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Barbara Colby


Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Barbara Colby is responsible for  administers the integrated studies degree program, which requires separate admission and a higher grade requirement than other liberal arts and sciences degrees. Colby administers and serves ex officio on the college's Student Affairs and Grievance Committee, which, among other duties, hears cases of academic malfeasance. She also manages registration issues such as late add and late withdraw and reviews medical/compassionate withdrawal requests and makes recommendations to the dean.

Colby holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree in philosophy from ASU. She is a faculty associate in the department of philosophy. Colby was an academic advisor for many years and has earned both teaching and advising awards. She has been at ASU since 1965.