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"In a time when politics deal in distortions and half-truths, truth is to be found in the liberal arts."
–Joyce Carol Oates

Faculty members in the School of Liberal Arts prepare students to become reflective, critical, and engaged citizens of the world. Our faculty are committed as well to their own development as teachers and scholars. They recognize that teaching excellence embraces innovative and technologically advanced forms of instruction in a variety of settings. Our faculty members foster an understanding of diverse cultures and international perspectives as well as an appreciation for the richness and changing composition of American culture. They also investigate new ways to heighten student awareness of the moral and intellectual dimensions of human existence.


Patrick Knisley, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
AB, Harvard College; MA, PHD, University of Colorado

Mary Tsujimoto, Assistant to the Dean

Suzanne Richardson, Administrative Coordinator

Juliette Cruz, Administrative Assistant


Fashion Institute of Technology
School of Liberal Arts
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001-5992

Deans Office:  Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B623
Office Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact: 212 217.4320, [email protected]


Honors Program
Intensive English Language
Study Abroad
SUNY Awards