Academic Deans

Sharon Hilles
Interim Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Sharon HillesSharon Hilles is the Interim Dean, and is a Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. Dr. Hilles received her Bachelor’s degree in German from the University of California Los Angeles. Her MA in TESL and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics are from UCLA as well. Her primary areas of research include the history of English, English grammar, TESL, and English usage.  She is also interested in first and second language acquisition and teaching English as a second language to adults.  Dr. Hilles’ work in these areas has been presented at numerous professional conferences, in journal articles, in book chapters, in workshops, and in several books. She has also served as grammar consultant for a number of publications.