College of Social Sciences
N. Jane McCandless, Ph.D.
Kathleen Skott-Myhre, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean
Pam Kirk, Ph.D.
Fellow for Faculty and Staff Development
Jeannette Diaz, Ph.D.
Fellow for Community and Alumni Engagement
Serving Humanity, Doing Public Good
The motto of the College of Social Sciences (COSS) encapsulates the shared focus of the academic programs and centers housed in the College. Service to humanity is the founding principle at the heart of our various disciplines and informs our approach to the place of COSS in the wider community. Doing the public good is the natural extension of our broad commitment to our shared communities.
As academic disciplines, our departments explore key aspects of the human condition and broaden our understanding of life and how it is lived. This exploration is critical to the development of informed, engaged, and active members of our communities. The partnerships formed between COSS programs and centers and the broader communities help our students to see the impact they may have on the future of local, regional, state, national, and global communities. They also help our faculty and staff engage in the community to find avenues for mutually beneficial relationships. The continued success of our efforts to serve humanity and do public good depends on our ability to effectively and sustainably maintain our programs and centers and their relationships both at the University of West Georgia and with our wider community of stakeholders.
The College of Social Sciences at UWG is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service in the interest of promoting the public good. The College aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary and historical aspects of the various disciplines of the social sciences and the skills necessary for professional competence.
The College of Social Sciences at UWG will be a recognized leader in creating a collaborative learning and research culture, promoting community engagement, attracting an increased proportion of talented and passionate students and faculty. The College will provide distinctive and soughtout programs and graduates, leading to an expanded and diversified resource base