Dr. Pauline D. Gagnon
Professor and Interim Dean
The College of Arts and Humanities is charged with the responsibility of providing instruction not only to students majoring in traditional arts and humanities disciplines, but also for providing general education components of business and education programs. It does so with the realization that in order to prepare students to face the ever-changing, complex society in which we live, it is necessary to do more than teach them a number of facts and train them in a variety of skills. The faculty of the College of Arts and Humanities is dedicated to providing an education that will enable students to meet the future, not merely to live in the present...
Foreign Languages and Literatures faculty member, Dr. Jeff Zamostny, has won the UWG competition for the Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award (Individual Teaching Category). He will also be UWG's nominee in the statewide competition in this category. Dr. Zamostny holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Social Theory from the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty of the University of West Georgia in January of 2012 as Assistant Professor of Spanish. His research examines discourses on modernity and sexuality in the mass culture of early twentieth-century Spain. He teaches courses on Spanish and Gender Studies at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and has organized several interdisciplinary panels on gender and sexuality for UWG's Innovations in Pedagogy Conference. Since arriving at UWG he has been engaged in numerous high-impact educational activities, having led study abroad programs, directed student research, and taught in learning communities. In 2014 Dr. Zamostny received the Foreign Language Association of Georgia's Teacher of Promise award, which recognizes faculty in the early stages of their career who show pedagogical excellence and effectively promote the student engagement with foreign languages and cultures at the post-secondary level.
From right to left, Dr. Zamostny with UWG students Levi Bly, Mariela Ortega, and Briana Crawford at the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica in May of 2014. The students took Zamostny's course on Costa Rican Modernism in the Latin American Context.
The School of the Arts (SOTA) at the University of West Georgia houses the departments of Music, Art, and Theatre, along with programs in Film Studies and Creative Writing. In addition, SOTA sponsors its own events on and off campus, and facilitates a number of arts-based initiatives in the surrounding schools and communities.
Want to write, direct, and even STAR in your own short film this summer? Join us for the School of the Arts Film Camp at UWG!