Faculty and Staff Directory

Wil Adams

Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language

(906) 487-1729
Walker 312

Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs

Associate Professor of German Language and Literature, Humanities

(906) 487-3231
Walker 308

Leyre Alegre-Figuere


Advisor, Spanish Modern Language Program

Walker 334
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Carlos Amador

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies

Walker 322
Kirsti Arko

Kirsti Arko

Administrative Coordinator of the MTMC

(906) 487-4365
Walker 107C

Maria Bergstrom

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Humanities

Instructor, Humanities

Walker 316

Links of Interest

Victoria L. Bergvall

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Humanities

(906) 487-3243
Walker 327

Links of Interest

Sandra Boschetto-Sandoval
"It is academic feudalism that draws sharp lines between the study of English and of Modern Languages"
—George Steiner, Language and Silence, 1998

Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval

Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Latin American Studies, Humanities

(906) 487-3241
Walker 321

Research Areas

  • Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Latin American Women Writers
  • Modern Language Pedagogy

Lauren Marshall Bowen

Assistant Professor of Composition, Humanities

Director, First-Year Composition

(906) 487-0929
Walker 345

Links of Interest

Michael Bowler

Associate Professor of Philosophy

(906) 487-2447
Walker 307

Ann Brady

Director of Scientific & Technical Communication, Humanities

Associate Professor of Scientific and Technical Communication, Humanities

(906) 487-2066
Walker 329A

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Science Writing
  • Technical Communication
  • Documentation and Usability
  • Technology Studies
  • Feminist Studies of Science and Technology

Research Areas

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technology Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Theory

Kathleen Burke

Lecturer in Intensive English as a Second Language, Humanities

(906) 487-1771
Walker 313

Stephanie Carpenter

Lecturer, Creative Writing and Literature, Humanities

(906) 487-0987
Walker 342

Sue Collins

Assistant Professor of Communication, Culture, & Media, Humanities

(906) 487-3260
Walker 305

Links of Interest

Janice E. Cox-Adolphs

Instructor, Humanities

(906) 487-3231
Walker 335
Jacqueline Ellenich

Jacqueline Ellenich

Department Coordinator

(906) 487-2008
301 Walker

Ramon A. Fonkoué

Assistant Professor of French and Cultural Studies, Humanities

(906) 487-2592
Walker 323

Shelly Galliah



Frann Grossman

Instructor, Humanities

Stefka Hristova
"The true picture of the past whizzes by. Only as a picture, which flashes its final farewell in the moment of its recognizability, is the past to be held fast."
—Walter Benjamin “On the Concept of History”

Stefka Hristova

Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Humanities

(906) 487-1084
Walker 344


  • Visual Studies
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Eastern European Visual Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Critical Theory

Evelyn Vidal Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Humanities

Coordinator of English Secondary Education

(906) 487-2982
Walker 339

Robert R. Johnson

Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication, Humanities

(906) 487-3236
Walker 303

Links of Interest


  • Writing historical nonfiction and cultural histories
  • Developing technical communication theory
  • Teaching usability theory and methods
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Technical writing

Karla Saari Kitalong

Professor, Humanities

Director of Composition & Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

(906) 487-3254
Walker 103

Links of Interest

Anita Levy

Instructor, Spanish

Walker 332
Scott Marratto
"Philosophy is nature in us, the others in us, and we in them."
—Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Scott Marratto

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Research Areas

  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology)
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Science and Technology

Sylvia Matthews

Director of General Sciences and Arts

Director of IGTAAP (International GTA Assistance Program)

Humanities Scheduling Coordinator

(906) 487-3058
Walker 102

Ayse Nur Miskioglu

Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language

(906) 487-3230
Walker 313

Alexandra Morrison

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

(906) 487-2612
Walker 340

Abraham Romney

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition

Director, Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

Walker 101
Ciro Sandoval
"Philosophy is profound enough to make us understand that literature is even more profound."
—Michel Serres, Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time , 1995

Ciro A. Sandoval

Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Comparative Studies, Humanities

(906) 487-3257
Walker 322

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Literature with special emphasis on Spanish-speaking World
  • Interdisciplinary Crossings in Science, Technology, and Humanities
  • Communication across cultures
  • Spanish for Specific Literacies
  • Linguistic and Cultural Translation
  • Landscape studies

Karin B. Schlenker

Lecturer in German Languages, Humanities

(906) 487-3242
Walker 336
M. Bartley Seigel
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing."
—B. Franklin

M. Bartley Seigel

Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Diverse Literatures, Humanities

Director of English and Liberal Arts

Founding Editor of PANK Magazine


  • Contemporary, emerging, and experimental literatures
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative writing
  • Literary magazines
  • Literary publishing
  • Poetry
  • Short Fiction
  • Small press
Marika Seigel
"We do not use technologies so much as we live them. One begins to think differently of users when one notices that tools include persons as functioning parts."
—Langdon Winner

Marika Seigel

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities

(906) 487-3093
Walker 320

Diane L. Shoos

Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French Language, Humanities

(906) 487-3247
Walker 328

Jennifer Daryl Slack

Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, Humanities

(906) 487-3228
Walker 304

Links of Interest

Research Areas

  • Cultural Studies Theory and Practice
  • Technology and Culture
  • Environment and Culture
  • Creativity and Culture
  • Communication Theory

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

Director, Intensive English as a Second Language

Professor of Literacy Studies, Humanities

(906) 487-3229
Walker 310


  • Literacy Studies
  • English as a Second Language
Erin Smith
"Also, you'll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them."
—Max Fischer, Rushmore

Erin Smith

Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone

Principal Lecturer in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities

Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

(906) 487-3263
Walker 120E

Links of Interest


  • Digital Media Production and Theory
  • Documentary
  • Film Production, Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • Literature and Creative Writing

Patty Sotirin

Professor of Communication, Humanities

Director of Graduate Studies, Humanities

(906) 487-3264
Walker 319B

Links of Interest

Ronald Strickland

Department Chair, Humanities

Professor of Literature, Humanities

(906) 487-2376
Walker 301B

Kette Thomas

Associate Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities

(906) 487-3251
Walker 309

Marcelino Viera-Ramos

Visiting Assistant Professor, Spanish

Walker 334

Craig Waddell

Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Humanities

(906) 487-3261
Walker 302

Clare Zuraw

Instructor, Intensive English as a Second Language

(906) 487-3237
314 Walker