College News

This is our life’s work—and we’re working to share our life’s next chapter with you. Temple College of Liberal Arts students, alumni and faculty are forging new paths every day in dozens of exciting disciplines, and we want you to know about them! Read about their discoveries, accomplishments and events here and please contact us if you have a story you think we should tell. From Africology to Criminal Justice, from Psychology to Spanish, the College teaches its students how to see the world from new perspectives and make a meaningful impact in their chosen field. Follow their adventures here and see where their journeys lead them next.

digital rendering of the coronavirus under microscope

Shawn McCaney, CLA ’87 is executive director of the William Penn Foundation. Under his leadership, the foundation is providing millions in much-needed funds for Philadelphia arts and pre-K organizations.

Kelly Jahn, a junior English major, is spending the semester working as an intern on the popular NBC nighttime talk show. Celebrate Women’s History Month by reading her story about how she helps behind the scenes at one of the shows keeping us all entertained through the coronavirus shutdown.


Frank Leib: 1944-2020

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It’s with a heavy heart that the College of Liberal Arts announces we have lost one of our own. Intellectual Heritage Assistant Professor Frank Leib will be dearly missed by our entire community. The college extends its deepest sympathies to his friends and family.

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Samantha Berger, CLA '91, preparing to attend the Emmy Awards Show in Los Angeles.

Samantha Berger, CLA ’91, is a former English major who’s gone on to author 86 children’s book and write for Nickelodeon and Sesame Street. Last year, she was inducted into the League for Entrepreneurial Women Hall of Fame. Today, CLA celebrates her success as part of Women’s History Month.


Brittany Bronson, CLA ’14, was named a Future Leader at the Philadelphia Inquirer’s first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Awards Gala in November. With Women’s History Month underway, Bronson explains how she’s dedicated her career to changing the future for women of color.