Faculty and Staff Directory

  • Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
  • Interim Director, Composition Program

Specialties

  • Rhetoric of Science
  • Science Studies
  • Composition
  • Director, Modern Languages Program
  • Teaching Professor, Spanish Modern Language Program
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence

Awards

Teaching Excellence

  • Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Technologies
  • Director of Communication, Culture, and Media
  • IPEC, Human Machine Culture Lead

Research Interests

  • Communication, Culture, and Technology
  • Human Machine Communication
  • Haptic Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sensory Studies
  • Adjunct Professor of Spanish
  • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Links of Interest

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Sciences and Arts
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Humanities Department
  • Assistant Academic Advisor: Humanities and Modern Languages

Specialties

  • Writing About Writing pedagogy
  • Reflective pedagogies and eportfolios
  • American Literature
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Assistant Professor, Communication, Culture, & Media, and Humanities

Research Interests

  • Social Informatics
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Social Justice
  • Social Movements and Resistance
Samantha Canevez

Samantha Canevez

  • Humanities Digital Media Specialist
  • Humanities Web Liaison

Office Hours

Google Calendar

  • Assistant Professor, Creative Writing
Heather Chosa

Heather Chosa

  • Program Assistant, Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture
  • Administrative Aide VIII, Humanities
  • Associate Professor of Communication, Culture, & Media
  • Associate Chair, Department of Humanities
Laurie Corbin

Laurie Corbin

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of French
  • Instructor, Humanities
Katy Ellenich

Katy Ellenich

  • Humanities Department Coordinator
  • RTC Program Assistant

Andrew Fiss

  • Associate Professor of Technical & Professional Communication

Links of Interest

Google Scholar Profile

Specialties

  • 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
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Pavlis Honors College
  • Affiliated Associate Teaching Professor, Humanities
  • Assistant Director, Pavlis Honors Program

Specialties

  • Victorian literature
  • Gender studies
  • History of the book
  • Children’s literature
  • Music and performance history 
  • Humor
  • Emotion/affect studies
  • Qualitative educational research
  • Curriculum Development
  • Assistant Professor, College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Humanities

Research Interests

  • University-Community Partnerships, research engagement, and equitable practice and design
  • Environmental Justice and Policy, toxic substances, risk management, and promoting holistic health
  • Indigenous / Native American Studies, treaties and the government-to-government relationship, food sovereignty, and Indigenous wisdom in the Great Lakes region
  • Environmental Stewardship and the Seven Generations Philosophy
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Ethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Love
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence

Links of Interest

Specialties

  • Writing Assessment
  • Rhetoric & Composition History
  • Social Justice & Education
  • Critical Theories of Race & Disability
  • Science, Technology, & Society Studies
  • Knowledge Commons & Infrastructures
  • Professor of Composition
  • Director, Composition Program

Teaching & Research Interests

  • First-Year Writing
  • Feminist Pedagogy
  • Writing Program Administration
  • Writing Administration
  • AI and WRiting
  • Shared Governance
Claire Helakoski
"We write of eternal things."
—Antoine de Saint-Éxupery
  • Assistant Director, Writing Center
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Writing Studies

Specialties

  • English
  • Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Composition
  • Writing Centers
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
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”
  • Associate Professor of Digital Media, Humanities
  • PEC Tech Forward/IPEC Director
  • Faculty in Communication, Culture, and Media

Specialties

  • Visual Studies
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Photography
  • Critical Theory
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of User Experience & Technical Communication
  • Former Interaction Engineer at Ford Motor Company

Specialties

  • Technical Communication
  • User Experience Research and Design
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

Research & Teaching Interests

  • British Romanticism
  • Great Lakes Romanticism 
  • The Jacobin Novel
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Narrative Medicine
Scott Marratto
"I do not believe that what one gives to the sciences is taken from philosophy."
—Maurice Merleau-Ponty
  • Department Chair, Humanities
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Continental Philosophy (especially phenomenology)
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Humanities
  • Ethics and Philosophy Minor Advisor

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
Jenni Nance
"Easy reading is damn hard writing."
—Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Humanities Department
  • Academic Advisor: Humanities
  • SYP Wild Writers Instructor

Specialties

  • Creative Writing 
  • Technical and Professional Communication
  • Composition
  • Editing/Publishing
  • Lyric Essay
  • Travelogue
  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence

Research Interests

  • transnational feminism
  • activist rhetoric
  • disability studies
  • digital media
  • writing program administration
  • rhetorical genre studies
  • Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication, Culture, & Media

Research Interests

  • Death and the Digital

  • Mediated Memento Mori

  • Cybernetics / Artificial Intelligence

  • Black Box as Fourth Wall

  • Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of French

Fall 2023 Courses

  • HU 3271: French 2A
  • HU 3326: Topics in World Cinema: Towards a Medieval Cinema
  • Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor of Photography

Specialties

  • Film & Digital Cinematography
  • Still Photography
  • Stop Motion Production
  • Film Production
  • Studio & Location Lighting
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
M. Seigel
"If you jump / you will live a full life / while falling."
—from "You are so high in the tree" by Zachary Schomburg
  • Associate Professor, Creative Writing & Literature
  • Director, Michigan Tech Writing Center
  • 2021-2022 U.P. Poet Laureate

Specialties

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

Marika Seigel

  • Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Dean of the Pavlis Honors College
  • Associate Professor, Humanities

Research Areas

  • Educational Innovation
  • Rhetoric of Health and Medicine
  • Writing Program Administration

Specialties

  • Facilitate implementation of Michigan Tech’s undergraduate curriculum
  • Support ongoing growth in the Pavlis Honors College
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
  • Director, Humanities Digital Media Zone
  • Teaching Professor in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities
  • Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

Links of Interest

41 North Film Festival

Specialties

  • Digital Media Production
  • Documentary Production and Theory
  • Film Theory and Criticism
  • Academic Technology Administration
  • British Literature
  • Associate Professor of Diversity and Literature, Humanities
  • Director, Diversity Studies Minor
  • University Senate Secretary
  • Associate Professor, English in Transnational Literature, Literary Theory and Culture
  • Director, RTC Graduate Program

Research Interests

  • Transnational and Global Romanticism; Deep Eighteenth Century
  • Drama and Theatre History
  • The Atlantic World
  • Environmental Humanites; Plantationocene
  • Performance Theory; Literary and Cultural Theory; Gender Studies
  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Scientific and Technical Communication