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Message from the Dean, Tamara Jhashi

Welcome to the School of Liberal Arts at Mercy College! As Dean, I am excited to share with you the exceptional opportunities in the Arts and Humanities, Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as in our cutting-edge programs in Cybersecurity.

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Tamara Jhashi, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Liberal Arts
(914) 674-3033
GMH 103


Andres Matias-Ortiz
Associate Dean
(914) 674-7458
GMH 102


Kelli J. Johnn
Assistant to the Dean
(914) 674-3033
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Kiersten Ettinger
Graduate Assistant, Dean's Office
(914) 674-7851
GMH 100


Kathy Dering
Admin Asst., MATH/CS
(914) 674-7536
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Linda Dubiell
Admin. Asst., Literature and Language
(914) 674-7353
GMH 201


Nancy Collins
Admin. Asst., Humanities
(914) 674-7535
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Jayliss Pichardo
Admin. Asst., Communication and the Arts
(914) 674-7315
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Time Events
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Time is now

“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future
And time future contained in time past. . . .

”Time past and time future
Allow but a little consciousness.
To be conscious is not to be in time
But only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,
The moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
Be remembered; involved with past and future.
Only through time time is conquered."

― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Maher Hall

The School of Liberal Arts teaches students how to think and become lifelong learners. And this benefit alone makes such an education more practical and useful than any job-specific training ever could.

McKellar Donation

Philanthropist and former chair of Mercy College’s department of mathematics and computer sciences, Dr. Marie T. McKellar, has announced a $2 million donation to establish two new tenure-track faculty positions in mathematics or computer sciences. This is the largest private donation in Mercy College history.

The gift will establish two full-time “McKellar Faculty Chair” positions in the academic disciplines of mathematics or computer sciences which will reside within the School of Liberal Arts. The new tenure track faculty will begin teaching in the 2019-2020 school year.

“I am pleased to provide this gift to Mercy College,” said McKellar. “I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact these two positions will have in shaping the futures for students at Mercy College.”

Through this agreement, Mercy College will recruit candidates with strong teaching abilities who can model success to future generations of Mercy’s diverse student population. To help achieve these goals, the new chairs will focus on outreach to encourage women and minorities to study and pursue degrees in the fields of mathematics and computer sciences.

“We are so thankful to Dr. McKellar for her transformative gift that will allow Mercy College to continue its support of faculty and students,” said Tim Hall, Mercy College President. “Marie was an instrumental part of our program here at Mercy as the department chair for 15 years and through this gift her legacy of supporting women and minorities in the fields of mathematics and computer sciences will be further cemented.”

A 1962 graduate of Saint Mary's College in Indiana, McKellar earned a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1964) and her EdD in mathematics education from Rutgers University (1972). Dr. McKellar received a Honorary Degree from Mercy College in 1992. She has also served on the Liberal Arts Advisory Board. Dr. McKellar taught college and graduate school mathematics and statistics for thirty years and was department chair for fifteen years at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She retired in 1994. She has also worked for many years with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and with the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), with the mission to encourage women and minorities to study and pursue careers in mathematics and the sciences.

The Mercy Cybersecurity Education Center, seeks to inform the public about potential threats and create new technicians to combat potential threats.

Communication and the Arts at Mercy College

Find your favorite major in the world of music, media, computer arts and public relations. Mercy College has them all.

Marc Palmieri
Faculty Spotlight

Marc Palmieri has  taught in the MFA, English and Humanities Departments at The City College of New York since 2006. He has written the plays Poor Fellas; Carl The Second; Levittown (NY Times Critic’s Pick); and The Groundling; all published by Dramatists Play Service. Film credits include Telling You (Screenwriter, Miramax Films); The Sonnet Project (Director); IFP Spirit Award nominated Too Much Sleep (Lead Actor), and 12 national television commercials.  He has been published by Applause Books, and has had work appear in Smith & Kraus, and Fiction Magazine. A member the Screen Actor’s Guild (Sag Award TV Nominating Committee member), and Actors Equity, Marc received a B.A. in Speech, Communications & Theatre from Wake Forest University after being drafted by The Toronto Blue Jays as a pitcher and his M.A. in Creative Writing at City College.