Dean's Welcome

At the School of Arts and Humanities, our faculty and alumni include Fulbright scholars, artists, theatre directors, poets, musicians, dancers, writers, storytellers, historians, photographers, and public intellectuals. We are all here to help you succeed.

I am British-Polynesian and was raised internationally, with a deep appreciation for cultures, diversity, and the unique contributions each individual makes to society.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Arts in dramatic art, and a Ph.D. in media and communication. I am an artist, a dancer, and a poet. I am also an expert in designing digital learning environments and 3D immersive spaces. I was a non-traditional student myself, and personally experienced the challenges you face juggling life, work, family responsibilities, and college studies.

Let me extend a warm welcome and my best wishes for your success. Please contact me if you have questions, concerns, or would simply like to say hello.

Kind Regards,

Nicola Marae Allain, Ph. D.
Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities



Nicola Marae Allain, Ph. D.
Office: 518-580-4971
518-587-2100 ext. 2776