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


  • Visual Studies
  • Algorithmic Culture
  • Photography
  • Critical Theory

Executive Committee

  • Associate Professor of Marketing, College of Business
  • IPEC Associate Director

Teaching Interests

  • Consumer behavior
  • Global Marketing
  • Branding
  • Marketing ethics and Sustainability

Research Interests

  • The polysemic nature of consumer-market dynamics in association with (pop)culture, technology, and institutions as key drivers of varied manifestations of consumer identity.
  • Consumers as self-emancipating and self-contradicting agents in the market
  • Sustainable lifestyles.
  • Postcolonialism and globalization
  • Alternative food systems and cultures
  • Algorithmic consumer culture
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor, Communication, Culture, & Media, and Humanities

Research Interests

  • Social Informatics
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Social Justice
  • Social Movements and Resistance
  • Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Director, Music Composition Program


  • Classical music composition
  • Violin/viola performance, instruction
  • 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
  • Associate Professor, Social Sciences
  • Graduate Director, Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Social simulation (agent-based modeling)
  • Policy analysis
  • International relations
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Norm evolution and social influence
  • STEM education evaluation
  • Research design and methods
  • Associate Professor, Energy Policy

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Energy Security and Justice
  • Risk Governance of the Energy Sector
  • Arctic Energy Development
  • Russian Energy Policy
  • U.S. Energy Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Comparative and International Energy Law
  • U.S. Energy Law
  • U.S. Environmental Law
  • Russian Energy and Environmental Law
  • Energy Geopolitics


Kendall Belopavlovich

  • Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture PhD Candidate
  • IPEC Graduate Research Assistant

General Membership

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean, Data Science Initiatives, College of Computing
  • Director, Data Science, M.S. and B.S. Programs

Area of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Mining and Data Science
  • Applications of AI and ML to Energy (microgrids, power systems), Health, and other domains
Mary Cyr

Mary Cyr

  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Visual and Performing Arts

Andrew Fiss

  • Associate Professor of Technical & Professional Communication

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
  • History of Higher Education
  • 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
Kimberly Geiger

Kimberly Geiger

  • Director of Communications, College of Engineering
  • Professor Emerita, Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Climate change communication
  • Science-policy interface
  • Youth engagement in climate policy
  • Response of aquatic systems to climate change
  • Great Lakes
  • Fluorescence-based analytical methods
  • Aerosol chemistry
  • Origin and fate of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments
  • Methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment
  • Integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Research Areas

  • Ethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Love
  • Feminist Philosophy
James Hammond

James Hammond

  • Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence

Kalvin Hartwig

  • Anishinaabemowin Gikinoo’amaagewin Weninang / Anishinaabe Language-Culture Coordinator
  • Director, Health Research Institute
  • James and Lorna Mack Endowed Chair in Continuous Processing
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

Nicholas Kwiek

  • Advisor for Cooperative Education and Professional Development
Mark Lounibos

Mark Lounibos

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
  • Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Director, Ecosystem Science Center
  • Director, Aquatic Analysis (AQUA) Shared Facility

Research Interests

  • Limnology
  • Ecosystem Ecology of Streams and Rivers
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Social Sciences Program Advisor
  • University Ombuds

Areas of Interest

  • Resource Economics
  • Cyberlaw
  • Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional Law
  • Orientation to Legal Careers
  • American Government
  • Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund
  • Professor of Practice in Forest Biomaterials
  • Coordinator of Industrial Research, Innovation, and Commercialization
  • Director of Ford Center and Forest

Areas of Expertise

  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Tree biomechanics
  • Wind and trees
  • Dendrochronology
  • Extension and Outreach
  • Director of Foundation Relations, Office of Advancement
  • Department Chair and Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Basic and applied attention
  • Models of attention
  • Human performance in aviation
  • Display design
  • Tech adoption
  • Technology training
  • Associate Professor of Diversity and Literature, Humanities
  • Director, Diversity Studies Minor
  • University Senate Secretary
  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Assistant Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
  • Coordinator, College of Computing Learning Center

Area of Expertise

  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Dana Van Kooy

Dana Van Kooy

  • Associate Professor, English in Transnational Literature, Literary Theory and Culture
  • Director, RTC Graduate Program
Marcelino Viera

Marcelino Viera

  • Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies
  • Distinguished Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Demographic and genetic elements of population biology
  • Ecology of wolves and moose
  • Environmental ethics
  • Geosciences Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center

Areas of Interest

  • Geosciences Education
  • Geoconservation
  • Geoheritage
  • National Marine Sanctuary
  • Great Lakes Indigenous Knowledge
  • University-Indigenous Community Partnerships
Charles Wallace
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool."
—Richard Feynman
  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Dean for Curriculum & Instruction, College of Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • software usability & accessibility
  • gerontechnology
  • smart & connected communities
  • communication in software development
  • agile development methods
  • applied formal methods
  • computing ethics
  • sustainable computing
  • computer science & software engineering education

Student Membership

Ayodele Akinola

Ayodele James Akinola

  • PhD Student, Department of Humanities
Genius Amaraizu

Genius Amaraizu

  • PhD Student, Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture, Department of Humanities
Aritra Chakrabarty

Aritra Chakrabarty

  • PhD Student, Environmental and Energy Policy
Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson

  • PhD Student, Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture, Department of Humanities
Tucker Nielsen

Tucker Nielsen

  • MS Student, Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture, Department of Humanities
Favour Normeshie

Favour Esinam Normeshie

  • PhD Candidate, Department of Humanities
Cassandra Reed-VanDam

Cassandra Reed-VanDam

  • M.S. Student, Applied Ecology
Zachary Solomon

Zachary Hough Solomon