About Harpur College

Learn about The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

  • Dean's Message

    A Message from Dean Celia M. Klin

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    Celia M. Klin, Dean of Harpur College
    Harpur College of Arts and Sciences is the historical and intellectual heart of Binghamton University, which began as Triple Cities College in 1946. When Harpur College joined the newly created State University of New York system in 1950, it was one of only two liberal arts colleges. For more than 70 years, Harpur has striven to live up to its motto “From breadth through depth to perspective.”

    Our talented faculty are engaged in a broad range of scholarly endeavors, creative activities and research that seek to address some of the world's most fascinating and pressing problems. They are also dedicated teachers who are committed providing a rigorous liberal arts education by engaging with students in the classroom, laboratory, studio and field, and on the theater stage.

    In our increasingly complex and global world, the liberal arts have become even more important than they were at Harpur’s founding. Not only does an education in the liberal arts prepare students for a rapidly changing job market, it helps them develop the ability to think deeply and critically about the world around them.

    With a history tied to the origins of Binghamton University, Harpur College offers a wide array of exciting opportunities. We invite you to explore the possibilities that await you at Harpur College, and to help us write the next chapter of our unfolding story.

    More about Celia M. Klin

    After serving seven years as associate dean, senior associate dean and interim dean, Professor Celia M. Klin was named dean of Binghamton University’s Harpur College of Arts and Sciences in July 2021. 

    As the dean, she works closely with associate and assistant deans and staff that represent all areas of the college, including academic programs, faculty research, faculty development and alumni engagement.

    A cognitive psychologist who conducts research in the field of psycholinguistics, Klin joined Harpur in 1994 as a professor in the Psychology department.

  • Harpur College Statement on Inclusion

    Harpur College Statement on Inclusion

    Harpur College is committed to offering an enriching educational environment that is inclusive of all of its constituents and that fosters a diverse, multi-vocal, connected community. We fully support scholarship, creative activities, and spaces of learning that are welcoming and accessible.

    We also accept the responsibility of addressing the historic and present legacies of structural racism, gender inequality, sexual orientation discrimination, poverty, ability bias, and other forms of social injustice through our research and teaching.

    The college fully commits to supporting our faculty, staff, and students as we share in the on-going task of building an equitable social fabric that offers a sense of meaning, purpose, and value for all.

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Dean's Office Staff

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Pamela G. Smart

Associate Professor, Chair; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Programmatic Initiatives, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

Art History; Harpur College of Arts and Sciences

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