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New Dean Joins College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

A Justice Studies scholar and current University of Arkansas dean is set to become HSU’s new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and & Social Sciences (CAHSS).

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Lisa Bond-Maupin will join HSU as the new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences on July 1.

Lisa Bond-Maupin, Ph.D., professor of sociology and founding dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, will begin at HSU on July 1.

“I am thrilled to join the Humboldt State University community and am drawn to its consistent and deep commitments to social justice and liberal arts education,” says Bond-Maupin. “The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is at the center of these commitments and I am excited to work with students, faculty, and staff to envision the future of the college and move forward together.”

HSU Provost Alexander Enyedi welcomes Bond-Maupin, adding that her expertise will augment the skills and talents of the faculty of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Bond-Maupin has accepted our invitation to become the next dean of CAHSS. Dr. Bond-Maupin is an accomplished scholar and has extensive leadership experience. Dr. Bond-Maupin’s interest in social justice issues and her commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion make her an ideal fit for the college.”

In her current role at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Bond-Maupin collaborates closely with staff and faculty to develop the mission, vision, and direction for the university’s College of Social Sciences and Communication, founded in 2014.

Prior to joining the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in 2014, Bond-Maupin was a longtime member of the faculty at New Mexico State University where she taught in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women’s Studies. At NMSU she served as the director of the Women’s Studies Program, founding chair of the Department of Sociology, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bond-Maupin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Missouri, and her Master of Social Work and a Doctor of Philosophy in justice studies from Arizona State University. Her research interests include race, culture, gender, and juvenile justice; connections between structural and individual violence in the United States; and art- and hip-hop-based youth development and prevention. She most recently co-implemented a national survey of associate deans for the national Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). She has taught a wide range of courses in sociology, criminology, and juvenile justice and earned NMSU’s highest teaching award, the Roush Award for Teaching Excellence, for her commitment to service and experiential learning and dedication to the success of every student.