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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Muhammad Khan

Muhammad Khan

PhD in Applied Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK



Instructor for the IESL Program

Dr. Khan’s doctoral research investigated the lived language-in-education policy in concrete educational setting and underscored the significance of exploring the assumptions and meanings behind the visible languages in educational settings. Recently, he has been focusing on connections between testing and language

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Karla Kitalong

Karla Saari Kitalong

PhD, Michigan Technological University


(906) 487-3254

Professor, Humanities

Dr. Karla Saari Kitalong’s research and teaching interests are situated at the intersections of visual rhetoric and usability. Her recent work, funded by both the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is in formative evaluation and user-centered design of mixed reality simulations, humanities learning games, 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 and . . .