Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Welcome to the Community College of Rhode Island’s division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The nine departments comprised in this division include Art, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies, EnglishForeign Languages, Human Services, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Social Sciences. These disciplines are not only the backbone of most programs at the college, but also provide the foundation of an educated person. The AHSS courses allow students to develop the love and discipline of learning, while developing vital skills such as critical thinking, power of analysis, appreciation for diversity of expression, and an overall preparation to understand and face the challenges of modern society. Students embracing studies in these disciplines will be transformed not just into learned persons, but lifelong learning individuals.

Contact Information

John Cole
John W. Cole

Interim Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Knight Campus
Room 4222
Tel: 401-825-2034

Liz Capraro 
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 401-825-2034
Fax: 401-825-2495

Main Office:
Knight Campus
Suite 4226, 4th Floor

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Last Updated: 10/5/17