College of Fine Arts & Humanities

The College of Fine Arts & Humanities prepares students to live extraordinary lives of personal fulfillment and professional contributions by offering majors and minors in fine arts and humanities disciplines, by delivering courses in the Liberal Education curriculum, and by supporting Brenau University’s mission which emphasizes artistic expression, service to others, global understanding, and personal integrity.


Dean, Undergraduate School and College of Fine Arts & Humanities Andrea Birch, Ph.D.

Andrea Birch, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Fine Arts & Humanities
Dean, Undergraduate School
Professor of Philosophy

Department of Art & Design

Claudia Wilburn, Chair, Director of The Center for the Arts & Design,
Studio Art Program Director

Department of Dance

Madia Cooper-Ashirifi, Chair, Professor of Dance

Department of Humanities

Kathryn Locey, Chair,
Professor and Director of the English Program

Department of Interior Design

Jill DeMarotta, Chair

Department of Music

Barbara Steinhaus, Chair, Professor of Music

Department of Theatre

Tracey Brent-Chessum,
Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre

Dean’s Assistant for Fine Arts & Humanities

Whitney Neveils

General inquiries: or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100
Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.