Division of Humanities Faculty

Stacey Parker Aronson

Professor
Spanish Discipline Coordinator
On Sabbatical 2016-2017
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Expertise

Spanish Language
Brazilian Portuguese Language
16-17th Century Peninsular Spanish Literature, Particularly by Women Authors
Literary Representations of Sexual Violence
Muslim and Jewish Literature of Spain
Stacy Aronson
Campus Location: 

Camden 209

Phone: 
+1 3205896290

Charles Asch

M.M., Julliard
B.A., Northwestern University

Expertise

Cello
Bass

Kate Bae

Adjunct Professor of Piano
D.M.A., University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities
M.M., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Diplom, Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany

Expertise

Piano
Kate Bae
Campus Location: 

HFA 66

Phone: 
+1 3205896229

Anne Barber

Assistant Professor
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
Campus Location: 

HFA 131

Phone: 
+1 3205896247

Priyanka Basu

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Southern California
M.A., Art Center College of Design
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Expertise

19th- and 20th-century Art & Theory, especially in Germany
History of Art History

Tammy Berberi

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Colorado College

Expertise

Disability and Aesthetics
Tristan Corbière
19th-century French Literature
Disability Studies
Inclusion in Higher Education
A portrait of a smiling woman
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896264

Viktor Berberi

Assistant Professor
Director of the Hasselmo Language Teaching Center
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Notre Dame

Expertise

20th c. Italian literature
Italian Fascism
Albanian Writers in Italian
Viktor Berberi
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896032

Lisa Bevevino

Assistant Professor
Single Semester Leave (Spring 2017)
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Expertise

Medieval French Literature
Latin
Old Occitan
Old French
Lisa Bevevino
Campus Location: 

Camden 218

Phone: 
+1 3205896298

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson

Professor
Ph.D., University of Washington
M.A., University of Washington
B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Expertise

Rhetorical History and Criticism
Children's Literature
Presidential Inaugurals
Freedom of Speech
Rhetoric of Picturebooks
Mary Elizabeth Bezanson
Campus Location: 

HFA 105C

Phone: 
+1 3205896244

Siobhan Bremer

Associate Professor
Theatre Arts Discipline Coordinator
On Sabbatical 2016-2017
M.F.A., Minnesota State University Mankato
B.S., Winona State University

Expertise

Acting
Voice and Movement
Directing
Siobhan Bremer
Campus Location: 

HFA 105D

Phone: 
+1 3205896245

Sarah Buchanan

Associate Professor
French Discipline coordinator, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Francophone Studies
West African Cinema and Literature
Maghrebian Cinema and Literature
Caribbean Literature
French Cinema
Sarah Buchanan
Campus Location: 

Camden 211

Phone: 
+1 3205896292

Barbara Burke

Associate Professor
Communication, Media, and Rhetoric Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., Purdue University
M.A., University of Michigan
B.A., Purdue University
B.S., Purdue University

Expertise

Creation and Dissemination Mass Media
Stories that Inform our Relationships Between People
How Marginalized People are Understood by Mainstream Society
Media Content and Audiences
Barbara Burke
Campus Location: 

HFA 105B

Phone: 
+1 3205896243

Brendon Bushman

Teaching Specialist
B.M., University of Texas at Austin
M.M., University of Minnesota

Expertise

Oboe
Brendon Bushman
Campus Location: 

HFA 78

Phone: 
+1 3205896240

Jonathan Campbell

Assistant Professor
D.A., University of Northern Colorado
M.M., Central Washington University
B.A., Central Washington University

Expertise

Jazz ensembles
Saxophone

Stephen Carey

Associate Professor
German Studies Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Washington University
M.A., Washington University
B.A., Saint Joseph's University

Expertise

Medieval European Literature with an emphasis on the 12th and 13th centuries
Historical Linguistics
Second Language Acquisition
Novel Theory
German and Scandinavian Literature
Gender Studies
Stpehen Carey
Campus Location: 

Camden 217

Phone: 
+1 3205896297

Mark Collier

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
B.A., Columbia University

Expertise

Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science
Moral Psychology
Mark Collier
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896288

Adam Coon

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Utah
B.A., Westminster College

Expertise

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Latin American Narrative and Poetry
Contemporary Indigenous Literatures
Contemporary Nahua Cultural Production
Post-Colonial and Decolonial Studies
Language Revitalization
Adam Coon
Campus Location: 

Camden 212

Phone: 
+1 3205896250

Alexander Corbett

Assistant Professor
D.M.A., University of Minnesota
M.M., University of Minnesota
B.M., Concordia College

Expertise

Violin
Viola
Orchestra
String Techniques
Alexander Corbett
Campus Location: 

HFA 75

Phone: 
+1 3205896238

Julia Dabbs

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
A.M.L.S., University of Michigan
B.A., University of Michigan

Expertise

Women Artists of the Early Modern Period (1500–1800)
17th C. French Sculpture and Art Theory
Julia Dabbs
Campus Location: 

HFA 5

Phone: 
+1 3205896232

Bradley Deane

Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
B.A., University of Michigan

Awards

  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

British Literature and Culture of the Long Nineteenth Century
Literature of Imperialism, Colonialism, and Nationalism
Victorian Gender and Sexuality
History of the Novel, Publishing, and Authorship
Materialist, Historicist, and Post-colonial Literary Theory
Cultural Studies and Popular Culture
Bradley Deane
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896265

Dan Demetriou

Associate Professor
Philosophy Discipline Coordinator
On Sabbatical 2016-2017
Ph. D., University of Colorado
M.A., Texas A&M University
M.A., Youngstown State University
B.A., Ambassador University

Expertise

Ethics
Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Dan Demetriou
Campus Location: 

Camden 208

Phone: 
+1 3205896291

Gabe Desrosiers

Lecturer
M.A., University of Minnesota, Duluth
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Anishinaabe Language Instructor
Cultural Programs and Outreach Coordinator
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896092

James Devoll

Teaching Specialist
D.M.A., University of Minnesota
M.M., Yale
B.M., College of Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Expertise

Flute

Ann Duhamel

Assistant Professor
D.M.A., University of Iowa, Piano Performance and Pedagogy
M.M., University of Notre Dame, Piano Performance and Literature, concentration in Accompanying
B.A., College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Piano Performance, Composition Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM)

Expertise

Piano
Collaborative piano/accompanying
Piano Pedagogy
Ann Duhamel
Campus Location: 

HFA 64

Phone: 
+1 3205896233

Julie Eckerle

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

Early Modern British Literature
Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
Early Modern Life Writing
Julie Eckerle
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896262

David Ericksen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Expertise

American Literature before the Civil War
Creative Writing
David Ericksen
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896284

Janet Schrunk Ericksen

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Old English Literature
Middle English Literature
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
History of the English Language
Janet Schrunk Ericksen
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896282

Stephanie Ferrian

Prin Oper/Stud Svs Spec
Teaching Specialist

Expertise

Dance
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896464

James Flegel

Lecturer
D.M.A., University of Minnesota
M.M., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., St. Olaf College

Expertise

Guitar
Campus Location: 

HFA 55A

Phone: 
+1 3205896234

Kevin Flicker

Teaching Specialist
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
Apprenticeship, St. John’s University
Kevin Flicker
Campus Location: 

HFA 140

Phone: 
+1 3205896248

J. Wesley Flinn

Associate Professor
Ph.D., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
M.M., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
B.M., Morehead State University

Expertise

Music Theory
Composition
Flinn
Campus Location: 

HFA 73

Phone: 
+1 3205896235

Pieranna Garavaso

Professor
Chair of the Humanities Division
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
M.A., University of Padova (Italy)
B.A., University of Padova (Italy)

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Epistemology
Frege
Analytic Feminism
Pieranna Garavaso
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896251

Tom Genova

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
M.A., UC Santa Cruz
D.E.A., Universidad de Salamanca
B.A., Georgetown University

Expertise

19th and 20th-century Spanish American literature
Hemispheric studies
The historical novel
Race in the Americas
Afro-latinidades
Thomas Genova
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896287

Becca Gercken

Associate Professor
Single Semester Leave (Fall 2016)
Ph.D., University of Miami

Expertise

American Indian Literature
Multicultural Literature
Becca Gercken
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896259

Annette Helder

Teaching Specialist
B.A. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Expertise

Piano
Campus Location: 

HFA 66

Phone: 
+1 3205896229

Scott Horey

Teaching Specialist
D.M.A., University of Minnesota
M.M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., University of Maine

Expertise

Percussion
Percussion Coaching
Drum Set Coaching
Campus Location: 

HFA 55A

Phone: 
+1 2074496234

Ana Iraheta

Teaching Specialist
Ph. D., University of Minnesota
M.A., California State University Los Angeles
B.A., California State University Los Angeles

Expertise

Sociolinguistics
Phonetics

Kenneth Jimenez

Teaching Specialist

Expertise

Trumpet
Kenneth Jimenez
Campus Location: 

HFA 75

Phone: 
+1 3205896238

Joshua Johnson

Teaching Specialist
Acting Director, Writing Center
M.F.A., Candidate, Augsburg College
M.A., West Virginia University
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Creative Writing
Genre Writing
Literary Speculative Fiction
Joshua Johnson
Campus Location: 

HFA 46

Phone: 
+1 3205896283

Athena Kildegaard

Teaching Specialist
M.A.T., University of Chicago
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Expertise

Poetry
Creative writing about the natural world
Athena Kildegard
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205897002

John Kleinwolterink

Teaching Specialist
M.M., University of Northern Iowa
B.A., Dordt College

Expertise

Music education methods
John Kleinwolterink
Campus Location: 

HFA 78

Phone: 
+1 3205896240

Roxanne Klemetson

Teaching Specialist
B.A., Bethel University, St. Paul

Expertise

Piano
Campus Location: 

HFA 66

Phone: 
+1 3205896229

Chrissy Kolaya

Assistant Professor
M.F.A., Indiana University
B.A., Loyola University

Expertise

Poetry
Creative Writing
Fiction and Short Stories
Chrissy Kolaya
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896255

Michael Lackey

Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Twentieth-century Intellectual History
God and Religion in Literature
Atheism
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896263

Jessica Larson

Professor
Studio Art Discipline Coordinator
M.F.A., University of Colorado
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Awards

John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

Jessica Larson
Campus Location: 

HFA 131

Phone: 
+1 3205896247

Lory Lemke

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Expertise

Epistemology
Metaphysics
Campus Location: 

Camden 210

Phone: 
+1 3205896289

Ana Miller

Teaching Specialist
M.M., The University of Arizona
B.A., Concordia College

Expertise

Voice
Ana Miller
Campus Location: 

HFA 75

Phone: 
+1 3205896238

Bradley Miller

Assistant Professor
D.M.A., The University of Arizona
M.M., University of Minnesota
B.A., Concordia College

Expertise

Choral Conducting
Music Education
Voice
Bradley Miller
Campus Location: 

HFA 77

Phone: 
+1 3205896237

Brook Miller

Professor
English Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Indiana University

Expertise

Modern and Contemporary British Literature
Critical Theory
Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
Cognitive Approaches to Literature
Brook Miller
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205856260

Kristi Miller

Teaching Specialist
B.S., St. Cloud State University

Expertise

Voice
Kris Miller
Campus Location: 

HFA 68

Phone: 
+1 3205896444

Douglass Moon

Pre-Doctoral Fellow
B.A., Portland State University
M.P.A., H.A., Portland State University
Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota

Expertise

Public Speaking Instruction
Community Engagement & Inclusiveness
Public Health Communication
Process, Outcomes, & Impact Evaluation
Campus Location: 

HFA 39

Denise Odello

Associate Professor
Music Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., University of California
M.A., University of California
B.M., University of California

Expertise

Musicology
Ethnomusicology
Oboe
Denise Odello
Campus Location: 

HFA 76

Phone: 
+1 3205896246

Mike Odello

Teaching Specialist
B.M., University of California, Irvine

Expertise

Tuba
Brass and Percussion Techniques
Campus Location: 

HFA 68

Phone: 
+1 3205896444

Tracy Otten

Professor
M.F.A., University of South Dakota
Palackeho Univerzita, Olomouc, Czech Republic
B.S., North Dakota State University
Tracy Otten
Campus Location: 

HFA 15C

Phone: 
+1 3205896231

Nancy Pederson

Teaching Specialist
M.A., University of Minnesota

Expertise

English as a Second Language
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896454

Tim Poore

Teaching Specialist
Campus Location: 

HFA 4

Phone: 
+1 3205897002

Chunyan Ren

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Beijing University
M.A., Beijing Language University

Expertise

Chinese as Second Language
Language Acquisition & Testing
Chunyan Ren
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896418

Windy González Roberts

Teaching Specialist
M.Ed., Concordia College
B.S., Lesley University

Awards

  • UMM César Chávez Award
  • Faculty-Staff Community Service Award
  • President's Award for Outstanding Service

Expertise

Spanish language
Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
Instructional Technologies in Language Instruction and Methodology
Latino community issues
Windy Gonzalez Roberts
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896294

Jimmy Schryver

Associate Professor
Art History Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., Cornell University
B.A., Boston University

Expertise

Archaeology (Medieval and Garden)
Eastern Mediterranean (Late Antiquity through Late Medieval)
Frankish Cyprus (1191-1489 CE)
Material Culture of Identity and Cultural Interaction
Jimmy Schryver
Campus Location: 

HFA M105C

Phone: 
+1 3205896230

Ray Schultz

Professor
Ph.D., Wayne State University
M.A., Wayne State University
B.A., New York University

Expertise

Theatre History and Literature
Shakespeare
Acting (member, Actors' Equity Association)
Directing
Ray Schultz
Campus Location: 

HFA M105B

Phone: 
+1 3205896267

Nadezhda Sotirova

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.A., Bridgewater College

Expertise

Ethnography of Communication
Cultural Discourse Analysis
Language and Social Interaction
Intercultural Communication
Language and Identity
Nadezhda Sotirova
Campus Location: 

HFA 17

Phone: 
+1 3205896270

Simon Tillier

Teaching Specialist
D.M.A., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
M.M., University of Calgary, Canada
B.M., Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK

Expertise

Symphonic Winds
Chamber Music
Conducting
Woodwind Techniques
Clarinet
Simon Tillier
Campus Location: 

HFA 74

Phone: 
+1 3205896236

Tisha Turk

Associate Professor
Writing Center Director
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Expertise

Fan Studies
Composition Studies
Digital Literacies and New Media
Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
Narrative Theory
Gender and Sexuality Studies
Tisha Turk
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896261

Lee Varpness

Teaching Specialist
B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Trombone
Euphonium
Campus Location: 

HFA 79

Phone: 
+1 3205896241

James Wojtaszek

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University

Expertise

Spanish Language
19th and Early 20th Century Spanish Peninsular Literature
Role of Modernity in Spain’s “Generation of 1898”
Anarchism
Marxism and Utopianism in 19th Century Spain
Spanish Romanticism
The Practice and Theory of Translation
James Wojtaszek
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896295

Diane Yerka

Teaching Specialist
M.A., Idaho State University
B.A., Idaho State University

Expertise

20th/21st century literature
First-year writing
Diane Yerka
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896787