The School of
Social Sciences Criminal Justice English Language and Literature Human Services Interdisciplinary Studies Psychology Public History Theatre and media performance
James G. Salvucci, Ph.D. Dean, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor, English; B.A., Bard College; M.A., Queens College, The City University of New York; Ph.D., University of Toronto.
Message from the dean
COMPLEX PROBLEMS. DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES. CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. That is the motto of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevenson University, and it represents our unique way of viewing—and learning about—life and the world. We offer our students a wide range of possibilities, experiences, and opportunities while maintaining Stevenson University’s commitment to small classes, individualized attention, and career preparation. Because of the broad experience and intellectual diversity of our dedicated faculty, our students learn about everything from theatre and creative writing through the humanities to the scientific study of individuals and society. Through intellectual analysis and hands-on practice, our students obtain the skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of life and career, make lifelong choices, and forge their best futures. Our programs encourage students to learn outside the confines of their chosen disciplines as well as outside the classroom. Graduates of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences are marked by a desire to question, take risks, and develop and apply solutions. We offer an environment that stimulates inquiry, exploration, and evaluation to the student who appreciates the possibilities that broad learning offers. Our graduates’ careers, like their studies, vary across fields as they pursue interests and goals that fire their imaginations. Students in The School of Humanities and Social Sciences learn not just how to do but also why they do. We look forward to you becoming an important part of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevenson University.
Jim Salvucci, Ph.D. Dean, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences: At a glance Statement of Purpose The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevenson University is a scholarly community open to diverse frames of meaning, modes of inquiry and application, and methodological processes in studying the individual, groups, human productions, and social behavior and conditions. The School unites the broadest range of liberal arts with personal reflection and career development. It cultivates and abides by the habits of ethical performance and the use of critical and creative thinking to foster lifelong learning and to solve local and global problems significant to humanists and social scientists.
Programs of Study We offer the following bachelor’s degree programs: » Criminal Justice » English Language and Literature » Human Services » Interdisciplinary Studies » Psychology » Public History » Theatre and Media Performance
CAREER AT A GLANCE
Stevenson is proud of its recent graduates and what they have accomplished. Their success is reflected in the places where they have progressed to study and work.
Baltimore City Healthy Start
Adams Hanover Counseling Center
Baltimore County Crisis Response, Inc.
Archbishop Curley High School
Graduate School Catholic University of America Eastern University Georgetown University Johns Hopkins University Howard University Loyola Marymount University
Baltimore County Public Schools Catholic Charities Club Symmetry developmental disabilities
Division of Corrections
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Eastern Avenue Health
Main Street MobilE Treatment and Mental Health Center
Frizzera, Berlin, & Collerius, MDs
Morgan State University
St. John’s College
Planned Parenthood of Maryland
St. Mary’s College
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Target Community & Educational Services
University of Delaware University of Maryland University of Maryland School of Social Work
Employment Criminal Justice Aerotek Baltimore Police Department National Security Agency English Language and Literature Agora Press Atlantic Books Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore County Public Schools Carroll County Public Schools Community College of Baltimore County Glass Health Harford County Government iTTTi Japan Maryland Public Television
Celebree Learning Center Children Achieving Maximum Potential
Kennedy Krieger High School
University of Chicago
Case Management Services, Inc.
Columbia Addictions Center
University of Baltimore
Baltimore County Public Schools
Mosaic Community Services Mount St. Joseph High School Murthy Law Firm National Institute on Aging Sheppard Pratt Health System Social Security Administration
Teach for America
St. Elizabeth’s School
The Baltimore Montessori
University of Maryland Medical Center
Trellis Services, Inc.
Interdisciplinary Studies Bank of America Baltimore Orioles Bell Nursery Capital One Continental Realty Corporation FBI Grace United Learning Center Howard County Rec & Parks Johns Hopkins Bayview Kennedy Krieger Institute Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health Office of Employment Development Sheppard Pratt Health System
U.S. Census Bureau Public History Agora Financial Archbishop Curley High School Baltimore Museum of Industry Cousil, Baradel, Kosmerl, Nolan P.A. Historic Ships of Baltimore Kennedy Krieger Institute M.A.F. & Associates Social Security Administration Theatre and Media Performance As a new program, theatre and media performance does not yet have graduates. Please see the theatre and media performance page for more information.
Social Security Administration St. Joseph Medical Center Towson University Under Armour, Inc.
Stevenson University Wycliffe Translators
Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science
Faculty Hamin D. Shabazz Chair and Associate Professor, Criminal Justice; B.S., Widener University; M.P.A., University of Michigan; D.P.A., University of Baltimore
Frederick Bealefeld III
Distinguished Professional in Criminal Justice and Instructor
Emmanuelle Klossou Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; B.A., Hartwick College; M.S., Northeastern University
Geetha Suresh Associate Professor, Criminal Justice; B.A., M.A., Madras University, India; M.P.H., Bharathiar University, India; Ph.D., University of Louisville
Katie L. Swope Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; B.A., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The criminal justice program at Stevenson is committed to education, research, and public service. Students benefit from a state-of-the-art education focused on a comprehensive and critical understanding of the criminal justice system and the society in which it functions. Students examine the broad questions of how justice is administered in American society and globally as well as confront the fundamental issues of criminal justice. Within The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, faculty members prepare students for criminal justice careers or post-graduate work. The faculty advances research in teaching, assessment, and the knowledge base of the field of criminal justice as well as policy implications. Faculty expertise also assists criminal justice and social service agencies in the greater metropolitan Baltimore area in applied research, policy development, training, and planned change to meet the social and technological challenges of the 21st century.
Spotlight The Program pledges to: » Provide a state-of-the-art curriculum and educational environment. » Foster the talent development of students, faculty, and staff. » Integrate technology into the curriculum including web-enhanced instruction. » Promote each student’s capacity for self-directed, lifelong learning. » Ensure learner-centeredness in order to maximize learning. » Enhance quality through a commitment to continuous improvement. » Reinforce the value of service to the community. » Develop ongoing partnerships and collaboration with criminal justice agencies. » Expand placement opportunities of graduates. » Inspire a sense of pride in being an alumnus or alumna of the criminal justice program at Stevenson University.
Tori Graham ‘12 Criminal Justice
“I did an internship with the National Prosecuting Authority in South Africa as part of a study abroad
Extracurricular Activities in Criminal Justice » The Criminal Justice Honor Society – Mu Psi is Stevenson University’s chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only national criminal justice honor society for criminal justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence by undergraduate students of criminal justice. » The Criminal Justice Student Association is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on education and experience in the criminal justice field. All declared criminal justice majors are automatically enrolled.
experience with the criminal
Criminal Justice Study Abroad Program
justice program. We went
Stevenson University’s Criminal Justice Study Abroad Program engages students in global awareness through international study in South Africa. Please see the Beyond the Classroom page of this brochure to learn more and see a photo from the program.
on tours of the forensic labs, police stations, and rape clinic as well as prisons where I was able to interview a few inmates. I even had the honor of interviewing a number of prestigious judges.”
A Sampling of Courses in Criminal Justice American Courts & the Criminal Justice Systems Comparative Criminal Justice Systems Corrections
Of the trip, Tori adds, “I
Criminal Justice Internship
can’t forget to mention the
Criminal Law & Procedure
three-day safari. I got to pet a king cheetah! How cool is that?”
Criminology Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Introduction to Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Research Methods in Criminal Justice The Juvenile Justice System
Common Careers for Criminal Justice Majors Corrections/Security Corrections Counselor Corrections Supervisor Correction Treatment Specialist Security Officer Law Enforcement/ Investigation Claims Adjuster Deputy Sheriff Federal Agent (FBI, DEA, DHS, ICE, etc.) Forensic Investigator Fraud Investigator Parole/Probation Officer Police Officer Private Detective
Legal/Courts Bailiffs Court Administrator Lawyer Legal Assistant Paralegal Police Officer Pretrial Officer Social Services Caseworker Counselor Child Protective Services Agent Substance Abuse Specialist Victim Services Counselor
Rachel Martinez ‘12 English Language and Literature “The best part of being an English major, in my opinion, is the exposure to a wide variety of literature. I was given the chance to read and study amazing works, which in turn helped
Proseworks & Spectrum
strengthen my interpreting and analyzing skills,” says
Proseworks, the University’s online journal, embraces the realms of fiction and creative nonfiction, including memoir, biography, nature and science writing, travel writing, and the many hybrid forms of literary nonfiction thriving in contemporary American literature. Proseworks encourages its writers to “Take the facts, respect their truth–and make them sing.”
Rachel. While at Stevenson, Rachel interned as an Editorial Assistant and Contributing
Writer for Maryland Public
By Megan Grieshaber
Television where she
Read more at <proseworks.suacademics.org>
The hot sun upon my face
continued working upon
The wind tousles my hair
The salty spray stings my eyes And covers my bronze summer skin. Rays of sun lick my skin While the glare dances in my eye The radiant warmth warms my core And melts way the worries of my life. Excerpt from Spectrum
Stevenson’s annual, student-run literary magazine, Spectrum, focuses on essays, poetry, short prose, and artwork produced within the Stevenson community. Each year, students, alumni, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to submit pieces to be considered for publication and a panel of students work together to choose which submissions will be featured in that year’s issue.
A Sampling of Courses electives in English Language and Literature Career Development Requirements: English: Forms and Functions English Capstone: Internship Design Your Career Creative Writing Electives: Advanced Workshops (In Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry) Creative Writing (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry) Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Bachelor of Arts
Literature Electives: Literary Genres (Drama, Novel, Poetry, Short Story) Major Author (Austen, Dickens, Faulkner, Morrison, Poe) Topics in Literature (Greece to Glee: LGBTQ, Sherlock Then and Now, Fashion in Literature and Film, Women Writers) Professional Writing Electives: Journalism I & II Magazine Writing and Publishing Public Relations Writing
To study English at Stevenson University is to enter a community committed to a skill-centered program that prepares students for careers in the 21st century. The program offers a robust assortment of literature, creative writing, and professional writing courses that allow students to explore their ideas, passions, and creativity while preparing for the future. Graduates enter the world armed with skills essential to meeting the challenges of their careers in a diverse world. English majors will learn to: » Take an analytical view, question assumptions, and solve problems using critical-thinking skills.
Faculty Joseph E. Marshall, Chair and Associate
Professor, English; B.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Kathleen T. Brown, Professor, English; B.A.,
Towson University; M.L.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Aaron D. Chandler, Assistant Professor, English; B.A., Roanoke College; M.A., Hollins University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro Gerald S. Majer, Professor, English; B.A.,
Northeastern Illinois University; M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Laura T. Smith, Assistant Professor, English; B.A., William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
» Understand data in all its forms and develop skills at sorting, sifting, and employing it. » Develop their presentation skills and construct convincing arguments using new media technologies. » Listen, negotiate, write, and “read between the lines” with ease. » Understand how language and culture are connected and seek engagement using intercultural skills.
English and Career Architecture SM For students, choosing a career and finding the right sequence of classes to prepare for that choice is not easy to do on their own. That is why studying English at Stevenson University is a good decision. Stevenson has a longstanding commitment to career preparation and an established history of success in career placement. All of this is embodied in its philosophy and practice of Career ArchitectureSM, a process that aids students in the exploration and selection of a career.
Laura Snyder, Associate Professor, English;
B.A., M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
Nanette C. Tamer, Professor, English; B.A.,
Syracuse University; M.A., M.A.T., State University of New York at Binghamton; Ph.D., University of Delaware
Gerald Van Aken, Professor, English; B.A.,
The English Department’s commitment to this program begins when a student starts classes, not—as in so many other schools—when the student approaches graduation. As students progress from their first year toward graduation, they take career development classes that prepare them for graduation, for the beginning of their careers, and for an active life of learning beyond the classroom.
Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
HUMAN SERVICES Bachelor of Science
Faculty John Rosicky, Chair and Professor, Human Services; B.S., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Gigi A. Franyo-Ehlers,
Professor, Human Services; A.B., Smith College; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Delaware
Thomas K. Swisher, Associate
Professor, Human Services; B.S. University of Virginia; J.D., University of Baltimore; Ph.D., Loyola College in Maryland
Lauri Weiner, Assistant Professor, Human Services; B.A.; Dickinson College; M.A., Bowling State University; J.D., University of Maryland
Human Services majors present what they have learned during their internships to fellow students, faculty, and staff at poster presentations.
A Sampling of Courses in Human Services
Careers for human services Majors
Administration of Human Services
Case Management Specialist
Counseling Strategies for Individuals
Child Life/Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Diversity and Cultural Competence
Geriatric Social Work Assistant
Family Dynamics and Interventions
HR Recruitment Assistant
Family Studies Focused Electives: Addictions, Services for Children, Aging, etc. Group Process and Practice Internship in Human Services Introduction to Human Services Practicum in Human Services
Mental Health Practitioner Patient Service Coordinator Project Coordinator Research Lab Assistant Residence Life Director
Spotlight Human services majors spend their time at Stevenson forming an extensive base of knowledge about families and individuals and how to provide services for them. The program prepares graduates to embark on careers in human services, such as community social services, case management, services for children and senior citizens, services for college students, customer relations, and crisis services.
EMPHASIS ON FIELD PLACEMENTS One of the best ways to learn about people and how to help them is to interact with them in a real-world setting. Human services majors understand the importance of obtaining hands-on experience in the field. Students are placed in agencies related to their areas of interest, such as hospitals, colleges, addiction treatment facilities, adoption and foster care agencies, schools and centers for children with autism and other emotional or behavioral problems, senior citizen centers, and mental health facilities. All human services graduates spend a minimum of 500 hours in field placements.
NATIONALLY ACCREDITED PROGRAM CERTIFICATIONS The human services program is nationally accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education. This accreditation recognizes the program as being worthy of public and professional confidence. Graduates are prepared to take the exam for certification as a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP) offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Students have the option to choose different tracks within the human services program and complete coursework required to become nationally certified in that field. An addictions counseling track is available for students interested in working with clients who have substance abuse problems or other addiction disorders. Students who choose the addictions counseling track can complete the academic work required for certification by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Certified Associate Counselor-Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD). A human services administration track is available for students planning to pursue careers in that field, such as human resources, development, and management. An administration of programs for children track is available for students who want to work with young children. Students who choose the administration of programs for children track can complete the academic work required for the Child Care Administrator Level 4 credential issued by the Maryland State Department of Education.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM To effectively help people in need, students should obtain knowledge in multiple disciplines. In addition to the courses within the major, human services students benefit from taking courses in law, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.
Cory Brown ’11 Human Services
”Stevenson’s human services program challenged me to look beyond the surface when it comes to developing strategies to assist clients,” Cory says. ”Having real-world field experiences gave me the confidence to enter the professional world with that extra sense of competence.”
Cory is currently working
Graduates have a wealth of opportunities at their fingertips. Approximately one-third of students enter graduate programs in fields such as school counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, human services, and related social science disciplines. During the past five years, more than 96 percent of the SU human services students who applied to graduate school have been accepted by those schools.
at a school for students with special needs.
Asunta Henry Human Services and Management
“My favorite part of the interdisciplinary studies major is the diversity. I get to take classes for my unique career path,” says Asunta. “My career goals focus on helping others in their time of need by working with emergency management and disaster relief services. I interned at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency where I worked on disaster simulations and answered the phone
Interdisciplinary studies is a flexible degree program that allows students to develop an individual course of study by combining classes from two academic disciplines. Each interdisciplinary studies major works closely with faculty members to create a customized program that transcends traditional majors offered at the University. Students may investigate a course of study that requires an interdisciplinary approach to a theme such as a set of problems, an idea, or a period of study. Some suggested interdisciplinary themes include aesthetics and artistic expression, international/global studies, administration and policy, and American studies. Each semester, students meet with the program coordinator to assess their academic progress and review volunteer projects, internships, and other career-development activities. Interdisciplinary studies majors may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts requires the completion of a foreign language through at least the intermediate level.
as a public information officer. I learned a lot at the agency that helped me prepare for my future career.”
What’s Distinctive About the Interdisciplinary Studies Major at SU? » A customized program based on academic interests » Close work with faculty who have expertise in the selected areas of study » An opportunity to explore career options through internships » A capstone senior seminar that supports independent research
Popular Interdisciplinary Combinations Include: » Art/business administration » Business administration/social science » Business administration/human services » Education/social sciences » English (writing focus)/business administration » Philosophy/social sciences » Psychology/human services
Taylor Bechtel Philosophy and Psychology
A Bright Future
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
Faculty Because of the individualized nature of this major, faculty members are drawn from academic areas across the University. Students consult with department chairs from the two core disciplines they select to study. They also establish regular advisory meetings with the interdisciplinary studies program coordinator.
Esther D. Horrocks, Program Coordinator,
Interdisciplinary Studies, and Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University
Graduates of the interdisciplinary studies program leave SU ready to enter many professional arenas. Former interdisciplinary studies majors are working in federal agencies, social services, retail management, law enforcement, human resources, education, and business. Others have entered graduate programs in professional writing, humanities, social work, education, business, public administration, law, and library science.
Courses and Electives in Interdisciplinary Studies In addition to completing the general core requirements, interdisciplinary studies majors complete courses in their individual fields of interest, a variety of electives, and interdisciplinary courses designed to challenge their imaginations and broaden their knowledge base.
Taylor, who also plays soccer for Stevenson, says this major allows the perfect amount of structure and freedom. “With the interdisciplinary studies major, I can explore multiple subjects and ways of thought and at the same time I can stay on a path to a degree.”
Students choose program core electives that are submitted to the program coordinator and approved by faculty advisors. Core electives must include courses in two disciplines. All students are required to complete 36 credits of core electives; 18 credits must be at the 300-400 level.
Two advanced psychology students help Assistant Professor Emily Newton in a study to determine how children develop social skills.
Psychology majors are interested in how humans and animals think, feel, and act. The program helps students develop a scientifically based understanding of behavior and mental processes. Graduates emerge with the tools and knowledge to succeed in the career path of their choice.
The Stevenson University psychology major has four components: 1. Focus on a Broad Knowledge Base in Psychology
Students learn how a personâ€™s behavior is affected by his or her genetic background, biology, cognitive development, socioemotional development, and social and cultural environments. 2. Research
Psychology is a science. Psychology majors evaluate and utilize scientific research to broaden their understanding of how humans develop and behave. 3. Clinical Application of Psychology
Students learn about psychological disorders and begin developing the skills needed to help individuals solve personal problems; cope with mental illness; and lead richer, fuller lives. 4. Professional Development
Throughout their years at SU, psychology majors explore their interests in the classroom and the field, identify their career goals, and acquire knowledge that is essential to the discipline. Students develop the intellectual, interpersonal, and technical skills to obtain employment in many occupations or to attend graduate school. 12
after graduation Psychology majors graduate from Stevenson ready to enter the working world or to pursue graduate study. Career options for recent bachelor’s degree students include human services provider, public relations specialist, research assistant, law enforcement officer, research program coordinator, and teacher. A wealth of opportunities also exists for students who pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology. Recent graduates have been accepted into the following programs: M.A. programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, research psychology, applied psychology, forensic psychology, human resource management, school counseling, occupational therapy, and exercise physiology; M.S.W. programs in social work; and Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs in clinical psychology. About 40 percent of psychology alumni enrolled in graduate programs related to the field of psychology last year.
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor of Science
Faculty Jeffrey D. Elliott, Chair and
Professor, Psychology; B.A., M.A., Salisbury State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Emphasis on Experiential Learning Psychology majors have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience outside the classroom. Students may choose a field placement related to their interests and they may also conduct research. Field placements and research activities prepare the students for the workforce or graduate school. In the past, students have done field placements in mental health and addictions treatment facilities, forensics and law enforcement, hospitals and medical facilities, nursing homes, educational settings, human resources, occupational therapy, and the zoo. Students may also choose to conduct research independently, with a faculty member, or at other research facilities.
Virginia Iannone, Associate Professor, Psychology; B.S., University of Scranton; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America Emily Newton, Assistant Professor, Psychology; B.A., M.A., University of California, Davis; M.A., California State University, Sacramento; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
D. Ryan Schurtz, Assistant Professor, Psychology; B.S., M.A., Towson University, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.
Gabby Green ‘12 Psychology
After graduating from Stevenson, Gabby continued her education through a Master of Science in Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare program at Edinburgh University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She credits SU for preparing her for graduate school. “The department
Dyer P. Bilgrave, Professor,
Psychology; B.A., Towson University; M.P.S., New York Theological Seminary; M.A., American International College; M.F.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
regularly sponsored grad school prep meetings, GRE A sampling of courses and electives in psychology
prep sessions, and speakers
Behavioral Approaches to Changes Biological Psychology Child Psychopathology Counseling Skills Counseling Theories Field Placement History and Systems of Psychology Human Growth and Development Human Sexuality Introduction to Psychology Psychopathology Personality Psychology
from local graduate
Research Methods Social Psychology Special and Advanced Topics in Psychology e.g., Intimate Relationships; Infant Development; Sports Psychology and Performance Enhancement; Nature, Nurture and Psychological Disorders Tests and Measurement
programs,” Gabby says. “I hope to impact the world in a positive way with my life, and graduating from Stevenson was my first step toward that goal.”
Nancy C. Sherman, Professor
of Psychology; B.A., Ithaca College; Ph.D., University of Maine 13
Public History Bachelor of Science
Stevenson offers one of the nation’s few four-year undergraduate public history majors. This exciting program provides the breadth of a traditional history major but focuses on American history. It presents the opportunity to study and practice the public presentation of history through specialized coursework and internships. The program is distinctive because of the strong liberal arts context of the degree, which gives graduates a broad perspective about their course of study. The two primary objectives of the public history program are to provide a solid foundation in general historical knowledge and methodology as part of a general, undergraduate, liberal arts education; and to offer the knowledge, skills, and real-world experience through internships and specialized, upper-level public history courses that make a career in public history a reality.
Joanna Poole Public History
“I love everything about Stevenson, but if I had to choose one thing, I would
Internships in public history
Glenn T. Johnston
Students recently have completed internships at such sites as the Smithsonian Institute, the National Archives, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the B & O Railroad Museum.
Chair, Humanities and Public History and Assistant Professor, History and Archivist; B.A., St. Lawrence University; M.A., State Universiy of New York, Buffalo; M.S.Ed., Niagara University; Ph.D., University of North Texas
say the opportunities being placed in front of me in the public history major. I have already
Alexander O. Boulton Professor, History; B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.A., Ph.D., College of William and Mary
Joseph McGraw, Esq. Assistant Professor, History; B.A., M.A., University of Virginia; J.D., University of Baltimore
had the great pleasure A sampling of courses in Public History American Women’s History African American History Art of Historical Narrative
of being able to find out what my true passions are not only through
Boom & Bust: U.S., 1920s & 1930s Buildings, Brothels, & Bars Historical Archaeology History of Baltimore History of the Family History Museum Studies Making the U.S. Constitution Research and Writing in History
classroom experience but also through history-related volunteer experience.”
Robbers, Radicals, & Reformers: U.S., 1877-1920 The Age of the American Revolution The American Presidency The Sixties War & Terrorism Since 1945
NEW for Spring 2014 Faculty A Sampling of Courses in theatre and media performance Stagecraft Theatre Movement Script Analysis Theatre History Play Production
Theatre and Media Performance Bachelor of Science
Chris Roberts Program Coordinator and Professor, Theatre; A.A., Villa Julie College; B.S., M.F.A., Towson University; M.L.A., The Johns Hopkins University
Christopher Crostic Technical Director and Assistant Professor, Theatre; B.S., Frostburg State University; M.F.A., Indiana University
Acting for the Camera Improvisation Voice and Movement II for the Camera Design and Collaboration Advanced Movement Business of Acting
Stevenson University’s new Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Media Performance offers a current, career-oriented curriculum to prepare students for success in today’s evolving entertainment industries. Unlike traditional theatre programs, our theatre and media performance program—the only one of its kind currently offered in Maryland— emphasizes the similarities and differences among stage, internet, video, and film performance. Students will study movement, voice, improvisation, scene analysis, and script analysis within historical and cultural contexts and learn how these skills uniquely apply to theatre and media productions. Parallel to their theoretical study is the exploration of self-awareness, verbal and nonverbal expression, and creative thinking. Students will demonstrate their understanding of and effectively apply these skills through performances in collaborative productions for both stage and media. They will also learn how to audition and be prepared to perform for the camera. Students graduating with a degree in theatre and media performance will be able to: » Apply the appropriate skills unique to stage, video, Internet, and film performances. » Creatively communicate verbally and non-verbally. » Interpret plays and media scripts through literary-style analysis and performance. » Utilize collaborative problem-solving skills through all aspects of the production process. » Integrate interpretations of historical and contemporary artistic styles into performance. Through a combination of classroom instruction and performances, students will gain the skills needed to meet the demands of today’s theatre and media careers. A required internship provides professional exposure and networking opportunities, helping to best position graduates for a career path. Career options include acting, producing, directing, and other roles in the motion picture and video, performing arts, and broadcasting industries.
Faculty Profile Frederick H. Bealefeld III Distinguished Professional in Criminal Justice and Instructor
Beyond the Classroom: Students in The School of Humanities and Social Sciences extend their learning experience beyond the classroom. Although they have the opportunity to join any of Stevenson’s 50 clubs and organizations, students in this School may be particularly interested in Active Minds, Best Buddies, Criminal Justice Student Association, Human Services Club, and Psychology Club. Students also have the opportunity to work on and submit work to Proseworks, a student-run literary magazine, and Spectrum, Stevenson’s online journal. To learn more about clubs and organizations on campus please see stevenson. edu. To learn more about Spectrum and Proseworks, please see the English Language and Literature page within this brochure.
Frederick H. Bealefeld III, Distinguished Professional in Criminal Justice and Instructor, joined the Stevenson faculty in 2013 after previously serving as a guest lecturer and accompanying faculty and staff on an exploratory trip to South Africa. A former Baltimore City Police Commissioner, Bealefeld retired in 2012 after 31 years on the force. Serving in almost all operational units of the BCPD, including patrol, narcotics, and homicide, Bealefeld is credited with reducing homicides and violent crime in Baltimore City to the lowest levels since the 1970s.
Study Abroad The Study Abroad Program at Stevenson University provides an educational experience that engages students in their personal, social, and intellectual growth by providing opportunities to explore and learn while studying with Stevenson faculty outside the United States. Stevenson’s faculty leaders plan a variety of trips that include courses and programs abroad, during which course credits are earned. Specifically within The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Criminal Justice Study Abroad program engages students in global awareness through international study. Each spring, student’s journey to South Africa to study history, culture, and geography while being immersed and engaged with the international community.
Events Throughout the year, The School of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts campus events that engage and enrich the Stevenson Community. Quad Stories (pictured above) allows students, faculty, and staff to share meaningful narratives about career and other experiences through deliberately crafted storytelling.
Under the direction of Glenn Johnston, Ph.D., university archivist and historian, and chair of humanities and public history, Stevenson University houses a rare first edition King James Bible—one of about 175 copies in the world. The University Archives also features the entire collection from the Maryland Bible Society and other artifacts depicting historical events as well as the history of Stevenson. Students have access to the archives, gaining up-close, handson experiences right on Stevenson’s campus. The archives is pictured above and on the public history page of this brochure.
Each spring, the School hosts Bee Green Day in partnership with each of SU’s academic Schools. Focusing on environmental issues, Bee Green Day features presentations from local environmental centers, speakers from local foundations, and a writing contest. In addition, the students from the School of the Sciences demonstrate the creation of reef balls, concrete structures that support the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The Annual Brooke Peirce Visiting Scholar Lecture Series honors Brooke Peirce, a former English professor at Stevenson, who died in April 2003, leaving a gift for Stevenson’s English department. The lecture series invites scholars, writers, and poets to speak on campus and conduct workshops with Stevenson students.
Stevenson’s Theatre department is housed in The School of Humanities and Social Sciences where students have the opportunity to explore the art of acting. Each year, students from all majors can perform in three theatrical productions in Stevenson’s two-performance venues, the Inscape Theatre and the Studio Theatre. Each theatre offers room for students to showcase their creativity on stage. 19
stevenson university at a glance Character:
Average Accepted Applicant:
Stevenson University is a coeducational, independent institution that is widely known for its unique synthesis of traditional liberal arts education and exceptional career preparation.
High School GPA: 3.41 SAT: 1390-1650 (middle 50 percent) ACT: 19-24 (middle 50 percent)
Students may broaden their educational and cultural horizons by studying in multiple foreign destinations.
Approximately 3,200 full-time undergraduate, 700 parttime undergraduate and 500 graduate students.
ACT: 1753 • SAT: 5856 • FAFSA: 002107
Just minutes from Baltimore in the town of Stevenson, Maryland, the University’s original campus offers a peaceful learning atmosphere and modern facilities amidst the rolling hills of the Greenspring Valley.
Athletics: The University has a wide range of NCAA Division III athletic teams. Mustang athletics compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) in all sports except men’s volleyball which participates in the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) and women’s ice hockey which competes as independent.
Owings Mills Campus: Conveniently located just six miles from the Greenspring Campus, the Owings Mills Campus is a thriving academic and residential community.
Approximately 90 percent of Stevenson students receive some form of scholarship or need-based aid including work-study, grants, and loans.
Directions to the Admissions Office STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
Washington, D.C. 95
Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695; accessible from I-95) to exit 19 (I-795 N). Follow I-795 to exit 4, Owings Mills Boulevard (north to Reisterstown Road). Continue on Owings Mills Boulevard to Groff Lane and turn right. For GPS directions, please use 10945 Boulevard Circle, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
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â€œOur experience with students and graduates [of The School of Humanities and Social Sciences] has been excellent. We continue to be impressed by their preparedness, professionalism, work ethic, and dedication.â€? Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, Maryland
Admissions Office 100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 Phone: 410-486-7001 Toll-free: 1-877-468-6852 Fax: 443-352-4440 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: stevenson.edu : facebook.com/stevensonuniversity