Center for Liberal Education

Through an engagement with the liberal arts, Transylvania University prepares its students for a humane and fulfilling personal and public life by cultivating independent thinking, open-mindedness, creative expression and commitment to lifelong learning and social responsibility in a diverse world.


Dr. Brien Lewis

Dr. S. Rebecca Thomas
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the University

Dr. Meg Upchurch
Mellon Foundation Senior Fellow

Dr. Melissa Fortner
Mellon Foundation Fellow

Dr. Ellen Cox
Co-Director, Transylvania Seminar

Dr. Liz Corsun
Co-Director, Transylvania Seminar

Dr. Ken Slepyan
Co-Director, Transylvania Seminar

Kimberly Naujokas
Executive Assistant to VPAA/Dean