Welcome from the Dean

Dr. Katherine Hawkins, Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

Dean Katherine Hawkins

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences! Our 125+ faculty members offer the highest quality instruction to over 2,000 students pursuing majors in eight departments, a School of Communication, and a number of interdisciplinary programs.  We provide our students with the individualized attention of a liberal arts college coupled with the resources and opportunities of a comprehensive university such as Radford.

Through the core curriculum integrated with coursework in their majors, our students develop skill sets in oral and written communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, ethical judgment and collaboration with others that serve them well throughout their academic careers, as well as their personal lives and professional employment after graduation from Radford University.  In addition, interested students regularly team up with faculty on research projects that often result in conference presentations and even publications.

Our students engage in a variety of experiential learning experiences and internships that provide opportunities to apply what they're learning in the classroom to the workplace.  Not only does this help to prepare students for jobs after graduation but also offers them the means to serve the larger community surrounding the university.

Many of our students take advantage of the chance to study abroad in countries around the world.  Whether through a month-long summer program or a full year of immersion in another world culture, study abroad experiences help students develop vital skills as global citizens.

I hope you will consider joining our academic community.  Please feel free to explore the information available on this site about our programs, our faculty, our students, and our alumni.

Go Highlanders!

Dr. Katherine Hawkins, Dean
College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences

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