From the Dean
With over 30 areas of study and an outstanding faculty of teacher-scholars, the opportunities at Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts are endless. Our distinctive programs are among the most comprehensive in the country. Cutting-edge research meets community engagement. Creative pursuit meets practical application. Progressive thought meets global awareness. Spend a moment exploring Mercer, and you will find the advantages of a major university in an intimate learning environment unlike anywhere else.
A Mercer education strives to uphold the values of personal freedom, individual responsibility and community service. It is also defined by its focus on ethics, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
Small, discussion-based classes are the norm, and opportunities for service-learning, study abroad, and undergraduate research are readily available. The College is also known for its distinctive Great Books and honors programs that are available to all students regardless of major.
An education in the College of Liberal Arts will teach you to think clearly and critically, write well, and speak persuasively. At the same time, you will learn about yourself, different cultures, and diverse approaches to learning and understanding people and the world.
Our graduates are well prepared for careers, graduate and professional schools, and meaningful lives of service and leadership.
I encourage you to see Mercer's College of Liberal Arts for yourself. Visit our campus in Macon, go into our classrooms and meet the many talented faculty and students that make our college and Mercer University stand out from the rest.
Lake Lambert, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Office of the Dean
First Floor, Godsey Administrative Building
Mercer University Macon Campus
Phone: (478) 301-2915 ?
Fax: (478) 301-2482
What does the Dean's Office do?
The work in the Dean's Office includes the Dean of the College of Liberal Art, Dr. Lake Lambert; two Associate Deans , Dr. Jeffrey Denny and Dr. Edward Weintraut, and two administrative assistants, Ms. Pam Benedict and Ms. Penni Hartley.
Dr. Lambert is primarily responsible for supervising and offering guidance on matters pertaining to the governance, budget, curriculum and personnel of the College of Liberal Arts.
Dr. Denny is primarily responsible for addressing matters pertaining to course scheduling and faculty employment.
Dr. Weintraut is primarily responsible for addressing concerns or issues affecting students.
Where is the Dean's Office located?
The Dean's Office is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.
What services does the Dean's Office offer students?
Below are some of the key services the Dean's Office provides to students.
- Provides certificates of achievement to students on the Dean's List.
- Identifies students to be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Suspension.
- Reviews requests for readmission into the College and withdrawal from courses.
- Issues excused absences for documented and verifiable circumstances.
- Reviews and resolves special requests, complaints, or grievances presented by students.
- Adjudicates appeals of Honor Council decisions.
- Upholds and enforces university and college policies on academic matters (e.g. academic deadlines; curricular requirements).
- Reviews graduation audits for seniors.
- Advises students on course selection or professional preparation.
Generally speaking, students should direct their concerns to Dr. Weintraut. Appointments can be arranged with his secretary, Penni Hartley, at 301-2916. If Dr. Weintraut is unavailable and the concern is critically urgent, the student should ask to consult with Dr. Denny about the matter.
Are there any questions or concerns that the Dean's Office cannot help me with?
The Dean's Office addresses virtually all issues that affect the academic aspects of college life. One of the most common exceptions to this rule pertains to students seeking the grade of INCOMPLETE in a course; such arrangements are determined exclusively by the student and the professor of a course.
We do not and cannot offer assistance in non-academic matters. For example, if you have questions about housing, you should contact someone in Residence Life. Questions about financial considerations should be addressed to your Financial Aid advisor or one of the counselors in the Bursar's Office. Questions about security should be addressed to the Mercer Police.