Centralized Business Services

Centralized Business Services

College of Liberal Arts Centralized Business Services (CBS) assists numerous centers and special projects with centralized, administrative support. This administrative support includes: account management, time sheet management, purchasing, requests for travel, reimbursements, the hiring of temporary employees, the paying of bills, the issuing of scholarships and fellowships, and processing of other administrative tasks requiring university forms or electronic documents.

Administrative support provided by our office does not include program coordinating.

Departments

Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

Chair: Dr. Edmond T. Gordon
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Department of Classics

Chair: Dr. Lesley A Dean-Jones
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Department of English

Acting Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Cullingford
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Department of French and Italian

Chair: Dr. David Birdsong
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Department of Geography and the Environment

Chair: Dr. Sheryl Luzzadder Beach
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Department of Linguistics

Acting Chair: Dr. Richard Meier
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Chair: Dr. Kamran Aghaie
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Department of Philosophy

Chair: Dr. David Sosa
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Chair: Dr. Mary Neuburger
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Department of Sociology

Chair: Dr. Robert Crosnoe
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Chair: Dr. Jossianna Arroyo Martinez
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Centers, Institutes, and Programs

Center for Asian American Studies

Director: Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Center for European Studies

Director: Dr. Douglas Biow
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Director: Dr. Karin Wilkins
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Director: Dr. Mary Neuburger
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Arabic Flagship Program

Director: Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Humanities Institute

Director: Dr. Pauline Strong
Administrative Contacts: Team 2

Institute for Israel Studies

Director: Dr. Ami Pedahzur
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis

Director: Dr. Kevin Cokley
Administrative contacts: Team 1

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

Director: Dr. Cherise Smith
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Linguistics Research Center

Director: Dr. Hans Boas
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative

Director: Dr. Shannon Speed
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Director: Dr. Robert Abzug
Administrative contacts: Team 1

Texas Language Center

Director: Dr. Thomas Garza
Administrative Contacts: Team 2