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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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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Kette Thomas

PhD, Comparative Literature, New York University at Stony Brook


(906) 487-3251

Associate Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities

Dr. Kette Thomas' work centers on questions regarding identity, agency, and language. She places special emphasis on religion, myth, folklore, autobiography, film, creative essays and the novel. She recently published an article on the Zombie myth and the biblical figure of Lazarus and is doing research on rhetorical and representational . . .

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Dieter Adolphs

Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis


(906) 487-3231

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 of . . .