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Kay Faris

Sr. Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Dean's Office

Sr. Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Undergraduate Programs

Sr. Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Graduate Programs Administration

Office:BAC 620
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873506
Tempe, AZ 85287-3506

Phone: 480-965-7587
Fax: 480-965-5539
Email: Kay.Faris@asu.edu
Kay Faris

In her role as senior associate dean for academic programs, Kay Faris guides and manages the mix of academic programs across five campuses, overseeing curriculum, delivery and administration for undergraduate, graduate, online and international programs. Through these programs, the W. P. Carey School serves almost 15,000 students.

Prior to this role, Faris served as undergraduate dean for 11 years in the W. P. Carey School of Business. Under her guidance, the school grew to more than 12,000 students enrolled in 10 Bachelor of Science majors, a Bachelor of Arts degrees with 17 concentrations, 10 certificates and two business minors. She provided overall administration for all aspects of the program including recruitment, student engagement, advising, curriculum development and business career services. Additionally, she oversaw the accreditation process for the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Faris was born and raised in Indiana and received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and her bachelor’s degree from Manchester University.


ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

WPC 484 - Internship
Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners.

W. P. Carey School of Business

400 E. Lemon St.
Tempe, AZ 85287