Dean’s Welcome

Hello! I have the distinct pleasure of serving as the dean of the College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences at Alderson Broaddus University. I lead an exemplary team of people as we prepare you to be the teachers for today and tomorrow.

Our faculty are the reason why our graduates are sought after by school boards locally, statewide, and nationally. Our team of instructors care deeply for each and every one of our students. It is not uncommon to see students in faculty offices discussing both course content and life in general, just taking the opportunity to chat. Our doors are always open.

Our team also looks forward to the many social events we host for the students in our college. We look forward to meeting you and helping you ease into our family as we see you in our courses to prepare you for the various roles you will play as teachers.

  • Wilcox Chapel at Alderson Broaddus University
    Sunrise over Wilcox Chapel

College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences at AB

Welcome to the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences! I am honored to represent the faculty, our diverse range of majors, and all our college students. Our faculty offices and most courses can be found in Withers-Brandon Hall (WB), with many recent modernized classrooms designed to prepare the 21st-century graduate.

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences is the backbone of a high-quality AB education, as every student receives instruction from faculty based on a general studies foundation. Our faculty serve the University and our students in various ways, ensuring students receive the college experience, learning, and support services that are expected. Whatever the field of study, College of Humanities & Social Sciences students engage in reading, writing, research, and analytical thinking that prepare them for success in many areas of work and post-baccalaureate study. Students are ready for real-world experience, as almost every program requires a practicum, internship, or both. Do not worry, though; our faculty will serve you one-on-one to find an internship that matches your career goals.

Faculty serve as mentors to students and advisers to various campus organizations, including Greek, social, and academic clubs. Students can study abroad with the Semester in Europe program; AB has offered this unique international classroom since 1965.

If you are looking for a home on our welcoming campus, look no further. We offer students the opportunity to begin a lifetime of learning in the humanities, dducation and social sciences, and our faculty members are always available to discuss their educational opportunities.

Kari Sisk

Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Psychology
Kari Sisk

Dean of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Psychology

(304) 457-6240

Marcie Raol

Assistant Professor of Education; Chair, School of Education
Marcie Raol

Assistant Professor of Education; Chair, School of Education

304.457.6346
  • Withers-Brandon Hall at Alderson Broaddus University
    Withers-Brandon Hall at Alderson Broaddus University

 

Why Humanities, Education & Social Sciences at AB?

  • Nearly 90% of our programs have real-world practicum and/or internship experiences.
  • Students have the opportunity to study abroad with the Semester in Europe program.
  • Students leave AB with a holistic worldview and are prepared for real-world employment.
  • Students gain the skills and knowledge required for graduate school admission.
  • The College of Education has an excellent record for placing students in their respective fields after graduation.
  • AB offers endorsements in special education K-6 with the elementary education degree and health with the physical education degree.
  • Earn an associate degree in education.
  • Opportunity to join the International Honorary, Kappa Delta Pi.
  • Faculty have public education classroom teaching experience, are respected instructors, and are considered practitioners in their respective fields.

Minors

  • Athletic Coaching
  • Audio Engineering
  • Education
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Media
  • History
  • International Studies (on & off campus)
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Sociology

Teacher Education Accreditation

The teacher education program is accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) and the West Virginia Department of Education. The Alderson Broaddus University College of Education will notify prospective students if our curriculum does not meet state requirements of the student’s home state and/or notify enrolled students within 14 calendar days if our curriculum does not meet state requirements.

AAQEP
P.O. Box 7511
Fairfax Station, VA  22039-9998
585.298.1694
aaqep.org

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 5, Room 205
Charleston, WV 25305
304.558.2681
wvde.state.wv.us