Faculty members

Abbreviation Index

AHST = Art History
AP = Art and Performance
ARHM = Arts and Humanities
ARTS = Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography
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 = History
HUAS = Graduate/Aesthetic Studies
HUHI = Graduate/History of Ideas
HUMA = Humanities
HUSL = Graduate/Literature
ISAH = Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and Humanities
LIT = Literature
MUSI = Vocal, Guitar, Instrumental Ensembles,
Midi, Music History, Fundamentals
PHIL = Philosophy
RHET = Rhetoric
THEA = Theatre
VPAS = Visual and Performing Arts



Faculty and Instructors

Last, First Area Email Mail Office Phone
Admiral, Rosemary HIST HUHI [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.920 3906

Areas of Specialization:  History of Middle East and North Africa; Islamic Legal History; Histories of Women and Gender; Premodern Moroccan History

Education:  PhD History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA International Studies, University of Washington
BA Computer Science, NYU

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Ali, Shazia HUMA RHET [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.109

Areas of Specialization:  Humanities, World Literature, British Novels, Middle Eastern Literature

Education:  Ph.D. in Humanities & Studies in Literature, The University of Texas at Dallas, August 2010
M.A. in Studies in Literature, The University of Texas at Dallas, December 2005
B.A. in Literary Studies (Magna cum Laude), The University of Texas at Dallas, May 2005

Bio Preview:  I teach Humanities and Literature and I encourage my students to see and experience realities and myths that are beyond their everyday life. By learning about other cultures and civilizations we are not only enlightened but also learn to develop an appreciation and respect for the world around us.

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Allred, Michael HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.530

Areas of Specialization:  World Languages, Language Education, Linguistics, Translation

Education:  Ph.D. in World Language Education, University of Wisconsin at Madison
M.Eng. in Technical Japanese, University of Wisconsin at Madison
M.A. in French, University of North Texas
B.A. in Spanish Language Education and Teacher Education, University of Texas at Austin

Bio Preview:  This is my eleventh year teaching world languages and I am excited to teach Spanish and Japanese at UT Dallas because of my love of the Spanish language and different Spanish-speaking cultures and because I am Japanese American and have the opportunity to share a language and culture that are deeply rooted in who I am with students who are passionate about all of the fun and amazing things about Japanese and the people who speak it. I trained to become an opera singer while I was growing up and gave up that dream when I realized that my favorite part of vocal study was translating the works that I would sing. Studying scores in French, German, and Italian made me want to be able to speak all of these languages and I have been studying languages ever since. I am fluent in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian. I am currently learning German, Catalan, Chinese, and Esperanto.

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Amato, Lawrence PHIL HUMA HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.704 6055

Areas of Specialization:  Continental Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics

Education:  PhD in History of Ideas, University of Texas at Dallas
MTS in Theology at Brite Divinity School at TCU
BFA in Painting and Drawing at UNT

Bio Preview:  I was originally trained as an artist, majoring in painting and drawing. In graduate school my focus shifted to theology, ethics, and philosophy. Even after this shift in emphasis, creativity has continued to play an important role in my thinking. My thesis, for example, compared utopian and Christian conceptions of ethics, while my doctoral dissertation explored the relationship between imagination and ethical reflection in the reading of select philosophical texts.

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Anjum, Zafar ARAB HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.608G 2187 Bio Preview:  

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Arnold, Bob COMM [email protected] JO 31

Areas of Specialization:  Speech Communication & Public Speaking

Education:  MA in Oral Communication, Baylor University
BFA in Radio-TV and Speech, Ohio University

Bio Preview:  Even though my official title at UT Dallas is "Lecturer 1", I would prefer to be known by my students as a "conversationalist" in the classroom and through social media such as emails and texting. Since I teach human communication skills and techniques, I provide my students with weekly opportunities to communicate their successes and challenges to me through a variety of channels. While the textbook is required in our classes, I like to bring into class additional examples of applied communication techniques in the news and in everyday life so students can easily see how their textbook and classroom discussions apply to their careers and lifelong citizenship. One of the students' favorite examples of universal human communication is a discussion of their favorite songs and musical artists in virtually every class. Music is certainly an important form of human communication, and students have the opportunity to explain what their favorite songs/artists have meant to them in their lives.

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Baker, Barbara COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.207 5103

Areas of Specialization:  Communication Studies; Film Studies; Rhetoric; Women's Studies

Education:  Ph.D. Communication Arts & Sciences, University of Southern California, 1990
M.S. Speech Communication & Drama, University of North Texas, 1979
B.S. Education, Secondary Education (History & Drama), University of North Texas, 1972

Bio Preview:  Although a relatively new lecturer in Communication at UT Dallas, I've had a long career teaching a wide diversity of communication courses in many different institutions, engaging with large numbers of students of all types, ages, and backgrounds. I see my discipline—communication—as vital to understanding ourselves and the world around us, and I am happy I've been able to help students learn to be better communicators, whether that is having a better understanding of their relationships, or learning how to speak well in public, I've also been able to aid students in developing an understanding of diverse groups, to become literate in understanding media, and even to gain a better appreciation of movies. In addition, by teaching and conducting research at universities in two other countries (Wales and Mexico), I've also helped foster better understanding between peoples (giving me a chance to put theory into practice).

On a more personal note, I've traveled extensively throughout the United States and in several other countries, which has greatly broadened my outlook on life. I am a fan of science-fiction and fantasy, both written and visual, as well as certain types of mystery writing. Having studied film in graduate school, I also love all types of movies, from blockbusters to small independent films, classical films, and international films. Because I am not just a fan of movies, but also analyze film and other media as forms of rhetoric, I've been able to share new insights with other scholars, as well as enrich the classes I teach.

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Bambach, Charles HUHI PHIL [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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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Barnes, Ashley HUSL LIT [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.110 3828

Areas of Specialization:  Nineteenth century American literature

Education:  PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MAT, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BA, University of Virginia

Bio Preview:  As a teacher and scholar, I'm most fascinated by the question of how emotion and understanding connect. Love stories are the subject of my first book in progress. I analyze the love stories that 19th-century American writers told, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Henry James. These stories don't really follow the rom-com script that's familiar to us as TV and movie viewers. But they do tackle problems that are still familiar on the American landscape: How should you love the earthly as opposed to the divine? How can you understand someone who seems to be putting on a show? And how can you live with someone who seems like a collection of objects? Taken together, these novels offer a history of ideals of understanding and of intimacy. They make knowing and loving a given object a matter of seeing that object as shaped by its culture. That's a model of interpretation that can reshape the way readers today (professional and otherwise) think about what they're doing.

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Baynham, Karen COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.602B 2978

Areas of Specialization:  Communication, Public Adminstration, and Management

Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Marketing and Management
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Public Administration, and Management

Bio Preview:  I'm a Senior Lecturer in Communication and the Basic Course Director (BCD) in the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities. I am happy to be responsible for co-developing the core required course COMM 1311—Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication. In co-managing the program, I work to identify and hire top talent for both full- and part-time faculty positions, organize and facilitate technology training for all COMM 1311 instructors, and provide classroom observations and faculty evaluations. As the BCD, I maintain the daily operations of running the program, which has increased to 33 sections and 16 faculty members. Along with the COMM 1311 faculty, I promote and facilitate identifying and sharing Best Practices for teaching the basic course to make improvements each semester. My teaching experience consists of Business Communication and Advanced Business Communication, which improves students' public speaking and presentation skills, networking skills, and hones their social media presence by creating professional profiles and building/maintaining an online portfolio. In addition, I taught five years of RHET 1101 (now UNIV 1010), developing students' public speaking skills through impromptu informative speeches and group presentations, as well as developing team work skills, personal growth and personal responsibility skills for freshmen.

I am proud to represent Arts and Humanities as a member of the Academic Senate, as well as a member of the National Communication Association (NCA). I also have eight years of experience in Career Services at UT Dallas, specializing in developing and managing experiential learning programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

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Bennett, Rodger MUSI [email protected] JO 1.206 2764

Areas of Specialization:  Music Appreciation, Music History, Theory
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Bolt, Caroline LIT [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Brettell, Richard AHST HUAS [email protected] ATC 11 ATC 2.800 2475

Endowed Title:  Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and Edith O'Donnell Distinguished University Chair

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

Bio Preview:  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 [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.924 3565

Areas of Specialization:  Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Aesthetics, Humor Studies

Education:  BA in English (1987), UNC Charlotte
M.A. in English (1991), Purdue University
Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature (1998), Stanford University

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Brown, Matthew PHIL HUHI ARHM HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.120 2536

Endowed Title:  Director, Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology

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

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

Bio Preview:  I am a scholar of philosophy of science, science and technology studies, and cognitive science. I am currently a Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas at the University of Texas at Dallas. I am also the Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology, which organizes research projects, puts on public lectures and conferences, and advocates for understanding and improving the relation between human values and culture with science and technology. I am affiliated with the faculties of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Emerging Media and Communication, and Arts and Technology at UT Dallas.

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Brown/Pearn, Spencer ARTS [email protected] ATC 4.901 Bio Preview:  

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Camacho/Guardado, Lorena SPAN [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.514 5423

Areas of Specialization:  Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Methodology, Language Pedagogy

Education:  Ph.D. in Spanish and Linguistics, Universidad de Sevilla, 2011
M.A. + B.A. Licenciatura en Filología Hispánica, Universidad de Sevilla, 2003

Bio Preview:  I hold a Ph.D. in "Spanish Linguistics" from the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, and I joined the School of Arts & Humanities at The University Texas at Dallas in Fall 2016, where I am the Director of the Spanish Language Program.

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Carlson, Eric COMM [email protected] 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

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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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Channell, David HIST HUHI [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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 [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.308 6026

Areas of Specialization:  Chinese Language

Education:  2005 – 2007 MA in French Literature, University of North Texas
2000 – 2003 MA in Translation between Chinese and French, Beijing International Studies University
1996 – 2000 BA in French Language & Literature, Beijing International Studies University

Bio Preview:  I'm CHEN Bei, senior lecturer of Chinese at UT Dallas. I have taught French and Chinese successively for over 15 years and worked as language program coordinator from 2008 to 2015. In addition, I'm an active member in professional communities (former board member and current secretary of Chinese Language Teachers Association of Texas). My educational background and professional experiences brought me a true understanding of many factors affecting language learning and made me capable of assuming all the responsibilities at the college level.

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Cochran, Kristen ARTS [email protected] ATC 4.901 Bio Preview:  

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Coppersmith, Syd COMM [email protected] JO 5.708 1658 Bio Preview:  

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Cotter, Sean LIT HUSL [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.414 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

Bio Preview:  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.

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Crowder, Wade COMM [email protected] JO 3.530 6787 Bio Preview:  

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Curchack, Fred THEA DRAM FILM HUAS HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.906 2684

Areas of Specialization:  I teach acting, directing, writing, dramatic literature, Shakespeare, Asian Theatre, design, video, music, mask work, puppetry, voice, movement, art and performance, and solo performance. I create plays and original ensemble performances with students.

Education:  B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York
M.A. from Queens College
Advanced training with: Jerzy Grotowski and the Polish Theatre Laboratory, Zbigniew Cynkutis, Ryzard Cieslak, Peter Brook, Sam Shepard, Joseph Chaikin, Jacques LeCoq, Kristin Linklatter, Krishnan Nambudiri, Nyomen Wenten, Kita Sadayo, Dinizulu, Eugenio Barba and the Odin Theatre, Earl Gister, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Krishna Pattabhi Jois.

Bio Preview:  A working theater artist and teacher, I've written and performed seventy-eight original theater pieces (fifty-one ensemble works and twenty-seven solos). My performances have received international acclaim.

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Curry, Val ARTS [email protected]

Areas of Specialization:  Sculpture, Materials Research, Tinkering

Education:  M.F.A. in Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2014
B.F.A. in Sculpture, Texas A&M Commerce, 2011

Bio Preview:  My name is Val and I am a graduate of the Arts and Technology program here at UT Dallas as well as an instructor in the Arts program. My background is in sculpture. I have been a working and practicing artist since 2004. However, my journey has brought me to a point where I am beginning to appreciate that my field of study has been about the process of exploring and taking things instead of an emphasis on the finished product. This led me to develop the course, The Art of Tinkering, under the mentorship of Professor Greg Metz. This course incorporates electronics, Arduino controllers, sound, light and mechanical movement into students' work.

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Davies, Katherine PHIL HUHI [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.104

Areas of Specialization:  Continental Philosophy; History of Philosophy; Feminist Theory; Ethics
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Dennis, Patrick HUMA HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.109 6287

Areas of Specialization:  History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Medieval History, Medieval Philosophy

Education:  Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas, December 2011
M.A., The University of Texas at Dallas, May 2002
B.A., The University of Texas at Dallas, May 1999

Bio Preview:  My name is Patrick Dennis, and I am one of the Humanities faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. In my work, I focus on the history and philosophy of science in general and that of the Middle Ages in particular. I teach courses ranging from "Explorations in the Humanities" (HUMA 1301), to "Perspectives on Science" (HIST 3327), to "Topics in Intellectual History" (HIST 4380).

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DeWitte, Debra ARTS [email protected] JO 31 Bio Preview:  

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Durant, Stephanie ARTS [email protected] AT 10 ATC 4.905 7508

Areas of Specialization:  darkroom, digital, and color photography; new media; image-text

Education:  Ph.D., 2013, Humanities/Aesthetic Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 2007, Humanities/Aesthetic Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., 2004, Biblical Studies/Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary
B.F.A, 2001, Studio Art/Photography, Baylor University

Bio Preview:  I am an artist, writer, mother, professor, doctor of philosophy, procurer of used books, former cyclist, coffee enthusiast, backpacker, wayfarer, and armchair soccer-style kicker. I live in Fort Worth with my daughter, our growing collection of vintage cameras, and a multitude of stray cats. In 2001, I graduated from Baylor University with my BFA in Studio Art/Photography. In 2004, I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with an MA in Biblical Counseling before coming to UTD to pursue my MA (2007) and PhD (2013) in Humanities—Aesthetic Studies. I am the former president of 500X Gallery in Dallas and past editor of The Grassburr, The Rope, Sojourn, and Reunion: The Dallas Review. My creative writing has appeared in di-verse-city, riverSedge, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Stymie, and the Texas Poetry Calendar. Two of my critical essays, one on Vernon Fisher and one on Christian Boltanski, have appeared in Afterimage. My photographs have been exhibited coast to coast, from San Francisco to Wichita to New York.

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Durbin, Kelly MUSI [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.630 2723

Areas of Specialization:  Jazz Ensemble, Jazz History

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

Bio Preview:  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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Evans, Kathryn MUSI [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.902 2828

Areas of Specialization:  Voice, Music, Science and Technology, Music History, Art-Science Research and Curriculum Development

Education:  Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 2016
MA, Music, University of California, San Diego, 1978
MA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1976
BA, Mathematics, University of California, San Diego, 1974

Bio Preview:  A singer, conductor, director, producer and academic researcher of many diverse talents, Dr. Evans has performed and directed music composed from 1200 to contemporary times using a variety of settings and styles. An accomplished recitalist and chamber musician, Dr. Evans has completed tours of music for voice and guitar with fellow faculty member Dr. Enric Madriguera in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain and Latin America. She co-produced and performed in a series of “composer concerts” with Robert X. Rodríguez, featuring the music of Mozart, Monteverdi, Brahms and Satie. She was the Executive Director of the Annual Texas Guitar competition, and celebrated their 10th anniversary with a series of concerts and competitions for both youth and adults in 2011. 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 completed a concert tour to Ecuador in 2007, including appearances on national radio and television programs. She appeared as The Abbess in The Sound of Music with Repertory Company Theatre. In 2006, Dr. 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. Her musical creation The Music of Isaac Albeniz was performed in Dallas and Honolulu, Hawaii in 2011. Dr. Evans is currently the head of the Vocal and Choral division of the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, where she directs the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, teaches vocal instruction, musical theatre workshop and a variety of music history courses, as well as general arts education courses.

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Farmer, J. Michael HIST HUHI AHST [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.612 6354

Areas of Specialization:  Chinese Studies

Education:  Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chinese Literature)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chinese Literature)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chinese History)
B.A. University of Texas at Austin (Oriental and African Languages and Literatures)

Bio Preview:  I am an Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at UTD. I teach courses on Chinese history, thought, culture, and art, as well as Historical Inquiry.

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Ferguson, Wesley DRAM THEA [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Fischer, Anne HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.610 3955

Areas of Specialization:  U.S. women's history, police and prisons, political and social movements, urban history

Education:  PhD in History, Brown University
MFA in Nonfiction Writing, Emerson College
BA in Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Chicago

Bio Preview:  I teach U.S. women's history at UT Dallas. My work is driven by two guiding questions: How have histories of the past created the contemporary world we live in? And what lessons can we learn from history to build a future with less violence and more justice? By thinking and caring deeply about our shared past, we become empowered to make sense of our everyday lives and chart a path toward our unwritten future. History, for me, is our north star: through history we can learn how to navigate the stormy waters that surround us.

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Gerard, Lori MUSI [email protected] JO 3.927 6007

Areas of Specialization:  Music History, Percussion, Drum Line, Pep Band
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Glauser, Janece COMM [email protected] JO 3.506 Bio Preview:  

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Gonzalez/Corona, Pedro HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.818 2758 Bio Preview:  

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Gooch, John HUSL COMM RHET LIT HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.510 2756

Areas of Specialization:  rhetorical criticism, history and theory of rhetoric, legal rhetoric, presidential rhetoric, writing and communication pedagogy, public and professional speaking, public address, professional communication, crisis communication, communication and leadership

Education:  Ph.D., Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Dept. of English, Texas Tech University, 2002
M.A., Technical Communication, Dept. of English, Texas Tech University, 1997
B.S., History and English w/ Teaching Certificate for Secondary Schools, West Texas A& M University, 1994

Bio Preview:  I was hired at UTD in 2005 to teach courses in professional communication and also two of the communication requirements for the ATEC program. One year after beginning at UTD, I was asked to direct the Rhetoric and First-Year Writing Program and teach graduate-level courses in rhetoric, my doctoral field of specialization. Those who study and teach rhetoric consider how messages influence audiences. I have taught a number of courses in rhetoric and communication including digital and visual rhetorics, history and theory of rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, law and rhetoric, and presidential rhetoric. I also spend a few weeks every spring teaching professional writing and speaking to students at the University of Verona in Verona, Italy.

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Gossin, Pamela HIST LIT HUSL HUHI ARHM [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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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Greer, Erin LIT HUSL [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.108 2767

Areas of Specialization:  20th/21st century British and Anglophone literature; ordinary language philosophy; critical theory

Education:  Ph.D. in English, University of California–Berkeley
M.A. in English, University of Oxford
B.A. in Literature, Duke University

Bio Preview:  I work on 20th/21st century British and Anglophone literature, sometimes straying into Victorian novels and digital new media. I was drawn to literary studies as an undergraduate in spite of intending to study political economics and international relations, because I found literature classes to be the most challenging, creative, and stirring places to explore the things that interested me: how people and societies are, and how people and societies might be.

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Grohman, Magdalena ARHM [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.114 4940

Areas of Specialization:  Psychology of Creativity, Creative Thinking Tools and Techniques Workshops, Cognitive Psychology

PhD, cognitive psychology and psychology of creativity, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2004
MA, psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, 1998

Bio Preview:  Magdalena Grohman is Associate Director of Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology at UT Dallas, where she manages the Center's day-to-day operations, strategic and financial planning, development, outreach program planning and coordination. She is also a lecturer at the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, where she teaches a class on Psychology of Creativity. Her research and educational interests focus on cognitive aspects of creative thinking and creative problem solving, as well as on pedagogy of creativity. Her mission is to propagate creative thinking as a part of a life-span education for children, youth, parents and teachers. She has fifteen years of experience leading workshops on creative-thinking techniques and creative problem solving, both in commercial and educational settings; since 2010, she has been leading Summer Seminar for Teachers and a Think Creatively! workshops at Dallas Museum of Art. Grohman has published several chapters and articles on creativity, both in Polish and English. She received her MA and PhD in psychology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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Gu, Ming LIT LANG HUSL [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.130 2760

Areas of Specialization:  Chinese and English Literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Poetics, Comparative Thought, Fiction Theory, Hermeneutics, Psychoanalytic and Semiotic Approaches to Literature, Art, and Cultural Studies

Education:  Ph.D. in Chinese and Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
M.A. in Chinese Literature, University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A. in English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury

Bio Preview:  As a professor of Chinese and comparative literature, I have deep interest in a wide range of humanities subjects and genuinely believe that literature in the post-literary age is moving in the direction of “Greater Humanities.” A special consultant to Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, responsible for choosing the first Chinese theorist for its new editions and writing an introduction, I have, since 2013, been invited to participate in the Academic Reputation Survey of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings.

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Hanlon, Michele DANC [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.304 2140

Areas of Specialization:  Modern Dance and Ballet technique, Conditioning, Improvistation, Dance composition, Arts Leadership, Dance History, Dance in Western culture, Performance Studies

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

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Michele Hanlon serves as the Associate Dean for the Arts in 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.

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Hanson, Jocyln COMM [email protected] JO 31

Areas of Specialization:  Communications

Education:  M.S. Organizational and Professional Communication with an emphasis in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), University of Denver in Denver, Colorado
B.S. Applied Psychology with a Minor in Women's Studies, Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota

Bio Preview:  My students call me Professor Joss, or Joss, or Ms. J... I really like to keep it informal because the more comfortable they are the better I teach. When I walk into a classroom I am instantly energized because I love what I do! I have 14 year old boy/girl twins who are both on the autism spectrum so communication is definitely my passion. I am married to a wonderful man from Hawaii. We have a black lab mix called Roxy, a tuxedo cat named Stinky, and a fish called Sushi. That is our family and the center of my universe. I am a word person, a scrabble and Words With Friends addict and I love crossword puzzles. I collect labyrinths because they represent the complex roads in the journey of my life.

I believe that communication is the essential thread that connects all human beings and that when used effectively can solve some of the most complex problems. My teaching philosophy is simple... I am a guide to help facilitate your understanding of human communication, its theories, and usages and to encourage cooperative and complete learning. Together we will unlock the mystery of communication, overcome any anxiety it evokes, and enjoy the learning process.

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Hasler, Carl PHIL HIST [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Hatfield, Charles LIT HUSL LATS [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.516 2780

Areas of Specialization:  Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American literature, intellectual history, and visual art; critical theory; translation studies

Education:  Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University, 2007
B.A. Hons., Spanish, University of Toronto, 2000

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Recent Publications:

The Limits of Identity: Politics and Poetics in Latin America. University of Texas Press, 2015 (Border Hispanisms Series).

"Nuestroamericanism." Iberian Postcolonialities: A Metahistory of Material Practices of Power, edited by Alberto Moreiras and José Luis Villacañas. Forthcoming 2015, Wiley-Blackwell.

"Silence Is Meaningful." (with Ilan Stavans). The Buenos Aires Review (2015).

"The Memory Turn in Latin America." Política Común (2014).

"From Posthegemony to Pierre Menard." Nonsite (2014).

"Translation and Politics Revisited." Translation Review 83 (2012).

"The Limits of 'Nuestra América.'" Revista Hispánica Moderna 63.2 (2010).

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Hernandez/Katz, Melissa COMM [email protected] 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

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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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Hibbs, Shelby DRAM [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.628 6054

Areas of Specialization:  Directing, Playwriting, Acting

Education:  Baylor University, MFA
Ouachita Baptist University BA

Bio Preview:  In the classes I teach, students learn to find their own voice, what inspires them, and how to unfold their future artistic path. As a part of the theatre faculty, I'm eager to mentor students to find their creative interests, whether through playwriting, acting, or directing. I am still very much involved with professional theatre in Dallas and elsewhere, and I look for opportunities to connect students to professional work. My work in Dallas ranges from feminist theatre, Shakespeare, creative dramatics, immersive performance to devised theatre. I enjoy working on new plays and scripts that allow for significant creative freedom. My plays have won the DFW Critics Forum Award and the Steven Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work. I am currently a member of Echo Theatre, Dead White Zombies, Cry Havoc Theatre and Dallas Theater Center's Playwright's Workshop.

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Hill, Kimberly HIST ARHM HUHI [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.928 6908

Areas of Specialization:  Race History and Theory, Protestant History in the United States, African American History, the Long Civil Rights Movement, Oral History

Education:  Ph.D. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, Dissertation: "Careers Across Color Lines: American Women Missionaries and Race Relations, 1870-1920." Advisor: W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Ph.D.

M.A. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

B.A. Plan II Honors Program and Semester Abroad, University of Texas at Austin, 2002/ University of Cape Town, South Africa 2001

Bio Preview:  Hi, I'm Dr. Hill, and I started teaching at UT Dallas in 2014. My interest in history started in childhood thanks to many hours watching World War 2 era Tex Avery cartoons and Vietnam War-era Smothers Brothers episodes. The political and social references were far over my head and made me curious to understand them. Similarly, I started researching African American history in middle school because I was curious how people spoke to social issues and promoted justice effectively. I still approach history education with a focus on listening, analysis, and evidence. My teaching strategies have been honored by the Del Mar College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and I continue to improve my courses thanks to the American Historical Association "Bridging Cultures" seminar grant.

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Hodan, Dan MUSI [email protected]

Areas of Specialization:  Guitar
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Honea, Emily COMM [email protected] JO 4.602 Bio Preview:  

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Hunt, Shamim HUMA PHIL [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.410B

Areas of Specialization:  Twentieth Century Philosophy, Phenomenological Existentialism, Erich Fromm

Education:  PhD in History of Ideas/Philosophy, University of Texas at Dallas, 2018
M.A. in History of Ideas/Philosophy, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005
M.A. in Philosophy, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, 2009
B.A. in Philosophy, Saint Edwards University, 2002

Bio Preview:  I have a PhD in History of Ideas/philosophy from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Hustis, Gregory MUSI [email protected] JO 31 JO 1.216

Areas of Specialization:  Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra
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Ingrao, Peter HUMA LIT [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.636 6089

Areas of Specialization:  Southern Literature, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Appalachian Literature, trope of monstrosity in literature and film, heroic archetypes

Education:  PhD. Humanities with Focus in Literature, University of Texas at Dallas
MA English, North Carolina State University
BA, English, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Bio Preview:  Peter Jay Ingrao previously taught College Writing and American Literature at North Carolina State University (2004-2005), and College and Critical Writing at Southern Methodist University (2005-2007). In addition to Exploration of the Humanities, he continues to teach American Literature, with a particular focus on literature of the American South, at UTD where he was selected as a finalist for the President's Teaching Excellence Award, and where he currently serves towards UTD's interdisciplinary focus on the Committee on Learning Management Systems.

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Jakobsson, Pia HIST [email protected] 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 [email protected] JO 3.530 2083

Areas of Specialization:  Dance, Choreography, Performance, Improvisation

Education:  Masters in Fine Arts in Dance

Bio Preview:  I am one of the dance professors at UT Dallas. I enjoy teaching all aspects of dance including technique and appreciation courses. While teaching these courses, I encourage students to discover the artistry and emotion of the movement. I feel it is important to focus on connecting students to the joy of performing and self-exploration while simultaneously giving them the tools. I believe that by developing artistry and a love for dance, students will develop a sense of self-worth and a stronger sense of identity. I currently choreograph and perform in the DFW metroplex with Elledanceworks.

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Johnson, Janet COMM [email protected] JO 31

Areas of Specialization:  Political Rhetoric, Social Media, Journalism, Media Studies, Rhetorical Analysis

Education:  Ph.D in Rhetoric (2010), Texas Woman's University
M.A. in Journalism (2004), University of North Texas
B.A. in Broadcast Communication (1995), University of Texas at Arlington

Bio Preview:  I have taught at UT-Dallas for over ten years. I recently returned to Arts and Humanities to teach various communication classes. I also bring over 20 years experience in media/strategic communications. My research passion in social media in the political process stems from my professional media career and intertwines with my academic background.

The White House invited me to live tweet the State of the Union address in 2014 and 2015. I was also invited to The State Department as a social media leader for the 2015 International Women of Courage Awards.

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Jones, Eric MUSI [email protected] JO 1.206 2764

Areas of Specialization:  Violin, Viola, Enthnomusicology
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Kang, S. Deborah HIST [email protected] JO 5.522 2028

Endowed Title:  Fellow of the Anne Stark and Chester Watson Professorship in History

Areas of Specialization:  US West and Borderlands History, Immigration History and Policy, Legal History, Race and Ethnicity
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Kerner, Amy HIST [email protected] JO 4.818 5622

Endowed Title:  Fellow of the Jacqueline and Michael Wald Assistant Professorship in Holocaust Studies

Areas of Specialization:  Holocaust Studies, Jewish History, Human Rights, Latin America
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King, Carie COMM RHET [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.548 2790

Areas of Specialization:  rhetoric, research methods, ethics, medical rhetoric, health and medical communication, professional communication, technical writing and editing, digital content design

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

Bio Preview:  I graduated from high school in Tokyo, Japan, and returned to the US to earn my BA in English (journalism) at Baylor University. I then served as a medical writer and editor for 14 years at UTMB at Galveston, Wright State University, and Creighton University and as a communications consultant in Yorktown, VA. In 2005, I returned to Texas to earn my MA in Technical Writing (University of North Texas) and my PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric (Texas Tech University) and then to complete postdoctoral work in ethics, medicine, and communication at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Kline, Mariko JAPN [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Kratz, Dennis LIT HUSL HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.512 2986

Endowed Title:  Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professorship

Areas of Specialization:  Medieval literature, classical tradition, translation, 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

Bio Preview:  Dennis M. Kratz was Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities for 22 years and is the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to his appointment in 1997 as Dean of A&H, he served as the University’s Dean of Undergraduate Education. As Dean, scholar and teacher, Kratz emphasizes “meaningful transformation.”

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Kroska, Nami JAPN [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.708

Areas of Specialization:  Japanese

Education:  Master of Arts and Science at Columbia University, majored in Japanese Pedagogy.
Bachelor of Science at the University of North Texas, majored in International Studies.
Certified by ACTFL and NAFL in the teaching of a foreign language.

Bio Preview:  I am native Japanese from Sapporo, Japan. My students call me Nami Sensei.

I have lived in the United States for 23 years and have taught Japanese for over 18 years. I have lived in many states since coming to the United States. I have survived the rains in Washington State, bitter cold winters in Minnesota, and now the Texas heat. Like many students, I love Japanese anime, movies, and J-POP.

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Lacy, Mary ARTS [email protected] JO 31 ATC 4.901 2292 Bio Preview:  

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Lambert, Thomas LIT SPAN [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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 [email protected] FO 16 FO 2.710E 2028

Areas of Specialization:  Interpersonal and intercultural communication, the communication of civility, communication education

Education:  Ph.D, "Communication Arts and Sciences," University of Southern California (Annenberg West)
M.A., "Communication Arts and Sciences," University of Southern California (Annenberg West)
B.A., "Communication Studies," University of California at Los Angeles

Bio Preview:  I am someone who enjoys the laughter of children, the sound of a purring cat, and the love of a close family. I was once denigrated for possessing a "PBS mentality," but I take pride in this description and take pleasure in well-written programs such as Ken Burns' documentaries and shows that appear on "Masterpiece Theater" and "Mystery." I am an unapologetic Anglophile who spent the best year of her life as an exchange student at the University of Stirling, Scotland. I am also someone who has eclectic tastes in music. While visiting me in my office, you might hear 1920s jazz, Big Band music, Bach's fugues, ragtime, Chopin's preludes, and songs performed by Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, or the Beatles. My favorite composer is Mozart and my favorite opera is The Marriage of Figaro. I am a wife, a mother, and a college professor/administrator. I am a UCLA (Go Bruins!) and USC-Annenberg West alumna. I am extremely grateful for my family and friends who provide me with encouragement, therapy, and the knowledge that there are kind, empathic, and decent people in this world.

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Lapinski, Robert MUSI [email protected]

Areas of Specialization:  Clarinet, Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
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Lester, Carole HIST [email protected] JO 31 online-only

Areas of Specialization:  US History, Texas History and World History

Education:  Ph.D. (American History, Minor- Radio, Film & Television), University of North Texas
M.A. Humanities (History of Ideas concentration), University of Texas at Dallas
B.A. (Magna cum Laude) American Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
Associate of Arts and Science (With Honors), Dallas County Community College District Richland College

Bio Preview:  Who am I? I am a retired administrator who would much rather be in the classroom teaching and learning with interesting students. My approach to the classroom is not, what can I teach the students, but rather what can we all learn together. Education only benefits those who can take new information and apply it to old problems. I feel I have been successful if one of my students learns to challenge the norms, to ask the difficult questions and not to accept the glib answers. I am most proud of my teaching awards both from my former Institution, Richland College and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in 1993, and 2000.

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Leverone, Julia SPAN CRWT [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.410B

Areas of Specialization:  Poetry, Latin American literature

Education:  Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Maryland
B.A. in Spanish, Tufts University

Bio Preview:  I'm Julia Leverone, a comparatist teaching Spanish language and creative writing at UT Dallas. I am a poet and translator from Spanish with publication credits in national and international literary journals including Witness, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Massachusetts Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Cimarron Review. I have two poetry chapbooks, the most recent of which is Little Escape, winner of the 2016 Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award. I hold editorial positions at Sakura Review and Asymptote.

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Libby, Lee COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.530 Bio Preview:  

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Ligon, Peter ARTS [email protected] JO 31 ATC 4.901 2111

Areas of Specialization:  Painting, Drawing, Printmaking

Education:  BFA University of North Texas
MFA Meadows School of the Arts, SMU

Bio Preview:  Peter Ligon lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He received a BFA from the University of North Texas and an MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He is a founding resident of the artist run studio cooperative Shamrock Hotel Studios in Dallas. He currently teaches drawing, art appreciation, printmaking and painting variously at the University of Texas at Dallas, Eastfield Community College, and the SMU School of Continuing and Professional Education.

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Lingo, Kathy DRAM COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.204 4152

Areas of Specialization:  Improvisation, Acting, Directing, Public Speaking, Club Improv Sponsor

Education:  M.F.A. in Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas
Master of Arts in Teaching in the Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelors of Science and Education, North Texas State University

Bio Preview:  How many people can say they make their living making people think, create and laugh? I do. The joy and passion I feel when teaching acting, directing, improvisation and speech communication is priceless. Teaching others to think "out of the box" requires methods of pedagogy that are unique to each student, well structured with clear objectives, encourages others to experiment and take risks, and promotes positive thinking that inspires students to create.

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Loving, Emily ARTS [email protected] ATC 4.901 Bio Preview:  

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Madriguera, Enric MUSI HUAS [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.912 2786

Endowed Title:  Russell Cleveland Professor in Guitar Studies

Areas of Specialization:  Guitar, Ibero-American Music and Culture
Bio Preview:  Enric Madriguera holds the Russell Cleveland Director of Guitar Studies an endowed professorship at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Madriguera is also a Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the graduate program of the School of Arts and Humanities. As both a performer and educator of the guitar Madriguera has traveled to and presented in five continents during the span of his career. 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 in Australia. Most recently, he performed at The Rust Festival in Burgenland, Austria; the Ramon Noble Festival in Pachuca, Hidalgo State, Mexico; and, in 2016, he celebrated his ninth year as the director of guitar ensembles for the ChamberArt Festival in Madrid, Spain. Enric Madriguera also received a Fulbright grant to perform and teach in Mexico for a period of one semester during the 2009-2010 academic cycle.

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Manes, Christopher RHET [email protected] JO 3.530 Bio Preview:  

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Martinez, Manuel HUAS CRWT HUSL [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.624

Areas of Specialization:  Creative writing fiction, countercultural literature, 20th century American lit, Chicano literature

Education:  Ph.D American Literature, Stanford University
MA Creative Writing, Ohio State University
BA English and History, St. Mary's University

Bio Preview:  I'm primarily a novelist, although I do write short stories from time to time. I'm most interested in the lives of Latinos who exist in the shadows and outskirts of American society. My students learn to think about the connections between their personal cultures and ethnicities and the larger national narrative. I'm looking to help you improve your depiction of character and spoken language. I've published four novels, the most recent (Los Duros) won an American Book Award in 2015. Take a course with me if you're interested in exploring the concept of "America" and its various mythologies.

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McLean, Adrienne FILM HUAS HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.606 2755

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

Education:  Ph.D., Film Studies and American Studies, Emory University, 1994
M.F.A., Dance, Southern Methodist University, 1981

Bio Preview:  I teach film studies on the graduate and undergraduate levels. Go to my website for more information about my research and teaching.

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Medrick, Mary MUSI AP [email protected] JO 31 JO 1.208 2754

Areas of Specialization:  Piano, Theory, Composition

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

Bio Preview:  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. 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 [email protected] JO 31 ATC 4.911 2774

Areas of Specialization:  Gallery and Exhibition Studies, Social Practice, Sculpture, Printmaking

Education:  M.F.A. Printmaking, Indiana University, 1984
B.F.A. Printmaking, East Texas State University, 1974
Yale Summer School of Music and Art, 1973

Bio Preview:  I consider myself an interdisciplinary artist and curator whose class teaching schedule reflects the multitude of disciplines I have my hand in: gallery and exhibition studies, sculpture, printmaking, and grad seminars in art as social practice, interventionism, critical making, etc. My work could be best explained as political installation art as "social commentary." My works have generated headlines in many venues in the U.S. and Europe. A three-time awardee by the Observer's "Best Dallas Artist" and multiple winner (3) of the Houston Art Car Parade, I have garnered awards from the DMA, NEA, and most recently a finalist for "Smithsonian Artist Residency Fellowship." I was also Lead Artist for Rick Lowe's Nasher Sculpture Center "XChange" Project and featured in the DMA's "Dallasites" exhibition. I am the Co-founder of the "McKinney Ave Contemporary," "Dallas Artist Research and Exhibitions," and oversee the UTD Visual Arts Galleries. I am also a long time animal rights advocate, creating many works for P.E.T.A. displayed on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

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Miller, Cynthia ARTS HUAS [email protected] ATC 4.901 Bio Preview:  

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Min, Inki ARTS [email protected] ATC 4.901 Bio Preview:  

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Ming, Adron MUSI [email protected] JO 5.109

Areas of Specialization:  String Orchestra, Cello, Theory
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Miranda, Jeffrey ARTS [email protected] ATC 4.901 Bio Preview:  

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Montgomery, Christina RHET [email protected] Bio Preview:  

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Mortensen, Joan HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.708 2170 Bio Preview:  

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Moss, Daniel COMM [email protected] JO 31

Areas of Specialization:  Oral/Aural Communication

Education:  MA, UT Tyler (1989)
BA, UT Tyler
AFA, Kilgore College

Bio Preview:  Daniel Moss AKA Danny Moss AKA Dan Moss. The older I get the shorter my name is becoming.

In 1989, I received my MA from UT Tyler, and I have been teaching COMM for almost 30 years.

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Murphy, Jessica LIT HUSL DRAM [email protected] FO 16 FO 2.710 4445

Endowed Title:  Mary McDermott Cook Chair for Undergraduate Education

Areas of Specialization:  Early Modern English Literature and Culture, Renaissance Drama, Women's Writing

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

Bio Preview:  I am an associate professor of literary studies here at the University of Texas at Dallas whose research interests include English Renaissance literature and culture, gender studies, early modern women's writing, Shakespeare, and digital humanities. My first book, Virtuous Necessity, published by The University of Michigan Press, studies representations of chastity, silence, and obedience in early modern conduct manuals for women and literary texts. "Feminine Virtue's Network of Influence in Early Modern England" (in Studies in Philology 2012) takes a close look at the virtue of obedience. In "'Of the sicke virgin': Britomart, Greensickness, and the Man in the Mirror" (in Spenser Studies 2010), I look at the character of Britomart in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene through the lens of early modern ideas about greensickness. My contributions to the edition Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection: A Selection of Texts, Approaches, and Recordings focus on Pepys's "Marriage" and "Love Unfortunate" categories. I often work in collaboration with colleagues including an essay in the Broadside Ballads collection on the ballad trade written with Kris McAbee (UALR), a chapter on collaboration and textual analysis (written with Monica Bulger, Jeff Scheible, and Elizabeth Lagresa) in Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies, and one co-authored essay (written with William Hsu of KSU and his team) in New Technologies in Renaissance Studies. I am currently beginning work on my 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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Nichols, Allene RHET COMM [email protected] JO 3.530

Areas of Specialization:  Nineteenth and twentieth century feminist and LGBTQ literature and popular culture

Education:  Ph.D. in Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, May 2016
M.A. in Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dec 2002
B.S. in Drama, Texas Woman's University, May 1987

Bio Preview:  I teach rhetoric at UT Dallas. While my recent studies have focused on the representation of the witch in feminist literature and popular culture, I also have a background in drama. I often use performance to teach my students concepts like audience and voice. I'm a creative writer and my poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, while my plays have been performed in California, New York, Wisconsin and Dallas.

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Nielsen, Christina ARTS [email protected] ATC 3.903 Bio Preview:  

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Owens, Misty DANC [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Ozsvath, Zsuzsanna LIT HIST HUSL HUHI [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.818 2758

Endowed Title:  Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies

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

Bio Preview:  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 the work of some of the greatest poets of Hungary. Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (Princeton: UP, 1992). This book appeared in Hungary as well, in a bi-lingual edition); Their next book of translation has been The Iron–Blue Vault: Attila József, Selected Poems (New Castle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe, 1999). And Ozsvath and Turner's third volume of translation is: Light among the Shade: Eight–Hundred–Years of Hungarian Poetry, which has been chosen as one of the most important books of the year of 2015 by Choice magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association.

Besides Ozsváth's translation projects, she has become involved in Holocaust Studies. Completed in November 1999, In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti, 1909–1944, is a biography of Radnoti and the political circumstances in Hungary during the interwar period. It has been published by Indiana UP, 2000. The translation of this book, under the title Orpheus nyomaban: Radnoti Miklos elete es kora (Akademiai Kiado, 2004), appeared in Hungary as well. Her book, When the Danube Ran Red (Syracuse University Press, 2014), is her memoire. This book is now in the process of translation into Hungarian; and it will appear in 2016 by Corvina Press, one of Hungary's most prestigious presses (Budapest, Hungary). In addition, presently, Ozsvath has just finished (with Fred Turner) a new book of translations: The Golden Cup: Selected Poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They will start to send it off to publishers within the next few weeks.

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," appeared in the Sewanee Review, spring, 2010.

Besides her translations and scholarly writings, Ozsváth 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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Palant, Jonathan MUSI [email protected] JO 3.550

Areas of Specialization:  University Choir, Chamber Singers, Music Appreciation
Bio Preview:  Jonathan Palant is Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Texas at Dallas and is founder and conductor of Credo, a 115-member community choir, and the Dallas Street Choir, a musical outlet for those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. In addition, Dr. Palant is Director of Music at Kessler Park United Methodist Church, and is employed by the Dallas Independent School District to mentor middle and high school vocal music teachers.

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Palmer, Marcy ARTS [email protected] JO 31 ATC 4.901 2292 Bio Preview:  

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Park, Peter HIST HUHI PHIL [email protected]

Areas of Specialization:  Early Modern Europe, the European 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

Bio Preview:  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 historiography (theories and methods of historical research and writing), early modern Europe, the European Enlightenment, the history of philosophy, and comparative philosophy.

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Parsoneault, Catherine MUSI [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.112 6057

Areas of Specialization:  Historical Musicology, Music History and Literature, Piano
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Patterson, David HUHI HUSL HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.800 2049

Endowed Title:  Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies

Areas of Specialization:  Holocaust, Jewish Thought, Anti-Semitism, Israel

Education:  B.A. in Philosophy, University of Oregon (1972)
M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Oregon (1976)
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Oregon (1978)

Bio Preview:  I earned degrees in philosophy and comparative literature in an effort to engage the "big questions," often to no avail. In my teaching, in the midst of what I call a "meaning famine" that plagues academia, I strive to offer my students bread, and not a stone. My interest in teaching and scholarship is to pursue what is higher in higher learning in a time when nihilism, in various forms and disguises, is fashionable.

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Pettengill, Ryan HIST [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Petty, John FILM [email protected] JO 5.708 Bio Preview:  

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Pfister, Debra HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.608B 2100

Areas of Specialization:  Holocaust Studies
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Pomara, John AP HUAS ARTS [email protected] ATC 4.909 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

Bio Preview:  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 LIT HUSL HUMA LATS [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.116 2280

Endowed Title:  Margaret McDermott Professor of Arts & Humanities

Areas of Specialization:  Art-Baroque to Romanticism; 19th & 20th Century Literature

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.

Bio Preview:  Because my specialty is the relationship between the arts (including literature), I teach two different—albeit related—types of classes at UTD: European and World culture from 1500 to 1850, and 19th and 20th-century Literature. I have lived in many different parts of the world for extended periods of time, and I speak 5 languages fluently. I want to share with my students the rare opportunity I have had to experience world culture from different perspectives, and I firmly believe it is this cross-cultural approach that gives my classes their unique angle and originality. My aim, at all times, is to have students widen their horizons and become aware of the wealth that difference implies. I have been the recipient of 4 grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as recipient of a National Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation.

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Prud'Homme, Michelle HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.708 2170 Bio Preview:  

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Rabe, Stephen HIST HUHI [email protected]

Endowed Title:  Ashbel Smith Professor of History Emeritus

Areas of Specialization:  U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations with Latin America, The United States since 1945, The American Experience in Vietnam & Iraq

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

Bio Preview:  Stephen Rabe held the Ashbel Smith Chair in History at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught for forty years. He won three awards for distinguished teaching. He has written or edited eleven books, including John F. Kennedy: World Leader (2010) and The Killing Zone: The United States Wages Cold War in Latin America, 2nd ed. (2016). His Eisenhower and Latin America: The Foreign Policy of Anticommunism (1988) won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His new project, Kissinger and Latin America, will be published by Cornell University Press.

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Randall, SV ARTS [email protected] JO 4.636 5623 Bio Preview:  

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Rankin, Monica HIST HUHI LATS [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.916 2005

Areas of Specialization:  Mexican history, Latin American history

Education:  Ph.D. in History, University of Arizona, 2004
M.A. in History, Washington University, 1999
M.A. in International Affairs, Washington University, 1998
B.A. in Spanish and International Studies, Missouri State University, 1994

Bio Preview:  I am a historian and the director of the UT-Dallas Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives. I am passionate about Latin American history and culture, and I like to experiment in the emerging field of digital humanities. In 2015 I was honored to receive the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.

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Redman, Timothy HUSL LIT DRAM [email protected] 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:  B.A. English cum laude, Loyola University of Chicago
M.A. in Comparative Literature
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with honors

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Riccio, Thomas DRAM HUAS ARTS [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.614 2016

Areas of Specialization:  Performance Studies, Theatre, Ritual, Indigenous, African, Alaska Native Performance

Education:  Cleveland State University
Boston University

Bio Preview:  Thomas Riccio, performance and media artist, writer and director, is Professor of Performance and Aesthetics at the University of Texas at Dallas, previous positions: Professor of Theatre, 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 Der es Salaam, University of Pondicherry (India), University of Nairobi, and the Korean National University for the Arts; and Artistic Director, Tuma Theatre, an Alaska Native performance group. He has directed at American regional theatres, including, LaMama ETC, The New York Theatre Workshop, and the National Theatre of Italy. Riccio works extensively in the area of indigenous performance, ritual, and shamanism, developing performances and/or fieldwork in South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Russia, Alaska, Korea, Ind ia, Nepal, China, Vietnam, and the Republic of Sakha (Siberia), which declared him a "Cultural Hero." In 2009 he devised/directed a performance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Academic writings have appeared in TDR, TheatreForum, Theatre Topics, Theatre Research International, and PAJ. Peter Lang published Performing Africa: Remixing Tradition, Theater and Culture. He is the recipient of the International Distinction Prize in Playwriting from the Alexander Onassis Foundation. His photographs, videos, and installations have been exhibited in a variety of galleries. He is the Artistic Director of Dead White Zombies, a Dallas-based, post-disciplinary performance group, most recently creating/writing/directing performance immersions, kaRaoKe MoTeL (2014) and DP92 (2015). He was Watermill Artist in Residence and is collaborating on a three year performance project at the Whitney Museum. www.thomasriccio.com & www.deadwhitezombies.com

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Riemer/Bueckert, Nili MUSI [email protected] Bio Preview:  

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Ring, Natalie HIST HUHI [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.102 2365

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

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

Bio Preview:  Dr. Ring researches and teaches on the History of the US South. Prior to arriving at UT Dallas 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.

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Rodriguez, Robert MUSI AP HUAS HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.640 2766

Endowed Title:  Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies

Areas of Specialization:  Musica Nova Ensemble, Composition

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

Bio Preview:  Robert Xavier Rodríguez is one of the most significant and often-performed American composers of his generation (Texas Monthly). 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 Américain) 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 holds 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.

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Roemer, Nils HUHI HIST HUMA [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.800 2769

Endowed Title:  Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies

Areas of Specialization:  German, European, Jewish history, culture and thought and the Holocaust

Education:  PhD, History, Columbia University, New York, 2000
MA, History, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1993

Bio Preview:  Dr. Roemer is the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor at University of Texas at Dallas. He received in 1993 his MA from the University of Hamburg and in 2000 his PhD from Columbia University. Dr. Roemer joined UT Dallas in 2006 as an associate professor, was promoted to full professor in 2011 and became the Director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies in 2015.

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Rosen, Mark AHST HUAS AP [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.510 2931

Areas of Specialization:  History of Art, Early Modern Art and History, History of Slavery, History of Cartography, The Social History of Art, European-Ottoman Relations

Education:  Ph.D., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., English, University of California, Berkeley

Bio Preview:  I am an art historian and historian of cartography specializing in late medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Among my interests are the ways in which the sciences impacted the arts and the points of contact between the fields. In my undergraduate courses, students are introduced not only to the greatest artworks of early modernity but also to its documents, maps, religious practices, political ideologies, and urban forms. I also regularly teach from local collections like the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, the Meadows Museum at SMU, and the Dallas Museum of Art.

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Ryan, Christopher HUSL RHET COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.901 2188

Areas of Specialization:  Rhetoric, Professional & Technical Communication

Education:  Ph.D. Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.A., Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
B.A., English, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Bio Preview:  Following a 25-year career in corporate leadership roles, I began a second career in teaching and research at The University of Texas at Dallas in 2009. Initially, I taught sections of the Professional & Technical Communication course. Since that time I have added administration responsibilities, including oversight of the ECS 3390 course and directing the Rhetoric program. I also teach the "Teaching First-year Writing" class for our graduate students.

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Saba, Monica DANC AP [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.502 2083

Education:  MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2009
BA, Dance, Southern Methodist University, 1982
AAS, Brookhaven College, 1979

Bio Preview:  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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Salisbury, Linda MUSI [email protected] JO 31 AH1 1.102A 2318

Areas of Specialization:  Brass Ensemble, Music Appreciation

Education:  Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance
Master of Music Education
Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Bio Preview:  I am the Assistant Wind Ensemble Director and Brass Instructor at UT Dallas, and enjoy very much the quality time spent working with the students in each of those ensembles. In addition, I also enjoy working with many non-music students in my music appreciation classes. Each semester is a wonderful exploration of music as new adventures are embarked upon and we explore the world of music together.

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Scally, Deborah RHET COMM [email protected] JO 3.530 Bio Preview:  

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Schlereth, Eric HIST HUHI [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  I am a historian of early America and the United States from the revolutionary era through the Civil War. My research and my teaching explore how ordinary people grappled with the major political and intellectual issues of their day.

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Schlobohm, Maribeth COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 3.546 2175

Areas of Specialization:  Communication, Mediation, and Cyberlaw (Intellectual Property, Privacy, and eCommerce)

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
Trained as an Arbitrator and Transformative Mediator

Bio Preview:  My passion is communication. Communication is not just talking, it's talking with purpose, organization, and design in written, oral, and visual formats. You may not want to, but you will become a better, more professionally polished presenter after taking any of my classes. Additionally, I am an award-winning published poet. My writing includes legal writing, poetry, haiku, textbooks, and teleplays. I love science fiction television and film so you are sure to hear examples from Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

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Schulte, Rainer LIT HUMA HUAS HUSL CRWT [email protected] JO 51 JO 5.508 2092

Endowed Title:  Katherine R. Cecil Professor in Foreign Languages

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
MA, English and French, Minor in Philosophy, University of Mainz
Dickinson College, Fullbright Student
Masterclass for Piano (Darmstadt)

Bio Preview:  My parents were teachers; I have always been interested in the field of education. Initially, I thought I would pursue a career as a concert pianist, but after intensive study in languages and cultures I decided to specialize in the study of translation and literatures. In reflecting on my life as a professor I can see that I have always pursued new directions and have questioned traditional concepts and boundaries. For example, in 1978, I founded both the American Literary Translators Association and Translation Review, the only journal devoted exclusively to the art and craft of translation. In 1980, I established the Center for Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication to make the paradigm of translation the foundation for the study of literature and the arts.

During my career, I have tried to direct my students to avoid a linear and narrow approach to their studies, and to have them continuously question conventional thinking in the same way that artists in all fields challenge accepted ways of interpreting the world.

In short, I encourage my students to take risks.

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Schulze, Jeffrey HIST [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  Publications

“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, Erin LIT HUSL [email protected] HH 2.304 2338

Areas of Specialization:  19th- and 20th-century American Literatures and Cultures, History of the Book, Gender Studies

Education:  PhD, Literature and Women’s Studies, Duke University

Bio Preview:  Erin A. Smith is Professor of American Studies. She has taught courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literatures and cultures and Gender Studies at UT-Dallas since 1997. Her graduate teaching is in the School of Arts & Humanities. She has taught for the Collegium V Honors Program since 2003. She writes about American popular literature.

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Smith-Brecheisen, Davis LIT [email protected] JO 5.518 5609 Bio Preview:  

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Soliday, Gerald HUHI [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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 ARHM [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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, Whitney HIST Whitney.Stewar[email protected] JO 5.114 2962

Areas of Specialization:  American History, Race, Material Culture, Public History

Education:  Ph.D. in History, Rice University, 2017
M.A. in History, Rice University, 2013
B.A. in History, University of St. Thomas, 2009

Bio Preview:  As a history professor at UTD, I am delighted to teach a range of classes, from introductory US history surveys to graduate-level courses. I think, read, and work as both an academic and public historian, meaning I'm interested not only in scholarly historical practice, but in history that reaches a wider audience. Museums, parks, documentaries, websites: there are so many places where the public interacts with history. I've been lucky to spend time in cities around the nation while researching, writing, and curating. Most recently, I spent one year in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. But, having grown up in Houston, I'm thrilled to once again call Texas my home.

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Stone, Nomi CRWT LIT HUSL HUAS [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.424 3954

Areas of Specialization:  poetry and poetics; anthropoetics; empire and militarism; phenomenology and affect; science studies
Bio Preview:  Nomi Stone is a poet and an anthropologist, and the author of two poetry collections, Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly 2008) and Kill Class (Tupelo 2019). Winner of a Pushcart Prize, Stone’s poems appear recently in POETRY Magazine, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Best American PoetryBettering American Poetry, Tin House, New England Review, and elsewhere. In 2018, her poem, “War Poem” was turned into a film in Motion Poems Season 8, “Dear Mr. President,” chosen as one of 10 contemporary poets.  In 2019, her poem “Fieldnotes from the Edge” was selected by the Poetry Society of America to appear on buses across Rhode Island and throughout Brown University. Kill Class is based on two years of fieldwork she conducted within war trainings in mock Middle Eastern villages erected by the US military across America. Her ethnographic monographic, Pineland: Human Technology and American Empire, is currently a finalist for the University of California Press Atelier series for Ethnographic Inquiry in the 21st Century, and her anthropological articles appear in Cultural Anthropology and American Ethnologist. Stone has an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson, a PhD in Anthropology from Columbia, and an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford.

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Tady, Lorraine ARTS AP [email protected] JO 31 ATC 4.903 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

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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 [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.408

Areas of Specialization:  Technology-Based Communication and Public Speaking

Education:  M.A. in Emerging Media and Communications

Bio Preview:  Hello, my name Lari Tanner (first name is pronounced like the man's name "Larry," my dad's idea), or Professor T. to my students. I'm one of the Communication professors here in the A&H college at UT Dallas. My specialty is Emerging Media and Communications. I'm also adept at Interpersonal, Intrapersonal communication and small group dynamics.

I teach undergraduate students in the COMM1311program. I teach the theories and models behind oral, intrapersonal, interpersonal, media and technology-based communication. I have taught courses in the hybrid and online models.

On a personal note: I am a wife and mother of four, the oldest graduated from UT Dallas with an EMAC degree and I followed in her footsteps, the other three are all in college. I taught a home based cooperative pre-school when they were very young. I enjoy creative writing and have won and placed in writing contests, and of course also love to read. I'm a movie trivia buff and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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Templeton, Allison COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.110 6053

Areas of Specialization:  Speech Communication, Technology in Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication

Education:  MA in Communication, University of Texas at Arlington
BA in Speech Communication, University of Texas at Arlington

Bio Preview:  I am one of the Communication professors at UT Dallas. I have had experience teaching in higher education and secondary education. Some of my greatest experiences are the accomplishments my students and I received when I was a forensics coach. I had students compete at the state and national level. I even had students place as well as second place at the UIL Speech and Debate State Meet! I am a fan of the arts and have been in numerous musicals with Family Music Theater at Cedar Valley College. My talents include singing and dancing (tap dancing in particular). I have a deep passion for Communication Studies and strive to help my students recognize the significant role effective communication plays in our everyday lives on a personal and professional level.

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Terranova, Charissa AHST HUAS [email protected] ATC 11 ATC 2.704 4394

Areas of Specialization:  Modern and Contemporary Art and Architectural History, History of Biology in Art and Architecture, New Media Art History, History of Urbanism

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

Bio Preview:  Charissa N. Terranova lectures and teaches seminars on modern and contemporary art and architectural history, theory, and criticism, the history of biology in art and architecture, and media and new media art and theory.

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Thomas, Michael AHST [email protected] ATC 11 ATC 2.818 7556

Endowed Title:  Richard R. Brettell Distinguished University Chair

Areas of Specialization:  Roman Art and Etruscan Art and Architecture, Roman Villas, Ancient Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, Topography of Ancient Rome, the Ancient City, Historical Preservation and the Digital Humanities, Production and Trade of Wine in the Roman World, and Roman Numismatics

Education:  Ph.D. Art History, University of Texas at Austin, 2001
M.A. Art History, Southern Methodist University, 1994
B.A. Art History, Duke University, 1989

Bio Preview:  Michael L. Thomas is an Associate Provost, Director of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, and a Professor of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. He holds the Richard R. Brettell Distinguished University Chair. Thomas received his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin, where he served as the Director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy from 2011 to 2019. He also has taught at SMU, the University of Michigan, and Tufts University.

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Totusek, Patricia COMM [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.602 N/A

Areas of Specialization:  Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication

Education:  PhD, University of Texas at Austin in Speech Communication
MA, University of Texas at Austin, Speech Communication
BFA, Texas Christian University, Speech and English

Bio Preview:  Years ago, at a small, mid-west college, I was standing with others getting ready to attend my first speech class. It was a required course. We were shaking in our shoes because this course had a reputation—a history for flunking out freshmen. The class was demanding. It required solid research, creative design, tedious practice, and ongoing editing and experimentation. But I found that if I was willing to put in the work, presenting the information was incredibly satisfying and even exhilarating. That speaking experience still influences the way I teach today. It's my job to identify the steps for an effective speech, provide simple explanations, and give students a chance to practice. If I can do this, then giving a speech is a skill anyone can learn. Dr. Walter Lambert calls this the "bicycle concept"—we may start out shaky, but by the end of class we'll all be riding.

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Towner, Theresa LIT HUSL HUMA [email protected] JO 45 JO 5.620 2031

Endowed Title:  Ashbel Smith Professor of Literary Studies

Areas of Specialization:  Faulkner, modern American literature, African American literature, Oz, Narnia, Harry Potter

Education:  PhD, University of Virginia
MA, University of Exeter, England
BA, University of Kansas

Bio Preview:  I love reading and writing and working with students. I'm a specialist in the work of William Faulkner, and I spend as much time as possible in worlds imagined by other people—Faulkner, JK Rowling, Homer—in as many different forms as I can find—film, biography, painting, musical theater.

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Trevino, Christopher DRAM [email protected] JO 31 JO 1.211 2036

Areas of Specialization:  Technical Theatre, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Stage Management, Production Management, Theatrical Stage Makeup, Special FX
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Trosper, Elizabeth HUAS ARTS [email protected] ATC 3.4C1 ATC 4.901

Areas of Specialization:  Painting, Art and Technology, Digital Painting, Video, Contemporary Art, Design

Education:  Master of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Dallas
Master of Public Administration, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Science in Government, Texas Woman's University

Bio Preview:  My name is Liz Trosper, and I am one of the Visual Art professors at UT Dallas. My specialty is painting and digital imaging. In my classes, I teach students how to make art using both traditional and digital art-making approaches. I am obsessed with painting, and my work focuses on finding new ways to approach the discipline in the new media world. I have exhibited my work widely from Texas to New York and I am an alumni of the prestigious CentralTrak residency program.

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Turner, Frederick LIT HUSL HUAS CRWT [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.522 2777

Endowed Title:  Founders Professor (Retired)

Areas of Specialization:  Epic, Poetry, Shakespeare, Philosophy of Time, Aesthetics, Evolutionary Approaches to the Humanities

Education:  B.Litt (PhD-level degree, now no longer given), English Language and Literature, Oxford University, 1967
MA, English Language and Literature, Oxford University, 1967
BA, English Language and Literature, Oxford University

Bio Preview:  I am curious about everything, as a poet, as the son of anthropologists, as the brother of a physicist, as a science fiction writer, as a translator, as an arts essayist, and as a Shakespearean scholar from Oxford University. I have published over 30 books, including two epic poems, two books on Shakespeare, science fiction, and many collections of poetry, criticism, and poetry in translation. I've won several awards and prizes, including Hungary's highest literary honor and Poetry Magazine's highest prize, and have been nominated for the Nobel Prize internationally dozens of times. I love teaching, and like to combine Socratic discussion with deep investigation of the ideas and feelings at the heart of texts and works of art, as well as using ad hoc performance when appropriate.

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Valente, Sarah HIST LIT [email protected] JO 31 JO 4.818 2758

Areas of Specialization:  Latin American Jewish literature, history, Holocaust studies, and translation

Education:  PhD in Humanities, History of Ideas, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2019
MA in Studies in Literature, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013
BA in Literary Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2011

Bio Preview:  Dr. Valente was a Belofsky Fellow at the University's Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies for five years and wrote her doctoral dissertation on post-Holocaust Jewish memoirs in Brazil. She has published book chapters on Holocaust memoirs and Jewish memory, presented her research at numerous academic conferences throughout the United States, in the UK, and Israel, and is an invited guest speaker at various local events. Dr. Valente is a Fellow of the Stephen S. Weinstein Symposium at Wroxton College, England, and studied at the Leo Baeck Summer University at Humboldt Universität Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany, in 2016. Dr. Valente earned her Certificate in Holocaust Studies in 2013 and is editor-at-large for Reunion: The Dallas Review, the School of Arts & Humanities' literary journal, after serving as editor-in-chief for two volumes. In addition, Dr. Valente is a cellist in a community orchestra.

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Vazzi, Lisa COMM [email protected] JO 31 Bio Preview:  

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Vincent, Shelby HUSL SPAN CRWT [email protected] JO 51 JO 5.510 2030

Areas of Specialization:  Translation Studies, Spanish

Education:  PhD, May 2015, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, Arts and Humanities, Studies in Literature, concentration in Translation Studies. Title of Dissertation: Translating Translators, History, and Memory in Carmen Boullosa's Cielos de la Tierra.

MA, December 2005, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, Arts and Humanities, Studies in Literature, concentration in Translation Studies.

Bio Preview:  I'm fortunate to have a dual role here at UTD—I'm a lecturer and also a Research Associate in the Center for Translation Studies. For the academic year 2015-2016 I taught Beginning Spanish I & II and will teach an undergraduate translation workshop in the fall semester of 2016 (LIT 4348). I'm especially excited about the workshop because it will be one of very few undergraduate translation workshops ever offered at UTD or across the U.S. In my position in the Center for Translation Studies, one of my primary responsibilities is managing editor of Translation Review, our award-winning journal of translation studies. In these roles I am lucky enough to be able to work in the areas I enjoy most: languages and translation.

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Volanto, Keith HIST [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.109 2820

Areas of Specialization:  Texas and US History

Education:  PhD History, Texas A&M University (1998)

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Waligore, Marilyn ARTS HUAS AHST [email protected] AT 10 ATC 4.907 2001

Areas of Specialization:  photography, history of photography, digital media, contemporary art

Education:  M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985
A.B. Art Practice, University of California-Berkeley, 1981
A.B. English, University of California-Berkeley, 1981

Bio Preview:  I have been the director of the Photography Program in Visual Arts at UT Dallas since 1989. My photographs and online media projects have been exhibited widely, in Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Sweden, and Thailand, and my articles on photography have appeared in Leonardo and Photography Quarterly. I have curated numerous exhibitions at UT Dallas and other venues, including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, and have received several grants and awards, including an Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Ohio Arts Council, the Arts Midwest/National Endowment of the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography, and the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in Photography and New Genres.

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Walsh, Dennis LIT HUSL [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.608F 2994

Areas of Specialization:  Early American Literature, Nineteenth Century American Literature, Introduction to Humanities, Introduction to Literature.
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Warren, Shilyh FILM HUAS [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.112 6316

Areas of Specialization:  Film History & Theory, Feminist Studies, Documentary, Women's Cinema, Experimental Cinema, Ecocinemas

Education:  PhD, Literature (Duke University)
MA, Comparative Literature (Dartmouth College)
BA, Women's Studies (Dartmouth College)

Bio Preview:  Dr. Shilyh Warren's research takes up debates in film history, feminist theory, documentary studies, and film theory. Her first book, Subject to Reality: Women and Documentary (University of Illinois Press, 2019) examines two key periods in the history of women's documentary filmmaking: the 20s-40s and the 1970s. The book explores the ethnographic strain of documentary in particular and makes the argument that women's nonfictional filmmaking has always struggled with the problems of realism and the politics of race. Her research has also appeared in Signs, Camera Obscura, and South Atlantic Quarterly.

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Watkins, LaToya CRWT HUAS [email protected] JO 5.109 Bio Preview:  

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Webb, Elena GERM [email protected] JO 5.109

Areas of Specialization:  German 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312, German Culture

Education:  M.A. German and English, M.B.A.

Bio Preview:  I am professor of German at UT Dallas. My specialties range from beginner to advanced levels. I've been fascinated with German culture and language since I was 10 years old and I am delighted to pass my knowledge and skills onto those who are interested in the language.

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Wickberg, Daniel HIST HUHI ARHM [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.428 6222

Areas of Specialization:  U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History; History of Social Thought; Historical Thought and Historiography

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

Bio Preview:  I am an historian of modern American thought and culture with an interdisciplinary background, including a PhD in American Studies from Yale University. I am very much interested in the place where history, philosophy, and anthropology meet. I teach a wide variety of courses in the School of Arts and Humanities, including an upper-division two-semester sequence in American intellectual history, and graduate courses on modern thought, the intellectual history of liberalism, and nineteenth-century cultural history. I am the author of The Senses of Humor: Self and Laughter in Modern America (Cornell University Press), and my articles have appeared in journals such as The American Historical Review, Critical Inquiry, The Journal of American History, Modern Intellectual History, and Rethinking History. I have been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and was awarded the Victor Worsfold Prize for best teacher in the School of Arts and Humanities (2011). In the School of Arts and Humanities I have been a strong advocate for strengthening our graduate programs, particularly the PhD program in Humanities, and have served on many doctoral committees and directed several dissertations. Outside of UTD, I have served on the editorial board of the journal Modern Intellectual History, and am past President of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. I am currently completing a book tentatively titled The Idea of Tradition in a Culture of Progress: Post World War II American Thought.

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Wilder, James MUSI [email protected]

Areas of Specialization:  Guitar, Music Appreciation
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Wilson, Michael HIST HUHI HUMA [email protected] 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

Bio Preview:  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 ARHM [email protected] JO 31 JO 5.412 6019

Areas of Specialization:  Nineteenth century America; Slavery and Abolition; Religious history; Digital Humanities

Education:  PhD in History, Rice University, 2014
MA in American Studies, Columbia University, 2008
BA in History and Secondary Education, Bethel University, 2006

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My courses in American history, African American history, the Atlantic World, and the digital humanities all require students to perform as historians: analyzing primary documents, crafting arguments based on these documents, and evaluating the arguments of other historians. Students of history become careful readers, creative thinkers, and clear communicators—all essential skills for success in contemporary life.

My research explores how people of faith have understood social injustice, particularly around issues of race and ethnicity. My book manuscript, under contract with LSU Press, answers why so many antislavery Americans in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries never took a political stand by joining antislavery societies, writing tracts, or pressuring politicians.

My scholarship on the history of antislavery has brought me into contact with activists working on issues of modern slavery and human trafficking. I believe that history should inform these contemporary movements and I serve as a Sojourner Truth Fellow of Historians Against Slavery to organize a national network of student antislavery activists through The Free Project.

I am the coeditor of Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era, (LSU Press, 2013), an anthology that explores how Americans understood the future during an era of national crisis. I have a chapter in a forthcoming anthology that introduces the themes of my second project, which unfolds the religious roots of modern imperialism through an exploration of the British and American colonization of Africa.

I have a particular interest in the teaching opportunities and democratizing potential of digital technology. I am the co-editor of The American Yawp, a free and online American history textbook (americanyawp.com). I am also the coeditor of abolitionseminar.org, a NEH-funded resource for K-12 teachers. My interest in critical pedagogy has led me to serve as managing editor of the Teaching United States History Blog (teachingushistory.co).

When not writing or teaching, I am likely listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen or rooting on my beloved Green Bay Packers.

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