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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Alexandra Morrison

PhD (Philosophy) University of Guelph


(906) 487-2612

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Dr. Alexandra Morrison’s research interests include 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially the phenomenological and existential traditions) and Feminist Philosophy. Her doctoral dissertation dealt with questions of selfhood, alterity and community in Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time. Since finishing her doctorate Morrison’s interest in the relationship between self, community and

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Ron Strickland

Ronald Strickland

PhD, Syracuse University


(906) 487-2376

Department Chair, Humanities

Ron Strickland is the author and editor of essays, collections and journal issues on pedagogical and curricular issues in literary and cultural studies.  He is also the creator of a widely-viewed series of internet lectures on topics in literature and cultural theory.  His current research focuses on the institutional

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Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University


(906) 487-3229

Professor of Literacy Studies, Humanities

Professor Smith researches the intersections of language, literacy, globalization, gender relations, economics and technology. Her recent book Reading and writing in a global workplace: gender, literacy and outsourcing in Ghana (2012) explores the literacy conditions of women working in data-processing outsourcing centers. Her research on this topic has been