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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Michael Bowler

PhD in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame


(906) 487-2447

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

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Evelyn Vidal Johnson

MS, Michigan Technological University


(906) 487-2982

Senior Lecturer, Humanities

Evie Johnson  coordinates the English Secondary Education Program, and teaches a range of courses--such as Young Adult Literature, Methods of Teaching English, and Literacy in the Content Areas--designed to meet the needs of teacher candidates. As a teacher, teacher educator, and literacy activist she is interested in instructional methods that . . .

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Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University


(906) 487-3229

Director, Intensive English as a Second Language

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 supported by . . .