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Why is a general education program useful?

When is the office open?

During the school year, the GenEd office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30a - 5:00p. Closed for lunch from 12:00-12:30.



Distinguished Teacher Award 2016

Dr. Kathleen Ferraiolo is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award

Click here to read more about Dr. Ferriaolo


Why take GenEds? Because our faculty ROCK!


Meet JMU’s award-winning ‘Professor D,’ Kim Duvall: “I love when they say, ‘This is the greatest course; I didn't know I could get this from a GenEd.’ For many students, this will be the only introduction they will have to the field of psychology. . . . Humans are fascinating!”


Meet Shanil Virani, director of the JMU planetarium and physics professor: “Why should GenEd students take these classes? To stoke their innate curiosity—[to know] they can have basic, fundamental questions about the universe, their role in it, but also a toolbox to answer their questions.”