Faculty and Staff Directory

Oren M. Abeles

  • Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition


  • Rhetoric of Science
  • Science Studies
  • Composition

Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs

  • Associate Professor of German Language and Literature, Humanities
  • Modern Languages Program Director

Leyre Alegre-Figuero

  • Lecturer, Spanish Modern Language Program

Carlos Amador

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies

Sarah Bell

  • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Links of Interest

Maria Bergstrom

Maria Bergstrom

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Humanities
  • Instructor, Humanities

Links of Interest

Victoria L. Bergvall

  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Humanities

Links of Interest

Michael Bowler

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Associate Chair, Humanities Department
  • Graduate Programs Liaison, College of Sciences and Arts

Ann Brady

  • Professor of Scientific and Technical Communication, Humanities

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

Stephanie Carpenter

  • Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing and Literature, Humanities

Sue Collins

  • Associate Professor of Communication, Culture, & Media, Humanities

Links of Interest

Janice E. Cox-Adolphs

  • Instructor, Humanities

William De Herder

  • Assistant Director of the Multiliteracies Center
Jacqueline Ellenich

Jacqueline Ellenich

  • Budget/Scheduling Coordinator

Andrew Fiss

  • Assistant Professor of Technical & Professional Communication


  • Science Communication
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
  • Rhetorics of Science and Technology
  • History of Engineering and Mathematics Education
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Education

Laura Kasson Fiss

  • Research Assistant Professor, Pavlis Honors College

Ramon A. Fonkoue

  • Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies, Humanities

Areas of Interest

  • Literature and Philosophy
  • French Cultural Studies
  • Trauma and Memory Studies
  • Postcolonial Theory and Criticism
  • African History and Politics
  • Globalization Studies
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

  • Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities


  • Visual Studies
  • Digital Media Studies
  • Critical Theory
Dany Jacob
"Being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which psychoanalysis is powerless to bestow."
—Sebastian Horsley

Dany Jacob

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, French


  • Dandyism
  • European fin-de-siècle
  • Modern and postmodern masculinites
  • Performance of sociocultural identities
  • Fetishization and Affectation

Evelyn Vidal Johnson

  • Senior Lecturer, Humanities
  • Coordinator of English Secondary Education

Robert R. Johnson

  • Professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication, Humanities

Links of Interest


  • Writing historical nonfiction and cultural histories
  • Developing technical communication theory
  • Teaching usability theory and methods
  • Rhetorical criticism
  • Technical writing
Scott Marratto
"Philosophy is nature in us, the others in us, and we in them."
—Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Scott Marratto

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Humanities
  • Director of RTC Graduate Program

Research Areas

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

Alexandra Morrison

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Continental Philosophy (especially Phenomenology and Existential Thought)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (including Feminist Philosophy)
  • Philosophy and Art (including Literature)
  • Ethical Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Engineering Ethics
Alex Renshaw

Alex Renshaw

  • Administrative Aide VII

Abraham Romney

  • Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Director, Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center

Karla Saari Kitalong

  • Professor, Humanities
  • Director of the Program in Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Affiliated Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Karin B. Schlenker

  • Lecturer in German Languages, Humanities
M. Seigel
"All coiled spring and iron will, our words tin typed on our tongues, we clasp arms and dive in together, electric and beautiful."
—"Beach Glass," Michigan Quarterly Review, Volume L, Issue 3: The Great Lakes: Love Song and Lament

M. Bartley Seigel

  • Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Diverse Literatures, Humanities


  • Poetry
  • Editing
  • Composition
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
  • Director of Composition

Diane L. Shoos

  • Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French, Humanities
Paige Short

Paige Short

  • HDMZ Consultant and Resource Coordinator

Jennifer Daryl Slack

  • Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, Humanities

Links of Interest

Research Areas

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

Beatrice Quarshie Smith

  • Professor of Literacy Studies, Humanities


  • 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


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

Patty Sotirin

  • Director of CCM (Communication, Culture, & Media), Humanities
  • Professor of Communication, Humanities

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Feminist theories
  • Humanistic qualitative methods
  • Gender and communication in the workplace
  • Family communication
  • Communication and civic life

Ronald Strickland

  • Department Chair, Humanities
  • Professor of Literature, Humanities

Kette Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities

Dana Van Kooy

  • Director of English and Liberal Arts, Humanities
  • Assistant Professor, English in Transnational Literature, Literary Theory and Culture

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • British and Global Romanticism
  • Visual and Performance Culture
  • Drama
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Trans-Atlantic and Circum-Atlantic Studies
  • Scottish and Irish Literatures

Marcelino Viera-Ramos

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies

Craig Waddell

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Humanities