College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

CAHSS Office of the Dean

Andrew J. Drummond, Ph.D., Interim Dean

A Message From Interim Dean Drummond:


The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is committed to building the knowledge and strengthening the skills that prove critical to positive and collaborative transformations of our local and global communities.

Whether you are new to the college this year or have called it home for some time, your presence here is vital to the strength of this campus and to the reach of its impact. We are so proud that you have chosen to imagine, to communicate, to collaborate, to create, and to transform with us. These words; these actions, form the core of our mission, and they are made real every day through the remarkable and deeply significant work of our students, staff, and faculty. Together we are CAHSS. I am so thrilled you are here.

Andrew J. Drummond, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, CAHSS

Brief Bio: Prior to his appointment as Interim Dean of the college, Andrew Drummond served for four years as Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at CSUMB, and for two years as Associate Dean in the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the metropolitan, community-engaged institution of the Arkansas system that serves the capital city.

A Political Scientist by training, Dr. Drummond has taught widely in the realm of comparative politics, frequently offering courses on the European Union, comparative western democracies, and democratic theory. His core scholarship centers on the impact of electoral design on party system formation and the formation and expression of ideological bias, and has appeared in a number of respected academic journals, including Political Studies, Party Politics, the Journal of Democracy, and Europe-Asia Studies. As a scholar-administrator, Dr. Drummond focuses on the fields of Implementation and Improvement Science, where his most recent work (with Dr. Kevin Grobman) has appeared at the annual Summit of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Dr. Drummond holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a fellow at the Center for the Study of Democracy.

For a PDF version of his CV, Please Download from Google Drive

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Questions for the Dean

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