Faculty and Staff Directory

Oren M. Abeles

  • Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition


  • Rhetoric of Science
  • Science Studies
  • Composition

Leyre Alegre-Figuero

  • Senior Lecturer, Spanish Modern Language Program

Carlos Amador

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies
  • Modern Language Program Director

Sarah Bell

  • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Links of Interest

Maria Bergstrom

Maria Bergstrom

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Humanities
  • Modern Language Program Advisor
  • Lecturer, Humanities

Victoria L. Bergvall

  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Humanities

Links of Interest

Michael Bowler

  • Professor of Philosophy

Stephanie Carpenter

  • Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing and Literature, Humanities

Sue Collins

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

William De Herder

  • Assistant Director of the Multiliteracies Center
Jacqueline Ellenich

Jacqueline Ellenich

  • Budget/Scheduling Coordinator
Katy Ellenich

Katy Ellenich

  • Administrative Assistant, Humanities
  • RTC Program Assistant

Andrew Fiss

  • Assistant Professor of Technical & Professional Communication
  • Director, Scientific & Technical Communication Program

Links of Interest

Google Scholar Profile


  • Technical Communication
  • STS (Science and Technology Studies; Science, Technology, and Society)
  • Science Communication
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Math
  • Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary Education

Laura Kasson Fiss

  • Research Assistant Professor, Pavlis Honors College
  • Assistant Director of the Pathway Program, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Research Assistant Professor of English Literature, Humanities


  • Victorian literature
  • Gender studies
  • History of the book
  • Children’s literature
  • Music and performance history 
  • Humor
  • Emotion/affect studies
  • Qualitative educational research
  • Curriculum Development
Ramon Fonkoue
"The West is not in the West. It is a project, not a place."
—Édouard Glissant

Ramon A. Fonkoue

  • Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies, Humanities
  • Director of RTC Graduate Program

Areas of Interest

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

Shelly Galliah

  • Visiting Instructor in Professional and Technical Communication
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
  • Co-Leader for Tech Forward Education for the 21st Century IDEA HUB GenEd
  • Executive Committee Member of the Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture


  • 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

  • Lecturer, French Language Program


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

Gray Kotila

  • HDMZ Consultant and Resource Coordinator
Scott Marratto
"I do not believe that what one gives to the sciences is taken from philosophy."
—Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Scott Marratto

  • Interim Department Chair, Humanities
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Continental Philosophy (especially phenomenology)
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • 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

Abraham Romney

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Director, First-Year Composition Program

Stephanie Rowe

  • Instructor, Humanities

Karin B. Schlenker

  • Senior Lecturer in German Languages, Humanities
M. Seigel
"If you jump / you will live a full life / while falling."
—from "You are so high in the tree" by Zachary Schomburg

M. Bartley Seigel

  • Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature
  • Director, Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center [MTMC]


  • Editing / Publishing
  • Emerging Literature
  • Literary Magazines
  • Literature in Translation
  • Poetry / Poetics
  • Writing Center Administration

Marika Seigel

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Rhetoric of health and medicine
  • Feminist theory
  • Women's rhetorics
  • Rhetoric of science and technology
  • Technical communication
  • Usability
  • Writing program administration
  • Undergraduate education

Diane L. Shoos

  • Professor of Visual Studies and French, Humanities

Jennifer Daryl Slack

  • Distinguished 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
  • Documentary Production and Theory
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • British Literature

Patty Sotirin

  • 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

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Ronald Strickland

  • Professor of Literature, Humanities

Kette Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities
  • Director, English Program

Dana Van Kooy

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

Research Interests

  • Transnational and Global Perspectives of 18th- and 19th-century Anglophone Literatures
  • Visual and Performance Culture; Drama; Theatre
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • The Black Atlantic, Transnational and Circum-Atlantic Studies; Decolonization
  • Space, Place, Environmental Landscapes and Ecology

Marcelino Viera-Ramos

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies