Faculty members

Abbreviation Index

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



Faculty and Instructors

Last, First Area Email Mail Station Office Phone
 Amato, Lawrence  PHIL  laa062000@utdallas.edu    JO 5.712  

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 Andreen, Michael  ATEC      ATC 3.303  

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Banner, Olivia  EMAC  olivia.banner@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 4.903  7509

Olivia Banner is Assistant Professor in the Emerging Media and Communication Program. Her research at its broadest level considers the intersections of medicine, new media, and health and illness, with a specific focus on how race, gender, and disability are refracted within these intersections. Her book, Communicative Biocapitalism: Mediating the Voice of the Patient in Digital Health (forthcoming, University of Michigan Press), considers how emerging digital technologies shape the articulation of illness and health online, and the ramifications of this shaping for a politics of health and for the health humanities fields. She is currently co-editing a special issue of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture on science and animation and has published articles in Signs, Discourse, and the edited collection Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online. Another ongoing project is a teaching resource for the health humanities fields: a visual history of medical records, from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, intended to help students consider how the visual ordering of information both reflects and impacts medical practice and the institutions in which it occurs.

Prior to coming to UT Dallas, Dr. Banner held an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Humanities Research Center, Rice University, in Houston, where she was also a member of Medical Futures Lab; the group brings together scholars, students, technology designers, and medical professionals to create innovate approaches to problems in health care and medical education. She completed her Ph.D. in UCLA’s English department and was a Graduate Fellow at UCLA’s Center for Society and Genetics. She has taught widely, with courses on digital culture, cultural representations of technoscience, independent film and film history, zombie media, and literature and medicine. She also taught a service learning course in which students worked in community organizations for people with disabilities.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Bell, Lisa  COMM EMAC  lisa.bell@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 1.911  2052

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 Billingslea, Steven  ATEC  slb073000@utdallas.edu    ATC 2.405  

Steven Billingslea II is an independent developer and Senior Lecturer from Dallas, Texas.  When he is not spending time with his wife and their three dogs, he is working to improve his skills in game development, writing, and brewing craft beer.

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

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 Bowman, Sarah  ATEC        

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Brewer, Kenneth  HUSL LIT  kenneth.brewer@utdallas.edu    JO 5.704  6535

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 Brookins, Derrick  MUSI      JO 5.712  2170

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Brown-Perm, Spencer  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Byrd, Suzanne  MUSI  sxb138930@utdallas.edu      

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 Camacho, Chris  ATEC  cjc043000@utdallas.edu    ATC 2.405  

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 Canby, Joan  LIT  jac108120@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  2170

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 Carlson, Eric  COMM  ericb.carlson@utdallas.edu    JO 4.602B  6731

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


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

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

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

At UT Dallas, Mr. Carlson co-developed the Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication course in various learning modalities, including hybrid and online sections. 

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

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

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 Carter, Rebecca  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Celander, Filip  ATEC  filip.celander@utdallas.edu    ATC 1.905  

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 Chaney, Anthony Bart  HIST      JO 5.708  1658

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Christopher, Timothy  ATEC  khimbar@utdallas.edu  AT10  ATC 4.905  1908

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2011

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 Cochran, Kristen  ARTS  knc103020@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comrades and Fellow-Travelers (one-hour drama)

Loyalty Oath (one-hour drama)

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 Copeland, Colette  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Coppersmith, Syd  COMM      JO 5.708  1658

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

Areas of Specialization:  Translation Studies, International Modernism, Romanian Literature.

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

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



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

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


Articles and Chapters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



PEN/Heim Translation Fund

Three Percent Best Translated Book Award for Poetry

National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship

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

Fulbright-Hays Research Grant

PEN Southwest Book Award for Translation

President Mihai Cimpoi Award of the Moldovan Writers' Union

Harry C. Routledge Prize of the Southern Comparative Literature Association

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 Crowder, Wade  COMM      JO 5.109  6787

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Drogos, Kristin  EMAC  kristin.drogos@utdallas.edu    ATC 4.909  7540


PhD, Communication, forthcoming, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, Speech Communication, 2006, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, Psychology, 2003, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kristin L. Drogos is a senior lecturer of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. Broadly her research focuses on the role of media in the socialization of youth. More specifically, Kristin researches the effects of mediated content on youth. She has worked on projects that explore the ways that attachment to particular media characters affects youth across the developmental spectrum from toddlers to emerging adults. Most recently Kristin has turned her research agenda towards understanding the effects of social media use on teenagers. She is studying the ways in which social network site use is related to the identity formation of adolescents. Kristin also works on projects that analyze the content of children’s television programming. Her past projects have assessed both educational and prosocial messages as well as anti-social and disrespectful messages present in programs popular among youth.

Kristin’s work has received Top Paper awards from the National Communication Association in the Mass Communication and the Future of Communication divisions, as well as a Top Paper award from the International Communication Association in the Intergroup Communication division. She is also an award-winning instructor and has taught courses on mediated communication, communication technologies, social media, and the psychology of the audience.

Kristin is currently finishing her dissertation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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 Dufour, Frank  ATEC  frank.dufour@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 3.210  4129

Areas of Specialization:  Sound Design, Interactive and Digital Arts, Aesthetics of Digital Audiovisual Design, History of Contemporary Music, History of Electo-Acoustic Music

Education: PhD, University of Paris 8, France, 2004

Frank Dufour has been employed as a sound technician at the Archives of the French National Radio for nine years, from 1983 to 1992. He was in charge of the restoration of historical recordings.

In 1992, he created one of the first all-digital recording studios in France specialized in digital sound restoration for audio publications and sound design for animation movies and video productions. The studio created the sound effects for the TV series The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Prince Valliant. As Multimedia Designer, he was one of the three authors of the first Hypermedia interactive narrative issued in France, a CD-ROM called "Sale temps," and has authored numerous interactive publications.

Frank Dufour's professional activities as a sound designer, and multimedia designer have always been coupled with teaching activities. His first position was at the University of Paris, René Descartes from 1985-1996, where he taught the History of Audiovisual Technologies. He has also taught at the Universities of Paris-Villetaneuse and Paris-Saint-Denis, and at the University du Sud Toulon Var as an Assistant Professor teaching Digital Sound Design and Hypermedia Design.

Frank Dufour currently is a member of the laboratory "Musique et Informatique de Marseille" in which he is conducting researches on the concept of Time Icons and on the relations between music and visual expressions.

This research project has two main applications. The first is dedicated to the visualization of music and explores the use of images and animations as a means to facilitate the understanding and appreciation of music -- conducted in relation with the Dallas International School. The second application is dedicated to the translation of images into sounds and music -- conducted in relation with the Dallas Museum of Art.

Frank Dufour has also been involved in the "First Person Cultural Trainer" project developed for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Joint Forces Command.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Eldridge, Candace  COMM      JO 3.534  

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 Emswiler, Cassandra  ARTS  cje043000@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.903  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Evans, Monica  ATEC  mevans@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 2.710  4332

Areas of Specialization:  Computer game development and design, interactive narrative, serious games and simulations.

Education: PhD, Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2007
MA, Arts and Technology, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2004
BA, Plan II Honors and BA, English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2002

As a faculty member in the Arts and Technology program, Monica Evans' focus is to expand the game studies curriculum, particularly at the graduate level. This year she created the Game Production Lab within the ATEC program, a series of courses in which students design, develop, and produce original games and gaming content at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Monica Evans has recruited many industry members to donate equipment and resources to the ATEC program, offer internships to ATEC students, teach ATEC courses as adjuncts, and advise students through seminars, guest lectures, and as judges for the UT Dallas CGEC. Companies include Pixelux Entertainment, iStation, Gearbox Software, Barking Lizards, MumboJumbo, iD Software, and Texas Instruments, as well as investor Hughes Ventures.

Evans' personal research is focused on narrative for games and other interactive systems, which she is currently publishing as articles, book chapters, and conference submissions; and on meaningful play, serious games, educational games, and simulations, for which she is both publishing articles and submitting multiple grant proposals. She is currently working on a series of proposals for new research in virtual medical simulation, and proposals have been sent to the American Heart Association, Pediatrix, Children's Medical Center in Dallas, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) granting agency.

As to the significance of her work: Game studies is a brand-new, continuously evolving field, and few universities are pursuing significant academic research in the area. Evans' long-term goal is to seed top-level game studios with our undergraduate students at higher than entry-level positions (in other words, positions where they have influence over design, content, and innovation); to seed top-level universities with our masters and doctoral students as the next generation of game studies scholars; and to provide a place for students to incubate independent game studios, research projects, or to follow other academic inclinations in the field.

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 Evans, Katheryn  MUSI  kcevans@utdallas.edu    JO 4.902  2828

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

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

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

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

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 Farrar, Eric  ATEC  eric.farrar@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 2.505  4365

Areas of Specialization:  3D Computer Animation

Eric Farrar is an Assistant Professor of 3D Computer Animation in Arts and Technology (ATEC). He graduated from Ohio University with a music performance degree and spent the better part of a decade working as a freelance drummer and percussionist in the central Ohio area, all the while working at a variety of computer-related "day jobs."

In the late 1990s, Eric returned to school to study graphic design where he discovered 3D computer animation. He immediately fell in love with the medium as a means for combining his appreciation for visual art with his background in music.

He completed an MFA in Computer Animation and Visualization working through the Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design (ACCAD) at The Ohio State University. Eric then went to work for the Los Angeles based visual-effects studio, Rhythm & Hues. There he worked as a character rigger creating bone and muscle systems for digital characters helping to bring a variety of computer generated animals and fantasy characters to life. Films on which he worked include Night at the Museum and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

Eric is currently teaching courses in 3D animation including two new courses focused on character rigging, which introduce students to some of the more technical elements of preparing 3D models for animation. His creative and research interests center around independent animated shorts and techniques for combining music and animation.

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 Fechter, Todd  ATEC  todd.fechter@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 2.501  2796

Areas of Specialization:  3D Computer Animation

Todd Fechter's professional background is in the field of 3D computer animation. He has experience working on both television and film productions, which he gained while employed at DNA Production, Inc from September 2002 through June of 2006. There he held the position of Head of Environment Modeling, where he led a team of eight modelers in the planning and creation of all environments and props.

After leaving DNA Productions he worked as a freelance 3D artist providing both modeling and texturing services for various companies including Jeep, Ember Studios, Reel FX Entertainment and NASA.

In October 2006 Fechter accepted a position at Element X Creative as Head of Modeling. There he worked on various projects ranging from promotions to a direct to DVD animated series.

Fechter is currently an Assistant Professor of 3D Computer Animation at UT Dallas. During this time he has been able to integrate his production experience and expertise into his teachings with the goal of better preparing students to reach their professional aspirations. This includes the creation of the first online Arts and Technology computer animation digital class material archive where students have unlimited access to course materials and examples that allow for off campus learning and review.

Fechter's current interests are in the continued redesign and growth of the ATEC 3D animation curriculum. Two new courses will focus more on the planning and development of 3D animation rather than the actual execution. Students will then be able to fully realize production timelines and methodologies to focus skills learned in other ATEC courses and create of their own complex animations. In return these works will be submitted to festivals and other showcases.

Lastly, Fechter intends to continue the growth of the online digital class material archive by continually updating with new course information and practices.

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

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 Fishwick, Paul  ATEC  paul.fishwick@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 3.206  4389

Areas of Specialization:  Modeling and Simulation, Aesthetic Computing, Creative Automata, Digital Arts & Humanities

Paul Fishwick joined UT Dallas in January 2013. He is Distinguished Endowed Chair of Arts and Technology (ATEC) and Professor of Computer Science. He has six years of industry experience as a systems analyst working at Newport News Shipbuilding and at NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia.

He was on the faculty at the University of Florida since 1986, and was Director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Programs there. His PhD was in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Fishwick is active in modeling and simulation, as well as in the bridge areas spanning art, science, and engineering. He pioneered the area of aesthetic computing, resulting in an MIT Press edited volume in 2006.

He is a Fellow of the Society for Computer Simulation, served as General Chair of the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), was a WSC Titan Speaker in 2009, and has delivered over fifteen keynote addresses at international conferences. He is Chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group in Simulation (SIGSIM). Fishwick has over 200 technical papers and has served on all major archival journal editorial boards related to simulation, including ACM Transactions on Modeling and Simulation (TOMACS) where he was a founding area editor of modeling methodology in 1990.

He actively pursues new connections between ATEC and STEM areas such as mathematics and engineering, especially computer science. His research area is in modeling and simulation. He is Director of the Creative Automata Laboratory which has a goal of exploring new representational approaches to automata as well as mathematical and computational models.

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 Gerard, Lori  MUSI      JO 5.109  6287

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

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 Goldberg, Shari  LIT HUSL  sgoldberg@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.924  4470

Areas of Specialization:  Nineteenth-century American literature, early American literature, critical theory.

Education: BA Cum Laude, Vassar College, 1999
PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 2009

Shari Goldberg studies early and nineteenth-century American literature and critical theory. She focuses on how conceptions of self, speech, and meaning have evolved in American contexts.

Her book, Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature, was published in 2013 by Fordham University Press. It argues that the conceptions of testimony familiar to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, and Henry James have largely been lost to today's readers, yet deserve to be revisited and reinvoked. Preceding psychoanalysis and semiology, these writers could conceive testimony without representation, without identity, without voice, and without life, respectively. They thereby provide provocative and incisive approaches to key problems of critical theory and human rights discourse, such as how narrative may be preserved in spite of trauma, and what constitutes a text that effectively shifts its readers ethical obligations.

She is currently at work on a new book project, which tracks how an American investment in literal meaning evolved from Cotton Mather to Charles Peirce. She is also planning a major study of Henry James's literary thinking, focused on his signature phrases.

Her courses on American literature have considered topics such as identity, memory, otherness, realism, and photography.She has also taught courses on testimony, systems of significance, and materiality.

More information, including her c.v., is available on her web site.

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

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 Gooch, John  HUSL LIT COMM  john.gooch@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.542  2038

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Gossin, Pamela  HIST LIT HUSL HUHI  psgossin@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 3.927  2071

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Gram, John  HIST      JO 5.712  2170

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 Gresham-Lancaster, Scot  ATEC  scotgl@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 3.806  6668

Areas of Specialization:  sonification, game audio, new media, network music, educational technology


MFA, Digital Media Art, San Jose State University
MA, Multimedia, California State University East Bay
BS, Digital Audio Technology, Cogswell College

Scot Gresham-Lancaster is a composer, performer, instrument builder and educator. Currently Associate Professor of Sound Design at ATEC UT Dallas. His research focuses on multi-sensory multimodal representation with a focus on sonification. As a member of the HUB, he is an early pioneers of "computer network music" and cellphone operas . He has created a series of "co-located" Internet performances and worked developing audio for several games and interactive products. He is an expert in educational technology. CV

He was a student of Roy HarrisDarius MilhaudJohn ChowningRobert AshleyTerry Riley"Blue" Gene TyranyDavid Cope among others. He has been a composer in residence at Mills College. STEIM and the Djerassi Artist Residency Program. He has toured and recorded with the HUBAlvin CurranROVA saxophone quartet. He has performed the music of John Cage, David Tudor, Pauline Oliveros and John Zorn under their direction. 

He remains committed to a future where Art and Science synergize each other to expand human understanding and exploration.

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 Grohman, Magdalena  Psychology  mggrohman@utdallas.edu  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

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

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

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

Ming Dong Gu is professor of Chinese and comparative literature and a special consultant to Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, responsible for choosing the first Chinese theorist for the new edition and writing an introduction. He has authored, edited and translated 11 books, and published nearly 90 journal articles and book chapters. His authored books include:

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


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

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

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

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 Guadagno, Rosanna  EMAC  Rosanna.Guadagno@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 2.913  7541

Dr. Rosanna Guadagno is now an Associate Professor in Emerging Media and Communication and she holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of Psychology. Her research interests focus on the confluence of three main areas: Social Influence in Mediated Contexts; Psychological Processes in Social Media, Video Games, and Virtual Environments; Gender Roles
Dr. Guadagno received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Arizona State University and completed her postdoctoral work at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior at the University of California at Santa Barbara. After serving on the faculty at the University of Alabama, Dr. Guadagno spent two years as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation serving three programs: Social Psychology; the Science of Learning Centers; and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC).
Her work has been published in journals such as: Perspectives on Psychological Science, Psychological Inquiry, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Computers in Human Behavior, Media Psychology, CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and Sex Roles; and covered in the press by: CBS News, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Associated Press, ESPN, The New Scientist, MSNBC, and Alabama Public Radio.
Dr. Guadagno is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, is on the editorial board for Basic and Applied Social Psychology and CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies.

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

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

Michele Hanlon serves as the Assistant Director of the Arts and 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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 Hatfield, Charles  LIT HUSL  charles.hatfield@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.516  2780

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Hennigan, Edward (Bran)  DRAM      JO 5.712  2170

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 Henson, George  SPAN  george.henson@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.408  4506

Areas of Specialization:  Literary translation, translation theory, Spanish language, 20th century Latin American poetry and narrative, queer literature

Education: PhD (in progress), UT Dallas
MA, Middlebury College, 1987
BA, University of Oklahoma, 1986
George Henson is currently completing a PhD in Humanities (with an emphasis on literary and translation studies) at The University of Texas at Dallas. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Henson taught Spanish language, literature, and translation at Southern Methodist University. He has also taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas. Prior to teaching at SMU, Mr. Henson taught for six years at Collin College in Plano.

Mr. Henson's primary scholarly interests lie in literary translation and translation theory. His translations of short stories by Mexican author Elena Poniatowska have appeared in Nimrod, Translation Review, The Literary Review, and Puerto del Sol. His translation of Carlos Pintado's short story "Joy Eslava" was published by Zafra Lit, and his translations of poems by Francisco Morán have appeared in Sojourn and are forthcoming in The Havana Reader (Duke University Press). Mr. Henson's translation of Elena Poniatowska's short story collection Tlapalería will be published in 2011 by Alligator Press. His current projects include translating short story collections by Mexican writer Luis Jorge Boone and Spanish writer Andrés Neuman.

Mr. Henson has been invited to read papers on topics related to literary translation and queer literature at conferences hosted by the American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, and Emory University.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Herndon, Scott  LIT  scott.herndon@utdallas.edu  JO 31  FO 2.312  4806

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 Hervas, David  SPAN      JO 5.708  1658

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 Hibbs, Shelby  DRAM      JO 5.109  6287

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

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


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

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

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

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 Hiltz, Stephen  PHIL  sch021000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  2170

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 Hodan, Daniel  MUSI  dmh017000@utdallas.edu    JO 1.206  

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

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 Jakobsson, Pia  HIST  pkj010100@utdallas.edu    JO 4.128  

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 Javadova-Spitzberg, Jamila  MUSI  jxj093000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  2170

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 Johnson, Melissa  DANC      JO 5.712  2170

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 Johnson, Janet  COMM EMAC  janet.johnson@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATC 4.907  2076

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

Education: PhD in Rhetoric, Texas Woman’s University, 2010
MA in Journalism, University of North Texas, 2004
BA Communication (Broadcast Communications), 1995

Dr. Janet Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Arts and Humanities and teaches courses in COMM, EMAC and ATEC. Before her transformation into the academic world, Janet's professional history includes such jobs as a broadcast news producer, strategic coordinator for Audience Research and Development, a media-consulting firm, and marketing director for her brother's e-commerce business.

Janet graduated in 2010 with a Ph.D in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University as well as a MA in Journalism with a minor in Communications from The University of North Texas. Her research interests include online political campaign rhetoric (specifically presidential campaigns), social media rhetoric, and journalism. She explores how people communicate and disseminate information through emerging media to create a rhetorical impact in our cultural world. Currently, she is working on projects on how technology has changed the rhetorical presidential campaign and the ritualistic media landscape.

Sample Publications

Johnson, J. (2012, August 3). Twitter Bites and Romney: Examining the Rhetorical Situation
of the 2012 Presidential Election in 140 Characters. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric2(3/4), 54-64. from http://www.contemporaryrhetoric.com/articles/johnson5_1.pdf

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 Kasra, Mona  EMAC  mxk083000@utdallas.edu    ATC 1.907  2102

Mona Kasra is a new media artist, educator, and PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas with a focus in Arts & Technology. Her research is centered around the impact, power, and politics of the digital mage in the networked era. She is especially interested in ways by which digital images, coupled with social media technologies, reconstruct the extent of public awareness and action against unjust sociopolitical affairs around the world.

Mona holds an M.F.A. in Video/Digital Art, and She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in both gallery and online settings. She has programmed and juried for several film festivals, and has presented at conferences including SXSW Interactive. In 2011, Mona served as the Art Gallery Chair at SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) in Vancouver, Canada

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 Kitagawa, Midori  ATEC  midori@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 1.909  2806

Areas of Specialization:  Interactive art and technology; computer animation; computer-mediated arts

Education: PhD in Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University
MA in Computer Graphics and Animation, Ohio State University
BFA in Painting, Joshibi University in Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Midori Kitagawa is the author of  Mocap for Artists: Workflow and Techniques for Motion Capture, published by Focal Press in 2008.

Dr. Kitagawa's research interests include 3D computer animation, 2D animation, motion capture, interactive multimedia teaching, virtual reality, 3D modeling, visualization, and studio arts.

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 Kline, Mariko  JAPN      ATC 3.303  

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 Knight, Kim  ATEC EMAC  kak102020@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 1.903  4346

Areas of Specialization:  Media studies; digital humanities; network cultures and technologies; emerging media; viral media; gender and digital media

Education: PhD, English, University of California Santa Barbara, 2011
MA with distinction, English Literature, California State University Northridge, 2004
BA, English Literature, California State University Northridge, 2001

Kim Knight is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research broadly centers on the ways digital culture affects negotiations of power and the formation of identity. More specifically, her current work on viral media addresses the role of digital media as it circulates outside of broadcast paradigms and empowers or oppresses subjects in network society. She also has multiple research projects in progress on the topic of gendered identity and digital media. One of the fundamental strategies of her research methodology is to bring together the vectors of theory and practice. As such, her work uniquely blends traditional modes of scholarship with the production of theoretically-informed media objects.

Kim teaches classes in digital media theory, the shift from analog to digital textuality, viral media, wearable media, and race, class, gender, and sexuality in digital environments. Her classes center on the same hybrid approach of theorizing and making that underlies her research.

Kim writes and is editor-in-chief for the blog The Spiral Dance (http://thespiraldance.wordpress.com). The title is taken from the closing line of Donna Haraway's influential essay "Manifesto for Cyborgs" and the blog critically addresses the intersections of media, technology, and gendered identity. In addition, she is the project leader, site administrator, and editor of Fashioning Circuits (http://fashioningcircuits.com), a research blog and public humanities project that addresses the social and cultural implications of the intersection between fashion and technology. In addition, the Fashioning Circuits project works with community partners to develop programming to introduce non-programmers to coding and making in a Humanities context. A book on Fashioning Circuits is under contract and forthcoming in 2016.

Kim is active in university and public service and is regularly invited to give talks on women and technology, social and wearable media, and Digital Humanities.

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 Kondas, Kyle  ATEC  kyle304@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 3.105  4376

Education: MFA, Arts and Technology, UT Dallas, 2006
BA, Arts and Performance., UT Dallas, 2004

Kyle Kondas is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas. His studies include digital video production, on-line media, new media art and most recently the study of video games as art.?
Kyle is also a video artist who has exhibited his work in several exhibitions throughout Dallas and has co-created three programs for the Dallas Videofest since 2009.

In 2012, Kyle was in charge of video for DIFF Media (Dallas International Film Festival) and was one of 14 artists invited to exhibit their work in Expanded Cinema, a program of video art displayed on the exterior walls of the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas.

Recently Kyle co-created Tiny Thumbs, a new pop-up arcade that will be showcasing current indie games from local and nationwide artist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Lee, Angela  EMAC  angela.lee@utdallas.edu    ATC 1.907  7539


Ph.D., Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
M.A., Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2009
B.A., Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006

Angela M. Lee (Ph.D., UT-Austin) is an assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research focuses on audience analysis, news consumption, media effects, behavior prediction, journalism routines, and ethics.

Angela’s work is published in peer-reviewed journals, such as Communication Research, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Studies, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and Digital Journalism. She has received a number of highly selective awards, including the Top Faculty Paper Award and News Audience Research Paper Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Best Paper Award from the National Communication Association, the Patricia Witherspoon Research Award from the Annett Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and the William Powers, Jr. Graduate Dissertation Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin.

Her work has garnered mainstream attention from outlets such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning NewsThe Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Nieman Journalism Lab of Harvard University.

Angela really enjoys research and teaching, and believes strongly in the motto of the University of Texas System-Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis-“cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.”

For her updated CV, please visit bit.ly/angelamlee

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

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 Li, Wenqi  LANG  wenqi.li@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.308  4504

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 Ligon, Peter  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Linehan, Thomas  ATEC AP HUAS  thomas.linehan@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 3.217  7517

Areas of Specialization:  Research Administration - Arts and Technology Internet-Based Training and Distance Education Research in Game and Simulation Development University - Corporate Training and Research.

Education: PhD, Art Education/Computer Animation, Ohio State University, 1981
MA, Art Education/Computer Animation, Ohio State University, 1972
BA, Fine Art, Webster College, 1966

Dr. Thomas Linehan is currently the director of the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering and the founder of the Arts and Technology programs (ATEC) at UT Dallas. The programs serve 1200 students at BA, MA, MFA and Ph.D. level.  These students form groups who are writing the interactive stories of our future. They are made up of animation, special effects, digital sound, and game-based programming,  that uses modeling and algorithmic  programs to create specified events.

He has a background in both corporate management and educational administration. He has served as a college president, a corporate vice president, a research laboratory director, a professor and a public school teacher. Dr. Linehan has experience in research and development with arts and technology. He has sponsored research projects in serious game design for training troops for the US Army. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded his work in the professional development of high school teachers.  

He has developed premiere degree programs in media arts and animation technology. (Ohio State University's Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, Texas A&M University's Visualization Laboratory and The Ringling College of Art and Design's Computer Animation Program.)  The development of the UT Dallas Arts and Technology program is based on these early experiences in educational program development.

Each of these programs provides an advanced computing environment in support of an industry-relevant education. Dr. Linehan has served as a consultant in the development of similar programs in The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Canada.

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

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

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

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 Loving, Emily  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Madriguera, Enric  MUSI HUAS  enric.madriguera@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.912  2786 Dr. Enric Madriguera is Director of Guitar Studies in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. Madriguera participates performs as a solo guitarist locally and internationally. In 2001, Madriguera toured Vietnam performing and teaching in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Conservatories of Music. In 2002, he was invited to the International Festival at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Most recently, he performed at The Rust Festival in Burgenland, Austria, the ChamberArt Festival in Madrid, and the Ramon Noble Festival in Pachuca, Hidalgo State, Mexico. Enric Madriguera received a Fulbright grant to perform and teach in Mexico for a period of one semester during the 2009-2010 academic cycle.

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

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

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

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 Malina, Roger  ATEC  roger.malina@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 3.202  2023

Areas of Specialization:  Astrophysics; experimental publishing and curating; art and science

Roger F. Malina is a space scientist and astronomer, with a specialty in extreme and ultraviolet astronomy, space instrumentation and optics. He served as director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and was NASA Principal Investigator for the Extreme Ultraviolet Satellite project at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is also a publisher and editor in the new emerging research fields that connect the sciences and engineering to the arts, design and humanities. Since 1982 he has served as Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press. He founded, and serves on the board of two non profits, ISAST in San Francisco and OLATS in Paris, which advocate and document the work of artists involved in contemporary science and technology.

He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology, and Professor of Physics, at the University of Texas at Dallas and Directeur de Recherche, for the CNRS in France. He serves as the Associate Director of ATEC.

In the fall of 2013 he founded the ArtSciLab in the ATEC Program at UT Dallas ( artscilab.utdallas.edu ). This trans-disciplinary research lab hosts projects which involve in depth collaboration between artists and scientists; the aim of the lab is to carry out research which results in art works, scientific data analysis tools, a technology testbed. In addition the lab develops  education activities involving the integration of the arts, design and humanities in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEAM). Initial ArtSciLab projects involve data sonification with scientists in brain science, geosciences, astronomy and a technology testbed working with nanotechnology and development of mobile applications. Key collaborations include the Data Remix project with Prof Ruth West at the University of North Texas, on Cognitive Innovation with Prof Sue Denham and Michael Punt at the University of Plymouth, U.K, and on Communicating Scientific Uncertainty with Prof Drew Hemment at the University of Lancaster, U.K.

The ArtSciLab also hosts the ATEC Leonardo Initiatives project in collaboration with the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology in San Francisco, the Observatoire Leonardo des Arts et Technosciences in Paris and MIT Press; through the Experimental Publishing and Knowledge Curation project the Initiative develops innovation in scholarly publishing. The Initiative hosts the editorial office of the Executive Editor for the Leonardo Journals and Leonardo Book Series at MIT Press.

In 2012-2013 Roger Malina chaired the US National Science Foundation funded study :  Steps to an Ecology of Networked Knowledge and Innovation: Enabling new forms of collaboration among sciences, engineering, arts, and design which identified key mechanisms for enabling new forms of collaborations between the arts and sciences.

He is a member of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, www.imera.fr), an institute he helped set up. IMERA aims at contributing to interdisciplinarity and places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences.

Malina is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics, former founding Chair of Commission VI on Space Activities and Society.  He is Co -Chair of the International Astronautical Federation Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space. He has served on the Comite National of the French CNRS for Astronomy and on the French National Commission on Cosmology. He has received a number of prizes and awards including the International Academy of Astronautics Social Sciences Award, several NASA Public Service Awards,  "Laser d’or " Prize, from the International Video Art Organization. As of Feb 2014 there were 3700 citations to his publications on Google Scholar.

Roger Malina Projects

ATEC International
AHCN Companion
Art and Atoms
Art and Synthetic Biology

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 Matthews, Susan  GERM      JO 5.708  

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 McComber, Sean  ATEC  sxm129130@utdallas.edu    ATC 2.509  7505

Sean McComber is an Assistant Professor of Animation in Arts and Technology (ATEC). He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Computer Art and an emphasis in Animation.

After graduating, Sean was accepted into the internship program at Rhythm & Hues Studios, a visual effects production company for film. Sean rose from intern to Lead Animator and eventually traveled to Rhythm & Hues’ Mumbai, India, facility as Supervising Animator.

Sean has worked at various other studios including Arconyx Animation Studios, Reel FX Creative Studios and as a Senior Cinematics Animator at Sucker Punch Productions.

Sean returned to school and received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas in the ATEC program. Sean currently teaches all courses in Character Animation as well as Animation Studio.

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 McCullough, Shellie  HUMA      JO 5.708  

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

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

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

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

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

Further information can be found at her website.

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 McLure, Helen  HIST  hxm112630@utdallas.edu    JO 5.608D  

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 McVay, Michael  MUSI  mjm031000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 2.206  2764 Michael McVay holds degrees from the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory (piano), the Royal College of Music in London (piano) and the University of North Texas (music theory/piano). He performs regularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in a variety of styles and venues, and his CD Michael McVay and Friends can be heard on Dallas radio station KAAM. Previous academic positions include Lecturer at LaSalle/SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Austin College, visiting faculty member in music theory at the University of North Texas and Staff Accompanist at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. McVay is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Dallas, where he also teaches music theory and serves as pianist and Assistant Director of the Musica Nova ensemble.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Metz, Greg  AP HUAS ARTS  glmetz@utdallas.edu  JO 31  ATEC 3.917  2774

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Areas of Specialization:  18th-and 19th-century literature and women's studies.

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

Recent Publications:

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

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

"Faith and the Profession," Profession 1998

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


Victor Worsfold Outstanding Teaching Award, 2002-2003

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 Milazzo, Joseph  CRWT  jrm120030@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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

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 Min, Inki  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Minnish, Roxanne  ATEC        

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 Miranda, Jeffrey  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Mortensen, Joan  HIST  jmorten@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  2170

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

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

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

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

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 Muslu, Cihan Yuksel  HIST HUHI  cihanyuksel@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.110  4930

Areas of Specialization:  Ottoman Empire, Mamluk Empire, history of diplomacy and diplomatic culture, cultural and social history of medieval and early-modern Muslim civilization.

Education: PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 2007
BA in History, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, 1999

Cihan Yuksel Muslu joined UTD in the fall of 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Historical Studies and became an Associate Professor in 2014. She teaches courses on medieval and early-modern Islamic civilization, Muslim empires (particularly the Ottoman and Mamluk Empires), the Crusades, historical methodology, and Mediterranean history.

Her interest areas are diplomatic culture and exchange, comparative empires, historiography, construction of identity, and the cross-cultural encounters between medieval and early-modern Muslim societies. Her first book The Ottomans and the Mamluks: Imperial Diplomacy and Warfare in the Islamic World studies the significance and complexity of diplomatic exchanges between the Ottomans and Mamluks. The rich history of diplomatic encounters between these two leading Sunni Muslim empires shows that the relationship between them requires a revisionist approach – one questioning and enriching the earlier paradigm focusing on warfare, conflict, and conquest. Her work also appears in Archivum Ottomanicum as well as an edited volume.

She is currently working on multiple paper-length projects on Ottoman-Mamluk relations and one manuscript-length project on the construction of the Ottoman imperial image studied through the regimes of fifteenth-century Ottoman rulers.

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 Naasz, Jacob  ATEC  jcn042000@utdallas.edu    ATEC  

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 Nadin, Mihai  ATEC  nadin@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 2.706  2832

Areas of Specialization:  He is, among other things, a pioneer in computer graphics and arts, human-computer interaction, visualization, semiotics, and anticipatory systems. He founded and directed the world's first Computational Design Program. His current area of research is anticipation/anticipatory systems and anticipatory computation.
Publications: (for a complete listing, go to www.nadin.ws )

Are You Stupid? A Second Revolution Might Save America From Herself. Heidelberg/New York: Synchron Publishers, 2013, 368 pp.

Anticipation: The End Is Where We Start From (English-German-French text). Baden, Switzerland: Lars Müller Publishers, 2003. 129 pp.

The Civilization of Illiteracy. Dresden: Dresden University Press, 1997. 881 pp.

"MIND-Anticipation and Chaos." From the series Milestones in Thought and Discovery (English-German parallel text). Stuttgart/Zürich: Belser Presse, 1991. 176 pp.

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 Nazir, Cassini  ATEC  cassini@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 4.901  7511

Areas of Specialization:  Web publishing, interactive digital media, design


MFA, Arts and Technology, UT Dallas, 2011
BA, English Literature, UT Dallas, 2003
BA, Economics and Finance, UT Dallas, 2002

Cassini Nazir is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Arts and Technology program at The University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design, web design and design principles.

His research interests include accessibility, interaction design, user interface and user experience.

Prior to teaching, Cassini managed The University of Texas at Dallas homepage and high-traffic pages and helped launched an initial redesign for the UT Dallas website  that placed Third in the Best of Web award from the Center for Digital Education in 2005. That same year he won the Accessibility InternetRally (AIR) Austin award from Knowbility for his redesign of the UT Dallas McDermott Scholars website.

Over the past 15 years, Cassini has designed print pieces, logos, websites, and interactive elements for mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

Cassini holds an MFA from UT Dallas’ Arts and Technology Program and bachelors degrees in English literature and Economics.

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 Nielsen, Christina  ARTS      ATC 3.903  

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 Owens, Misty  DANC  mx0122530@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Paradis, Elizabeth  ATEC      ATC 3.903  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Petrovic, Lucy  ATEC  lpetrovic@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 2.911  4369

Areas of Specialization:  Exploration of human computer interaction; creating immersive virtual environments; new media art

Education: MFA Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois, Chicago
B.U.S. (Bachelors of University Studies), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Lucy Petrovic is a new media artist, researcher and educator. Her focus has been the exploration of immersive virtual reality environments using CAVE VR technology. Dealing with issues of control and societal concerns, her recent virtual reality works have been exhibited internationally including ACM Siggraph Art Gallery, ISEA, and at the Tucson Museum of Art.

A recent work entitled, 'Under control / in control', has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and premiered at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Petrovic's new media work includes creating experimental digital video screened at various festivals including the Arizona International Film Festival where she won "Best of Arizona".

Throughout the years she has contributed to ISEA, Prix ARS Electronica and extensively to the ACM SIGGRAPH International Computer Graphics Conference. Petrovic's involvement with SIGGRAPH included co-chair of the Electronic Theater and chair of the Art Show.

Before coming to Dallas, Petrovic was the Dean of Graduate Studies at the newly formed Egg Story Digital Arts School in Singapore.

Current Research:
Immersive stereoscopic multimedia environments:
'Under control / In control' deals with issues of control in technology and human culture.
'Desert Views, Desert Deaths' a memorial for those who have died while crossing the U.S. / Mexican border. Video:
'Belly Big Belly' was screened at Tucson's First Annual Women's Video Festival.
'On the subject of sex...' won the "Best of Arizona" in the Arizona International Film and Video Festival

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 Pettengill, Ryan  HIST  rsp120030@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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 Pitman, Bonnie  ATEC HUAS  blp120030@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.602  2476

Areas of Specialization:  interactive digital media with visual objects and museums, visual culture and health care, interdisciplinary studies of museums, the history of museums

Bonnie Pitman is a nationally recognized leader in the museum and arts community for her expertise and research in audience and civic engagement.

Pitman joined The University of Texas at Dallas as Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Co-Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums in 2012. Her work focuses on developing interdisciplinary research and program relationships between UTD and cultural, educational, and health institutions. Working with the School of Arts and Humanities and the Art and Technology program her areas of interest include the roles of museums with audience engagement, new technologies, and collaborative partnerships.

Pitman was the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art and also served as Deputy Director for 12 years. Under her leadership the Museum’s artistic excellence and engagement with the community dramatically increased. Her work focused on the development of the museum’s collections, presentations of major exhibitions, audience engagement and the expansion of the museums uses of new technologies. The DMA’s ArtsNetwork linked the museum’s collections and programs in new ways on the website, introduced Smartphone tours, and uses of social media. She led the development of the Center for Creative Connections and the Framework for Engaging with Art that increased audience participation in the museum.

Pitman has been a curator, educator, and administrator at the University of California’s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, Seattle Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. 

Pitman has received numerous awards over her career and was recognized most recently with the Award for Distinguished Service to Museums by the American Association of Museums in 2011 recognizing lifetime achievement in the museum field. She has served on the boards of museum associations including the American Association of Museums (AAM), and as Chair of the AAM Accreditation Commission.  Pitman chaired the AAM’s National Task Force on Museum Education that prepared the landmark policy report Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public Dimension of Museums. She has been a consultant to over 200 museums including art, history and science museums.

Publications include, the Dallas Museum of Art: A Guide to the Collection, 2012; Ignite the Power of Art: Advancing Visitor Engagement in Museums, 2010; New Forums: Art Museums & Communities.  In addition to numerous articles, she was the editor of Presence of Mind: Museums and the Spirit of Learning and Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public Dimension of Museums, a signature work that altered the perceived role of museums in society.

She is a member of the advisory board for the SMU National Center for Arts Research in the Meadows school for the Arts and Cox Business School and on the Board of the Baylor Health Care Foundation in Dallas, TX.

Pitman received a Master of Arts degree from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Prud'Homme, Michele  HUMA  mxp010110@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.712  2170

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

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

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

Stephen G. Rabe holds an Ashbel Smith Professorship. He has written or edited 10 books and approximately 180 other pieces in the form of journal articles, book chapters, essays, and reviews. His books include:

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

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

Stephen Rabe has taught or lectured in 18 countries. He has led seminars on modern U.S. history in Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador. He has held the Mary Ball Washington Chair in American History at University College, Dublin, Ireland and the Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in America Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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

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 Rankin, Monica  HIST HUHI  mrankin@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.916  2005 Monica Rankin earned her PhD in History with an emphasis in Latin America and Modern Mexico. Her current research focuses on the uses of propaganda in Mexico during World War II. Her manuscript, México, la patria! Propaganda and Production during World War II, is under contract with the University of Nebraska Press (scheduled for publication in late 2009). Dr. Rankin presented findings from the manuscript at numerous academic conferences and is currently revising several journal articles based on that material.

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

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

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 Redman, Tim  LIT HUSL  redman@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.102  2775

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

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

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

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

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 Reese, Venus  AP HUAS  opal@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.634  2013

Areas of Specialization:  Movement Theatre, solo performance, playwriting, directing, Spoken Word, Performative scholarship, social construction/new historicism, and Hip-Hop Popular culture.

Education: PhD, Directing and Theory and Criticism, Stanford University, 2002
MA, Drama, Stanford University, 2001
MFA, Acting and Movement Theatre, The Ohio State University, 1997
BFA, Theatre, Adelphi University, New York, 1994

Venus Opal Reese is an award winning solo performer, playwright, director, choreographer and poet. She has performed nationally and internationally for over 17 years. Her latest solo performance work, Split Ends, a piece about Black women and hair, was featured on the cover of the Palo Alto Weekly, showcased at the Black Repertory Theatre in Rhode Island and ran off-Broadway at La MaMa ETC. Split Ends was nominated for a 2007 AUDELCO Award. Dr. Reese was recently featured on ABC News and in Glamour Magazine and Diversity Inc., as an expert on race, beauty, and culture. Her performance with the Hip-Hop theatre play, Will Power's The Seven, was featured in the American Theatre Magazine and won 3 Critic Choice Awards.

Dr. Reese has presented and performed internationally at the Sorbonne, Paris, France under the auspices of the W.E.B. Dubois Institute at Harvard University, La MaMa Umbria International, Spoleto, Italy, and Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy. Nationally she has performed and directed with such establishments as Cultural Odyssey, AfroSolo, the LA Women's Festival, and the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, NYC. Locally, she has performed performance poetry works with Word Space and performed excerpts of previous works with Laughing Tongues at Undermain Theatre.

As a scholar, Dr. Reese research re-imagines Africa, the Middle Passage, Antebellum Slavery, minstrelsy and Popular culture through the stories we tell. She offers and designs course in Spoken Word, Elements of Arts and Performance, Theatre, Movement Theatre, African Dance, American Character, Acting, Performativity, Cultural Studies, Womanism/Feminism, Queer Theory, Literary Theory, and Critical Race Theory. She consults and trains in the area of race, beauty, and culture by combining her performance background with her academic training.

Dr. Reese's scholarly performative writing has been published in the Women and Performance journal, the Journal for Global Transformation, and in the book, Recharting the Black Atlantic: Modern Cultures, Local Communities, Global Connections.

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

Areas of Specialization:  Creative Writing, American Literature-Twentieth Century

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education: MFA, Boston University, 1982

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Areas of Specialization:  Musical composition, conducting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Round, Jillian  ATEC      ATC 3.303  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Sadri, Farrshad  PHIL      JO 5.712  

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

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 Sankalia, Jainan  ATEC  jss051000@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.303  

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 Schich, Maximilian  ATEC  maximilian@schich.info  AT 10  ATC 3.301  4334

Areas of Specialization:  Multidisciplinary research; data science; complex networks; art history


PhD, Art History, Humboldt-University Berlin, 2007
MA, Art History, Classic Archaeology and General Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2001

Dr. Maximilian Schich is an art historian, joining The University of Texas at Dallas as an Associate Professor for Art and Technology in January 2013. He works to converge hermeneutics, information visualization, computer science, and physics to understand art, history, and culture.

Recently, Maximilian worked on complex networks in the arts and humanities with Dirk Helbing, FuturICT coordinator at ETH Zurich (2012), and Albert-László Barabási, complex network physicist at Northeastern University in Boston (2008-2012). He was a DFG Research Fellow (2009-2012) and received funding from the Special Innovation Fund of the President of Max-Planck-Society (2008).

Previously, Max obtained his PhD in Art History from Humboldt-University in Berlin (2007), and his MA in Art History, Classic Archaeology, and Psychology from Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (2001). Besides, he looks back at over a decade of consulting experience, working with (graph) data in libraries, museums, and large research projects (1996-2008).

Maximilian is the organizing chair of the ongoing NetSci symposia series on Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks, as well as an Editorial Advisor at Leonardo Journal (MIT-Press). He publishes in multiple disciplines and is a prolific speaker, translating his ideas to diverse audiences across academia and industry.

Teaching at UT Dallas, Maximilian Schich aims to raise visual literacy (Visual Evidence) and provide students with a multidisciplinary perspective (Ecology of Complex Networks in Arts, Culture, and Beyond). Both aspects count on Art and Technology as key ingredients to further our understanding of our increasingly complex world.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In-Progress Manuscript:

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

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 Scott, Andrew  ATEC  axs123130@utdallas.edu    ATC 1.913  7501

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 Scoville, Mary Catherine  ATEC      ATC 3.303  

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 Sharpe, Mary Victoria  HUAS      JO 5.712  

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 Simmons, Kyle  RHET  kbs072000@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 5.109  6287

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 Smith, Erin  LIT HUSL  erins@utdallas.edu  GR 26  GR 2.220  2338

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

Areas of Specialization:  European History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Stephens, Michael  ATEC  mhs083000@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.305  4372

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 Stewart, Derek  COMM      JO 3.534  

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

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

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

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

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

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 Swearingen, Kyoung Lee  ATEC  kyoung.lee@utdallas.edu    ATC 2.513  7506

Areas of Specialization:  Lighting, rendering, compositing in animated films

Kyoung Lee Swearingen has worked in the film industry for the last decade on a variety of features and shorts including Ratatouille, Walle, UP, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, Brave, Monsters University, Presto, La Luna, The Blue Umbrella, Mater’s Tall Tales, Partly Cloudy, Ant Bully, and the Jimmy Neutron TV series.

As a Technical Director of Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios, Kyoung focused on visual story-telling, mood, and look development through lighting. Her work has claimed numerous awards from the Academy Awards, BAFTA, Visual Effects Society, The American Film Institute, as well as many others.

Kyoung comes from a strong academic pedigree as well. She received her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, B. F. A from Savannah College of Art and Design, and B.S. in Chemistry from Sungshin Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Furthermore, she has taught at various institutes and universities throughout Korea and the United States, and is committed to excellence in her students as well as herself.

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 Swearingen, Scott  ATEC  svs053000@utdallas.edu    ATC 2.712  

Areas of Specialization:  Game design; level design; virtual environments; kinetic sculpture and radio

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

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

Education: MFA, Painting, Southern Methodist University, 1991
BFA, Painting, Wright State University, Ohio, 1989
Yale University, Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, Art Fellowship, 1988
Lorraine Tady teaches in the Arts and Humanities and ATEC programs with Design, Painting Foundations, and Intermediate Painting. She works with the other art faculty to exhibit the Fall Student Show and the Spring Student Invitational. Tady curated and provided the catalog essay for her multi-media exhibitions of local and national artists in "Alchemy or Change" (Fall 2008) and "Catalyst" (Spring 2010) in the Visual Arts Gallery. She will present "Color System, Color Strategy" in Fall 2010.

Tady's role as an Artist is intertwined and seminal to her teaching. She continues to explore her own studio interests and continues to exhibit and seek out new opportunities. Tady spent 10 days exploring Paris in March 2008, culminating in a new "Paris Drawings" series and the empirical experiences generated new sculptures and paintings. She also spent two trips in NYC preparing for her Jan 2009 exhibition, researching the Morandi show, studying new contemporary art, and renewing contacts. In 2009, she has another exhibition in NY and she hopes to travel to Rome, Florence and Athens.

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 art spaces (including New York, NY, Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, and Cleveland, OH.) Tady has been represented by the Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX, since 1994, and received The Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art (1993). She was 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).

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

Areas of Specialization:  Post-WWII Art, Architecture and Urbanism and Media Theory

Education: PhD, Architectural History and Theory, Harvard University
MA, Architectural History and Theory, Harvard University
MA, Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, Art History, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Charissa N. Terranova is Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies in the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at The University of Texas at Dallas. She is on sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year. During her sabbatical, Dr. Terranova will be completing two books, and laying the groundwork for another, her fourth. Terranova's Art as Organism: Biology and the Digital Image (IB Tauris 2015), which is currently in press, traces a bio-aesthetics of the light-image broadly conceived from 1920 to 1972, focusing on Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Gyorgy Kepes, Conrad Waddington, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Rudolf Arnheim, Kevin Lynch, and Op Art, New Tendencies, and the work of E.A.T. She is co-editing an anthology with Meredith Tromble titled the Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (Routledge, 2016). Her next and fourth book interrogates Moholy-Nagy's idea of a "biological bill of rights," and traces his interaction with a group of scientists. The research will follow the cross-over work of a group of embryologists and evolutionary developmental scientists called The Theoretical Biology Club, from their group activism of the 1930s to their work as the first-generation contributors to the art-sci-tech journal Leonardo starting in 1968. This research endeavor will take her to the Conrad Waddington archives in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Joseph Needham Institute in Cambridge, England, and to the Julian Huxley archives at Rice University in Houston.

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

Research and Books

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

Dr. Terranova is currently completing two books. The first is an anthology titled The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture and is co-edited with Meredith Tromble. This anthology brings together essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art, architecture, and design. They consider why, how, and under what circumstances artists, architects, and designers have integrated biology into their practices. The authors – artists, architects, designers, scientists, historians, and theoreticians – connect biological thought past and present, on topics such as complex systems, epigenesis, ecology, evolution, and expanded mind, to the use of living materials in art, architecture, and design. This anthology surveys the emergent field of biocreativity and outlines its theoretical foundations. The hybrid art-and-science thinking it reviews newly articulates the relationship between science and culture to meet the burgeoning needs of programs of academic study and research integrating biology into art, architecture, and design.

The second book project currently underway is titled Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image, 1920-1970. This book traces the development of the digital image in art, focusing on the centrality of the integrated human, i.e. the human as a total biological system of the mind, body, and senses. Art as Organism foregrounds current video and digital new media art, interactive gaming, and virtual reality in a materialist politics of the body, which effloresced around the interactions of artists and scientists in the twentieth century. The story unfolds across time among an array of modernists, including László Moholy-Nagy, Walter Benjamin, Gyorgy Kepes, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, J. D. Bernal, Conrad Waddington, Kevin Lynch, Rudolf Arnheim, Robert Rauschenberg, A. Michael Noll, and Billy Klüver, from the heady waters of Weimar Berlin to the New Bauhaus in Chicago to the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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

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 Terry, Dean  ATEC EMAC  dean.terry@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 4.911  6285

Areas of Specialization:  Digital video; new media; interactive and internet art; art & technology; media studies and film

Education: MFA, Computer and video Art, Claremont Graduate University, 1991
BA, Philosophy and Fine Art, University of North Texas

Dean Terry is Associate Professor at UT Dallas. He is the Director of the new Emerging Media & Communications (EMAC) program. He is also the founder and director of MobileLab where he conducts research in the emerging mobile space with partners Ericsson, Texas Instruments, Apple, and RIM.

He has also worked with Microsoft, Nokia, Warner Brothers, Sony, Yahoo, and many others. He regularly presents his ideas at major technology conferences including Supernova and GigaOm's Mobilize, and has also won Best of Show at CTIA Wireless.

Terry is a transmedia artist and technologist. His most recent media project is the critically acclaimed documentary film Subdivided which was recently broadcast on PBS stations. His video and film projects have screened at the USA Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Houston International Film Festival and others.

He is currently producing a new technology themed digital film. He frequently curates technology related art shows including Real Time at the Contemporary. Terry has written numerous cultural commentary articles for The Dallas Morning News and other publications.

Dean Terry is also an emerging media entrepreneur and is the founder of placethings, a mobile location based media startup. He was co-founder of PixelWave which sold to AtomFilms (AtomShockwave) and subsequently to Viacom. He holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Vance, Barbara  EMAC  barbara.vance@utdallas.edu    ATC 3.305  2102

Barbara Vance is an award-winning author and illustrator, story consultant, and instructor at the University of Texas at Dallas where she teaches on narrative, new media, and communication.  She has also taught at Southern Methodist University and Collin College.  Her children’s poetry collection, Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain, is a Moonbeam Children’s Book winner, an Indie Book Award Finalist winner, and has received multiple other nominations.  It is now also sold in France, having been identified as a book that will help French children learn English in a fun way.

A frequent guest speaker, Barbara has presented at conferences like SXSW and the Texas Library Association.  She is the former non-fiction editor of the literary Journal Reunion, and has several times been nominated for teaching awards. In 2009 she represented America on an international panel to discuss the future of arts and the economy at the Academia Vitae conference in the Netherlands.

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 Volanto, Keith  HIST  keith.volanto@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.622  2820

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Watson, Charles  MUSI  cmx073000@utdallas.edu    JO 5.109  

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

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 Weiss, Jessica  AHIST      JO 5.712  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Williams, Alecia  COMM      JO 3.534  

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 Wilson, Michael  HIST HUHI  mwilson@utdallas.edu  JO 31  JO 4.510  2080

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

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

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 Wood, Chip  ATEC  chip.wood@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 1.708  2785

Chip Wood has been a professional Industrial Designer for over 30 years, since graduating from Brigham Young University. He began his career designing large main-frame computers for Sperry-Univac in Minneapolis.

He also worked as a consulting designer for Gregory Fossella Associates in Boston where he designed a variety of consumer and commercial products including helicopters, sailboats, bank ATMS, computer equipment, medical instruments and the Kurzweil 250 electronic piano (custom designed for Stevie Wonder). He also worked for Honeywell Information Systems, managing the design of intelligent airline and banking terminals, including some of the first generation PC's.

In 1984, he took a position with Texas Instruments as Design Manager of their Data Systems Group in Austin, Texas, teaming up with other designers to create a full line of computer products including mini-main-frames, terminals, printers and experimental projects such as the first Artificial Intelligent workstation, 'Explorer', a joint project with MIT.

In 1989, he assumed the position of Corporate Manager of Design, managing a staff of 45 designers in four countries as they worked on product lines of calculators, toys, notebook computers, laster printers, factory control systems, digital cameras, micro-mirror video projectors (DLP), high speed automotive tolltag transmitter(RFID), FLIR infrared night sight devices, etc.

In 1995, Mr. Wood was asked to build a new research facility called the User-understanding and Business Simulation Lab, to help TI business planners gain a deeper understanding of the needs of the emerging mobile Knowledge professional. The result was the creation of a new business enterprise called Livegear, which in it's first year generated over one billion dollars.

Mr. Wood left Texas Instruments in 1998 to become an independent consultant and in 2005 he joined the University of Texas at Dallas as an Assistant Director and Graduate Advisor for the Arts and Technology program.

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 Zielke, Marjorie  ATEC  maz031000@utdallas.edu  AT 10  ATC 1.910  4333

Areas of Specialization:  Cyberpsychology; emarketing design interfaces; virtual culture; virtual humans and synthetic societies; interactive project management

PhD in Humanities - Aesthetic Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas
MBA, The University of Texas at Arlington
Master's Degree in International Business, University of Dallas
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Marjorie A. Zielke, PhD, is an assistant professor of Arts and Technology and Associate Director of the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering at UT Dallas. In September 2013, she was named by University President, Dr. David Daniel, as one of the top 12 professors on the UT Dallas campus (out of approximately 500 faculty), based on expenditures from externally funded sources in FY13.

Dr. Zielke is the UT Dallas principal investigator on several serious game projects oriented toward professional development and education in the military, culture and medical sectors to include the First Person Cultural Trainer (FPCT), sponsored by TRADOC G2 Intelligence Support Activity; An Interactive Respiratory Training Game for Undergraduate Nursing Students, sponsored by the Transforming Undergraduate Education (TUE) program at UT Systems through the UT Arlington College of Nursing (UTACON); and the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program, a web-based educational blended-learning portal called NursingAP.com, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through UTACON.

Dr. Zielke is also the site principal investigator on a social-media based educational game to enhance Physician/Nurse communication sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) through collaboration with UTACON and Baylor Health Care System. This project is called GLIMPSE (A Game to Learn Important Communication Methods for Patient SafetyEnhancement).

To date, all of Dr. Zielke's major completed projects have won national and international awards. Most recently, in October 2013, GLIMPSE is a finalist in the business category of the Serious Games Competition at the Interservice/Interindustry Training and Simulation Conference (IITSEC) and will be on display at the conference this December.

Further, FPCT won the government category in this competition in 2011. FPCT also won first place in the "Innovations in Department of Defense Gaming" competition at the GameTech 2011 Conference in Orlando, Florida. In addition, FPCT won the cross function award from the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) in January 2010 and was also a finalist for the Governor's Cup at IITSEC in Orlando, Florida in 2009.

"Can Game Play Teach Student Nurses How to Save Lives?" the UT Systems respiratory training game in conjunction with Dr. Judy LeFlore from UTACON - is a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate. This project also won first place at the 11th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) in the category of Emerging and Innovative Technologies & Methods.

NursingAP.com tied for first place as Best Demonstration Project at the "Innovations in Health Science Education" conference sponsored by the six health science campuses within the UT System. NursingAP.com also won second place or honorable mention in 2013 at the 13th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH).

Dr. Zielke is the Vice President for Education for the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS). She is also the Deputy Chairman of the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition (NMSC). She is frequently an invited speaker at well-known national and international conferences that focus on game-based simulation to include IITSEC, the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), GameTech and Meaningful Play at Michigan State University. She teaches classes - through face-to-face, online and blended formats - in cyberpsychology, virtual humans and synthetic societies, transformational technology development, creating autonomous technology, and interactive project management. She has several years of industry management experience in e-learning and e-business development

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