Humanities @ Michigan Tech

HUMANITIES at Michigan Tech engages in teaching and research across language, culture, and technology. Our scope is international, our approach interdisciplinary. We work at the intersections of communication, composition, literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies, linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication. Emerging areas of emphasis include media, global studies, and diversity. In learning and scholarship, students and faculty work to cultivate the whole human being. We help students develop the communicative, analytic, and cultural knowledge to thrive in all aspects of their future lives.

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Patty Sotirin

Patty Sotirin

PhD, Purdue University

Contact

(906) 487-3264
pjsotiri@mtu.edu

Professor of Communication, Humanities

Dr. Patty Sotirin's research involves critical-interpretive approaches to issues of culture, relationality, and gender. Her work draws on discursive theories of communication, critical management studies, cultural studies, feminist theories and qualitative methodologies. She is Editor of Women and Language.

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Sara Amani

PhD, Applied Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Contact

487-1729
samani@mtu.edu

Assistant Director, Intensive English as a Second Language

Dr. Sara Amani’s research primarily focuses on classroom-based second language acquisition, task-based language teaching and learning, teaching second language writing, and metacognitive strategy instruction.

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Michael Bowler

PhD in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Contact

(906) 487-2447
mjbowler@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Bowler's research areas include contemporary European philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, philosophy of mind, research ethics, nanoethics and the ethics of science and engineering.