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Adrian College Letter from the Dean

Meet the Dean of Graduate Studies at Adrian College

As Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Carissa Massey oversees the promotion and growth of the master’s degree programs at Adrian College. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History, Aesthetics, and Gender Theory from Ohio University, a Master’s of Art in Art History from Marshal University, and a Bachelor’s of Art in Studio Art from Bethany College, Bethany WV. She has served on the faculty at Adrian College for ten years and has over seventeen years of experience in higher education.

Dr. Carissa Massey
Letter From The Dean

Letter From The Dean

Welcome! My name is Dr. Carissa Massey and I am the Dean of Graduate Studies at Adrian College. Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs. Adrian College’s graduate programs combine rigorous curriculum with personal attention from outstanding faculty. The faculty, staff, and I look forward to look forward to supporting you all at this important juncture of your academic and professional pursuits.

The purpose of the graduate programs at Adrian College is to provide talented students with advanced work in an area of study in order to position them for professional success. Exemplifying academic excellence within the context of the liberal arts, the graduate programs seek to produce alumni who demonstrate our Ribbons of Excellence. Students will develop creativity by exploring their passions, change their futures by learning throughout a lifetime, make connections by crossing boundaries and disciplines, compete at a higher level by thinking critically, and contribute by caring for humanity and the world.

Through our intensive, student-centered learning environments, coupled with unique internships and professional-learning opportunities, your pursuit of advanced knowledge in one of our graduate programs will give you the opportunity to grow academically. Upon graduation from your program, you will be prepared for success in your field and have greater employment and career advancement opportunities.

Please explore our website to learn more about how Adrian College is preparing current and future professionals for success in their field.

Again, thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact me at cmassey@adrian.edu if you have any questions.

Dr. Carissa Massey

Dr. Carissa Massey Dean, Graduate Studies