Department of Humanities

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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Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University

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(906) 487-3229
bbsmith@mtu.edu

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

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Dieter Adolphs

Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

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(906) 487-3231
dadolph@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of German Language and Literature, Humanities

Dr. Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs' work examines German and Austrian literature since 1880, critical theory, and the Frankfurt School. His literary research focuses on Thomas Mann, the Austrian playwright Hermann Bahr, and exile studies. His interests in theoretical issues include intercultural communication, the reception of literature, and the philosophical discourse

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M. Bartley Seigel

M. Bartley Seigel

MFA, Pennsylvania State University

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(906) 487-2016
mbseigel@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Diverse Literatures, Humanities

M. Bartley Seigel is the author of the poetry collection This Is What They Say (Typecast, 2012) and is founding editor of the critically acclaimed literary magazine [PANK]. He is assistant professor of creative writing and diverse literatures and director of English and Liberal Arts at Michigan