The Office of the Deans of Arts and Science

The Office of the Deans of Arts and Science

The Faculty of Arts and Science houses all departments and programs at Bishop’s with the notable exceptions of the professional schools of Business and Education. The Faculty is organized into three divisions: Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences. Also attached to the Arts and Science are an Observatory,  a state-of-the-art Greenhouse, the 550 seat Centennial Theatre and the innovative Foreman Art Gallery.

Visit the Research Office web page to learn more about our vibrant research culture. Our faculty complement includes three Canada Research Chairs.

The Dean of Arts is responsible for the Division of Humanities as well as the departments of Politics and International Studies, Sociology, and Sports Studies from the Division of Social Sciences. The Dean of Science is responsible for the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as well as the departments of  Economics, Environment and Geography, and Psychology from the Division of Social Sciences. The departmental responsibilities of the two Deans are summarized below. Together, the Offices of the Deans of Arts and Science serve as the academic and administrative anchor to approximately 80 full-time professors, another 80 or so part-time instructors, and close to 1800 full-time students.

Dr. Michele Murray, Dean of Arts

Dr. Michele Murray, Dean of Arts and Science

Dr. Murray has an M.A. in Second Temple period Jewish history from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in Religion, specializing in Christian Origins, from the University of Toronto. She is also a Professor in the Department of Religion. Her research areas include Jewish-Christian relations in the ancient world, and interaction among Eastern-Mediterranean religions in late antiquity.

Dean of Arts departmental responsibilities:

  • Arts Administration
  • Art History
  • Classical Studies
  • Drama
  • English
  • Études françaises et québécoises
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Pre-Law
  • Religion, Society and Culture
  • Sociology
  • Sports Studies

Dr. Kerry Hull, Dean of Science

Dr. Kerry Hull, Dean of Science

Dr. Hull is a Professor in the Department of Biology, and has been at Bishop’s University since 1997. She has a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Alberta, specializing in Comparative Endocrinology. Dr. Hull had an active experimental endocrinology research program for 15 years, publishing over 30 articles. Her current research focusses on the development and implementation of active learning strategies in Anatomy and Physiology courses. She also authors Anatomy and Physiology and Introductory Biology textbooks and has recently retired from her position as the Editor in Chief of the HAPS Educator, the journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Dean of Science departmental responsibilities:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Brewing Science
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environment and Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Psychology

Arts and Science Contact Information

Our team is dedicated to offering first class service to the students and the professors of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Whether you need information, a form signed, an appointment with the Dean or any other assistance, do not hesitate to approach us.

If your department or program falls under the Dean of Arts, please address all queries to:

Dr. Michele Murray
Dean of Arts – Full Professor & Department Chairperson, Religion, Society and Culture
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2737
Email: artsdean@ubishops.ca
Office: MCG 300

If your department or program falls under the Dean of Science, please address all queries to:

Dr. Kerry Hull
Dean of Science – Full Professor, Biology
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2355
Email: sciencedean@ubishops.ca
Office: MCG 132

Administrative Support Team

Ms. Justina Browne Academic Assistant to the Dean – Arts Arts & Science
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2737

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Ms. Nancy Robichaud Divisional Administrative Assistant Humanities
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2223

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Ms. Monique Lafaille Divisional Administrative Assistant – Arts Humanities
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2447

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Mrs. Jean Porter Academic Assistant to the Dean – Science Natural Sciences
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2355

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For a full listing of all the deans and chairpersons, visit the Chairs and Deans page.