Faculty 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
(906) 487-3231
Walker 308

Leyre Alegre-Figuero

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Advisor, Spanish Modern Language Program
Walker 334

Carlos Amador

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies
Walker 322

Sarah Bell

  • Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Walker 340

Links of Interest

Victoria L. Bergvall

  • Associate Professor of Linguistics, Humanities
(906) 487-3243
Walker 327

Links of Interest

Michael Bowler

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Associate Chair, Humanities Department
  • Graduate Programs Liaison, College of Sciences and Arts
(906) 487-2447
Walker 307

Ann Brady

  • 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

Stephanie Carpenter

  • Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing and Literature, Humanities
(906) 487-0987
Walker 342

Sue Collins

  • Associate 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

Andrew Fiss

  • Assistant Professor of Technical & Professional Communication
Walker 341


  • 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
M&M 722D and Walker 335

Ramon A. Fonkoue

  • Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies, Humanities
(906) 487-2592
Walker 323

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
(906) 487-1437
Walker 337


  • 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
(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
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
(906) 487-2612
326 Walker

Abraham Romney

  • Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Director, Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center
Walker 101

Karla Saari Kitalong

  • Professor, Humanities
  • Director of Composition
Walker 103

Karin B. Schlenker

  • Lecturer in German Languages, Humanities
  • Advisor for German minors and certificates
(906) 487-3242
Walker 336
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
(906) 487-3093
Walker 320

Diane L. Shoos

  • Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French, 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

  • 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


  • 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
(906) 487-3264
349 Walker

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
(906) 487-2376
Walker 301B

Kette Thomas

  • Associate Professor of Diverse Literature, Humanities
(906) 487-3251
Walker 309

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
Walker 321

Craig Waddell

  • Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Humanities
(906) 487-3261
Walker 302