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Social Sciences Department Newsletter - 2020

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Ben Timms, Chair

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the 2020 Social Sciences Department newsletter “The Globe”! Read a message from Dr. Benjamin Timms, a Geography Professor and Chair of the department as of fall 2019.    

Read more about the message from the chair

New Faculty - Dr. Jess Lee

Meet the New Faculty

Meet Dr. Jess Lee and Dr. Kylie Parrotta, new faculty in the Social Sciences Department.  

Read more about the new faculty

alumni Kaitlyn Johnke working in EcuadorLetters From the Field

Social Sciences Department alumni talk about their post-graduate careers.  

Read more about the life post-grad

students on a bench

Learn by Doing in Social Sciences

Thanks to substantial donations last year we were poised to award over $10,000 for Learn by Doing student activities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are accepting applications for virtual events. We hope that funds we roll over for next year will be utilized if travel restrictions are loosened.

Read more about the Learn by Doing fund

Faculty awards

Faculty Awards

Social Sciences Department faculty were recognized for their incredible achievements.  

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Dr. Stacey Rucas

Faculty Activities

See what the Social Sciences Department faculty have been up to.  

Read more about faculty activities

Retirements - Dr. William Preston


Dr. William Preston, Professor of Geography, retired after 40 years at Cal Poly.

Read more about his retirement

Teresa Downing

In Memorial

We remember Dr. John McKinstry and Dr. Teresa Downing.  

Read more about John and Teresa


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