Faculty of Arts

Mailing Address

Faculty of Arts
Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3

Phone: 902-420-5437
Fax: 902-491-8634

smarts@smu.ca (general inquiries)

Dr. Margaret MacDonald

Dean of Arts


Dr. Peter Twohig

Associate Dean of Arts - Currriculm and Student Affairs

Professor of Atlantic Canada Studies, History, and Health, Wellness and Sport in Society



Madine VanderPlaat, Associate Dean

Dr. Madine VanderPlaat

Associate Dean of Arts - Research and Outreach

Co-Director of CISC

Professor of Sociology and Gender and Women Studies


Madine VanderPlaat's research interests focus on social inclusion, health equity and citizen participation particularly as these relate to women and families.  She is the former Director of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre a consortium dedicated to pursuing policy relevant research related to migration, immigration and cultural diversity.

Joan Whitney, EA for the Dean of Arts

Joan Whitney

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Arts



Emily Anderson

B.A. Program Advisor



Marla Cranston

Communication Officer



Nicole Luttrell, Secretary for Interdisciplinary Studies and Arts

Nicole Luttrell