New CAHSS Dean - Dr. Lisa Bond-Maupin

Dear HSU Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Lisa Bond-Maupin, Professor of Sociology and Founding Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication at University of Arkansas-Little Rock (UA-LR), has agreed to serve as the next dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at Humboldt State University.

Dr. Bond-Maupin’s appointment begins July 1, 2017.

Dr. Lisa Bond-Maupin

Currently, Dr. Bond-Maupin serves as the Founding Dean at UA-LR where she collaborated with staff and faculty to develop a mission, vision and direction for the new college. She led the creation of college initiatives in the areas of college community building, student recruitment and success, shared governance, alumni and development, instructional technology, research and creative activity, and staff, student, and faculty recognition.

Prior to joining Arkansas-Little Rock in 2014, Dr. Bond-Maupin was a longtime member of the faculty (Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Women’s Studies) at New Mexico State University (NMSU). At NMSU she served as the Director of the Women’s Studies Program, Founding Chair of the Department of Sociology, and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bond-Maupin chaired NMSU's annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium for 7 years and is a Graduate of NMSU's Advancing Leaders Program.

Dr. Bond-Maupin earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri and her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. Her research interests include race, culture, gender and juvenile justice; connections between structural and individual level violence in the United States; and art and hip hop-based youth development and prevention. She most recently co-implemented a national survey of Associate Deans for the national Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). She has taught a wide range of courses in sociology, criminology, and juvenile justice and earned NMSU’s highest teaching award, the Roush Award for Teaching Excellence for her commitment to service and experiential learning and dedication to the success of every student.

While at NMSU, Dr. Bond-Maupin collaborated on juvenile justice system reform and the reduction of disproportionate minority youth confinement in New Mexico.  She was twice appointed by the Cabinet Secretary of Children, Youth and Families to Chair the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Commission. She received $1 million dollars in research and public service grants and contracts. Her public service, research, and teaching accomplishments led to her selection by then Governor Richardson as a New Mexico Woman of the Year.

Dr. Bond-Maupin is passionate about community engagement through the arts, humanities and social sciences, partnerships for social change and community development, and the transformative nature of a liberal arts education. She is excited about Humboldt State University’s recent designation as Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Lisa is drawn to HSU’s long-time, consistent environmental and social justice missions and the opportunity to live in California’s beautiful and friendly North Coast. Please join me in welcoming Lisa to CAHSS, HSU, and the Humboldt community.

Dr. Alex Enyedi

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs