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Our annual review, Spotlight, provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the UCF College of Arts and Humanities. The past year has been filled with large and small triumphs and challenges have been met with the unwavering spirit that defines our college community.

Our faculty, with their dedication to excellence in teaching and research, have continued to inspire and empower our students. Their passion for their respective fields has enriched the academic experience for students across the university and has played a pivotal role in shaping the intellectual landscape of the disciplines within our college.

Our hardworking staff has ensured the smooth operation of our college. Whether managing administrative tasks, providing critical support services to students or contributing behind the scenes, their efforts have been instrumental in creating an environment conducive to learning and inspiring creativity.

Our students and alumni have demonstrated excellence, adaptability, and a pursuit of innovative thinking. Their achievements, on campus, in industry and around the community, showcase the diverse talents that make our disciplines vibrant and dynamic. They are the heart of our academic community and seeing their successes is a highlight of the year.

As we welcome the upcoming year, let us carry forward the lessons learned, the friendships forged and the momentum we have gained. The UCF College of Arts and Humanities is not just a place of education; it is a community of thinkers, creators and innovators who are making a difference in the world.

I would also like to express my gratitude to our supporters and partners who have been integral to the success of the college. Their generosity and collaboration have enhanced our ability to provide exceptional opportunities for our students and faculty. There are infinite ways to support the UCF College of Arts and Humanities – from a simple “like” on social media to a providing an endowed scholarship – and we are fortunate to have many hands making this work light. Thank you for creating and sustaining the arts and humanities at UCF.

Let us look forward to the new year with optimism, determination and a renewed sense of purpose. May it bring us more opportunities for growth, collaboration and the continued pursuit of excellence in the arts and humanities.

Photo of Jeffrey Moore


Jeff Moore
Dean, UCF College of Arts and Humanities


With awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Florida Humanities, U.S. Department of Education, the State of Florida and more, UCF researchers in the arts and humanities are committed to deepening knowledge and understanding in their areas of expertise.

Creative activity is also flourishing. On average annually, the CAH faculty publishes approximately 25 books, 160 articles, 55 creative/editorial publications and 15 music compositions and participates in more than 200 conference proceedings, 80 art exhibitions and 190 concerts.

UCF researchers in the arts and humanities are committed to deepening knowledge and understanding in their areas of expertise.

Awards: $1,424,319
6th year in a row breaking the $1 million mark

Proposals: $7,011,863
Total amount of proposal submission amounts increased from $2.9 million to $4.9 million

Centers and Offices


Credit Hours: 231,905

Undergraduate: 225,235
Graduate/thesis: 6,670
First time in college: 131,805
Transfer & other undergraduate: 93,235

Student Count (Fall 2022)

4,672 Total
4,233 Undergraduate
439 Graduate

Degrees Conferred

1,093 Bachelor’s
98 Master’s
7 Doctoral


The college raised $989,372 in private philanthropy (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

  • 951 donors gave gifts between $1 and $49,999 for a total of $496,621
  • Total of 437 unique alumni donors
  • 136 scholarships totaling $104,386 were awarded for an average of $768 each
  • 126 Arts and Humanities faculty and staff contributed a total of $77,038
On UCF Day of Giving our college received 1,056 gifts totaling $389,636.

  • 496 alumni gifts*
  • 360 faculty/staff gifts*
  • Average gift was $368
  • 10 challenge and bonus funds won totaling $18,244

*Note, individuals with multiple constituencies are counted in multiple categories

New Funds

  • The Jeanette M. Gould Traveling Theatre
  • Grant Travis Scott Keiffer Memorial Scholarship

Faculty & Staff

Employees by the Numbers

  • 56 Professors
  • 81 Associate professors
  • 46 Assistant professors
  • 27 Lecturers
  • 17 Associate lecturers
  • 13 Senior lecturers
  • 23 instructors
  • 11 Associate instructors
  • 17 Senior instructors
  • 1 Faculty administrator
  • 63 Administrative and professional staff
  • 25 University support and personnel staff

Congratulations to our faculty who have been recognized by the university for their outstanding teaching, research and service.

Story Highlights

SPOTLIGHT is created by

  • Heather Gibson ’17MBA, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Matthew Dunn ’03, Graphic Designer
  • Morganne Flood ’21, Marketing Coordinator
  • Michael Quwade Bretch ’19, Design Assistant
  • Jonathan Ling, Design Assistant
  • Ainsley Elgin, Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Photos and editorial content provided by Hannah Estes, Jessica Abels, McKenzie Lakey, Jessica Compton, Bella Miranda, Madeleine Mulford, Tony Firriolo, staff of the CAH Communications Council and UCF Marketing and Communications.