Faculty

Stacey Parker Aronson

  • Associate Professor
  • Spanish Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of Kansas
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University

Stacey Aronson

Contact

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



Anne Barber

  • Assistant Professor
  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Anne Barber

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Tammy Berberi

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

Tammy Berberi

Contact

expertise

  • Disability and Aesthetics
  • Tristan Corbière
  • 19th-century French Literature
  • Disability Studies
  • Inclusion in Higher Education



Viktor Berberi

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

Viktor Berberi

Contact

expertise

  • 20th c. Italian literature
  • Italian Fascism
  • Albanian Writers in Italian



Lisa Bevevino

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lisa Bevevino

Contact

expertise

  • Medieval French Literature
  • Latin
  • Old Occitan
  • Old French



Mary Elizabeth Bezanson

  • Professor
  • Communication, Media, and Rhetoric Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson

Contact

expertise

  • Rhetorical History and Criticism
  • Children's Literature
  • Presidential Inaugurals
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Rhetoric of Picturebooks



Siobhan Bremer

  • Associate Professor
  • Theatre Arts Discipline Coordinator
  • M.F.A., Minnesota State University Mankato
  • B.S., Winona State University

Siobhan Bremer

Contact

expertise

  • Acting
  • Voice and Movement
  • Directing

Notable Productions

  • The Sunshine Boys (Guthrie Theater)
  • The Best Man (Black Hills Playhouse)
  • Appointment with Death (Theatre in the Round)
  • Anything Goes (Morris)
  • John Gabriel Borkman (Commonweal Theatre)
  • Love Song (Winona State University)
  • Rabbit Hole (The Barn Theatre)
  • The Mousetrap (Northern Lights Playhouse)
  • Medea (Morris)
  • Sophie and the Adventures of Ice Island (Morris)


Sarah Buchanan

  • Associate Professor
  • on sabbatical leave, 2014-15
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Sarah Buchanan

Contact

expertise

  • Francophone Studies
  • West African Cinema and Literature
  • Maghrebian Cinema and Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • French Cinema



Barbara Burke

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Purdue University

Barbara Burke

Contact

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



Brendon Bushman

  • Teaching Specialist

Brendon Bushman

Contact

expertise

  • oboe



Stephen Carey

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

Stephen Carey

Contact

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



Mark Collier

  • Associate Professor
  • Fall 2014 semester leave, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
  • B.A., Columbia University

Mark Collier

Contact

expertise

  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science
  • Moral Psychology



Julia Dabbs

  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Chair of the Humanities Division
  • 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

Julia Dabbs

Contact

expertise

  • Women Artists of the Early Modern Period (1500–1800)
  • 17th C. French Sculpture and Art Theory



Brad Deane

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • B.A., University of Michigan
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Bradley Deane

Contact

expertise

  • Nineteenth Century British Literature



Dan Demetriou

  • Assistant Professor
  • Philosophy Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph. D., University of Colorado
  • M.A., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Youngstown State University
  • B.A., Ambassador University

Daniel Demetriou

Contact

expertise

  • Ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law



Gabe Desrosiers

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

Gabriel Desrosiers

Contact

expertise

  • Anishinaabe Language Instructor
  • Cultural Programs and Outreach Coordinator



Tonya Kim Dewey

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Tonya Dewey

Contact

expertise

  • Comparative Germanic Linguistics
  • Language Evolution
  • Language Contact and Language Change
  • Syntax
  • Prosody and Metrics
  • Construction Grammar
  • Translation Theory



Ann DuHamel

  • Teaching Specialist
  • 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)

Ann DuHamel

Contact

expertise

  • Piano
  • Collaborative piano/accompanying
  • Piano Pedagogy



Preston Duncan

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.M.,Bowling Green State University
  • B.M., Indiana University

Preston Duncan

Contact

expertise

  • Saxophone



Michael Eble

  • Associate Professor
  • Curator of the Morrison Gallery
  • M.F.A., University of Mississippi, Oxford
  • B.F.A., University of Louisiana

Michael Eble

Contact




Julie Eckerle

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

Julie Eckerle

Contact

expertise

  • Early Modern British Literature
  • Women’s Writing and Representations of Gender in Literature
  • Early Modern Life Writing



Joel Eisinger

  • Associate Professor
  • Art History Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.F.A., Indiana University
  • M.A., Stanford University
  • B.A., Indiana University

Contact

expertise

  • History of Photography



David Ericksen

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

David Ericksen

Contact

expertise

  • American Literature before the Civil War
  • Creative Writing



Janet Schrunk Ericksen

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Janet Ericksen

Contact

expertise

  • Old English Literature
  • Middle English Literature
  • Old Norse-Icelandic Literature
  • History of the English Language



Stephanie Ferrian

  • Prin Oper/Stud Svs Spec
  • Teaching Specialist

Stephanie Ferrian

Contact

expertise

  • Dance



James Flegel

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

James Flegel

Contact

expertise

  • Guitar



Kevin Flicker

  • Teaching Specialist
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Apprenticeship, St. John’s University

Kevin Flicker

Contact




J. Wesley Flinn

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

J W Flinn

Contact

expertise

  • Music Theory
  • Composition



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

Pieranna Garavaso

Contact

expertise

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Epistemology
  • Frege
  • Analytic Feminism



Tom Genova

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

Thomas Genova

Contact

expertise

  • 19th and 20th-century Spanish American literature
  • Hemispheric studies
  • The historical novel
  • Race in the Americas
  • Afro-latinidades



Becca Gercken

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Miami

Rebecca Gercken

Contact

expertise

  • American Indian Literature
  • Multicultural Literature



Vicki Graham

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. University of California
  • M.A., University of California
  • B.A., San Francisco State University

Vicki Graham

Contact

expertise

  • Poetry and poetics
  • 20th Century British and American poetry
  • Nature poetry
  • Eco-criticism
  • Creative writing



Melissa Hanson

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.M., New England Conservatory of Music
  • B.M., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Macalester College

Melissa Hanson

Contact

expertise

  • Voice
  • Choir
  • Diction
  • Vocal Techniques



Annette Helder

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

Annette Helder

Contact

expertise

  • Piano



Scott Horey

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

Scott Horey

Contact

expertise

  • Percussion
  • Percussion Coaching
  • Drum Set Coaching



Kenneth Jimenez

  • Teaching Specialist

Kenneth Jimenez

Contact

expertise

  • Trumpet



Joshua Johnson

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., West Virginia University
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Joshua Johnson

Contact

expertise

  • Fan and Audience Studies
  • Fan Videos
  • Public Sphere Theory



Athena Kildegaard

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

Athena Kildegaard

Contact

expertise

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing about the natural world



John Kleinwolterink

  • Teaching Specialist

Contact

expertise

  • Music education methods



Roxanne Klemetson

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

Roxanne Klemetson

Contact

expertise

  • Piano



Chrissy Kolaya

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

Christine Kolaya

Contact

expertise

  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction and Short Stories



Peter Koprince

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of North Dakota
  • M.A., University of North Dakota
  • B.A., Wake Forest University

Peter Koprince

Contact

expertise

  • Humor Communication, Specifically Humor Used in Education
  • Online Communities
  • Nonverbal Communication



Michael Lackey

  • Professor (Single-semester leave, fall 2014)
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Michael Lackey

Contact

expertise

  • Twentieth-century Intellectual History
  • God and Religion in Literature
  • Atheism



Jessica Larson

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

Jessica Larson

Contact




Lory Lemke

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Lory Lemke

Contact

expertise

  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics



Argie Manolis

  • Coordinator of Community Engagement
  • M.F.A., Arizona State University
  • B.A., Kent State University
  • B.S., Kent State University
  • Morris Academic Staff Award

Argie Manolis

Contact

expertise

  • Project planning/coordination
  • Reflective practices
  • Program assessment
  • Creative Writing

Services

  • oversee Office of Community Engagement's overall program planning and assessment
  • coordinate the Academic Service-Learning program
  • coordinate the Community ESL Program
  • coordinate the TREC (Tutoring, Reading, and Enabling Children) program
  • coordinate student-initiated and individual volunteer projects
  • oversee work-study and MSAF employees/community engagement leaders



Kristin Mickelson

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Kristin Mickelson

Contact

expertise

  • Metaphysics
  • Free Will
  • Philosophy of Mind



Brook Miller

  • Associate Professor
  • English Discipline Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Indiana University

Chris Miller

Contact

expertise

  • Modern and Contemporary British Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Transnational and Global Approaches to Literature
  • Cognitive Approaches to Literature



Kristi Miller

  • Teaching Specialist

Kristi Miller

Contact

expertise

  • Voice



Diane (DeJong) Moeller

  • Teaching Specialist

Diane DeJong

Contact

expertise

  • Voice



Craig Moxon

  • Assistant Professor
  • M.F.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Craig Moxon

Contact

expertise

  • Lighting Design
  • Scene Design
  • Technical Direction
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Notable Productions

  • Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Omaha Theatre Company)
  • Rocky Horror Show (Emporia State University)
  • Handing Down the Names (Bismarck State College)
  • Monster Under the Bed (Emporia State University Summer Theatre)
  • Cabaret (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)
  • Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)
  • Nickel & Dimed (Bismarck State College)
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (Mcleod Summer Playhouse)
  • James & the Giant Peach (Omaha Theatre Company)
  • Our Town (Creede Repertory Theatre)
  • Always Patsy Cline (Mcleod Summer Playhouse)
  • Forever Plaid (Creede Repertory Theatre)
  • Urinetown (Bismarck State College)
  • Rabbit Hole (Emporia State University)
  • A Midsummer's Night Dream (Emporia State University)


Ellie Musselman

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.F.A. Minnesota State University Moorhead

Ellie Musselman

Contact

expertise

  • First Year Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Creative Writing



Denise Odello

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

Denise Odello

Contact

expertise

  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Oboe



Mike Odello

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

Mike Odello

Contact

expertise

  • Tuba
  • Brass and Percussion Techniques



Clara Osowski

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B. M., North Dakota State University

Clara Osowski

Contact

expertise

  • Voice



Tracy Otten

  • Associate Professor
  • M.F.A., University of South Dakota
  • Palackeho Univerzita, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • B.S., North Dakota State University

Theresa Otten

Contact




Nancy Pederson

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A., University of Minnesota

Nancy Pederson

Contact

expertise

  • English as a Second Language



Tim Poore

  • Teaching Specialist

Contact




Windy González Roberts

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.Ed., Concordia College
  • B.S., Lesley University
  • UMM César Chávez Award
  • Faculty-Staff Community Service Award

Windy Roberts

Contact

expertise

  • Spanish language
  • Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
  • Instructional Technologies in Language Instruction and Methodology
  • Latino community issues



Ryan Schamp

  • Teaching Specialist

Ryan Schamp

Contact




Jimmy Schryver

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • M.A., Cornell University
  • B.A., Boston University

James Schryver

Contact

expertise

  • Archaeology (Medieval and Garden)
  • Eastern Mediterranean (Late Antiquity through Late Medieval)
  • Frankish Cyprus (1191-1489 CE)
  • Material Culture of Identity and Cultural Interaction



Ray Schultz

  • Professor
  • on sabbatical leave, 2014-15
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • M.A., Wayne State University
  • B.A., New York University

Raymond Schultz

Contact

expertise

  • Theatre History and Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Acting (member, Actors' Equity Association)
  • Directing

Notable Productions

  • Hamlet (Austin Shakespeare)
  • Letters of Tennessee Williams (Touring)
  • Doubt (Detroit Repertory Theatre)
  • Burn This (Performance Network Theatre)
  • Next Fall, The Little Dog Laughed (Performance Network)
  • Take Me Out (Performance Network Theatre)
  • Angels in America (Meadow Brook Theatre)
  • All My Sons (Meadow Brook Theatre)
  • As You Like It (Morris)
  • Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night (Morris)
  • Laramie Project, Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Morris)
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood (Morris)


Jason Squinobal

  • Assistant Professor

Jason Sqinobal

Contact

expertise

  • Jazz
  • Saxophone



Therese Sutula

  • Teaching Specialist

Therese Sutula

Contact

expertise

  • piano
  • organ



Mary Thrond

  • M.A. University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • M.Ed. North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Mary Thrond

Contact

expertise

  • Ecotourism in Costa Rica
  • Performance Assessment
  • María Teresa León, Feminist Literature in Exile from the Spanish Civil War
  • Language Advocacy



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

Simon Tillier

Contact

expertise

  • Symphonic Winds
  • Chamber Music
  • Conducting
  • Woodwind Techniques
  • Clarinet



Tisha Turk

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

Tisha Turk

Contact

expertise

  • Fan Studies
  • Composition Studies
  • Digital Literacies and New Media
  • Writing Centers and Peer Tutoring
  • Narrative Theory
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies



Lee Varpness

  • Teaching Specialist
  • B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris

Lee Varpness

Contact

expertise

  • Trombone
  • Euphonium



Erik Vigesaa

  • Teaching Specialist

Lawrence  Vigesaa

Contact

expertise

  • french horn



Gary Wahl

  • M.F.A., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Gary Wahl

Contact




James Wojtaszek

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

James Wojtaszek

Contact

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