Faculty members

Abbreviation Index

AHST = Art History
AP = Art and Performance
ARTS = Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography
ATEC = Arts andTechnology
COMM = Communications
CRWT = Creative Writing
DANC = Dance
DRAM = Drama, Theatre, Acting, Improv
ED = Education
FILM = Film Studies
LANG = Language Studies
    ARAB = Arabic
    CHIN = Chinese/Mandarin
    FREN = French
    GERM = German
    GREK = Greek
    JAPN = Japanese
    SPAN = Spanish
    VIET = Vietnamese
    HIST = Historical Studies
HUAS = Graduate/Aesthetic Studies
HUED = Graduate/Humanities-Education
HUHI = Graduate/History of Ideas
HUMA = Humanities
HUSL = Graduate/Literature
ISAH = Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and Humanities
LIT = Literary Studies
MUSI = Vocal, Guitar, Instrumental Ensembles,
Midi, Music History, Fundamentals
PHIL = Philosophy
RHET = Rhetoric



Faculty and Instructors

Last, First Area Email Mail Station Office Phone
 Amato, Lawrence Andy  PHIL HIST  laa062000@utdallas.edu    JO 5.704  

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 Anjum, Zafar  ARAB  zanjum@utdallas.edu    JO 5.608G  2187

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 Baker, Barbara  COMM  barbara.baker@utdallas.edu    JO 5.207  5103


Ph.D. Communication (Rhetoric & Film), University of Southern California, 1990
M.S. Communication, University of North Texas, 1979
B.S. Education, with teaching fields in Drama and History, 1972

At UT Dallas. Dr. Baker is teaching the brand new Communication Core class, COMM 1311, Survey of Oral and Technology-Based Communication, starting fall 2014. Prior to coming to UT Dallas, Dr. Baker taught a wide variety of courses for numerous colleges and universities, most recently Collin College in Plano and Frisco, TX. The bulk of her career was spent as a tenured Professor of Communication at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, where she recently retired as Professor Emerita, continuing to teach on-line courses for UCM as a part-time adjunct professor.

While at UCM, Dr. Baker taught undergraduate courses in film appreciation; film history; film genres (including courses in science-fiction/fantasy, comedy, and horror); religion and film; media literacy; women and minorities in media; introduction to mass media; contemporary rhetoric; gender communication; interpersonal communication; small-group communication; public speaking; and communication research methods. She also was the Graduate Coordinator for the department's master's program from 1990-2005 and taught numerous graduate courses including introduction to graduate studies; qualitative research methods; theories of communication; and seminars in cultural studies and rhetorical theory & criticism. She also supervised over thirty graduate research projects. She also taught outside the U.S. on exchange at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Estado de Mexico, Mexico (in 2003) and the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Wales, U.K. (in 1994). Prior to teaching at UCM, Dr. Baker taught part-time at several colleges and universities in the southern California area, and also was a graduate teaching instructor for both USC and UNT.

Dr. Baker's dissertation, which was a rhetorical-feminist look at current popular culture science-fiction/fantasy films, was a 1991 recipient of an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association. Most of her research interests are in film and television criticism, but she also has published or presented work in interpersonal communication; graduate pedagogy; gender and on-line teaching; and rhetoric. Her interests continue to lie in science-fiction/fantasy film, cultural/media studies, rhetorical criticism, and interpersonal communication. Several critical studies have received additional awards, and she also was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Delta while at UCM.

Examples of research:
Baker, B.L. (November 2010). Building bridges across technology: Addressing the influence on gender in the on-line learning process. Presented to the Women’s Caucus, National Communication Association (NCA), San Francisco, CA.

Baker, B.L. (November 2007). The same old con of man: Faux-feminism and reaffirmation of patriarchy in The Da Vinci Code. Presented to Religious Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), Chicago, IL.

Baker, B. L. & Benton, C. L. (1994). Feminist ethics of self-disclosure. In K. Carter & M. Presnell, Eds. Interpretative approaches to interpersonal communication (pp. 219-245). N.Y.: SUNY [Book chapter]

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 Baker, Brad  DRAM  Bradford.Baker@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.534  

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 Bambach, Charles  HUHI PHIL  cbambach@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.416  2006

Areas of Specialization:  Hermeneutics, contemporary continental philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Derrida, Philosophy & Poetry

Education: PhD, University of Michigan, 1987
Graduate studies in German Philosophy, University of Tubingen, Germany 1977-1978 and 1980-1981
Graduate studies in German Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, Germany 1979-1980
University of Chicago, 1974
BA, State University of New York at Cortland, 1974

Dr. Charles Bambach teaches courses in the history of Western philosophy from antiquity to the modern period, especially Hegel through Levinas and a variety of courses tied to the history of hermeneutics, which focus on problems of language and translation. In his graduate seminars, Dr. Bambach explores the interrelationship between philosophy and poetry, Greeks and Germans, antiquity and modernity. He is especially interested in questions about aesthetics and ethics in the work of Heidegger, Nietzsche and Derrida.

Dr. Bambach has just completed a new book, Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Hölderlin-Heidegger-Celan to appear in the SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy. He has also published two books with Cornell University Press: Heidegger's Roots (2003) and Heidegger, Dilthey, and the Crisis of Historicism (1995). Recent publications include: "Nietzsche's Legacy" in: Robert Bernasconi & Jonathan Judd, eds., Situating Existentialism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2012); "An Ethics of Haunting: Heidegger's Poetic Measure" in: Holger Zaborowski, ed., Heidegger (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2012), and "Nietzsche's Madman Parable: A Cynical Reading," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 84, no.2 Spring (2010): 441-456. Moreover, Professor Bambach has also published three recent essays on Heidegger: "Le Discours de Rectorat de Heidegger" in: Les Etudes philosophiques (Paris) ed. Jean-Francois Courtine & Christian Sommer, eds., vol. 93, no. 2 (2010), 163-186, "Heidegger und die Griechen" in Heidegger und der Nationalsozialismus (Freiburg: Karl Alber Verlag, 2009) and "Heidegger and National Socialism" in Heidegger: Key Concepts (London: Acumen Publishers, 2009), edited by Bret Davis.

Professor Charles Bambach is a former Fulbright Fellow (2008, Eberhard Karls Universität Tubingen, Germany) and is the co-chair of the North Texas Heidegger Symposium, which gathers recognized Heidegger scholars for a yearly conference in Dallas. His newest book project is entitled The German Heraclitus: Hölderlin-Hegel-Nietzsche-Heidegger-Gadamer.

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 Baynham, Karen  COMM  karen.baynham@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602B  2978


MAIS in Communication, Management, and Public Administration, University of Texas at Dallas
BAIS in Communication, Business, and Management, University of Texas at Dallas

Karen Baynham is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Basic Course Director in the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities.  She is responsible for co-developing the new core requirement in Communication, Comm 1311.

In co-managing the new program, Ms. Baynham identifies and hires top talent — both full- and part-time faculty — to teach the courses, organizes and facilitates technology training and orientation for new instructors, provides classroom observations and evaluations, and maintains the daily operations of running the program, which currently consists of 29 sections, 15 instructors, and 650+ students at the Fall 2014 launch.

Ms. Baynham is excited to represent Arts and Humanities as a member of the Academic Senate, as well as a member of the National Communication Association (NCA).  She also has nine years of experience in Career Services at UT Dallas, specializing in developing and managing experiential learning programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Ms. Baynham has industry experience as well, with an expertise in program management, marketing, internal/external relationship development, and hiring and managing highly qualified employees.

Her teaching experience consists of Business Communication and Advanced Business Communication, which improves students’ speaking and presentation skills, networking skills, and their social media presence by creating profiles and building/maintaining an online portfolio.   In addition, Ms. Baynham taught five years of RHET 1101, which developed public speaking skills through impromptu informative speeches and group presentations, as well as team work, personal growth and personal responsibility skills for freshmen.

Ms. Baynham is super excited to be a part of Arts and Humanities and she aims to enrich the lives of freshmen and new transfer students by helping them develop strong, well-rounded  interpersonal and communication skills through COMM 1311.

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 Belcher, Betsy  ARTS  bbelcher@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 3.903  2002

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 Booker, Paul  ARTS  pdb041000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 3.903  2002

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 Bracewell, Jiajun  JAPN  Jiajun.Bracewell@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Brettell, Richard  AHST HUAS  brettell@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.404  2475

Areas of Specialization:  Modernism; 19th- and 20th-century visual representation: mechanical, assisted, and handmade; the history of art museums and of private collecting in capitalist societies; visual "translation" of texts; artists as writers; 19th- and 20th-century architecture.

Education: PhD, Yale University, 1977
MA, Yale University, 1973
BA, Yale University, 1971

Richard Brettell is among the foremost authorities in the world on Impressionism and French Painting of the period 1830-1930. With three degrees from Yale University, he has taught at The University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University, and Harvard University and is currently Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also an international museum consultant with projects in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He established the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums at UT Dallas.

In 1980, Dr. Brettell was appointed Searle Curator of European Painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1988, he became the McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). Since leaving the DMA, Dr. Brettell has been involved with the purchase of the M. H.W. Ritchie Collection for the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, with the building and renovation program of the Portland Museum of Art (Oregon), and with the Millennium Gift of the Sara Lee Collection, for which the company won the National Medal for the Arts in 1999. He is Senior Advisor for International Art for the National Gallery of Australia and is working with Professor Stephen Eisenman of Northwestern University to catalogue the collection of 19th and 20th century French Paintings at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.

Dr. Brettell worked with Elizabeth and Felix Rohatyn, former Ambassador to France, and Françoise Cachin, former Director of the French National Museums, to create FRAME (French/Regional/American Museum Exchange). Dr. Brettell has established at UT Dallas the American office of FRAME, a coalition of 24 regional museums in both countries.

Dr. Brettell is actively engaged with architecture in Dallas, as a board member and founding president of the Dallas Architecture Forum, as a Consultant to Philip Johnson for The Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, and as curator of an exhibition devoted to "Five Dallas Modern Architects" for UT Dallas in January/February 2002. This exhibition has traveled to the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas in Austin, and the University of Houston. He has published architectural criticism, including "Beyond the Golden Age: Three New Art Museums for Texas" in Southwest Review (Vol. 87, no. 4) and "Lost in Translation: Ando's Building for The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth" for CITE: A Quarterly publication of the Rice Design Alliance.

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 Brewer, Kenneth  HUSL LIT  kenneth.brewer@utdallas.edu    JO 3.924  6535

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 Brookins, Derrick  MUSI  Derrick.Brookins@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  2170

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 Brown, Matthew J.  PHIL HUHI  mattbrown@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.120  2536

Areas of Specialization:  Philosophy of Science, American Pragmatism, Philosophy of Technology, Cognitive Science

Education: PhD, Philosophy, University of California-San Diego, 2009
MA, Philosophy, University of California-San Diego, 2006
BS, Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

Matthew J. Brown's research focused on contemporary debates in philosophy of science and on the study of the history of American philosophy, especially the work of John Dewey. In philosophy of science, Professor Brown focuses on the interplay of science and values, including the relationships between science and public policy. In the history of philosophy, Professor Brown is most interested in John Dewey's work in logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, and political philosophy.

Professor Brown also works in cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and the history of psychology. His interests are in theories of mind and cognition as embodied, socially and technologically situated and distributed, and culturally and historically constituted, as well as methodologies for the study of cognition in the context of everyday practice. Professor Brown has explored the application of these theories and methods to the study of science.

Professor Brown teaches a variety of courses in philosophy, history of ideas, emerging media and communication, and cognitive science. He also interested in Comics Studies and Popular Culture Studies and organizes the annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference.

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 Brown-Pearn, Spencer  ARTS  brownpearn@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Carlson, Eric  COMM  ericb.carlson@utdallas.edu    JO 4.692B  6731

Areas of Specialization:  Communication education; mass communication; technology-based learning for speech communication, and Invitational Rhetoric.


MS, Communication (emphasis in organizational media management), Miami University
BA, English and Communication Studies (double major), Lindenwood College

Mr. Carlson comes to UT Dallas after 11 years of teaching as Professor of Communication Studies at Collin College. At Collin he taught both speech and mass communication courses, developing the college’s first fully online core speech course. In addition to the Fundamentals of Human Communication course, Mr. Carlson also taught Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, and Introduction to Mass Communication. In 2011, Mr. Carlson was nominated for the college’s Professor of the Year award, and in 2014, he was named Professor of the Year for Collin College’s Honor’s Institute.

While at Collin College, Mr. Carlson spearheaded a national chapter of Sigma Chi Eta, The National Communication Association’s honor society for communication students. Collin’s Omega chapter won the NCA “Chapter of the Year” award in 2008. 

At UT Dallas, Mr. Carlson co-developed the Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication course in various learning modalities, including hybrid and online sections. He serves as the Basic Course Director for the online and honors sections.

Prior to teaching, Mr. Carlson spent his career in the publishing industry, working as a Senior Editor/Communication for various publishers, including Harcourt-Brace, South-Western, and Wadsworth College Publishers (now Cengage Learning). He had the opportunity to work directly with major researchers and authors in the communication discipline, guiding, managing, and market testing the development of their best-selling textbooks. He also served as a publisher’s field representative for Bedford/St. Martin’s publishers, and worked in the wireless telecom industry as a Relationship Manager/National Accounts.  

As time and funding permits, Mr. Carlson likes to engage in regional and national communication conferences, participating and/or leading seminars in using technology for speech communication

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 Carter, Rebecca  ARTS  Rebecca.Carter@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Chaney, Anthony Bart  HIST  bartchaney@utdallas.edu    JO 5.708  1658

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 Channell, David  HIST HUHI  channell@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.422  2007

Areas of Specialization:  History of science, technology and medicine; philosophy of science and technology; science and religion; art and technology; 18th- to 20th-century European intellectual history; 19th-century British history.

Education: PhD, History of Science and Technology, Case Western Reserve University, 1975
MS, Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1969
BS, Physics, Case Institute of Technology, 1967

Since coming to UT Dallas in 1975, David F. Channell has spent one year as a fellow at the National Humanities Institute at the University of Chicago. His research has focused on the relationship between science and technology. Recently he has also begun work on the relationship between science, technology and religion, and on the relationship between art and technology. Professor Channell has received a number of grants and awards to support his research in the history of science and technology.

Professor Channell has published three books, including: The Vital Machine: A Study of Technology and Organic Life (N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1991); The History of Engineering Science: An Annotated Bibliography (N.Y.: Garland, 1989); and Scottish Men of Science--W.J.M. Rankine (Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1986). He is currently completing a book on How Engineering Became a Science and How Science is Becoming Engineering which will be published by Oxford University Press. He has also published over 50 articles, essays and reviews on the subject of the interaction of science and technology, and he has presented more that 40 professional papers in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, France, Hungary, Romania, the Netherlands and China. He has also written an article entitled "The Computer at Nature's Core," published in Wired Magazine (February 2004).

Professor Channell is a member of the Society for the History of Technology, the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), the History of Science Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi. He has served on the Executive Council of the Society for the History of Technology and has served as an Advisory Editor for the journal Technology and Culture. Professor Channell has been named to Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

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 Chen, Bei  CHIN  Bei.Chen@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.308  

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 Cochran, Kristen  ARTS  knc103020@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Cohen, Milton  LIT HUSL  mcohen@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.518  2029

Areas of Specialization:  20th-century American literature, modernist literature, painting and music.

Education: PhD, Humanities, Syracuse University, 1981
Teaching Certificate, Wayne State University, 1973
MA, English, Indiana University, 1970
BA, Humanities, Michigan State University, 1968

Milton Cohen specializes in 20th century American literature and modernism. Recently, he has studied the influence of 1930s leftism on American writers in Beleaguered Poets and Leftist Critics: Stevens, Cummings, Frost, and Williams in the 1930s (U. of Alabama Press, 2011). Presently, Dr. Cohen is writing a sequel to Beleaguered Poets, titled The Pull of Politics,focusing on how three writers, Steinbeck, Wright, and Hemingway, gravitated to the left in the later 1930s.  Their major novels at the end of the decade — The Grapes of Wrath, Native Son, and For Whom the Bell Tolls — reflect their leftism but also ambivalence and contradictory attitudes. 

In addition to scholarly books on E. E. Cummings, Ernest Hemingway, and modernist groups, Cohen has written three historical plays:

The Five Knob Radio (full-length drama, winner of playwriting competition and performed by Curtain Players, Columbus OH, 1/07) 

Comrades and Fellow-Travelers (one-hour drama)

Loyalty Oath (one-hour drama)

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 Copeland, Colette  ARTS  cxc132230@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Coppersmith, Syd  COMM  Syd.Coppersmith@utdallas.edu    JO 5.708  1658

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 Cotter, Sean  LIT HUSL  sean.cotter@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.106  2037

Areas of Specialization:  Translation Studies, international Modernist literature, Romanian literature.

Education: PhD, University of Michigan, 2004
MA, University of Texas at Dallas, 1998
BA, Loyola University, New Orleans, 1993

Professor Cotter specializes in the practice, theory, and history of translation. He specializes in Romanian and East European literature. His critical book, Literary Translation and the Idea of a Minor Romania, studies translators and national imagination following the imposition of Communist rule by the Soviet Union after World War Two. Professor Cotter teaches a range of subjects, such as East European Literature, International Modernisms, critical approaches to translation, and undergraduate and graduate translation workshops. His courses explore the transcultural aspects of literary works, for example, the conflict of Christian and classical traditions in Augustine's Confessions, the Iberian Arab and Jewish influences on troubadour poetry, or the international reception of Don Quixote



Literary Translation and the Idea of a Minor Romania. University of Rochester Press, 2014.

  • Winner: Society for Romanian Studies Biennial Book Prize (2015)

The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim & a Life in Translation. Edited by Esther Allen, Sean Cotter, and Russell Valentino. Open Letter Books, 2014.


Articles and Chapters

“Rainer Maria Rilke in Lucian Blaga’s Translations from English.” Perspectives on Literature and Translation: Creation, Circulation, Reception. Ed.Brian Nelson and Brigid Maher (Routledge, 2013) 105 - 116.

"Romania as Europe's Translator: Translation in Constantin Noica's National Imagination." Contexts, Subtexts, and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia. Ed. Brian James Baer (John Benjamins, 2011) 79 - 95.

"East-Central European Literatures Twenty Years After." East European Politics and Societies 23:4 (2009) 552-81. Co-authored article, edited by Michael Heim.

"The Soviet Translation: Romanian Literary Translators after World War Two." Meta: Journal des traducteurs 53:4 (2008) 841-859. 

"Translated Eliot: Lucian Blaga's Strategy for Cultural Survival and the Soviet Colonization of Romania." The International Reception of T. S. Eliot. Ed. Elisabeth Däumer and Shyamal Bagchee (Continuum, 2007) 55-68. 

"The Sacramental Dada of T. S. Eliot," The Comparatist 26 (May 2002) 69-82.

"The Translation of War: Italian Futurism in Ezra Pound's Cathay." Mantis 1:2 (2002) 152-67.



Blinding, Left Wing. By Mircea Cărtărescu. From Romanian. Brooklyn: Archipelago Books, 2013.

  • Finalist: Three Percent Best Translated Book Award (2014)

Wheel with a Single Spoke and Other Poems. By Nichita Stănescu. From Romanian. Brooklyn: Archipelago Books, 2012.

  • Winner: Three Percent Best Translated Book Award for poetry (2013)
  • World Literature Today 2013 Notable Translation

Lightwall. By Liliana Ursu. From Romanian. Boston: Zephyr Press, 2009.

  • Winner: PEN Southwest Book Award for Translation (2009)
  • Finalist: PEN USA Literary Award for Translation (2010) 
  • Finalist: Three Percent Best Translated Book Award (2010)

Balkan Aphrodite. By Nicolae Tzone. From Romanian. Translated by Sean Cotter and Ioana Ieronim. Bucharest: Editura Vinea, 2006.

Goldsmith Market. By Liliana Ursu. From Romanian. Boston: Zephyr Press, 2003.

Second-Hand Souls: Selected Writings. By Nichita Danilov. From Romanian. Prague: Twisted Spoon Press, 2003.

Singular Destinies: Contemporary Poets from Bessarabia. From Romanian. Translated and edited by Sean Cotter, Adam J. Sorkin, and Cristina Cîrstea. Chişinău, Republic of Moldova: Editura Cartier, 2003.

  • Winner: President Mihai Cimpoi Award of the Moldovan Writers' Union

Dinner at the Table of Silence: Writers from Gorj. From Romanian. Translated and edited by Sean Cotter and Liliana Ursu. Cluj, Romania: Editura Clusium, 2002.

Essays and translations in many journals, in the United States and Romania, including:  Conjunctions, Pleiades, Massachusetts Review, AGNI Online, România literară, 22, Observator cultural, Translation Review, Kenning, Hayden's Ferry Review, Iowa Review Online, Words without Borders.



Society for Romanian Studies Biennial Book Prize

PEN/Heim Translation Fund

Three Percent Best Translated Book Award for Poetry

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship

Extraordinary Contributions to the Promotion of Romanian Literature through Translation, from the Institute for Romanian Culture

Fulbright-Hays Research Grant

PEN Southwest Book Award for Translation

President Mihai Cimpoi Award of the Moldovan Writers' Union

Harry C. Routledge Prize of the Southern Comparative Literature Association

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 Crowder, Wade  COMM  wade.crowder@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  6787

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 Curchack, Fred  DRAM HUAS  curchack@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.906  2684

Areas of Specialization:  Performance (acting, directing, writing, voice, movement, music, design, masks, puppetry, shadow/art, video).

Education: MA, Queens College, City Univ. of New York, 1972
Fred Curchack has written, directed, designed, and performed seventy-eight original theatre pieces, (fifty ensemble works and twenty-six solos). His performances have been featured at scores of international theatre festivals. He has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital, the Jim Henson Foundation, Arts International, and he is a Guggenheim Fellow.

Curchack teaches acting, directing, writing, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, Asian Theatre, design, video, music, mask work, puppetry, voice, movement, art and performance, and solo performance. He creates plays and original ensemble performances with students.

In addition to western theatre, Curchack has studied world theatre techniques, such as Indian Kathakali, Japanese Noh, Balinese Topeng, African and Native American dance and ritual, choreography with Alvyn Nikolais, and he trained with Grotowski and the Polish Theatre Lab.

Works include: Burying Our Father: A Biblical Debacle; Grandpa’s Home Videos; Synthesis: An Idiot’s Guide to Death and Rebirth; Milarepa; Monkey: The Quest to the West; Noh: Angels, Demons & Dreamers; An American Dream Play; Golden Buddha Beach; Gauguin's Shadow; Gauguin's Paradise; Dionysos Does Dallas; Glimpsings; Lear's Shadow; Live Love Acts; Hamlet: Carnal, Bloody, & Unnatural Acts; A Surprise Party; Orpheus in Hollywood: a Myth Mash; The Comeback of Freddy Chickan; Abel & Cain: a Biblical Debacle; Heddy & Teddy: a Closet Drama; Art-O-Rama #3: The New World/The New Wing; What Fools These Mortals Be; Stuff as Dreams are Made On; The Sexual Mythology Trilogy--Part I: The Underworld; Part II: Purgatory; Part III: Heaven-or-The Big Talk Show; Fred Breaks Bread with the Dead.

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 Denker, Patrick  CRWT  Patrick.Denker@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  

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 Dennis, Patrick  HUMA  pdennis@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  6287

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 Dickson, Deborah  COMM  dwd150030@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Durant, Diane  ARTS ATEC  ddm043000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 3.909  7508

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 Durbin, Kelly  MUSI  kpdurbin@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.630  2723

Education: MM, Jazz studies, minor in Piano Performance, North Texas State University
BM, Jazz Studies, minor in Music Theory, University of North Texas

Kelly Durbin created and directs the UT Dallas Jazz Ensemble. He teaches classes in digital music/MIDI, music fundamentals, jazz history, jazz and commercial piano, jazz theory, jazz small group, and jazz improvisation.

Kelly Durbin brings 30 years of performing experience to his teaching. He currently remains active as a jazz pianist performing at local and regional festivals and venues, often with international jazz artists. He has worked with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Frank Tiberi, David "Fathead" Newman, James Clay, LeRoy Cooper, Shelley Carroll, Hank Crawford, Mack Goldsbury, Jimmy Greene, Chris DeRose, Cornell DuPree, Tom Morrell, Greg Bissonnette, Billy Hart, Ed Soph, Sebastian Whittaker, Fred Hamilton, Chuck Rainey, Lynn Seaton, Jay Clayton, and Rosanna Vitro, to name a few. He was a long-time member of the Marchel Ivery Quintet, as well as ensembles led by bassist James Gilyard and saxophonist Wayne DeLano.

Prior to arriving at UT Dallas, Kelly Durbin taught jazz piano and traditional class piano at Cedar Valley College. During the 1999-2000 school year, he was also a full time Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas, where he taught advanced jazz theory, aural skills, and small group. During his graduate studies at UNT, he was granted the Teaching Fellowship in jazz piano for two years. He studied piano at UNT with Steve Harlos, Dan Haerle, and Bob Rogers.

Kelly Durbin serves as a member of the UT Dallas Arts and Performance Jazz Advisory Board, where he plays in integral role in the planning and implementation of the annual Jazz Series. He performs an annual concert at UT Dallas, in addition to other faculty recitals. He is often invited to lecture, conduct workshops, adjudicate, and perform jazz in universities, high schools, museums, and arts centers.

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 Egan, Trey  ARTS  Trey.Egan@utdallas.edu      

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 Engen, Maria  HUMA  engen@utdallas.edu    JO 5.203  

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 Evans, Kathryn  MUSI  kcevans@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.902  2828

Areas of Specialization:  Medieval, renaissance, and baroque chamber music; vocal pedagogy; vocal and choral works of Johann Sebastian Bach; 20th-century vocal music.

Education: MA, Music, University of California, San Diego, 1978
MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1976
BA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1974

A singer and conductor of many diverse talents, Ms. Evans has performed music composed from 1200 to contemporary times using a variety of settings and styles. An accomplished recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Evans recently completed tours of music for voice and guitar with Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Latin America. She is the Executive Director of the Annual Texas Guitar competition and has been an invited judge at the International Guitar Festival and Competition in Rust, Austria since 2001. She released her CD, Voz y Guitarra, with guitarist Enric Madriguera, featuring previously unrecorded works of composers John Duarte and Ernesto Cordero, in 2003, and recently completed a concert tour to Ecuador in 2007, including appearances on national radio and television programs. In 2006, Ms. Evans created the Dallas Pro Musica, a vocal quintet dedicated to the re-creation of vocal music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, with occasional forays into the 21st century. Ms. Evans teaches vocal and choral music and directs the UT Dallas Chamber Singers.

Before coming to Dallas, she was the Director of the Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus from 1992 to 1994 for the Bach Society of La Jolla. She also served as the Artistic and Musical Director of the Orpheus Ensemble based in La Jolla, California. She is the 1991 recipient of the Brandenburg Award, for contribution to the community of the works of J.S. Bach. Ms. Evans was also a member of the Opera Theatre of Washington in Washington, D.C. and performed such roles as Gilda in Rigoletto, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Micaela in Carmen and Norina in Don Pasquale. Ms. Evans sang the title role in the U.S. premiere of Betly by Donizetti and the Washington premiere of The Nymph and the Farmer by Tcherepnin. 1982, Ms. Evans completed an 8-week series of performances with the Opera Theatre of Washington at Wolf Trap Farm Park, in Wolf Trap, Virginia. Ms. Evans founded and directed the Washington Pro Musica. From 1975 to 1980, she was musical director of the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego, and directed European concert tours of Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy during 1975, 1977 and 1979.

Voz Y Guitarra, CD, 2003 - As a special release from the UTD Guitar Series, Kathryn Evans, soprano, and Enric Madriguera, guitar, collaborated to produce a CD featuring works by Ernesto Cordero and John Duarte. CD now available, order here!

She was an invited judge at the International Guitar Festival in Rust, Austria in April, 2001 and judged/performed in 2002. She continues to conduct and perform in the DFW metroplex. Ms. Evans has performed with Dr. Madriguera in a variety of venues and countries. They are currently planning concerts in Asia and Europe.

Musical Director and Conductor, Bach Society Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Bach Society of La Jolla (1992-1994).
Artistic Director, The Orpheus Ensemble, a vocal-instrumental ensemble specializing in the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries (1987-1994).
Brandenburg Award, La Jolla Bach Society, for contribution to the community of the works of J.S. Bach (1991).
Invited performer, Pleshakov-Kaneko Institute of Music, Palo Alto, California, performing original compositions (Spring, 1980).
Director, Early Music Ensemble of San Diego (1975-1980).

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 Farmer, J. Michael  HIST HUHI  farmer@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.612  6354

Areas of Specialization:  Chinese History, especially early and medieval cultural, intellectual, and literary; the Silk Roads; Women in Traditional China.

Education: PhD Chinese Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA Chinese Literature, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA Chinese History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA Chinese, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. J. Michael Farmer is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies, specializing in the history, literature, thought, art, and culture of early and medieval China. He holds Masters Degrees in both Chinese history and Chinese literature, and a Ph.D. in Chinese literature, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Farmer has published articles on various aspects of medieval China, including didactic illustrations in an early Chinese academy, the local historiography of medieval Sichuan, and the use of poetry in historical narrative. His book, The Talent of Shu, published by the State University of New York Press (2007) is a socio-intellectual history of early Sichuan told through a critical biography of a noted classicist and historian, Qiao Zhou. Dr. Farmer teaches courses on Chinese history, literature, thought, art, and culture. He translates literary, historical, and philosophical texts from China’s early medieval period, and is engaged in a long-term project to translate the fourth century local history Huayang guo zhi [Records of the States South of Mount Hua]. 

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 Fettouh, Maha  FREN  mkf101020@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  6287

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 Gerard, Lori  MUSI  lori.gerard@utdallas.edu    JO 3.927  6287

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 Glauser, Janece  COMM  janece.glauser@utdallas.edu    JO 3.506  

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 Gonzalez, Cristina  SPAN  cristina.gonzalez@utdallas.edu  JO 31    

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 Gooch, John  HUSL LIT COMM  john.gooch@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.510A  2038

Areas of Specialization:  Histories of rhetoric and composition, rhetoric and law, rhetorical criticism, and writing pedagogy

Education: PhD, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, 2002
MA, Technical Communication, Texas Tech University, 1997
BS, History and English (teacher certification), West Texas A & M University, 1994

Dr. John Gooch is Associate Professor of Literary Studies and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Along with other faculty members, he continues to make positive changes in the Program. They have revised the standardized syllabus to include more challenging activities and assignments, and believe most students have responded favorably to changes. The syllabus, for example, now includes a grading scale and percentage weights for specific assignments. In addition, they have furthered attempts to professionalize the Program, offering more opportunities for TA training and mentoring as well as sponsoring colloquia and workshops through the Rhetoric Society of UT Dallas. The International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR) has accepted Dr. Gooch's presentation abstract for its July conference in Montreal; the meeting will include over 1,000 participants representing at least 30 different countries. In addition, he will be attending the Rhetoric Society of America's (RSA) Third Biennial Summer Institute held in June on the Penn State University campus. In addition to these activities, Dr. Gooch is also currently co-authoring a composition and first-year writing textbook for McGraw-Hill Higher Education titled Argument!, which will most likely publish later this year.

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 Goode, Dianne  AHST  dgoode@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.410B  6341

Areas of Specialization:  Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture, Modern Painting, Marian Imagery.

Education: PhD, Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, 1994
MA, Art History, Southern Methodist University, 1976
BA, Art History, University of Texas at Austin, 1973

Honors: Dr. Goode received the 2006-07 Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Arts & Humanities, UT Dallas.

Since 1994, Dr. Goode has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas, where she regularly teaches AHST 1303 Survey of Western Art History: Prehistoric to Medieval, and AHST 1304 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern. She also teaches upper division courses: Art of the Italian Renaissance, Baroque Art and Architecture, and Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism.

Dr. Goode also serves as the Director of the Center for Visual Resources in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Dr. Goode lectures actively to church and civic groups, most frequently on Christian imagery. Her current research involves multiple aspects of Italian art: Marian imagery, the relationship between devotional texts and images, the development of altarpiece imagery, and the changing role of narrative in art.

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 Gossin, Pamela  HIST LIT HUSL HUHI  psgossin@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.404  2071

Areas of Specialization:  History of Science and interdisciplinary Literature and Science studies (especially 17th through 20th centuries); women and science; literature and the environment, including nature writing; scientific biography and autobiography; popularization of science and public education in science and technology; science poetry; interrelations of astronomy, cosmology and literature; Japanese anime and manga; Great Plains literature and culture; "Great Books" of World Cultures.

Education: Dual PhD, History of Science and English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989
MA, English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984
BA, English and Latin, Math minor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1978

Dr. Pamela Gossin studies the interdisciplinary interrelations of literature, history and science, especially astronomy and cosmology, from the ancient world, through the Scientific Revolution to the present. Her most recent book, Thomas Hardy's Novel Universe: Astronomy, Cosmology and Gender in the Post-Darwinian World (Ashgate 2007) was nominated for the Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, awarded to the best academic book in Literature and Science for 2007, sponsored by the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, as well as the inaugural British Society for Literature and Science book prize.

Dr. Gossin's publications include: An Encyclopedia of Literature and Science (Greenwood Press, 2002), the first interdisciplinary reference work to treat the emergent field of Literature and Science studies; "Literature and Modern Physics" for the Cambridge History of Science, "Aphra Behn" for Biographical Dictionary of Women of Science, chapters on literature and astronomy for the Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution and John Lankford's History of Astronomy; as well as numerous articles and reviews in such journals as Victorian Studies, Nineteenth-Century Studies, Journal of British Studies, Women's Studies, Isis, Early Modern Science and Medicine, Humanities in Higher Education, and Clio.

Nationally, she has served on the executive committees of three professional organizations, in three disciplines: the Literature and Science Division of the Modern Language Association (MLA), History of Science Society and the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA).

On campus, Dr. Gossin is the founder and Director of UT Dallas' program in Medical and Scientific Humanities (MaSH) and a member of the North Texas Bioethics Network. She is increasingly involved with STEM education, teaching the Perspectives on Science course as part of the National Science and Math Initiative's UTeach program, designed to improve the training of math and science teachers. She was awarded the Victor Worsfold Award for Outstanding Teaching at UT Dallas. Dr. Gossin is an active member of the Advisory Board of Mechademia, the world's first academic journal devoted to the study of anime and manga (University of Minnesota Press).

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 Greene, Amy  COMM  Amy.Greene@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Gu, Ming Dong  LIT LANG HUSL  mdgu@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.130  2760

Areas of Specialization:  Chinese and English literature, poetics, comparative thought, fiction theory, hermeneutics, psychoanalytic and semiotic approaches to literature, art, and cultural studies.

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

Ming Dong Gu is professor of Chinese and comparative literature and a special consultant to Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, responsible for choosing the first Chinese theorist for the new edition and writing an introduction. Since 2013, he has been invited to participate in the Academic Reputation Survey of the Times Higher Education’s “World University Rankings.” He has authored, edited and translated 11 books, and published over 100 journal articles and book chapters as well as 17 short essays and reviews. His authored books include:

  1. Sinologism: An Alternative to Orientalism and Postcolonialism (Routledge, 2013; Chinese translation published by the Commercial Press in China, 2015), pp. 269;
  2. The Anxiety of Originality: Multiple Approaches to Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies (in Chinese, Nanjing University Press 2009), pp. 331;
  3. Chinese Theories of Fiction: A Non-Western Narrative System (SUNY Press 2006), pp. 286;
  4. Chinese Theories of Reading and Writing: A Route to Hermeneutics and Open Poetics (SUNY Press 2005), 334.


Recently, he edited with Rainer Schulte a volume:
Translating China for Western Readers: Reflective, Critical and Practical Essays (SUNY Press 2014), pp. 328.

His English articles have appeared in New Literary History, Poetics Today, Diacritics, Narrative, Journal of Narrative Theory, Modern Language Quarterly, Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Philosophy East & West (5 articles), Journal of Chinese Philosophy (4 articles), Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (2 articles), Yearbook of Comparative Literature, Literature and Psychology, D. H. Lawrence Review (2 articles), Journal of Oriental Studies, Journal of Asian Studies, Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, Monumenta Serica, Tamkang Review (2 articles), and Translation Review.

His Chinese articles were published in Literary Review (3 articles), Literature and Art Studies (2 articles), Theoretical Studies of Literature and Art (2 articles), Journal of Peking University (5 articles), Journal of Nanjing University (5 articles), Journal of Tsinghua University (2 articles), Journal of Dr. Sun Yat-sen University (4 articles), Journal of Beijing Normal University, Journal of Xiamen University (4 articles), Journal of Fudan University, Journal of Zhejiang University, Academic Monthly (2 articles), Jiangsu Social Sciences, Social Science Front, Exploration and Free Views (2 articles), Hundred Schools of Art (2 articles), Chinese Comparative Literature, Cross-Cultural Dialogues, Foreign Literature (2 articles), Contemporary Foreign Literature, South China Quarterly (2 articles), and other Chinese journals.

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 Hanlon, Michele  DANC  mhanlon@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.304  2140

Education: MFA, Modern Dance, Texas Christian University, 1994
BFA, Dance, University of Arizona, 1987

Michele Hanlon serves as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Arts and Humanities. She teaches modern dance, ballet, composition, conditioning, and related academic courses. She is the founding instructor for the dance area at UTD. She has directed the UT Dallas Dance Ensemble and has organized and overseen many choreographic residencies with national and international dance figures such as Renana Raz (Tel Aviv, Israel), Birgitt Bodingbauer and Simone Grindel (Berlin, Germany), Anne Bunker of O.T.O. Dance (Hawaii and Tucson, AZ), Pilobolus Too (CT), and more. Seeing students grow in their ability and understanding of dance is a great source of inspiration for her. Helping individuals to create and build upon connections between dance and other academic areas is a focus in her work as an educator.

Michele Hanlon is co-director of Dallas based Elledanceworks Dance Company. She has been a dance performer, choreographer, and teacher in Texas and throughout the region since 1988. Her credits include Performing and choreographing with ORTS Dance Theater and 10th Street Dance Works in Tucson, AZ and The Dance Consortium in North Texas. She was a company member of Dancers unlimited Repertory Company in Dallas and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth. Her master classes have been presented by Collin College, Demi- Dance workshop for Las Cruces (NM), Chamber Ballet School, and in company classes for several dance companies.

She is an active choreographer. Among organizations who have commissioned or purchased her works are The Dallas Museum of Art, Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth, Collin County Community College, Pieces Dance Company, Newman Smith High School, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Her most recent commission from the Dallas Museum of Art, Characters in Colour: Movement, is a tribute to the work of Marc Chagall was presented on the DMA’s Arts and Letters Live series in spring of 2013. Her work In My Way performed by Elledanceworks at Out of the Loop Fringe Festival was lauded as one of the “Top Ten Dance Events of 2012” by the Dallas Morning News.

Hanlon has a growing interest in dance on the screen. Her video work The Guitarist, a response to Picasso’s painting of the same title, was one of seven works nominated for the 5th International Internet Dance Festival and has since been screened in Düsseldorf, Germany and at the Scandinavian Dance Conference in Kedja, Norway.
Hanlon has also performed solo work internationally at the Stadt Museum in Düsseldorf, Germany and has had commissioned work performed in Belgium.

Photo Credit: Mohammad Dezfuli

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 Hanson, Jocyln  COMM  Jocyln.Hanson@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Hatfield, Charles  LIT HUSL  charles.hatfield@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.516  2780

Areas of Specialization:  Latin American literature, intellectual history, and visual art
Critical theory
Translation studies

Education: PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, The Johns Hopkins University, 2007
BA Hons, Spanish, University of Toronto, 2000

Charles Hatfield teaches courses on the literature, culture, and intellectual history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America as well as on the theory and practice of translation.

His first book, tentatively entitled Latin America and Anti-Universalism (forthcoming, University of Texas Press, 2015), deals with the theoretical underpinnings and political consequences of the politics of identity associated with Latinoamericanismo. He is presently completing a second project, co-authored with Ilan Stavans, entitled The Big Theft: Translation and the Hispanic World, which explores the history and politics of translation in Spain and Latin America from the sixteenth century to the present. Hatfield has published essays, reviews, and translations in journals such as Revista Hispánica Moderna, MLN, Política Común, Nonsite, Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, and World Literature Today, and he is one of the editors-in-chief of the journal Translation Review (winner of the 2013 Phoenix Award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals).

He is beginning work on a book about aesthetic autonomy in nineteenth-century Latin American painting. 

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 Healy, Eddie  MUSI  eddie.healy@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  6287

Education: BA, University of North Texas
MM, Southern Methodist University
Eddie Healy began studying the classical guitar with Dr. Enric Madriguera. He received his Bachelor's Degree in classical guitar performance at the University of North Texas then completed a Master of Music degree with Robert Guthrie at Southern Methodist University.

Eddie has performed with the vocalists of The Orchestra of New Spain as well as string soloists from The Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Eddie traveled to Spain in 2008 for a series of concerts and to Mexico in 2009 to perform at the 19th Annual International Guitar Festival of Morelia and again at the Festival Ramón Noble in Pachuca. At the 2009 Texas Guitar Festival, he performed on the same program as David Russell and will share the stage with William Kanengiser at the Texas Festival in 2010.

He currently teaches at UT Dallas, Eastfield College, the Spring Creek and Central Park campuses of the Collin County Community College District and the Gray School of Music. He has been a judge at the Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival and a co-director of the Annual Eastfield Collegiate Guitar Competition and Festival. He will serve as the assistant festival director at the 2010 Texas Guitar Competition and Festival.

His original compositions have been performed in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United States. One of his pieces was featured on the youth showcase of the Guitar Foundation of America's International Festival of 2009. He has composed the theme to a series of podcasts produced by UT Dallas titled, "A Conversation With" and the alma mater for Rogers Middle School in Prosper, Texas. He is a member of ASCAP.

He is currently pursuing his PhD at UT Dallas with his first guitar instructor, Dr. Madriguera, serving as his advisor.

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 Heinz, Annelise  HIST  Annelise.Heinz@utdallas.edu    JO 5.104  

Areas of Specialization:  Women’s and Gender History

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 Hennigan, Edward Brad  DRAM  ebh062000@utdallas.edu    JO 1.206  2170

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 Hernandez-Katz, Melissa  COMM ATEC  mhkatz@utdallas.edu    JO 3.544  6672

Areas of Specialization:  Leadership, culture, and higher education and how communications plays a factor in all of these areas.

Education: PhD in Higher Education, University of North Texas, December 2013
MA in Communications, St. Mary's University, 1997
BA in Business, Texas Lutheran University, 1995

Melissa Hernandez-Katz is a Senior Lecturer for the school of Arts & Humanities and teaches courses in COMM. Prior to becoming a full time professor Melissa worked in various areas in higher education. She has worked as an admissions counselor, academic counselor, advisor, and assistant director for an advising office. All these experiences have allowed her to gain a better understanding of the student as a whole, which helps her in teaching her classes.

Melissa will complete her PhD in December of 2013 from the University of North Texas. She holds an MA in Communications from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a BA in Business from Texas Lutheran University. Her research interests include intercultural communications, leadership and communication, and how social media is changing how we communicate.

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 Hervas, David  SPAN  dxh141730@utdallas.edu    JO 5.708  1658

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 Hibbs, Shelby  DRAM  Shelby.Hibbs@utdallas.edu    JO 5.608G  6287

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 Higgins, Jim L.  MUSI  jlh151030@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.534  

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 Hill, Kimberly  HIST  kimberly.hill@utdallas.edu    JO 3.928  6908

Areas of Specialization:  history of race, Protestant history in the United States, African American History, civil rights movements, oral history, and slavery and forced labor in the Atlantic World


Ph.D. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008)
M.A. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2004)
B.A. Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors, University of Texas at Austin (2002)
including a semester studying race theory and African History at the
University of Cape Town (2001)

Kimberly Hill studies social justice movements through the history of American Christian missions. She earned her doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel with religious history training at Duke Divinity School. For three years, she conducted and edited civil rights interviews for the Southern Oral History Program. After serving as a teaching assistant for the U.N.C. Honors Study Abroad Program in Cape Town, she taught United States History at Del Mar College from 2009 to 2014. Grants awarded by the Lilly Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Historical Association, and Yale Divinity School enabled her to research the intersections of Protestant racial rhetoric and global history. She also received a 2013 teaching award from the National Society of Leadership and Success at Del Mar. 

Dr. Hill teaches five courses at U.T.D., including the U.S. survey, social history, African American History, and graduate courses on U.S. women and race in American religion. Her professional goals include: two forthcoming book chapters on Southern Presbyterian missionaries who opposed slavery in Belgian Congo, an article on the social relevance of the Smothers Brothers comedy team, and public service to help expand higher education opportunities in post-apartheid South Africa.

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 Hiltz, Stephen  PHIL  sch021000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.534  2170

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 Hodan, Daniel  MUSI  dmh017000@utdallas.edu    JO 1.206  

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 Honea, Emily  COMM  Emily.Honea@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Hudson, Jennifer  HIST  jennifer.hudson@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.408  

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 Hughes, Will K.  MUSI  William.Hughes1@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Ingrao, P. Jay  HUMA LIT  jingrao@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.306  6089 Prior to employment at UT Dallas, Peter Jay Ingrao taught Rhetoric and American Literature at NC State University (2004-2005) and Rhetoric at Southern Methodist University (2005-2007). In addition to Exploration of the Humanities, he continues to teach American Literature at UT Dallas. He has presented material at such conferences as the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, The Southern Writers, Southern Writing Conference, SCMLA, ALA, and most recently chaired a panel entitled "Flannery O'Connor and Humor" at the 2008 SAMLA. Material presented at conferences emphasizes his primary research interest in the intersection of religion and identity in the literature of the American South, and how this intersection finds expression in terms of the grotesque and gothic. This same interest is the focus of his dissertation for which he is currently seeking a publisher. More recently, he has focused his attention on the theme of the apocalyptic gothic in American popular culture and science fiction writing from 1953 to 2006.

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 Jakobsson, Pia  HIST  pkj010100@utdallas.edu    JO 4.128  4706

Areas of Specialization:  Early Modern (British and) European Cultural History, Gender, Public Sphere

Education: PhD, Humanities-History of Ideas, UT Dallas, 2009
MA, Humanities, UTA, 2001
BA, English Literature, University of Stockholm, 1999

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 Johnson, Melissa  DANC  maj140430@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  2170

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 Johnson, Emily  COMM  Emily.Johnson5@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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 Jones, Kimberly  AHST  Kimberly.Jones5@utdallas.edu      

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 Keeth, Sara  LIT  sara.keeth@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.534  

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 Kimzey, Blake  HUAS CRWT  blake.kimzey@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.534  

Education: Education: MFA, University of California, Irvine (2014)

Blake Kimzey is a graduate of the MFA Program at UC Irvine and the recipient of a generous Emerging Writer Grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation. His fiction has been broadcast on NPR, performed on stage in Los Angeles, and published by Tin House, McSweeney’s, Green Mountains Review, FiveChapters, The Lifted Brow, Hobart, Puerto del Sol, The Los Angeles Review, Short Fiction, PANK, Monkeybicycle, Day One, Fiction Southeast, The Masters Review, and selected by Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2015 Anthology. Blake's chapbook of short tales, Families Among Us, an Indie Bestseller, won the 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition and was published by Black Lawrence Press in September 2014. He has been awarded fellowships to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Vermont Studio Center. Blake lives in Dallas with his wife, visual artist Danielle Huey Kimzey, and their two children. He recently completed his first novel.

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 Kline, Mariko  JAPN  mjk140730@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.303  

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 Kratz, Dennis  LIT HUSL  dkratz@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.510D  2984

Areas of Specialization:  Medieval literature, classical tradition, translation theory, fantasy/science fiction.

Education: PhD, Medieval Latin, Harvard University, 1970
MA, Classical Philology, Harvard University, 1964
BA, Dartmouth College, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1963

Research emphasizes the continuation of the classical tradition in medieval and modern literature. He has published four books: Mocking Epic (1980); Waltharius and Ruodlieb (1984); The Romances of Alexander (1991); and, with Dr. Abby Robinson Kratz, Effective Listening Skills (1994). He has published numerous articles and reviews on subjects that include scholarly investigations of epic poetry, the changing concept of heroism, translation theory, Fantasy and Science Fiction. A translator of classical and medieval literature, Dr. Kratz has been co-editor of the journal Translation Review since 1979. He has received two grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Germany) to pursue his research, and in 1993 was Translator-in-Residence at the European Translators Collegium in Straelen, Germany. From 1987-89, he served as President of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

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 Lacy, Mary Ellen  ARTS  melacy@utdallas.edu  JO 31  AS 2.112  2292

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 Lambert, Carie  ATEC EMAC COMM  carie.lambert@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.548  2790

Areas of Specialization:  Technical communication, technical writing, grant writing, professional writing, English mechanics and style, editing, medical rhetoric.

Education: PhD, Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, 2012
MA, Technical Writing, University of North Texas, 2008
BA, English (journalism minor), Baylor University, 1991

Dr. Lambert worked as a technical writer and medical editor in industry for 14 years, consulting with ob/gyns, surgeons, endocrinologists, and oncologists. She edited medical textbooks, specialized in composing NIH and NSF grants, and helped medical faculty to research, publish, teach, and communicate more effectively.

She earned her MA in Technical Writing from the University of North Texas in 2008 and then attended Texas Tech University to earn her PhD in Technical Communication & Rhetoric with an emphasis in medical rhetoric and new media. She then completed a postdoctoral program through the Graduate School and the Center for Ethics and Spirituality at the Health Sciences Center at Texas Tech University, researching ethics as related to medicine and technology. Her research focuses on the ethics of online research, new media, information design, and medical communication.

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 Lambert, Thomas  LIT  thomas.lambert1@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.608C  4151

Areas of Specialization:  Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Spanish & Portuguese.

Education: MA, Applied Linguistics, Columbia University Teacher's College, 1995
MA, Spanish Civilization, New York University (Madrid), 1993
BS, Economics and Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 1988

Thomas M. Lambert has served as Senior Lecturer in the school of Arts and Humanities since 2001. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a BS in Psychology and Economics. He holds an MA in Spanish Civilization from New York University (1992) and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University's Teachers College (1995). He currently trains international teaching assistants in public speaking, teaching methodology and advanced English, preparing them to work in the American university classroom. In addition to the English Proficiency Program, his teaching has included Lit 3330 Linguistics, Lit 4348 English Syntax, CS 5301 Professional and Technical Communication, HUED 5353 ESL Methodology, HUSL 7385 Applied Linguistics, HUMA 6321 Spanish Review, and HUMA 7321 Spanish Workshop. Mr. Lambert has also taught English and culture since 2002 in the US-Mexico Summer Research Internship Program. His extensive personal involvement with this program each summer has been a major factor in its success.

Mr. Lambert's education and professional experience in São Paulo, New York, and Madrid provide him with valuable skills for this globally-oriented university. He aims to contribute to greater understanding of language within the UT Dallas community, reducing the prevalence of myths that cause fear, misunderstanding, and resentment. Mr. Lambert is looking forward to contribute to expanding language education and international affiliation at UT Dallas.

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 Lane, Shelley  COMM  shelley.lane@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.510E  2028

Areas of Specialization:  communication education; interpersonal communication; intercultural communication; social media; speech and language

Education: PhD, Communication Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
MA, Communication Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
BA, Communication Studies, University of California Los Angeles

After an early career comprised of teaching and/or administration at the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin--Madison, and Southern Methodist University, Dr. Shelley D. Lane was selected as one of thirteen founding faculty members at Collin College. Dr. Lane was twice chosen as the outstanding professor in the Division of Communication and Humanities and was selected as the outstanding professor in the Collin College District. From over 2,500 nominated Texas college and university professors, Dr. Lane was named a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor for teaching excellence. Dr. Lane began her career at UT Dallas as a Visiting Associate Professor in 2006.

Dr. Lane's research interests include intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, communication pedagogy, and the influence of technology on culture and communication. She has published in books and journals such as Communication Yearbook, the Texas Speech Communication Journal, the Journal of Communication Administration, the International Journal of Communication, and the EAP World. The second edition of Dr. Lane's textbook, Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts, was recently published by Pearson Allyn & Bacon, and she is the coauthor of the forthcoming book, Communication for a Civil Society. Dr. Lane has also presented original research at conferences associated with the International Communication Association, World Communication Association, and the National Communication Association.

Dr. Lane is currently creating a "Global Communication and Leadership" minor and is working with faculty involved in the Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC) major in the School of Arts and Humanities. In conjunction with the UT Dallas Office of International Students, she presents programs and leads workshops about culture shock, U.S. American culture, and intercultural communication. Of all of her "accomplishments," Dr. Lane is most proud of three: her children Ethan, Elizabeth, and Ariana.

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 Lapthisophon, Stephen  HUAS  lapthisophon@utdallas.edu      

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 Lester, Carole  HIST  cxl116430@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  6287

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 Libby, Lee  COMM  llibby@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  

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 Ligon, Peter  ARTS  pal140130@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Lingo, Kathy  DRAM  klingo@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.514  4152 After returning from Italy in August 2007, Kathy Lingo taught in the Theatre and Communications and Public Affairs programs and in May 2008 was appointed Assistant Theatre Director. In the Summer of 2008, Lingo designed and stage directed a television pilot, filmed in the University Theatre, which her students performed in and were able to work with a professional film crew and the famous film director Jack Weiss. In the Fall of 2008 Lingo began to edit, write, translate and direct the play Lysistrata, which was performed in the Spring of 2009.

Through conversations, research and colleagues, Lingo discovered the necessity for the creation of the Public Information Officer (PIO) Certificate Program. The program was developed and approved by the C.E.P. and Faculty Senate November 2007. The Public Information Officer Certificate Program provides UT Dallas an opportunity to meet a demand for academic training while providing community outreach with surrounding communities to shape how policy makers present and the public understands important, often controversial issues. On completion of the program, PIOs will have the skills to strategically analyze their audiences' information needs; assess what information most accurately and reliably responds to those needs; and present that information in a manageable form for the audience. The program teaches PIOs how to balance these strategic considerations with ethical obligations, reflecting an understanding of how information shapes public perceptions of institutions, policies, and individuals.

From 2006-07, Lingo served as an International Visiting Professor at the University of Verona's. This position provided her an opportunity to develop and teach courses in Business and Professional Communication, much like she teaches at UT Dallas, and potentially construct an exchange program.

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 Loving, Emily  ARTS  emily.loving@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Madriguera, Enric  MUSI HUAS  enric.madriguera@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.912  2786

Areas of Specialization:  Guitar Studies; Ibero-American Music and Culture
Dr. Enric Madriguera is Director of Guitar Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. Madriguera participates performs as a solo guitarist locally and internationally. In 2001, Madriguera toured Vietnam performing and teaching in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Conservatories of Music. In 2002, he was invited to the International Festival at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Most recently, he performed at The Rust Festival in Burgenland, Austria, the ChamberArt Festival in Madrid, and the Ramon Noble Festival in Pachuca, Hidalgo State, Mexico. Enric Madriguera received a Fulbright grant to perform and teach in Mexico for a period of one semester during the 2009-2010 academic cycle.

Since forming a guitar duo 1996, Madriguera and his wife Sabine Rabe have performed in festivals in the Americas and Europe including prestigious halls such as the Sala Manuel M. Ponce at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City and the concert hall of the Villa de Madrid for the Guitar Society of Spain. They have performed with the Plano and Mesquite Symphony Orchestras in Texas. In Mexico, the duo was featured with the Guanajauto Symphony Orchestra. Duo Madriguera's CD Music of Europe, Asia, and the Americas is on the Encore Label.

Enric has performed and recorded with the New Music Ensemble Voices of Change: Voces Americanas, A tribute to Eduardo Mata; Frida -- Concert Suite, by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, on the CRI label; Voz y Guitarra with soprano Kathryn Evans featuring songs by composers John W. Duarte and Ernesto Cordero; Guitars of the Americas, with Felix Casaverde of Peru, on the Documentary Arts Label; and Old World/New World.

Madriguera is a co-founder and artistic director for the Texas Guitar Competition and Festival, and the Guitar Series at UT Dallas. The Texas Competition attracts an elite level of competitors from around the world. He is also the director of The Collegiate Competition and Festival at Eastfield College that targets high school and undergraduate students. He is a past advisory chair for the Dallas Classic Guitar Society and a current Advisory member to the Allegro Guitar Society.

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 Martin, Kelly  LIT  severnsk@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  

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 McCullough, Shellie  HUMA  skm022000@utdallas.edu    JO 5.708  

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 McLean, Adrienne  FILM AP HUAS  amclean@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.606  2755

Areas of Specialization:  Film history and theory; women and film; classical Hollywood cinema; television history; stars and star images; dance history.

Education: PhD, Film Studies and American Studies, Emory University, 1994
MFA, Dance, Southern Methodist University, 1981
In 2011, Professor Adrienne L. McLean published her fourth book for Rutgers University Press, Glamour in a Golden Age: Movie Stars of the 1930s, which is an entry in the ten-volume series that she co-edits, Star Decades: American Culture/American Cinema. Other books include Dying Swans and Madmen: Ballet, the Body, and Narrative Cinema (2008, selected as a Choice outstanding academic title) and Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity, and Hollywood Stardom (2004), now in its second printing. She is currently working on a collection on dogs and film, Cinematic Canines, as well as a book on makeup and hairdressing in the studio era.

In addition to book projects, Professor McLean has continued to produce original essays for publication. Recent work includes "Flirting with Terpsichore: Dance, Class, and Entertainment in 1930s Film Musicals," in The Sound of Musicals, Steven Cohan, ed. (2011); "Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable: Pinned Up," in What Dreams Were Made Of: Movie Stars of the 1940s, Sean Griffin, ed. (2011); "What a Swell Party This Was: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra," in Larger than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s, R. Barton Palmer, ed. (2010); "Putting 'Em Down Like a Man: Eleanor Powell and the Spectacle of Competence," in Hetero: Queering Representations of Straightness, Sean Griffin, ed. (2009); "Wedding Bells Ring, Storks Are Expected, the Rumours Aren't True, Divorce Is the Only Answer: Stardom and Fan-Magazine Family Life in 1950s Hollywood," in A Family Affair: Cinema Calls Home, Murray Pomerance, ed. (2008).

Dr. McLean routinely supports her field through the production of book and manuscript reviews for University of California Press, SUNY Press, Rutgers University Press, Wayne State University Press and others, and serves as a peer reviewer for numerous film journals. She also is regularly asked to contribute information for use in newspaper articles and in other mass-media programming about a wide range of film topics. In order to share and to hone her scholarly work in its formative stages, Professor McLean presents peer-reviewed papers at academic conferences annually.

Further information can be found at her website.

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 McVay, Michael  MUSI  mjm031000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 1.206  2764 Michael McVay holds degrees from the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory (piano), the Royal College of Music in London (piano) and the University of North Texas (music theory/piano). He performs regularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in a variety of styles and venues, and his CD Michael McVay and Friends can be heard on Dallas radio station KAAM. Previous academic positions include Lecturer at LaSalle/SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Austin College, visiting faculty member in music theory at the University of North Texas and Staff Accompanist at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. McVay is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Dallas, where he also teaches music theory and serves as pianist and Assistant Director of the Musica Nova ensemble.

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 Medrick, Mary  MUSI AP  mary.medrick@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.638  2754

Areas of Specialization:  Piano, Music Theory/Composition, Classical Music and Musical Theater Jazz and R&B performer and arranger Member of the American Federation of Musicians and ASCAP

Education: MA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 1999
BA, The University of Texas at Dallas, 1983
Additional studies in music, University of N. Texas

Mary Medrick is known as an extraordinarily versatile musician, trained in classical music, while frequently performing in the areas of opera, musical theater and early music. She is an ASCAP Special Award recipient and a member of the American Federation of Musicians. She has performed in 17 countries and was pianist for the premiere of Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess in Israel. As a writer, Medrick has produced three opera libretti and the scores for three Broadway style shows. Her original works have been performed in New York, Texas, Michigan, Colorado, California, Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, and Mexico.

In the Dallas area, Medrick is active as a musical director and conductor. Recent productions include The Threepenny Opera (UNT), Les Miserables (Garland Civic Theater), A Christmas Carol and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Dallas Theater Center). As keyboardist, Medrick has performed with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, the Dallas Summer Musicals (numerous shows), Watertower Theater (Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods), the Charleston Symphony, East Texas Symphony, Richardson Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (Guadalajara, MX). Medrick is also called upon to produce computer-generated tracks and to provide MIDI orchestrations for a variety of productions.

As an undergraduate at University of South Florida, her first love was music theory, which she also pursued in graduate coursework at U. of North Texas. Medrick's teachers include Dr. Armin Watkins, Dr. Jerry Wallace and Steve Nielsen (piano), Annetta Monroe and Dr. Mary Ella Collins (voice), and Dr. Stephen Park, Dr. Ann Hawkins and Dr. Gene Cho (theory). She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Arts from UT Dallas.

At UT Dallas, Medrick teaches piano, music theory/composition and has music directed, composed music for and stage directed theater productions. With her broad background in the humanities, she has taught Musical Theater Workshop Exploration of the Arts and Elements of Art and Performance.

Additional information about the operas, La Curandera, The Old Majestic and Monkey See, Monkey Do may be found at: Schirmer.com

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 Metz, Greg  AP HUAS ARTS  glmetz@utdallas.edu  JO 31  AS 1.106  2774

Areas of Specialization:  Printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media.

Education: MFA, Printmaking, Indiana University, 1979
BFA, Printmaking, East Texas State University, 1974

Greg Metz has exhibited artworks nationally and internationally in a variety of venues including: Grand Palace, Amsterdam, Koln Cathedral, Koln Germany, General Post Office, Dublin, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Washington National Mall, Dallas Museum of Art, San Antonio Art Museum, Arlington Art Museum and numerous public and private collections. His work is primarily issue-oriented and political in nature focusing on art as propaganda and editorial, earning him reviews in San Francisco's Art Week, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Mother Jones, San Diego Chronicle, Boston Herald, Washington Times, NPR radio and The New York Times, as well as numerous regional publications.

He has designed award-winning sets for theater and was awarded "Best Artist" three times in the annual "Best of Dallas" awards presented by the Dallas Observer.

Greg Metz initiated an Artist Advisory Board at the Dallas Museum of Art. He was the lead artist on the initial prototype for the Dallas Master Plan's 'Percent for the Arts Program' and later worked to establish Project Teamwork bringing art education into public schools through collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art. He co-founded and chaired the Dallas Artist Research and Exhibition, a non-profit artist run organization whose mission is to show and support experimental artists and their research, which lead to his co-founded of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, an alternative arts and performance center in Dallas.

He recently curated a show at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, "Drawing Under the Influence" which was widely reviewed and included 4 Whitney Biennale artists. In 2005 he curated the exhibition "Unreal" at UT Dallas which premiered David Hanson's Philip K. Dick's Robot model installation, one of the most advanced lifelike interactive robots to date which was later to be included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial at the Smithsonian. In Spring 2009, he curated the exhibition "StayBite: Modes of Operation" which included a group of interventionist collectives from the West Coast to present varied profiles of their interactions using their art as tool to create change and awareness.

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 Michaelson, Patricia  LIT HUSL  pmichael@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.108  2767

Areas of Specialization:  18th-and 19th-century literature and women's studies; comparative studies in literature

Education: PhD, University of Chicago, 1985
MA, University of Chicago, 1977
BA, Kirkland College, 1975

Recent Publications:

Speaking Volumes: Women, Reading and Speech in the Age of Austen, Stanford Univ. Press, 2002

"Language and Gender in Emma," in Approaches to Teaching Jane Austen's Emma, ed. Marcia Folsom McClintock, MLA, 2004

"Faith and the Profession," Profession 1998

"Religion and Politics in the Revolution Debate: Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine," in The French Revolution Debate in English Literature and Cutlure, ed Lisa Plummer Crafton, Greenwood, 1997


Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002-2003

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 Milazzo, Joseph  CRWT  jrm120030@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

Joe Milazzo is is a writer, editor, educator, and designer. A graduate of the MFA Writing Program at the California Institute of the Arts, he is the author of the novel Crepuscule W/ Nellie (Jaded Ibis Press) and The Habiliments (Apostrophe Books), a volume of poetry. His writings have appeared in the journals Black Clock, Black Warrior Review, The Collagist, Drunken Boat,  and H_NGM_N, among others. Along with Janice Lee and Eric Lindley, Joe edits the online interdisciplinary arts journal [out of nothing]. He is also the proprietor of Imipolex Press. Joe lives and works in Dallas, Texas and his virtual location is http://www.slowstudies.net/jmilazzo.

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 Min, Inki  ARTS  iam140230@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Miranda, Jeffrey  ARTS  jxm069000@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Moore, Lindsay  LIT  lem150330@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Morris, Michael  ARTS  mam142230@utdallas.edu      

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 Mortensen, Joan  HUMA  jmorten@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.708  2170

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 Murphy, Jessica  LIT HUSL  jessica.c.murphy@utdallas.edu  JO 51  JO 5.426  4445

Areas of Specialization:  English Renaissance literature, gender studies, early modern women's writing, and digital humanities

Education: PhD, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, English, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, Philosophy, Hunter College, City University of New York

Jessica C. Murphy's research interests include English Renaissance literature and culture, gender studies, early modern women's writing, and digital humanities. Her first book, Virtuous Necessity: Conduct Literature and the Making of the Virtuous Woman in Early Modern England, which studies representations of chastity, silence, and obedience in early modern conduct manuals for women and literary texts, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015. Murphy's publications include two journal articles: "'Of the sicke virgin': Britomart, Greensickness, and the Man in the Mirror" (in Spenser Studies 2010) and "Feminine Virtue's Network of Influence in Early Modern England" (in Studies in Philology 2012). In addition, three of her essays appear in the edition Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings, a chapter on collaboration and textual analysis (co-written with Monica Bulger, Jeff Scheible, and Elizabeth Lagresa) in Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies, and one co-authored essay is included in New Technologies in Renaissance Studies, for which Murphy served as a co-editor. Recently, Murphy has begun work on her second book, Sex Salves, which studies greensickness and other female illnesses in early modern English literature as indicative of that culture's anxieties about women's sexuality and compares these representations with current-day debates about women's bodies.

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 Newman, Esperanza  SPAN  edn150230@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Nielsen, Christina  ARTS  Christina.Nielsen@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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 Owens, Misty  DANC  mx0122530@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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 Ozsvath, Zsuzsanna  LIT HUSL HUHI  zozsvath@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.818  2758

Areas of Specialization:  19th- and 20th-century European literature and history and Holocaust studies.

Education: PhD, German Language and Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 1968
Concert Diploma (Piano), State Academy of Music at Hamburg, 1961
Final Diploma (Piano), Bartok Bela School of Musical Arts, 1955

Zsuzsanna Ozsváth is Director of the Holocaust Studies Program. She has published a number of articles, dealing with aesthetic and ethical issues in French, German, and Hungarian literature as well as with the relationship between art and totalitarian ideology. Since the eighties, she has undertaken several translation projects and worked on various branches of Holocaust Studies.

In the field of translation, she started out with rendering and publishing a significant number of German and Hungarian poems and short stories in such journals as Poetry, Judaism, The Hungarian Quarterly, Partisan Review, The Webster Review, Literary Review, Osiris, Congress Monthly, just to mention a few. But the culmination of her work in this field have been three volumes of poetry (each with Fred Turner), involving some of the greatest poets of Hungary: Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (Princeton: UP, 1992 reprinted Budapest: Corvina, 2000, bilingual edition) The Iron-Blue Vault: Attila József, Selected Poems (New Castle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe, 1999), and a brand new, unpublished volume, Light among the Shade: Eight-Hundred-Years of Hungarian Poetry.

Besides Ozsvath's translation projects, she has become involved in Holocaust Studies. Completed in November 1997, In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti, 1909-1944 has been published by Indiana UP, 2000. Besides translating and writing a number of essays on Radnóti, Ozsváth has published several articles on such writers and poets of the Holocaust as Kosinski, Celan, Nelli Sachs, including several Hungarian Holocaust novelists. Her talk in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Trauma and Distortion: Holocaust Fiction and the Ban on Jewish Memory in Hungary" (2004, March), has been published in a volume Hungary 60 Years after, by Columbia UP 2006. Her talk at Indiana University, "From Country to Country: My Search for Home" (2006, March), was published in the volume The Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature, by Indiana UP, 2008. Her article, "Playing during the Siege," was in the Sewanee Review, spring, 2010, and her new book, When the Danube Ran Red, by Syracuse Press, will appear in summer 2010.

Besides her translations and scholarly writings, Ozsvath is Associate Editor and East European Editor of Common Knowledge, a publication of Duke University Press. Invited speaker at a number of national and international professional conventions, she also is frequently interviewed by newspapers and television stations in this country as well as in Hungary. Furthermore, she consults with and is on the board of such professional, civic, and community organizations as the ZOA, the Educational Committee of the Jewish Federation, The Dallas Memorial Holocaust Center, and The David Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.

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 Palmer, Marcy  ARTS  mxp070100@utdallas.edu  JO 31  AS 2.112  2292

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 Park, Peter K.J.  HIST HUHI  peter.park@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.610  2152

Areas of Specialization:  early modern Europe, the Enlightenment, German intellectual history, Orientalism, history of philosophy, comparative philosophy.

Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
BA, Hampshire College, 1995

Peter Park received a B.A. from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined UTD in the fall of 2007 as Assistant Professor of Historical Studies and in 2013 became Associate Professor. He teaches courses on historical methodology, early modern Europe, the European Enlightenment, the history of philosophy, and comparative philosophy.

Dr. Park studies European knowledge systems, cultural transfer, cultural canons, and identity. He has published articles and book chapters and has co-edited two books on historical and philosophical topics, including German Orientalism, comparative linguistics, early modern Jewish anti-Christian literature, philosophical skepticism, scientific racism in the Enlightenment, and German and French Enlightenment thinkers on China. He is the author of Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780-1830 (http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5655-africa-asia-and-the-history-of-.aspx). It is a historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.

He has begun work on a critical translation of Die speculative Trinitätslehre des späteren Orients (The Speculative Doctrine of the Trinity of the Late Orient) (Berlin, 1826) by the Lutheran theologian Friedrich August Tholuck (1799-1873). This text is possibly the earliest study in the German language of heterodox philosophical sects of early Islam. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Ali Anooshahr, Middle East historian at the University of California at Davis.

He has won research fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, and the Francke Foundations. He has presented his research to academic audiences in Germany, India, Hong Kong, Turkey, and the United States.

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 Patterson, David  LIT HUSL HIST HUHI  david.patterson@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.816  2049

Areas of Specialization:  Holocaust, anti-Semtism, Jewish literature, Jewish history, modern Jewish thought

PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, 1978
MA, Comparative Literature, University of Oregon, 1976
BA, Philosophy, University of Oregon, 1972

David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. A member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Association for Jewish Studies, he has delivered lectures at numerous universities and community organizations throughout the world. He is a participant in the Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust, a member of the Facing History and Ourselves International Board of Advisors, and a member of the Scholars' Platform for the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Cambridge, England. He also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Stephen S. Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies, published by the University of Washington Press.

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award, Patterson has published more 30 books and more than 150 articles and chapters in journals and books in philosophy, literature, Judaism, Holocaust, and education. His writings have been anthologized in Yom Kippur Readings (ed. Dov Peterz Elkins, 2005), Holocaust Theology (ed. Dan Cohn-Sherbok, 2002), The Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations (ed. J. R. Mitchell and H. B. Mitchell, 2001), and Great Jewish Quotations (ed. Alfred Kolatch, 1996).

Patterson's books include Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (forthcoming), Genocide in Jewish Thought (2102), A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad (2011); Sounding the Depths of the Soul (2009), Jewish-Christian Dialogue (with Alan L. Berger, 2008), Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five Levels of the Soul (2008), Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher’s Response to the Holocaust (2008), Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Aftermath of Auschwitz (2006), Wrestling with the Angel: Toward a Jewish Understanding of the Nazi Assault on the Name (2006), Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought (2005), Along the Edge of Annihilation: The Collapse and Recovery of Life in the Holocaust Diary (1999); Sun Turned to Darkness: Memory and Recovery in the Holocaust Memoir (1998), Greatest Jewish Stories (1997), When Learned Men Murder (1996), Exile: Alienation in Modern Russian Letters (1995), Pilgrimage of a Proselyte: From Auschwitz to Jerusalem (1993), The Shriek of Silence: A Phenomenology of the Holocaust Novel (1992), and others.

Patterson is the editor and translator of the English edition of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry (2002), and he is a major contributor and co-editor (with Alan L. Berger and Sarita Cargas) of the Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (2002), as well as co-editor (with John K. Roth) of Fire in the Ashes: God, Evil, and the Holocaust (2005) and After-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice (2004). He has also translated literary works by Ivan Turgenev, F. M. Dostoevsky, and Leo Tolstoy.

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 Pettengill, Ryan  HIST  rsp120030@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Pomara, John  AP HUAS ARTS ATEC  pomara@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 3.915  2675

Areas of Specialization:  Painting; contemporary issues and art theory

Education: MFA, East Texas State University, 1980
Studio Arts Program, Empire State University, 1979
BFA, East Texas State University, 1978

John Pomara's teaching and research are on the visual arts with a focus on current theoretical concerns of contemporary art and culture. His own research the past few years has focused primarily on issues addressing the current state of painting and picture making with the rise of new media and digital technology. Pomara explores and formats computer stenciling of magnified digital images. These pictorial distortions are then painted in an analog fashion, pulling industrial enamel paints across aluminum surfaces.

In 2006 and 2007, he had solo exhibitions at the Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas, as well as being included in an exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art titled, Capturing Motion. In 2005 he received the Legends Award from the Dallas Center of Contemporary Art coinciding with a Fifteen Year Survey of his paintings and digital pictures. He has also exhibited his work and has lectured at the Dallas Museum of Art in a solo exhibition; Concentrations 39 and the group show Crossing State Lines, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston with work being acquired for their permanent collections (2001). He has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Los Angeles and London, U.K. Most recently his work has been shown at the Tucson Museum in Arizona in the exhibition, Paint on Metal, and at the Meadows Museum in Dallas in Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection. He has given lectures and appeared on panels at the Smart Museum in Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Missouri, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, and various universities. His work has been written about critically in major art journals and magazines such as Flash Art, ARTFORUM, and Art in America, Art News, Art Papers and The New Art Examiner.

Pomara has taught as a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at the University of North Texas, East Texas State University and Brookhaven College. He was awarded the UT Chancellors Award of Teacher of the spring of 2007.

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 Prieto, Rene  HUSL LIT  rene.prieto@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.116  2280

Areas of Specialization:  19th and 20th centuries European and Latin American literature. 19th and 20th century art history, music history, and film studies, colonial literature and culture of Latin America.

Education: Ph.D, Comparative Literature, Stanford University, 1980
Diplome d'Etudes Avancées (DEA), Literature and Humanities, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris. Director: Roland Barthes
MA Comparative Literature, Sorbonne University, Paris IV, 1974. Thesis dir. René Etiemble
BA, French literature, Sorbonne University, Paris III, 1973
BA Chinese literature and culture, Institut des Langues Orientales and Sorbonne University, Paris VII, 1973.

Rene Prieto is a specialist in 19th and 20th centuries literature and humanities (Europe and Latin America). He is fluent in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Chinese. Prior to UT Dallas he was a professor of literature at Vanderbilt University, a visiting Professor at The University of Virginia, and Assistant Professor at Middlebury College. He received all of his undergraduate training in Italy and France, and did the major part of his graduate work in the U.S. His interests include nineteenth and twentieth century European and Latin American narrative; body, gender, and sexuality; literary theory; and indigenismo. His current research deals with the ethical and political dimensions of love in twentieth century and contemporary Latin American literature.

He has published over forty articles and reviews, and was co-editor of The Handbook of the Library of Congress (Central American literature section) for eight years, as well as on the editorial board of the Latin American Literature Journal. He has received three grants and fellowships from the National Endownment for the Humanities, and one from the Guggenheim Foundation. He has published three books: Body of Writing, Figuring Desire in Spanish American Literature (Duke UP, 2000), Miguel Angel Asturias's Archaeology of Return (Cambridge UP, 1993) and is co-author (with Ted Perry) of Michelangelo Antonioni, a Guide to Reference and Resources (G.K. Hall, 1986). Some of his more recent articles and shorter texts include "Cortázar's Closet" (Julio Cortázar: New Readings. Ed. Carlos Alonso. Cambridge UP, 1998), "The Literature of Indigenismo" (The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature, II: The Twentieth Century, ed. Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker) and "La persistencia del deseo: Colibrí de Severo Sarduy" (Revista Iberoamericana 57). He is presently completing work on his fourth book entitled, "Blood Ties" which is an analysis of the role of the father in 19th and 20th century foundational fictions of Latin America.

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 Rabe, Stephen  HIST HUHI  rabe@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.614  2009

Areas of Specialization:  U.S. Foreign Relations; History of Slavery; Latin American Relations

Education: PhD, University of Connecticut, 1977
MA, University of Connecticut, 1972
BA, Hamilton College, 1970

Stephen G. Rabe holds an Ashbel Smith Professorship. He has written or edited 11 books and approximately 200 other pieces in the form of journal articles, book chapters, essays, and reviews. His books include:

- The Road to OPEC: United States Relations with Venezuela, 1919-1976 (1982).
- Eisenhower and Latin America: The Foreign Policy of Anticommunism (1988).
- The Most Dangerous Area in the World: John F. Kennedy Confronts Communist Revolution in Latin America (1999).
- U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story (2005).
- John F. Kennedy: World Leader (2009).
- The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America (2012, 2016).

The Road to OPEC won the Harvey O. Johnson Prize from the Southwest Council on Latin American Studies. The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) awarded the Stuart L. Bernath Prize for Eisenhower and Latin America. SHAFR also recognized Rabe with the Bernath Lecture Prize.

Rabe’s present scholarly project is Kissinger and Latin America, a book-length study of U.S. policies during the Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford administrations.

Stephen Rabe has taught or lectured in 21 countries. He has led seminars on modern U.S. history in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador. He has held the Mary Ball Washington Chair in American History at University College, Dublin, Ireland and the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in America Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

At UT Dallas, where he has taught since 1977, Rabe has won 3 awards for distinguished teaching. UT Dallas also awarded Rabe the Polykarp Kusch Lectureship.

Dr. Rabe plans to retire from UT Dallas in August 2017.

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 Rankin, Monica  HIST HUHI  mrankin@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.916  2005

Areas of Specialization:  Latin American history, 20th-century Mexico; Latin American popular culture
Monica Rankin earned her PhD in History with an emphasis in Latin America and Modern Mexico. Her current research focuses on the uses of propaganda in Mexico during World War II. Her manuscript, México, la patria! Propaganda and Production during World War II, is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press (scheduled for publication in late 2009). Dr. Rankin presented findings from the manuscript at numerous academic conferences and is currently revising several journal articles based on that material.

In addition to the book manuscript, Dr. Rankin completed a manuscript for a 250,000 word encyclopedia on the history and culture of Latin American in the nineteenth century. The encyclopedia will be published through Facts on File Publisher in 2009. Her volume is the third in a four-volume set on the history and culture of Latin America from the pre-Colombian era to the present. The publisher intends to market the encyclopedia series to high school and community college libraries. Dr. Rankin personally wrote at least 200,000 of the 250,000 total word count. The work also includes approximately 400 individual entries, more than 10,000 words of edited primary documents, 65 images, a timeline, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography.

She completed numerous encyclopedia articles in the past year on various topics in U.S.-Latin American relations. Dr. Rankin completed an article manuscript for publication in an interdisciplinary academic journal. In addition to research and publications, Dr. Rankin continues to be involved in a number of outreach activities with the educational community. She presented several lectures and participated in teacher workshops in Dallas area and was invited to present her research at a graduate student colloquium in Mexico.

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 Rappmund, Peter Bo  FILM  Peter.Rappmund@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  

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 Redman, Tim  LIT HUSL  redman@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.414  2775

Areas of Specialization:   American and British modernism, American Literature, medieval and renaissance Italian literature (Dante through Petrarch), ecopoetics, biography and autobiography.

Education: PhD, Comparative Studies in Literature, University of Chicago, l987
Dr. Tim Redman's principal research field is American and British Modernism. Since 2002 he has served on the Editorial Board of Paideuma, a journal devoted to scholarship on British and American Modernist poets. Professor Redman is a biographer currently at work on a cultural biography of the American poet Ezra Pound; most of his work is archival.

Since 1989 Dr. Redman has been working in a field he called ecopoetics. His focus there is on a study of literature from the dual perspectives of economics and ecology. One product of that work has been a renewed interest in American literature from its colonial origins through the Civil War.

Dr. Redman has a more than forty-year background in theater that includes coursework in directing and acting and practical stage experience as actor, director, and dramaturg, and has directed a full-length feature film. That experience contributes to his teaching of dramatic literature. He also has more than a forty-year background in chess, as a player, a coach, a tournament director, and twice as President of the United States Chess Federation. Dr. Redman founded and for ten years served as Director of the Chess Program at UT Dallas, which has gained national recognition. He is currently pursuing research in the field of chess and education. He edited one of the few rigorous research books in the field, Chess and Education: Selected Essays from the Koltanowski Conference. Dr. Redman has been a member of PEN since 1993. He currently serves as President of PEN Texas, a chapter of PEN USA, the third-largest of the 141 PEN Centers in the world. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of PEN USA. Dr. Redman has been active in PEN's Freedom to Write Committee and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN Texas.

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 Reynolds, R. Clay  CRWT LIT HUSL HUAS  clayr@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.624  2763

Areas of Specialization:  Fiction and screen writing, 20th-century American novels, Western novels, 20th-century American Drama

Education: PhD, University of Tulsa
MA, Trinity University
BA, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. R. Clay Reynolds is an author of more than nine hundred publications, including thirteen authored books and three edited editions. His novel, The Vigil received both national and regional award recognition. Professor Reynolds third novel, Franklin's Crossing, was entered into the Pulitzer Prize competition for 1992; it also garnered significant regional and national award recognition. His 2001 novel, Monuments, received major regional awards, and his novels, The Tentmaker and Ars Poetica, were both named finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters Awards, and his short fiction collection, Sandhill County Lines, received regional honors as well.

Dr. Reynolds is a nationally recognized book critic with more than 800 critical reviews published in national and major regional periodicals. His other publications range from critical studies to essay-reviews, scholarly articles, short fiction, poetry, and essays. Dr. Reynolds has been named runner-up three times in the Western Writers of America Spur Award for the novel and short fiction, and finalist for prizes from PEN Texas and several national writing organizations. He was also a finalist in the Western Heritage Award for 2001. Professor Reynolds has received grants from the Texas Commission for the Arts, and is also a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. Reynolds served as fiction editor for several journals and magazines; he served as editorial consultant for several university and small presses and literary magazines. Dr. Reynolds has served as judge for two annual writing competitions; one of these has been named for him.

Dr. Reynolds regularly conducts formal workshops and lectures on writing and publishing for both community writing groups and university programs. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, The National Faculty, American Scholars, Author's Guild, as well as other professional associations and learned societies. Professor Reynolds served as chair or co-chair and also as founding chair of numerous sections of scholarly conferences and learned associations such as the South Central Modern Language Association, the Modern Language Association, the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, the Conference of College Teachers of English, and the Popular Culture Association. Dr. Reynolds has served on the Executive Council of the Texas Institute of Letters.

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 Riccio, Thomas  DRAM AP HUAS  thomas.riccio@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.126  2016

Areas of Specialization:  Performance Studies, Media Performance, Installation, and Immersion performance; Indigenous Performance; Ritual and Shamanism; Acting, Stage Directing, Dramaturgy, and Theatre Theory, Literature and Criticism.

Education: MFA, Boston University, 1982

Thomas Riccio is a post-disciplinary performance artist and Professor of Performance and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Previous positions: Professor, University of Alaska; Artistic Director, Chicago's Organic Theater Company; Resident Director, Cleveland Play House; Assistant Literary Director, American Repertory Theatre; Visiting Professor: University of Dar es Salaam, California Institute of Integral Studies, University of Nairobi, and Korean National University for the Arts.

He has directed over one hundred plays at American regional theatres, off-off and off Broadway and has worked extensively in the area of indigenous performance conducting research and/or creating performances in: South Africa, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Kenya, Europe, Russia, Siberia, Korea, China, and Alaska. The Peoples Republic of Sakha (central Siberia) declared him a “Cultural Hero”. His writings on performance, ritual, shamanism, and robotics have appeared in numerous international journals, books, and magazines.

He received an International Distinction Prize in Playwriting, from the Alexander Onassis Foundation and has worked as a Narrative Engineer for Hanson Robotics, co-authoring several interactive, conversational robot personalities. He devised Andegna a performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2009.

He is the Poo Pah Doo of Dead White Zombies, a Dallas-based experimental, post-disciplinary performance and media group that utilizes ritual, indigenous and immersion expressions. In 2012 He wrote, directed and created the installations for Flesh World, (w)hole,  and in 2013 T.N.B., and Bull Game for the Dead White Zombies. He conducted workshops and research in Nepal and India in 2013. In 2014 he was a Halka artist in residence, Istanbul and presented his photos, video and performance artifacts at Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery.

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 Ring, Natalie J.  HIST HUHI  nring@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.424  2365

Areas of Specialization:  US Southern History, Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Southern Studies, Global South, History of Crime, Punishment, and Violence

PhD in History, University of California San Diego, 2003
BA in American Studies, Amherst College, 1990

Dr. Ring researches and teaches on the History of the American South.  Prior to arriving at UTD she taught for two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University. She is the author of The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930 which was a finalist for the Best First Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and the TIL Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book from the Texas Institute of Letters. The Problem South traces the evolution of the idea of the “southern problem” in the context of U. S. colonialism and explains how national reform efforts to modernize the South contributed to the development of early twentieth-century liberalism.  Research on The Problem South has been funded by the Smithsonian Institution, the American Historical Association, the Rockefeller Archive Center, the UNC Chapel Hill Manuscripts Division, and the Copeland Fellow program at Amherst College. 

Dr. Ring also is the co-editor of The Folly of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South a collection of essays offering a new look at the history and historiography of Jim Crow.  She is the author of several articles in the Journal of American Studies, Mississippi QuarterlyAmerican Literature, and Alabama Quarterly History Magazineas well as several essays in edited collections including The Folly of Jim Crow, Colonial Crucibile: Empire in the Making of the Modern American State edited by Alfred W. McCoy and Francisco A. Scarano, Critical Terms for Southern Studies edited by Scott Romine and Jennifer Rae Greeson, (forthcoming Univ. of Georgia Press) and Faulkner and History edited by Jay Watson (forthcoming University Press of Mississippi).

Currently she is working on a research monograph entitled The Bloodiest Prison in the South: Reforming Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and a co-edited collection entitled Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South.  In addition, her new introduction to Albert Bushnell Hart's The Southern South (1908) for the Southern Classics series will be published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2015.

In 2015 she was appointed an OAH Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians.

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 Rivera, Raquel F.  CRWT  rxr156730@utdallas.edu    JO 3.534  

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 Rodriguez, Robert X.  MUSI AP HUAS  robertxavierrodriguez@tx.rr.com  JO 31  JO 4.640  2766

Areas of Specialization:  Musical composition, conducting.

Education: Private Study in Paris, France, 1976-1977
D.M.A., composition, University of Southern California, 1975
Berkshire Music Center (Tanglewood), 1972
Conservatoire Americaine, Fontainebleau, France, 1969-1975
M.M., Composition, University of Texas at Austin, 1969
B.M., Composition, University of Texas at Austin, 1967

Robert Xavier Rodríguez is one of the most significant and often-performed American composers of his generation. He has written in all genres -- opera, orchestral, concerto, ballet, vocal, choral, chamber, solo and music for the theater -- but he has been drawn most strongly in recent years to works for the stage, including music for children. Rodríguez received his early musical education in San Antonio (b. 1946) and in Austin (UT), Los Angeles (USC), Lenox (Tanglewood), Fontainebleau (Conservatoire Americain) and Paris. His teachers have included Nadia Boulanger, Jacob Druckman, Bruno Maderna and Elliott Carter. Rodríguez first gained international recognition in 1971, when he was awarded the Prix de Composition Musicale Prince Pierre de Monaco by Prince Rainier and Princess Grace at the Palais Princier in Monte Carlo. Other honors include the Prix Lili Boulanger, a Guggenheim Fellowship, awards from ASCAP and the Rockefeller Foundation, five NEA grants and the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Rodríguez has served as Composer-in-Residence with the San Antonio Symphony and the Dallas Symphony. He currently hold the Endowed Chair of University Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he is Director of the Musica Nova ensemble. He is active as a guest lecturer and conductor.

Rodríguez' music has been performed by conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Antal Dorati, Eduardo Mata, James DePriest, Sir Raymond Leppard, Keith Lockhart and Leonard Slatkin. His work has received over 2000 professional orchestral and operatic performances in recent seasons by such organizations as the Vienna Schauspielhaus, The National Opera of Mexico, New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Repertory Theater, American Music Theater Festival (now Prince Music Theater), Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Michigan Opera Theatre, Orlando Opera, The Aspen Music Festival, The Bowdoin Festival, The Juilliard Focus and Summergarden Series, The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico City Philharmonic, Toronto Radio Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, The Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Knoxville, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Boston and Chicago Symphonies, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra. Rodríguez' chamber works have been performed in London, Paris, Dijon, Monte Carlo, Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, The Hague and other musical centers. His music is published exclusively by G. Schirmer and is recorded on the Newport, Crystal, Orion, Gasparo, Pro Arte, ACA, Urtext, CRI (Grammy nomination), First Edition, Naxos and Albany labels.

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 Roemer, Nils  HIST HUHI  nroemer@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.808  2769

Areas of Specialization:  My research interests are broadly in the field of modern Western European Jewish history, with a specific emphasis on German-Jewish history. I have a particularly strong interest in cultural and intellectual history addressing questions of popular culture and cultural memory. Areas where I can offer graduate supervision: Modern Jewish history, especially German Jewish history, Jewish historiography, literature and philosophy.

Education: PhD, History, Columbia University, New York, 2000
MA, History, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1993
Since Nils Roemer's arrival at UT Dallas in the fall of 2006, he has made it his goal to introduce himself to the various supporters and participants of the Holocaust and Jewish Studies Program at UT Dallas. During the last year, he met with members of the board, the Goethe Center, the Dallas Psychological Society, and local Jewish communities. Dr. Roemer has contributed to the continual fund raising activities of the Holocaust Studies Program at UT Dallas, including the endowments of The Jaffe Holocaust Library Funds; The Burton C. Einspruch Annual Holocaust Lecture Series; The Leah and Paul Lewis Chair; and the new Ackerman Challenge Fund; and a new endowment for a chair.

During the last few years, Dr. Roemer presented papers at various international conferences, organized several conferences, and published numerous books and articles. He is the author of Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith (2005); he is also co-editor of German History from the Margins (2006); Jüdische Geschichte lesen: Texte der jüdischen Geschichts schreibung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (2003). His forthcoming publications include German City, Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms (2010) and several co-edited volumes. His special fields of interest are Jewish cultural and intellectual history, addressing questions of popular culture and cultural memory.

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 Rosen, Mark  AHST HUAS AP  mark.rosen@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.114  2367

Areas of Specialization:  European Art, 1200 - 1700; Italian Renaissance art and history; the history of cartography; the social history of art; medieval Venice; Italian-Ottoman relations; early modern slavery; public monuments; artists’ biographies

Education: PhD and MA, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
BA, English, University of California, Berkeley

Research: Mark Rosen specializes in late medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art, with a special interest in cartography. He earned his doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley, and before arriving at UT Dallas held a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the Medici Archive Project in the Archivio di Stato of Florence, Italy. He has also received grants and fellowships from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Huntington Library, the Renaissance Society of America, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Fondazione Roberto Longhi.

His first book, The Mapping of Power in Renaissance Italy: Painted Cartographic Cycles in Social and Intellectual Context, was published in January 2015 by Cambridge University Press. Bridging the disciplines of art history and the histories of science, cartography, and geography, the book closely studies surviving Italian painted maps made at a moment better known for its printed maps and atlases. It has been awarded the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference’s inaugural Founders’ Prize for best first book manuscript in early modern studies (ca. 1450-ca. 1660). He has also published articles and reviews in a number of international art-historical and historical journals, including The Art Bulletin, Renaissance Quarterly, The Sixteenth Century Journal, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, Oud Holland, Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, Nuncius, and CAA Reviews.

Teaching: Dr. Rosen regularly offers courses covering European art between 1200 and 1700. Among his regular offerings upper-level courses are AHST 3313 (Medieval Art), AHST 3315 (Art of the Renaissance) and AHST 3316 (Art of the Baroque), as well as topics courses on subjects such as Medieval Venice, Love and Marriage in the Renaissance, and Leonardo da Vinci. His graduate courses have included courses on the History of Cartography, Style and Mannerism, Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture, Artists’ Biographies, and Narrativity in Art.

Note: Professor Rosen is on leave for the 2015-16 academic year.

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 Ryan, Christopher  COMM  christopher.ryan@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.540  2188

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 Saba, Monica  DANC AP  msaba@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.502  2083

Education: MFA, Southern Methodist University, 2009
BA, Dance, Southern Methodist University, 1982
AAS, Brookhaven College, 1979
Monica (Micki) Saba teaches, choreographs, and dances throughout the Dallas area and beyond. Her teaches at UT Dallas, Brookhaven Community College and is the Director of Modern Dance at Hathaway Academy of Ballet. Her credits include performing and choreographing with Dancers Unlimited Repertory Company, Ewert & Company, choreography and master classes at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, master classes for organizations such as Dance Masters of America in Tulsa, Oklahoma and The Irving Ballet in Irving, Texas. Her performance experience includes Danspace Project at St. Marks Church in New York City, Dancers' Responding to Aids Benefit in New York City and The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival and the Dallas Opera. She traveled nationally for two years with the corporate show band "The Really Big Show," and throughout the country independently and with Dancers Unlimited.

For fifteen years Micki was a resident artist with Young Audiences of North Texas. In fall of 2003 she accepted the title of Resident Choreographer for the newly formed company Collin County Ballet Theatre in Plano, Texas.

In the spring of 2007 she collaborated with Collin County Community College (CCCC) to coordinate a two-week residency with the New York based Battleworks Dance Company. The resulting presentation of Battleworks with UT Dallas and CCCC students gained UT Dallas the recognition of being rated fourth in The Dallas Morning News "2007: The best in dance" choices by dance critic Margaret Putnam.

The fall of 2008 began the development of a large-scale project to create both a concert stage and touring version of a program designed for children with long-term illness, disability, or special needs titled "I'm Not Invisible". The program premiered in May of 2009.

Saba received a Chancellor Award during the summer of 2008 from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. In fall of 2007 she was the Fines Arts nominee for the Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty at Brookhaven College. She received the 2000 Outstanding Teaching Award at UT Dallas for Arts and Humanities and the 1990 Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty at Brookhaven.

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 Saenz, Michael  COMM  mas130030@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Salisbury, Linda  MUSI  linda.salisbury@utdallas.edu    JO 4.622  2318

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 Schlereth, Eric  HIST HUHI  schlereth@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.918  2168

Areas of Specialization:  American Revolution and the early United States.

Education: PhD, History, Brandeis University, 2008
MA, History, The University of Missouri, 2001
BA, History, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1998

I am a historian of early America and the United States from the revolutionary era through the Civil War. I have a particular interest in political and intellectual history. The trajectory of my scholarship thus far has moved from the lives of individuals who doubted Christianity to the lives of those who doubted the nation.

My first book, An Age of Infidels: The Politics of Religious Controversy in the Early United States, explores how individuals with profound religious differences - specifically professed Christians and vocal deists - contested each other’s beliefs in print and public spaces. The history of political conflicts between deists and their opponents explains how Americans navigated questions of religious truth and difference in an age of emerging religious liberty.

Quitting the Nation, my current book in progress, explores changing ideas about expatriation in politics and law but also in the lives of everyday Americans. This book connects the growing acceptance of expatriation as a right to increased American migration throughout North America.  Combining legal, political, and popular writings about expatriation with archival research in the United States and Canada, Quitting the Nation will explain how a right to expatriation proved useful to Americans as they encountered powerful indigenous peoples and competing national powers. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society have provided financial support for early research on this book.

My work has also appeared in the Journal of American History, Early American Studies, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, among other publications.

At UT-Dallas I regularly teach courses on the American Revolution, religion and politics in the early United States, the revolutionary Atlantic world, and the history of church and state in the United States.

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 Schlobohm, Maribeth  COMM  maribeth.schlobohm@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.546  2175

Areas of Specialization:  Technical and Professional Communication Communication Studies, including Conflict/Crisis Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication, Public Speaking, Persuasion, Interviewing, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Interpretation, and Readers Theatre Science Fiction and Poetry writing Mediation.

Education: Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1990
MA, Texas Tech University, 1979
BA, Texas Tech University, 1976
Basic and Advanced Civil Mediation, Family Mediation and CPS Mediation courses

Maribeth Schlobohm, born in New York and raised in Texas, is an attorney, mediator and a published poet.

Maribeth (Betsy) Schlobohm is a published poet having had her first poem, "Dad, I Love You" accepted for publication in 1999. Since 1999, she has written several poems that have received the Editor's Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry. These award-winning poems include: Salvation, Silent Gift, Dad, I Love You, Dancing Solo, Random Thoughts and The Key. Maribeth's poem, There Is No Way To God, But One was published by Shadow Poetry in the Shadows Ink Chapbook, Series 2, Volume 3.

Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including: The Best Poems and Poets of 2004, The International Who's Who in Poetry, 2005, The Best Poems and Poets of 2005, The Best Poems and Poets of 2007, Poetry Today, and Mississippi Crow. She has been the guest haikuist for the YaSou! Ezine and has her work currently displayed at The Writing Forum, an internet site for poets. Maribeth is an avid haikuist having written over 150 haiku and senryu.

Other published poems include: Blue, Brown Eyes Pleading, Capturing the Moment, Cedar of Lebanon, Circling the Drain, Dancing With Mercy, Double Rainbow, Floating on Rainbows, Fourth of July (senryu series), He Sits Listening, People Aren't Paper Plates, Read, White and Oh So Blue, Squirrel Seasons, Sun and Moon, Sunrise/Sunset, Sunset/Sunrise, That White Dress, Turning Eighteen and Turning 50.

Maribeth is a member of the Writer's Guild of Texas and the Dallas Screenwriter's Association. Intrigued by science fiction, fantasy, myth and fable since childhood, her current projects include a science fiction novel for the pre-teen/teen audience and spec teleplays for a currently running science fiction television series.

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 Schulte, Rainer  LIT HUSL HUAS  schulte@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.508B  2092

Areas of Specialization:  Translation studies, 20th-century Latin American and European literature, literature and the arts; poetry writing.

Education: PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 1965
MA, English and French, University of Mainz, 1962
Dickinson College, 1956-1958
Masterclass for Piano (Darmstadt), 1956-1958

Professor Schulte is the Director of The Center for Translation Studies and the editor of Translation Review, a journal dedicated to the critical and scholarly aspects of translation studies. In 1978 he co-founded the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), whose national office is also located at UT Dallas. Through his editorial work, as well as through his own publications on the art and craft of translation, he has raised the visibility of translation in the United States and has been instrumental in promoting literary translation at other universities. He has translated poetry and fiction of writers from Latin America, Germany, and France. His most recent monograph, Traveling Between Languages: The Geography of Translation and Interpretation, demonstrates how translation methodologies can promote the reading and interpretation of literary and humanistic texts and foster interdisciplinary thinking and research.

Professor Schulte is a specialist in comparative literature, in contemporary international literature, in translation studies, in the practice and theory of literary translation, and in interdisciplinary studies in the arts and humanities. His publications include several books of poetry, translation criticism, literary translations, and numerous essays and scholarly articles on contemporary international writers and the application of translation methodologies to the interpretation of literary and humanistic texts. Professor Schulte developed UT Dallas' Center for Translation Studies to create and implement a new paradigm for teaching literature and the Humanities and to promote cross-cultural communication.

Professor Schulte is the chair of the Jury for the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize for the best translation of a German work published in 2007, funded by the Foreign Office of Germany and given by the Chicago Goethe Institute; he participates as a moderator and panelist in the annual Helen & Kurt Wolff Symposium at the Goethe Institut, Chicago; he oversees the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association; and he is the Program Committee Chair of the Dallas Goethe Center.

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 Schulze, Jeffrey  HIST  jeffrey.schulze@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.512  2073

Areas of Specialization:  American Indian, environmental, and borderlands history, with a focus on the U.S.-Mexico border region

Education: PhD, Southern Methodist University
MA, University of Texas at El Paso
BA, University of Texas at Austin

“The Chamizal Blues: El Paso, the Wayward River, and the Peoples in Between,” Western
Historical Quarterly, 2012

“‘The Year of the Yaqui’: Texas Tech University’s Sonoran Expeditions, 1934-1984,” Journal of
the West, 2010

“Native American Women,” chapter for Women’s Rights, a volume of the Perspectives on
American Social History (ABC-CLIO) series, 2009

“The Rediscovery of the Tiguas: Indianness and Federal Recognition in the Twentieth Century,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 2001

In-Progress Manuscript:

“Are We Not Foreigners Here?”: Indigenous Nationalism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

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 Smith, James  COMM  James.Smith5@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

Areas of Specialization:  Expertise in Post-WWII Art, Architecture, Urbanism, Art-and-Science Hybrids, and Media Theory

Freelance Curator and Critic

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 Soliday, Gerald  HUHI  soliday@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.608F  2994

Areas of Specialization:  European History

Education: PhD, European history, Harvard University, 1969
MA, History, Ohio State University, 1963
BA, History, Ohio State University, 1961

Gerald L. Soliday has recently retired as an Associate Professor of Historical Studies and the History of Ideas in the School of Arts and Humanities, a position he has held since 1976. Soliday has also been a Killam Visiting Fellow at Dalhousie University (1967-68), Assistant Professor of History at Brandeis University (1968-76), and Visiting Lecturer on Early Modern European History at Harvard University (1987-88). His teaching and research have centered on the social and cultural history of early modern Europe (1450-1800), with special research interests in urban social structures and broad teaching responsibilities in European society and culture as well as the social history of literature and the arts.

Professor Soliday has published A Community in Conflict: Frankfurt Society in the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries (University Press of New England, 1974) and edited The History of Kinship and the Family: A Select International Bibliography (Kraus International Publishers, 1980). In addition, he has published six articles, two review essays, and some sixty book reviews in professional journals. For many years he has engaged in research for a social history of Marburg, Germany, from the middle of the sixteenth to the end of the eighteenth century. Financial support for the project has come from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Germany (1972-74 and the summers of 1978 and 1980), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1985 and 1986), and a Special Faculty Development Assignment from UT-Dallas (1999-2000).

Gerald Soliday has served on the program committee of the German Studies Association (1981, 82, and 83) and on the national screening committee for German study grants of the Institute for International Education (1990, 91, and 92). He was coordinator of the Dallas Social History Group (1989-1993), and in 1983 he was elected a Scholarly Member of the Hessian Historical Commission. In 1998 he was president of the Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association

Now that he is retired and teaching only individual students or an occasional graduate course as an emeritus professor, Dr. Soliday is focusing his work on a monograph and an edition of primary sources that use the Hessian city of Marburg as a case study to elucidate a wide variety of interpretive issues in the social, political, and cultural history of early modern Europe.

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 Starnaman, Sabrina  LIT  sabrina.starnaman@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.514  2721

Areas of Specialization:  American Literature, Disability Studies, Gender, Urbanism, Speculative Fiction, and Literature of Science.

PhD, Literature, University of California, San Diego, 2012
MA, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University, 1998
BA, English, Michigan State University, 1992

She also affiliated with the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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 Stewart, Derek  COMM  Derek.Stewart@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Stone, Winston  MUSIC AP  winston.stone@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.628  6398

Education: PhD, Humanities (Aesthetic Studies), University of Texas at Dallas, 2008
MA, Music (Performance/Clarinet), additional studies in Theory/Composition, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1976
BA, Music (Music Education), additional studies in Theory/Composition, State University of New York at Fredonia, 1972

For more than forty years Winston Stone's professional life has been devoted to music, the arts and humanities, and education. As a professional musician and woodwind specialist in the New York metropolitan area, and more recently in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, he has had the privilege of performing with numerous accomplished artists in a variety of settings. Highlights include performing at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Carnegie Recital Hall, Arundel Castle, England for the Duke of Norfolk, and the Vail Music Festival with President Gerald Ford in attendance. Stone's skills in popular music and jazz have been called upon to perform with Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, and James Taylor, to name a few. As a featured soloist on clarinet and saxophone, he has been asked to perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the East Texas Symphony, the Richardson Symphony, and at the Mobile Jazz Festival.

As an educator, Stone has taught music classes at the elementary, secondary, and university level. His interdisciplinary approach to education has led him from a position of tour guide at the Guggenheim Museum in New York to guest speaker for the Orton Society for Dyslexia. As a founding member of the group "Dream Collectors," Stone has added composing and acting to his palmares. The group creates programs on a regular basis, the most recent being "For Every Action...or the Matter of Choice." The troupe has performed a variety of original programs at the Science Place, Brownsville Reads!, the Aspen Music Festival, and at more than one hundred schools in the Dallas ISD. Concurrently, Stone has led a group of musicians for the Texas Winds Musical Outreach program at numerous adult daycare centers and nursing homes.

In the field of scholarship he has recently been invited to present a paper, "The Onstage Instrumental Musician as Theatre Performer," at the 4th International Conference on Arts in Society in Venice, Italy in July, 2009.

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 Stone, Marvin  HUMA  mjs150030@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.514  

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 Stott, Deborah  HUAS  stott@utdallas.edu    JO 5.604  

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 Tady, Lorraine  ARTS AP  lorraine.tady@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 3.911  6753

Areas of Specialization:  Design, Color, Painting, Drawing.

Education: MFA, Painting, Southern Methodist University, 1991
BFA, Painting, Wright State University, Ohio, 1989
Yale University, Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, Art Fellowship, 1988

Lorraine Tady contributes to the Arts and Humanities and ATEC programs through Painting, Drawing, Design and Printmaking classes. Her classes share knowledge in the traditions of art making, contemporary art, and experimental design. Students are guided and encouraged to find knowledge through research, exploration and making. Whether pursuing careers in art or simply finding enrichment, Tady motivates students to develop an awareness of their own artistic voice and the context of their investigations.

Tady’s interests in interdisciplinary study are evident in her UT Dallas Visual Art Gallery curatorial projects. Upcoming 2016 Drawing Quote Unquote will explore the diversity of drawing; 2014 Collective Bargaining (co-curated with Diane Durant) on local artist collectives; 2012 Sonic Architectonic exploring sound in art; 2010 Color System, Color Strategy on the various ways color theories manifest; 2010 Catalyst regarding individual artist’s visions; and 2008 Alchemy or Change on the subtext and importance of art-making processes and material choices.

Her own work visualizes intuitive architectural mapping and spaces, while playing games with lines, shapes, parts and process through a pseudo conceptual engineering inquiry. Working in serials such as the L.E.D. Series and the Octagon Vibration Series, Tady’s art has been influenced by excursions to northern New Mexico; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; New York, NY; Paris, France and Reykjavik, Iceland.

Her current position at UT Dallas follows full-time visiting positions at Southern Methodist University (2000-2003), Baylor University, Waco, TX (Spring 2004), and University of Dallas, Irving, TX (2005-2006). Following a fellowship from Yale University, Tady attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art (1988), and received an MFA at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (1991).

Her dedication to research and practice as an artist is evident in her professional exhibition activity (1987 to the present) both in Texas and in a variety of national and international art spaces. Tady has been represented by the Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX, since 1994, and received the 1993 Dallas Museum of Art Kimbrough Award, the 2010 New York Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Award, and recently the 2015 Otis and Velma Dozier Travel Grant (to Iceland) from the Dallas Museum of Art. She was also nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2006 Painters and Sculptors Grant (NYC), the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize (Jones Center, Contemporary Art for Texas), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant (2010). Her work was one of 33 artists included in the Texas Abstract: Modern + Contemporary publication by Fresco Books in 2015.

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 Tanner, Lari  COMM  Lari.Tanner@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.602  

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 Templeton, Allison  COMM  allison.templeton@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.110  

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 Terranova, Charissa  AHST AP HUAS  terranova@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.920  4394

Areas of Specialization:  Expertise in Post-WWII Art, Architecture, Urbanism, Art-and-Science Hybrids, and Media Theory

Freelance Curator and Critic

Education: Ph.D. Harvard University, Architectural History and Theory, 2004
M.A. Harvard University, Architectural History and Theory, 2001
M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Art History, 1996
B.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Art History, 1992

Research and Books

  • The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, an anthology coedited with Meredith Tromble, Routledge Press, Architecture, forthcoming fall 2016
  • Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image, 1920-1970, I. B. Tauris, London, forthcoming spring 2016
  • Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2014


Charissa N. Terranova is Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is on sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year. During her sabbatical, Dr. Terranova will be completing two books, and laying the groundwork for another, her fourth.

Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art, Dr. Terranova’s first book, combines critical theory and new media theory to form the first philosophical analysis of the car within works of conceptual art. At its core, the book offers an alternative formation of conceptual art understood according to technology, the body moving through space, and what art historian, curator, and artist Jack Burnham calls “relations.” This thought-provoking study illuminates the ways in which the automobile becomes a naturalized extension of the human body, incarnating new forms of “car art” and spurring a technological reframing of conceptual art. Steeped in a sophisticated take on the image and semiotics of the car, the chapters probe the politics of materialism as well as high/low debates about taste, culture, and art. The result is a highly innovative approach to contemporary intersections of art and technology.

Terranova's second book Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image (IB Taurus, 2016) takes another look at twentieth-century modernism, teasing out the role of biology, General Systems Theory, and cybernetics in kinetic, interactive, and early computer art. The digital image in this context is a rich and expansive artistic medium, evolving over fifty years from the photograph to digitally coded light and sound urban installation. The book traces this evolution by way of the diaspora of the teachings and aesthetic philosophies of the Bauhaus pedagogue László Moholy-Nagy from the 1920s in Berlin to the 1970s in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The author scrutinizes the often-overlooked yet seminal references to biology, the organism, relations, emotions, and the Gestalt within Moholy-Nagy’s writings. Far from a monograph on the man though, the story unfolds around a network of figures that includes artists, architects, psychologists, embryologists, physicists, and electrical engineers. The digital image in art ultimately incarnates after Moholy-Nagy’s untimely death in 1946 through fellow Hungarian Gyorgy Kepes’s tireless activities as artist, professor, and impresario. Much like the complex system that is the living organism, this book reveals the dynamic connections between art, science, and technology that make up the deep history of twenty-first-century media art.

She is co-editing an anthology with Meredith Tromble titled the Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (Routledge, 2016).

Her next and fourth book interrogates Moholy-Nagy's idea of a "biological bill of rights," and traces his interaction with a group of scientists. The research will follow the cross-over work of a group of embryologists and evolutionary developmental scientists called The Theoretical Biology Club, from their group activism of the 1930s to their work as the first-generation contributors to the art-sci-tech journal Leonardo starting in 1968. This research endeavor will take her to the Conrad Waddington archives in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Joseph Needham Institute in Cambridge, England, and to the Julian Huxley archives at Rice University in Houston.

When in full-session at the university, Terranova lectures and teaches seminars on art and architectural history, theory, and criticism, the history of biology in art and architecture, and media and new media theory. In January 2010, she stepped down from the position of founding director and curator of Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency.

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 Totusek, Patsy  COMM  pft140030@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Towner, Theresa  LIT HUSL  tmtowner@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.620  2031

Areas of Specialization:  Modern American literature, African-American literature, Faulkner, Southern literature

Education: PhD, University of Virginia
MA, University of Exter, England
BA, University of Kansas
Theresa Towner received the PhD in English from the University of Virginia, where she wrote a dissertation on the later novels of William Faulkner, and went on to develop a second literary expertise in African American literature. Her first book, entitled Faulkner on the Color Line: The Later Novels was published by the University Press of Mississippi in May 2000. The book received very good general notices and several prominent, highly positive reviews (in Choice, Southern Quarterly and South Atlantic Review, for instance).

Professor Towner's second book, Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories (University Press of Mississippi, 2006), was commissioned as part of the prominent Reading Faulkner series, which seeks to explicate Faulkner's texts and set them in their material, cultural, and literary contexts. That book also received high praise from scholars who examined it in manuscript as part of my promotion file. The Introduction to Faulkner volume for Cambridge University Press's new series on modern writers, her third book, appeared in 2008. In addition, Dr. Towner writes the annual "Faulkner" chapter of American Literary Scholarship, a commitment that involves reading and evaluating the year?s output of criticism on the writer who generates more of it than anyone, including Shakespeare; She also contributed to this year's special Faulkner issue of Mississippi Quarterly. Dr. Towner has published essays and book reviews and presented papers on Faulkner and literary and cultural theory. She co-chaired two "Teaching Faulkner" sessions at the annual Faulkner conference at the University of Mississippi. Professor Towner also serves as a peer reviewer for six major journals and two presses. She expects her next two books to be, first, a study of Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and David Bradley and, second, a study of white patronage during the Harlem Renaissance movement. Dr. Towner's teaching at UT Dallas will continue to reflect her interests in points of convergence between American life and American letters.

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 Triandos, Ted  AHST  tit150030@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.534  

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 Turner, Frederick  LIT CRWT HUSL HUAS  fturner@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.522  2777

Areas of Specialization:  Literature and science, poetry, Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, cultural studies, critical theory.

Education: B.Litt, English Language and Literature, Oxford University, 1967
MA, English Language and Literature, Oxford University, 1967
BA, English Language and Literature, Oxford University
Frederick Turner is a poet, a cultural critic, a playwright, a philosopher of science, an interdisciplinary scholar, an aesthetician, an essayist, and a translator. He is the author of twenty-eight books, including Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science; Genesis: an Epic Poem; Rebirth of Value: Meditations on Beauty, Ecology, Religion and Education; Beauty: the Value of Values; April Wind and Other Poems; Foamy Sky: the Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (with Zsuzsanna Ozsváth); Biopoetics: Evolutionary Explorations in the Arts (essays by various hands, edited with Brett Cooke), The Culture of Hope; Hadean Eclogues; Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics; Paradise; and Natural Religion. His plays Height and The Prayers of Dallas have been performed in various locations.

His contributions as an interdisciplinary scholar have been recognized, cited, or published in the fields of literary and critical theory, comparative literature, anthropology, psychology, neuroscience, sociobiology, oral tradition studies, landscape architecture, photography, planetary biology, space science, performance theory, photography, education, the sociology of knowledge, ecological restoration, political philosophy, the physics of computation, chaos theory, theology, the history and philosophy of science and technology, translation theory, Medieval and Renaissance literature, media studies, architecture, and art history. He is or has been a member of several research groups, on subjects including the biological foundations of esthetics, artificial intelligence, ecological restoration, law and systems research, time, interdisciplinarity, the sociological study of emotion, chaos theory, and ecopoetics.

He is a winner of the Milan Fust Prize (Hungary's highest literary honor), the Levinson Poetry Prize (awarded by Poetry), the PEN Dallas Chapter Golden Pen Award, the Missouri Review essay prize, the David Robert Poetry prize, the Gjenima Prize, and several other literary, artistic and academic honors, and has participated in literary and TV projects that have respectively won a Benjamin Franklin Book Award and an Emmy. He is a fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008 (46 international nominations).

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 Vincent, Shelby  SPAN  shelby.vincent@utdallas.edu  JO 51  JO 5.510  

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 Volanto, Keith  HIST  keith.volanto@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  2820

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 Waligore, Marilyn  ARTS ATEC HUAS  waligore@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 3.913  2001

Areas of Specialization:  Photography, new media, history of photography; contemporary art

Education: MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
BA, Art, University of California-Berkeley, 1981
BA, English, University of California-Berkeley, 1981

Marilyn Waligore, Professor of Aesthetic Studies/Photography at UT Dallas uses digital media to investigate the everyday, with an emphasis on women's lives.

She challenges the hierarchal distinctions that appear to separate personal ritual and domestic activity from laboratory research and technological processes.

By extension she reflects on the status of the still life genre, historically considered most appropriate for the woman artist, in the context of contemporary dialogues on the beautiful and sublime.

Her articles on contemporary art have appeared in Leonardo and Photography Quarterly, and she has curated numerous local and national exhibitions.

Her creative work in digital media and photography has been exhibited widely, including SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles, California, the New York Digital Salon, School of Visual Arts, NYC, Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, the Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, the Laguna Gloria Art Museum and Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas, and she is a recipient of grants and awards, including Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest/ National Endowment of the Arts, and the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award.

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 Walker, Dale  HUMA  Dale.Walker@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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 Walsh, Dennis  LIT HUSL  dennis.walsh@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.608F  2994

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 Warren, Shilyh  FILM AP HUAS  shilyh.warren@@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.112  6316

Areas of Specialization:  Documentary & experimental film; women's cinema; film theory & feminist studies

Shilyh Warren teaches a range of courses in film studies, including documentary, independent and experimental cinema, world cinema and women's cinema. She has also taught film studies and gender studies at North Carolina State University and Duke University. 

She received her MA and PhD in Literature from Duke University. She also holds an MA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Women's Studies. 

Currently at work on a book manuscript about feminist film culture, theory, and practice of the seventies, her most recent articles are forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.

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 Watkins, LaToya  CRWT  lws031000@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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 Watson, Charles  MUSI  cmx073000@utdallas.edu    JO 1.206  

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 Webb, Elena  GERM  exw034000@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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 Weiland, David  HIST  djw108020@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  2170

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 Wickberg, Daniel  HIST HUHI  wickberg@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.428  6222

Areas of Specialization:  American cultural and intellectual history, American Studies, Historiography.

Education: PhD, American Studies, Yale University, 1993
MA, History, UCLA 1986
BA, History, Reed College, 1982

Daniel Wickberg has taught at Yale University, Colgate University, and UT Dallas. He has expertise in the history of American social thought, modern American culture, Anglo-American intellectual history and historical thought/ historiography. Wickberg's primary long-term interests lay in the intersections between the cultural history of emotions, the history of selfhood, and the history of keywords. His first book, The Senses of Humor: Self and Laughter in American Culture, was published in 1998 by Cornell University Press. This work looks at the origins and development of the idea of the sense of humor as a personality trait and a cultural value as a way of getting at larger issues of selfhood and society in modern America. He is currently developing several projects, including a series of essays on cultural and intellectual historiography. Wickberg is also working on a book project, titled The Sympathetic Revolution: The Meaning of Sympathy in American Culture, 1750-1950. This work seeks to trace the larger cultural implications of the concept of sympathy in the United States, and to give to sympathy a centrality that ideas such as equality and individualism have had in the understanding of American culture. His essay "The Sympathetic Self in American Culture" appears in Wilfred McClay, ed., Figures in the Carpet: Finding the Human Person in the American Past (Eerdman's, 2008). His work seeks to revivify an approach to cultural history that focuses on the centrality of cultural sensibilities; his essay "What is the History of Sensibilities? On Cultural Histories Old and New," a statement of that approach, appeared in the June 2007 issue of the American Historical Review. His essays and reviews have also appeared in a number of other journals, including The Journal of American History, Critical Inquiry, Intellectual History Newsletter, Journal of Social History, American Studies and Reviews in American History.

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 Wiesepape, Betty  CRWT HUAS HUSL  bet@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.205  6352

Areas of Specialization:  Creative Writing , Southern Literature , Southwestern Literature , Texas Literature , Texas Literary History.

Education: PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas
MA, The University of Texas at Dallas
BA, Sam Houston State University

Betty Wiesepape's primary interest is the writing of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary history. Her essays, stories, book reviews, and articles on Texas literary history have appeared in many publications, including: Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Blue Mesa Review, Dallas Morning News, Iron Horse Review, Concho River Review, Langdon Review, Southwestern American Literature and Texas Books in Review. Her story "Let's Hear It for the Red Shoes" has been selected for the title story in the short story anthology Let's Hear It: Stories by Texas Women Writers.

Wiesepape's newest book, coming out in January 2013, is a biography about Winifred Sanford, one of the most important but neglected Texas writers. Read more about the book Winifred Sanford: The Life and Times of a Texas Writer at www.utexas.edu/utpress/books/wiewin.html

Dr. Wiesepape's research field is literary history of the South and the Southwest, with special emphasis upon Texas. Lone Star Chapters: A Story of Texas Literary Clubs, her book on Texas literary clubs between 1890 and 1940, was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2004. In addition, she has published two major articles on this subject, one in Southwestern Historical Quarterly and one in the Langdon Review. Her work on Texas literary clubs and Texas writers has been referenced in publications such as: Literary Dallas, Francis Vick TCU Press, 2008; Junior Jewish League:The Rise and Demise of the Jewish Women's League, TCU Press, 2008; West of the American, Dream: An Encounter with Texas, Paul Christenson, Texas A&M University Press, 2004; Read All About Her! Texas Women's History: A Working Bibliography, Elizabeth Snap & Harry F. Snapp, T.W.U. Press, Denton: 1998; Texas Women Writers: A Tradition of Their Own, Silvia Ann Grider & Lou Halsell Rodenberger, Texas A&M Press, College Station: 1997.

Wiesepape's short fiction has won regional and national awards, and she often is invited to read her work and to speak about creative writing to local gathering and at conferences, writer's festivals, and writing workshops. She is a recent inductee into the Texas Institute of Letters, and she is also a member of Western Writers Association and PEN.

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 Williams, Alecia  COMM  Alecia.Williams@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602  

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 Wilson, Michael  HIST HUHI  mwilson@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.604  2080

Areas of Specialization:  Modern European cultural, intellectual and social history; history of gender and sexuality; historiography.

Education: PhD, History, Cornell University, 1993
MA, History, Cornell University, 1987
BA, Cultural Studies, Hampshire College, 1984
Dr. Michael Wilson's research centers on the history of mass consumption, the avant-garde, and artistic subcultures as well as the history of gender and sexuality. He has published articles on Henry James, the World's Fair of 1900, Parisian bohemia, and visual culture. After teaching at Cornell and Princeton Universities, he came to UT Dallas in 1992. Dr. Wilson served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies from 1999 to 2004 and from 2008-2015; he also served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies from 2006 to 2008.

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 Wright, Ben  HIST  bgw@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.412  

Areas of Specialization:  19th Century History

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