean for Student Policy and Curriculum Coordination. Dr. Moore is in an interim position in this role. Both come with extensive experience in possessing necessary skillsets for these positions.

Dr. Ogle is Professor and Chair of Psychology and joined the UNCW faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2002. He received a Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award, a Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award and the Graduate Mentor Award for contributions to teaching. His research program focuses on the role of alcohol in various forms of violence and on clinical interventions to increase motivation to engage in health-related behaviors. More recently, he has adapted his clinical and scholarly expertise in motivation and behavior change to the context of faculty engagement. He provides consultation and training on faculty engagement and motivation to academic leaders at UNCW and other institutions; he has also as written on this topic for the Academic Leader and the Department Chair. Within the Psychology Department, he has served in a variety of administrative roles since 2005 including, Clinical Training Coordinator for the department’s Substance Abuse Treatment graduate track, Graduate Coordinator, and Department Chair. His service to the CAS includes serving as chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Transdisciplinary Collaboration and on the CAS Dean Search Committee. His service to UNCW has included membership on the Summer Innovation Initiative Task Force and as Chair of the Faculty Senate Research Committee. Besides his work within UNCW, Dr. Ogle has served in leadership positions for several non-profit boards and as of July 1 he will be president-elect of the North Carolina Psychological Association.

Dr. Kemille Moore earned a PhD in Art History at the University of Washington (Seattle) in 1990, with specializations in Victorian art and culture, the history of printmaking, and American art. She has published on British Lithography, the lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, and, most recently, Victorian Women Artists. She has been a faculty member at UNCW since 1991, when she was hired to help start an Art History major in the Department of Fine Arts. She became chair of the Department of Art and Theatre in 1998, a post she kept until 2002, when she became Director of UNCW’s General College. In 2006 the General College became University College, with a dean as its leader. After working with academic advising and first-year programs for 10 years, Kemille returned to the faculty in Art and Art History in 2013-2014. In July 2014 she accepted the position of Interim Associate Dean of Student Policy and Curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences.


The arts and sciences are the academic core of the university.
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

In CAS we offer a full range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences. We also ensure a comprehensive educational experience for all UNCW students through our University Studies offerings.
Many of our departments offer master’s programs, and terminal degree programs are available in Marine Biology (Ph.D.) and Creative Writing (MFA).

Applied learning—the kind of learning in which students gain
hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields—is a hallmark of the student experience in CAS, and a key feature that makes us distinctive. Our faculty also sets us apart. CAS faculty members are first-rate researchers who are committed to the integration of their scholarly work with powerful teaching in and beyond the classroom.

You can find a wealth of information on this website about our academic programs, and about the great work done by our faculty and students.

Explore freely, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need more information.

Contact us:

College of Arts and Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Bear Hall 146
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5912
Phone: 910.962.3111
Fax: 910.962.3114
Email: murrayd@uncw.edu


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