Arts, Business, Education, English, and Social Sciences

Academic Unit
Dr. Kimberly Kelley
Kimberly Kelley, Vice President/Provost of the Collegewide ABEESS Unit and the Rockville Campus

Welcome to the Collegewide Arts, Business, Education, English, and Social Sciences (ABEESS) Unit at Montgomery College, covering the instructional areas of Visual and Performing Arts; Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, Hospitality Management, and Paralegal Studies (BEACAHMPS); English and Reading; and Education and Social Sciences.   

We are dedicated to making difference in the lives of our students. Our initiatives are intended to help our students by ensuring they have an exceptional educational experience while attaining a credential or a degree more easily and with less expense. We are also committed to enhancing the lives of our community members through multiple educational pathways that serve the needs of all individuals.

Whether students are attaining credentials for a first career or a third career, Montgomery College and the ABEESS unit offer something for everyone.

Program Areas

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Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, Hospitality Management, and Paralegal Studies
Find programs, courses, and academic departments for this instructional area.
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Education and Social Sciences
Find programs, courses, and academic departments for education, anthropology, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. 
English and Reading
English and Reading
Find programs, courses, and academic departments for English, reading, and writing. 
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Visual, Performing, and Media Arts
Find programs, courses, and academic departments for art, music, dance, theatre, photography, film, graphic design, web design, animation and gaming, and television and radio.

 Special Programs

 Who We Are

Academic Unit Leadership Team and Office Staff
Vice President & Provost
 
Office Staff

Deans and Department Chairs
  • Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, Hospitality Management, and Paralegal Studies (BEACAHMPS), Kathryn Davis, Collegewide Dean
    • Andrea Foster, Chair, GT/TPSS, Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Applications, and Paralegal Studies (BEACAPS)
    • Ali Alavi, Chair, RV, Business, Economics, Computer Applications, and Hospitality Management (BECAHM)
  • Education and Social Sciences, Eric Benjamin, Collegewide Dean
    • Shinta Hernandez, Chair, Rockville Department of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology; Takoma Park/Silver Spring Department of Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology
    • Zeporia Smith, Chair, Rockville Department of Education and Psychology; Takoma Park/Silver Spring Department of Education and Psychology
    • Dede Marshall, Chair, Germantown Campus Department of Education and Social Sciences
  • English and Reading, Rodney Redmond, Collegewide Dean
    • Teri Hurst, Chair, Rockville Campus Department of English and Reading
    • Ellen Olmstead, Chair, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Department of English and Reading
    • Mary E. Robinson, Chair, Germantown Campus Department of English and Reading
  • Visual, Performing, and Media Arts, Frank Trezza, Collegewide Dean
    • Tendai Johnson, Chair, Germantown Art Department
    • Tendai Johnson, Chair, Rockville Art Department
    • Erik Swanson, Chair, Rockville Media Arts and Technologies
    • Alvin Trask, Chair, Rockville Performing Arts Department
    • Norberto Gomez, Chair, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Visual and Performing Arts Department
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