Interdisciplinary Studies About Us

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program is exclusively designed for learners with at least two years of transferable credit from institutions other than UNCP, who hold either Associate in Applied Arts or Associate in Applied Science degrees.  The program serves adult students, in particular, who seek a broad, more flexible degree program to help them to advance or become more established in their careers or to improve their understanding of the world around them.

The BIS is intended for a set of diverse students who bring to the university many academic, personal, and work-related experiences.  They may choose the BIS program because (1) they are aware that they are more employable in many occupations with the degree, (2) that learning in the arts and sciences and in a field of specialization leads to understanding and empowerment, and (3) they review their personal plans and recognize that they can effectively meet their most important goals for a bachelor’s degree through the BIS.

Members of the BIS Advisory Council are:

Dr. James W. Robinson, BIS Director
Phone: 910.522.5785
Office: Sampson Hall 216

Dr. Jeff Frederick, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Professor
Phone: 910.521.6439
Office: Hickory Hall

Dr. Jamie Litty, Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communications
Phone: 910.521.6654
Office: Old Main, Room 233

Dr. Barry O'Brien, Dean, School of Business, Professor
Phone: 910.522.5707
Office: Business Administration, Room 101

Ms. Christine Bell, Executive-in-Residence for Internships, School of Business
Phone: 910.521.6836
Office: Business Administration, Room 109

Dr. Joy Fuqua, Director of Distance Education
Phone: 910.521.6352
Office: Dogwood Building

Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum, Chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Associate Professor
Phone: 910.775.4409
Office: Oxendine Science Building, Room 1309

Jessica Godsey, JD, Lecturer, Criminal Justice
Phone: 910.521.6574
Office: Sampson, Room 209

Dr. Edwin "Cliff" Mensah, Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: 910.522.5713
Office: Business Administration, Room 121

Dr. Joong-Lyul Lee, Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science
Phone: 910.521.6256
Office: Oxendine, Room 1228