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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L. Syd M Johnson

PhD, University at Albany, State University of New York

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(906) 487-3232
lsjohnso@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Dr. L. Syd M. Johnson's work in neuroethics and bioethics focuses on the ethical implications of developments in neuroscience, particularly those related to disorders of consciousness and traumatic brain injury. She is especially interested in issues of quality of life related to "halfway technologies" that can result in partial

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Craig Waddell

Craig Waddell

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Contact

(906) 487-3261
cwaddell@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Humanities

Dr. Craig Waddell is an associate professor of Rhetoric. His teaching and research areas include classical rhetoric; public participation; building community in local, national, and global contexts; global poverty; communicating health, environmental, and natural-hazard risks; journalism; and qualitative research methods.    

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Marika Seigel

Marika Seigel

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Contact

(906) 487-3093
maseigel@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities

Dr. Marika Seigel’s scholarship explores intersections between rhetoric, technical communication, usability research, and feminist theory. Dr. Seigel has recently published two books from the University of Chicago Press: a scholarly monograph, The Rhetoric of Pregnancy, and a companion e-book, Expecting: A Brief History of Pregnancy Advice. Her work has