College of Arts & Sciences

The Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) provides academic programs that prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

SCAS programs stimulate curiosity, exercise critical thinking, hone communication skills, and promote active citizenship. Faculty within the College are committed to helping students succeed in their chosen disciplines. Students are prepared for graduate programs, and for careers that demand critical thinking and excellent written and oral communication skills.

SCAS offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Biology, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. The college hosts two associate degree programs: an associate degree in General Studies (AGS), including English as a Second Language (ESL) certificate program, and associate of applied science (A.A.S.) in Criminal Justice.

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News and Notes from Finlandia's College of Arts & Sciences


  • FinnU To Offer Creative Writing Minor Starting Fall 2020

    Creative Writing

    Starting Fall 2020 students who are interested in creative writing will now be able to declare creative writing as a minor.

    The creative writing minor is composed of five core classes that focus on fiction writing, poetry, creative non-fiction, a creative writing portfolio and contemporary literature.  Along with these core classes, students are asked to choose from one of three different elective courses. Students can choose from a creative writing internship, the Philosophy of Self course, where students will write [...]


  • Scholarships Created Through Harju Gift, FAHC Director Position Endowed

    Harju

    Onni and Dorothea Harju

    Finlandia University has received one of its most significant endowment gifts to date from the estate of Onni and Dorothea Harju.

    Like many other Finnish American men, Onni grew up on a farm with very humble beginnings. Through his lifetime of hard work and investment – which included growing Christmas trees on the Red Granite, Wisconsin farmland – Onni planted his strong Finnish roots by investing in the future.

    Onni was born in Bessemer, Michigan in 1918, [...]


  • Insight Into the Paloheimo Fellows Program Experience

    This week host, Olivia Myers is joined by Finnish & Nordic Studies Senior, Seth Dahl. Dahl and Myers dive into what it’s like to be in the Finnish & Nordic Studies program, the Paloheimo Fellows program, the opportunity it gives students and more.

    The Paloheimo Fellows program allows a select group of students to study Finnish culture and society in Finland with Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen. With the support of the Paloheimo Foundation, most expenses for travel are [...]





Faculty and Staff

Ashok KhanalAssistant Professor of ChemistryFinlandia UniversityAshok.Khanal@finlandia.edu906-487-7352
Carolyn DekkerAssistant Professor, EnglishFinlandia Universitycarolyn.dekker@finlandia.edu906-487-7407
Corbin EddyVisiting Campus Pastor
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
Finlandia Universitycorbin.eddy@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7239
Fredi de YampertVice President for Academic Affairs; Nursing Program ChairFinlandia Universityfredi.deyampert@finlandia.edu906-487-7301
Hilary-Joy VirtanenAssistant Professor, Finnish & Nordic Studies; Chair, Institutional Review BoardFinlandia Universityhilary.virtanen@finlandia.edu906-487-7514
Judy BuddProfessor, BiologyFinlandia Universityjudith.budd@finlandia.edu906-487-7243
Juan MarinAssociate Professor, MathematicsFinlandia Universityjuan.marin@finlandia.edu906-487-7385
Jason OyadomariAssociate Professor of Biology & Dean of Suomi College of Arts and SciencesFinlandia Universityjason.oyadomari@finlandia.edu906-487-7381
Jeffrey PettiboneAssistant ProfessorFinlandia Universityjeff.pettibone@finlandia.edu906-487-7382
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Joe SlocumAdjunct Instructor for Arts & SciencesFinlandia Universityjoe.slocum@finlandia.edu
Leslie GriffithAdjunct Instructor for Arts & SciencesFinlandia Universityleslie.griffith@finlandia.edu
Laura SmythAdjunct InstructorFinlandia Universitylaura.smyth@finlandia.edu
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Matthew LairdVisiting Instructor, MathematicsFinlandia Universitymatthew.Laird@finlandia.edu906-487-7406
Mark LounibosAssociate Professor, EnglishFinlandia Universitymark.lounibos@finlandia.edu906-487-7336
Michael ReayAssistant Professor of SociologyFinlandia UniversityMichael.Reay@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7351
Natalia BorgenAdministrative Assistant, ISB & SCASFinlandia Universitynatalia.borgen@finlandia.edu906-487-7513
Nathan MillerAdjunct Instructor for Arts & SciencesFinlandia Universitynathan.miller@finlandia.edu
Patricia GrosseAssistant Professor in PhilosophyFinlandia UniversityPatricia.Grosse@finlandia.edu
Rene JohnsonAssistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy; and Director, Servant LeadershipFinlandia Universityrene.johnson@finlandia.edu906-487-7558
Richard GeeAssociate Professor, Criminal JusticeFinlandia Universityrichard.gee@finlandia.edu906-487-7280
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Rebecca SodernaAdjunct Instructor, SCASFinlandia Universityrebecca.soderna@finlandia.edu
Trisha CollingAdjunct Instructor for Arts & SciencesFinlandia Universitytrisha.colling@finlandia.edu
William KnoblauchAssociate Professor, HistoryFinlandia Universitywilliam.knoblauch@finlandia.edu906-487-7318

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