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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Erin Smith

Erin Smith

PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Contact

(906) 487-3263
ersmith@mtu.edu

Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone

Dr. Erin Smith is the Director of Humanities Digital Media and teaches film and digital media. She also organizes the annual Northern Lights Film Festival, which brings independent films and filmmakers to campus for three days each spring, and advises the Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

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Beatrice Smith

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University

Contact

(906) 487-3229
bbsmith@mtu.edu

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 . . .

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Evelyn Vidal Johnson

MS, Michigan Technological University

Contact

(906) 487-2982
evjohnso@mtu.edu

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 . . .