I loved the variety of speakers who were all well intertwined. Stimulating material, talks and ideas.

Jacquelyn Wilkins
EC Glass High School, Lynchburg, VA
Homer’s Odyssey in a Global Context

Each Presenter set the atmosphere for the next Presenter. Well versed but approachable as if we were in a university class.

Dwayne Scott
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
What does Religion have to do with Democracy?

The professors were SUPERB. It is so wonderful, as a teacher, to observe master teachers in action. The professors were able to answer all of our questions and provided so many student-centered activities.

Susan Barnes
Courtland High School, Spotsylvania, VA
"The Solar System"

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Latest News and Announcements

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The C-ville Weekly featured CLA's co-director Prof. Lisa Woolfork and her popular podcast "Stitch Please" on their March 2nd issue this year. “Stitch Please” is the official podcast of Black Women…
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Prof. John Miller, CLA's Classics Project Director and Arthur F. and Marian W. Stocker Professor of Classics, has received the Buckner W. Clay grant for Global Initiatives in the Public Humanities,…
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One of our most beloved and longest-serving project director, Prof. Gustavo Pellón is retiring this month. Thank you, Gustavo, for inspiring generations of university scholars to forge connections…

Past Videos

Watch Jennifer Williamson, Principal at Western Albemarle High School, discuss teaching the history of American migrations at our November 11, 2017 session at the Miller Center for Public Affairs.

The Center for the Liberal Arts remembers with gratitude and admiration the extraordinary life and work of Julian Bond.

Meet The Center's Staff

  • Center director Victor Luftig
    Victor Luftig
    Co-Director, Project Director Teachers for a New Era Programs, Director, Writing and Rhetoric Program
  • Lisa Woolfork Associate Professor
    Lisa Woolfork
    Co-Director, Project Director Teaching Hard Literature, Associate Professor
  • Associate director Natsuko Rohde
    Natsuko Rohde
    Associate Director
  • Administrator and Program Coordinator Becky Yancy
    Becky Yancey
    Administrator and Program Coordinator

Meet Our Directors

  • Associate Professor Marc Selverstone
    Marc Selverstone
    Project Director Miller Center, Associate Professor and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program
  • Professor Lisa Reilly
    Lisa A. Reilly
    Project Director Art, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Architectural History
  • Professor John Miller
    John F. Miller
    Project Director Classics, Arthur F and Marian W Stocker Professor of Classics
  • Professor Halvorson-Taylor
    Martien A. Halvorson-Taylor
    Project Director Religion, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Co-Director of the Religion, Race & Democracy Lab