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From the Desk of the Dean


Welcome to the School of Arts and Science!

I am delighted that you are visiting the School of Arts & Science at Iona.  It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our School which is guided by the spirit and global vision of Blessed Edmund Rice and the faithfulness of the Christian Brothers.  I bring over 25 years of academic and leadership experience in higher education at both public and private institutions in the United States, Canada, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and India to Iona College.

The School of Arts & Science offers various undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 30 areas of study as well as several non-degree certificate programs.Our proximity to New York City also provides students with endless opportunities for life long experiences. We are committed globally to justice and the common good by preparing the next generation of leaders, scholars and professionals with the moral and ethical perspective to “move the world.”

The members of our vibrant faculty, who hold national and international recognition among their peers, are committed to teaching and scholarship and are actively preparing our undergraduate and graduate students for current professions. Our wonderful staff is also engaged in enhancing the academic experience of our students through various co-curricular activities including service learning and internships around the globe.

We offer our students opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship and creative activity in various disciplines including traditional liberal arts, science and mathematics, pre-professional and professional programs. These experiences allow our students to become engaged in learning at the forefront of their respective disciplines, to explore their passion and curiosity, and to grow as scholars and professionals.

The pursuit of excellence is our goal. To continue with the legacy of affordable education for our talented students, we express our sincere gratitude to our alumni, parents and friends for their generosity in supporting student scholarships.  Together, we continue to build the next generation of ethical leaders with the skills and talents to “move the world” for a stronger future.

As Dean of Arts & Science, I enjoy lively encounters with students, staff and faculty alike on a daily basis – it is a joy and intellectually stimulating. If you are considering liberal arts at Iona, I sincerely wish that you will consider us your academic home.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

I look forward to meeting and welcoming you in person.

Sibdas Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean