Kathy Feeley is the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She brings with her more than 18 years of experience as a professor of History at the University of Redlands.
Kathy has also served as director of the Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program and previously chaired the History Department and College Writing Advisory. She has taught courses in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Media and Visual Culture Studies. Her teaching and research interests focus on media, gender, and popular and political culture in modern America.
She is co-editor of When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History (2014), author of Mary Pickford: Hollywood and the New Woman (2016) and is at work on “The Mightiest Publicity Powers on Earth”: The Hollywood Press Corps and the Shaping of the Modern Press in Mid-Twentieth-Century America. She is vice president of the board of trustees of the Watchorn Lincoln Memorial Shrine—a Civil War-era library, museum, and archive—at A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands. Kathy is also a co-convener of the L.A. History and Metro Studies Group at the Huntington-USC Institute for California and the West.
Kathy holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. She received her bachelor’s degree in History and Women’s Studies from Colgate University.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences provides leadership and works in collaboration with faculty and students to sustain effective teaching and learning, review and manage the College curriculum, and promote faculty development with the undergraduate programs of the College. This role has oversight responsibilities in the faculty review process and is responsible for management of the College budget. The dean coordinates a range of academic support needs and represents the College in University-wide academic policy decisions and serves on the President’s Cabinet.