Meet Our Students & Faculty
Small class sizes, the accessibility of professors, and the tight community are what initially attracted Eddie to Stevenson, and these factors are still what he enjoys most about Stevenson today.
“The professors really connect with you as a person. They’re helpful, knowledgeable, and relatable. My professors have taught me lessons inside and outside of the classroom. They’ve forced me to think critically about the subject matter and how to implement the material I’ve learned. For instance, I just completed an Integrated Marketing Communication project, which focused on rebranding a real-world, nonprofit organization.”
Gerald appreciates the small class sizes and ease of forming close relationships with faculty throughout the applied mathematics program. This quality has allowed him to gain a more thorough understanding of the material he’s learning. When asked what his favorite part of his major was, Gerald said, “The ability to understand the world around us as we use mathematics because math is everywhere.” Gerald recently worked with a Stevenson professor on calculating the entropy of different languages, including constructed and natural languages.
The fashion design program is what drew Venus to Stevenson. “The program at Stevenson prepares students for the jobs in the industry by teaching them practical skills and by providing networking opportunities with industry professionals,” explains Venus.
During her time at Stevenson, Venus has interned with MB Design Gallery where she worked with custom high-end garments, and at Under Armour as a technical fashion designer. Of her Under Armour experience, Venus says, “This gave me the opportunity to develop my skills, take on interesting projects, and work with some of the best innovative thinkers in the industry.”
As a member of American Chemical Society, Catholic Campus Ministries, and Beta Beta Beta biological honor society, plus a rigorous course load, Kayla is a busy student. “Being involved in so much both in the classroom and outside of it, I have had to learn how to manage my time efficiently to accomplish everything.”
With three internships at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital researching breast and colon cancer, and shadowing a neurosurgeon, Kayla is ready for her future after graduation. “My plan is to become a physician assistant. Stevenson has helped me tremendously by providing me with a solid foundation in both biology and chemistry that I will be able to use as I continue my studies.”
Thank you for your interest in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevenson University where our motto is: Complex Problems. Diverse Perspectives. Creative Solutions.
Our students major in Criminal Justice, English Language and Literature, Human Services, Psychology, Public History, and Theatre and Media Performance. We also house Stevenson’s unique Interdisciplinary Studies major, which allows students to combine their strengths and interests into a flexible, customized program of study.
Students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences participate in integrated learning within their chosen major while also receiving academic and career preparation through a range of experiential learning opportunities. They put theory into practice as they pursue their passions, gaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities to identify problems, ask brave questions, and formulate solutions. Alongside their traditional coursework, our students partner with faculty on research studies, undertake field placements and internships, produce a digital arts and culture magazine, and perform in Stevenson’s theatre productions. They leave Stevenson as creative and critical thinkers, prepared for a wide range of careers as social organizers, teachers, writers, entrepreneurial theatre artists, and counselors, among many others.
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is an energetic, innovative community comprised of dedicated faculty and engaged students. I invite you to learn more about the excellent programs and exciting opportunities in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevenson University.
Cheryl A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
“My favorite part about the human services program is the opportunity I have to apply the skills that I have learned in class. The major gives students the opportunities to work in their field of choice from a very early stage in the program,” says Kim. “After graduation I want to pursue a graduate degree in Behavioral Analysis and eventually go on to work for the Federal Government. I believe that SU has prepared me to reach my goals by offering many resources for soon to be graduates such as resume workshops and job fairs.”
Kim works in the admissions office and takes part in multiple internships, including Our Daily Bread and the Maryland Book Bank, in Baltimore City. “I am confident upon graduation that I will have the skills necessary to set myself apart in the job market.”
“My favorite thing about SU is the encouraging faculty. I am thankful that many of my professors have taken the time to find out my interests, encourage me to do things out of my comfort zone, and acknowledge my accomplishments.”
Since graduating in December 2016 from the environmental science program, Diamonique has been living in Puerto Rico assisting with a seedling census of tropical trees in El Yunque Rainforest.
At SU, Diamonique participated in a 10-week research internship in Puerto Rico where she studied the size class distribution of Pterocarpus officinalis, a wetland tree, between two wetland forest stands and assessed the progress of a near 25 years old restoration project. “From my research experience on and off campus and hosting community events, I’ve learned that I must help bridge the gap between the scientific community and the public so that everyone can see the value of protecting the environment.” She says the connections she made at her internship two years ago helped her secure her current position.
Rojesh is an international student from Kathmandu, Nepal who came to the U.S. to study biology.
“Biology covers a very diverse field of study,” Rojesh says. “I am planning to apply to a M.D/Ph.D. program after I graduate. SU has helped me a lot in providing valuable research experience and has helped me to stay focused. The community is very friendly and everybody has a special connection to each other. Throughout my time here I have met some of the most wonderful people.” Rojesh works in the lab of Dr. Wendy Kimber investigating the role of ubiquitination gene in C. elegans and mouse embryonic stem cells, while also volunteering in a clinic where he’s able to help out health care providers and patients. Being an international student has been a rich experience for Rojesh, helping him to develop new perspectives in his personal and professional career.
“My favorite part about the middle school education program is definitely the experience that I receive through field placement,” Emilee says. “We have the opportunity to go into the classroom and observe as well as teach the students. My major has definitely solidified my passions and has made me so excited for the rest of my life as an educator.”
Along with her major, Emilee is the President of the Student Government Association, the co-chair for Relay For Life, and a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary. “I like that there is so much room for growth at Stevenson University. There is room to grow in academics and room to grow socially with the opportunities that are provided by athletics with sports and intermural, as well as Student Activities with clubs and organizations.”
Jahi is a film and moving image major and chose Stevenson University because of the advanced technology and software found on the School of Design campus, as well as the Career Services program that gives students the push needed towards their future occupation. “My favorite part of my major is the fact that I’m able to collaborate and share ideas with my fellow classmates. I feel that it advances my creativity and encourages me to have an open mind of others' ideas.” The classes offered in his major taught Jahi the value of communicating with others and helping others as a team.
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