Faculty Directory

Oren M. Abeles

  • Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition


  • Rhetoric of Science
  • Science Studies
  • Composition
Thomas Adolphs

Thomas Adolphs

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Graphic Design

Leyre Alegre-Figuero

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Spanish Modern Language Program

Carlos Amador

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies (On Leave)

Sarah Bell

  • Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Links of Interest

Maria Bergstrom

  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Humanities
  • Modern Language Program Advisor
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Humanities

Michael Bowler

  • Professor of Philosophy

Stephanie Carpenter

  • Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Sue Collins

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

Andrew Fiss

  • Associate Professor of Technical & Professional Communication
  • Graduate Program Director, RTC: Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture

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

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Humanities
  • Assistant Director of the Honors Pathway Program
  • Pronouns: she, her, hers


  • Victorian literature
  • Gender studies
  • History of the book
  • Children’s literature
  • Music and performance history 
  • Humor
  • Emotion/affect studies
  • Qualitative educational research
  • Curriculum Development
Trish Grosse Brewer

Trish Grosse Brewer

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
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
  • Communication, Culture, and Media Undergraduate Program Director


  • Visual Studies
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Photography
  • Critical Theory
Dany Jacob
"To define is to limit."
—Oscar Wilde

Dany Jacob

  • Associate Teaching Professor, French and Gender Studies


  • Dandyism
  • European fin-de-siècle
  • Modern and postmodern masculinities
  • Performance of sociocultural identities
  • Fetishization and Affectation
Scott Marratto
"I do not believe that what one gives to the sciences is taken from philosophy."
—Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Scott Marratto

  • 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
  • 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

Jenni Nance

  • Visiting Instructor

Stephanie Rowe

  • 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

M. Bartley Seigel

  • Associate Professor, Creative Writing & Literature
  • Director, Michigan Tech Writing Center
  • 2021-2022 U.P. Poet Laureate


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

Marika Seigel

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Humanities
  • Interim Director, Undergraduate Composition Program

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

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
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
  • Teaching Professor in Digital Media and Cinema, Humanities
  • Faculty Advisor, Cin/Optic Communication and Media Enterprise

Links of Interest

41 North Film Festival


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

Kette Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Diversity and Literature, Humanities
  • Director, Diversity Studies Minor
  • University Senate Secretary

Dana Van Kooy

  • Director, English Program
  • 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

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies
  • Modern Languages Director