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Vanderbilt alumna Dr. Sheri Shaneyfelt is director of the Master of Liberal Arts and Science program.

A native Nashvillian, Dr. Shaneyfelt earned a B.S. degree from Centre College in Kentucky (Biology and History of Art), an M.A. degree from Vanderbilt University (History of Art), and a Ph.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington (History of Art). She is Principal Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, for which she serves as Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. She is the recipient of three Vanderbilt teaching awards: the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching for Vanderbilt University, the Harriet S. Gilliam teaching award for the College of Arts and Science, and a Covid-19 innovative teaching award from the College of Arts and Science. For more on her research and professional activities, see the HART Department website

Additional administrative support is provided by the administrative staff of the College of Arts and Science Dean's office in 404 Buttrick.