Office of the Dean

Welcome to the University of Redlands College of Arts & Sciences

I am pleased to welcome you to this site. As Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), I have the honor of leading over 160 full-time faculty dedicated to providing an outstanding liberal arts curriculum supportive of professional education and service to one’s community. I invite you to get to know our CAS faculty, who are accomplished artists, researchers, musicians, scientists, writers and scholars within their respective fields. You will find teachers who have dedicated themselves to providing educational opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom, that serve students well beyond their time at the University of Redlands.

Our outstanding liberal arts-based education also benefits from the many staff and administrators committed to supporting student development. You will find engaged CAS personnel in the Study Abroad Office, Academic Success and Disability Services, Native Student Programs, Science Center, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, School of Music, Truesdail Center, and Armacost Library. This is in addition to the many supportive staff within each of the 40+ CAS academic departments and programs.

CAS is a place in which learning for both undergraduate and graduate students is prioritized. You’ll discover this as you explore our 40+ academic undergraduate majors and minors and our three graduate programs in Communication Science and Disorders, Geographic Information Systems, and Music. I am confident that you will find an area of study that can speak to your interests. Along with my CAS Dean’s Office staff, I stand ready to ensure that every student’s experience within CAS is as positive as possible.


Steve Wuhs
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Redlands

INTERIM Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Steven Wuhs assumed the position of Interim Dean in January 2021. He has been a member of the University of Redlands community since 2003, when he joined the Department of Government as a professor of Latin American Politics.

Wuhs’s research focuses on the development of political parties in new democracies, initially in Mexico (published as Savage Democracy: Institutional Change and Party Development in Mexico, Penn State Press, 2008). He was later funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) to investigate the processes of party development in the former East Germany in the wake of Germany reunification. His current research, with Professor Jennifer Nelson in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, investigates the development of reproductive politics in Mexico. His teaching interests focus on democratic development and research methods, and he has particularly enjoyed teaching the capstone course in Political Science and a Spanish-language course on Mexican Politics.

Wuhs joins the Dean’s Office after five years serving as the Associate Provost for Internationalization at the Redlands, a post that shaped study abroad, risk management, curriculum, and recruitment and support for international students at the University. Previously, he had directed the programs in Political Science, International Relations, and Latin American Studies. Wuhs was the Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly from 2014-2016, and co-directed the Salzburg Semester program from 2010-2012.

Steven Wuhs earned his B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Macalester College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.