Humanities Faculty

Providing students with an excellent foundation of a liberal arts education.

Educational Background

  • Licentiate in History (M.A.), Babes-Bolyai University (Romania)
  • M.A., Trinity International University
  • Ph.D., Marquette University

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests center on the interaction or religion, culture, and politics and broadly include:

  • Movements of Renewal in Western Civilization/Christianity
  • Intellectual History and Christian Thought
  • Religion/Christianity and Culture
  • Church and State
  • Theory/Theology vs. Praxis

I have taught:

  • History
  • Religion/Christianity
  • World Religions

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance through the Modern West

Educational Background

  • B.A., Cleveland State University
  • M.A.L.S., Kent State University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Classical Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • European Intellectual History

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance To Modern West

Educational Background

  • A.A., Rock Valley College
  • B.A., Northern Illinois University
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Women's studies
  • Western Culture
  • Art History
  • Asian Culture, Southeast Asian Studies
  • English Literature and Composition • Education
  • Online Education

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West 
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West 
  • HUM 106 The Cultures of Asia
  • HUM 107 The Cultures of Africa
  • HUM 110 Women and Creativity
  • HUM 125 World Myth

Educational Background

  • B.A., Michigan State University 
  • M.A., University of Michigan 
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

  • The teaching profession
  • Published book reviews in the Midwest Modern Language Association Journal and The New Renaissance
  • Published translations of German authors, including Michael Krueger, Botho Strauss, Heinz Piontek, Paul Celan, and Kurt Tuchlolsky

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology

Educational Background

  • B.F.A, Ohio University
  • M.A., Ohio University
  • A.B.D., Pennsylvania State University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • 15th and early 16th-century European Art and Culture
  • Architecture (Western and Non-Western)
  • Evolution of Religious Iconography, Iconology, and Texts (Western and Non Contemporary Iconography and Iconology of Imagery from Popular Culture
  • Aesthetic and Cultural Influence of Video Games (Art, Music, and Storytelling)
  • Musical Production and Evolution in its Cultural and Historical Context (since about 1752, Gregorian Calendar)
  • Repatriation of Works from Museums to their Countries and Cultures of Origin
  • Protection, Preservation, and Return of Cultural Artifacts from WWII
  • Including the MFAA or Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Program under the Civil Affairs and Military Government Sections of the Allied Armies (a.k.a. "The Monuments Men")
  • Integration of Technology for Teaching and Learning

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West 
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West 
  • HUM 107 African Humanities 
  • HUM 110 Women and Creativity 
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 125 World Mythology

Educational Background

  • B.A., Mary Washington College 
  • M.A., Loyola University Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Western culture from the Stone Age(s) through the 20th century:
    • Sexuality
    • The human body, and their representations in Western art, literature, music, and philosophy
  • Classical Mythology:
    • Theories of myth
    • Classical epic
    • Classical plays and their modern counterparts
  • Tolkien:
    • The use of myth and religion in Tolkien's Silmarillion and the Lord of the Rings
  • The Middle East:
    • Middle Eastern literature, particularly Sufi poetry and The Arabian Nights.

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West
  • HUM 104 Introduction to Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 125 World Myth

English Department; Coordinator, International Studies and Programs

Educational Background

  • B.S., School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • M.A., New York University, New York
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Anglo-Saxon language, literature, history, and religious culture
  • Medieval hagiography and homiletics

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 105 The Great Ideas of World Civilizations
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 125 World Mythology

Educational Background

  • B.A., Governors State University
  • M.A., University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Adult Education, with a focus on on-line and Blended teaching
  • Chaucer and the 14th century
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Classical Mythology
  • Non-Western Mythology
  • Non-Western Epic Literature

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West
  • HUM 103 Asian and African Humanities
  • HUM 105 The Great Ideas of World Civilizations (Blended)
  • HUM 106 Cultures of Asia
  • HUM 107 Cultures of Africa
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 125 World Mythology

Educational Background

  • B.A., Western Illinois University
  • M.A.T., National-Louis University
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • A.B.D., Northwestern University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Composition and Creative Writing: Fiction, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction
  • Women's Literature, Women's Studies, and Feminist Criticism and Theory
  • British Literature, Shakespeare, British Novel, Victorian Literature
  • Visual Art of the Victorian Period
  • Women Artists; Art of the Women's Movement
  • Film and Literature
  • Film and Film Theory
  • Popular Culture
  • Mystery and Detective Fiction

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 110 Women and Creativity
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology (emphasis on Women's Mythology)

Educational Background

  • B.A., Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • A.B.D., University of Chicago

Research and Teaching Interests

  • History of the English Language
  • Historical Syntax
  • Modal verbs
  • Negation
  • Linguistics
  • Classical Mythology
  • Western Civilizations
  • English Composition

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology (on-line)

Educational Background

  • B.A., Roosevelt University
  • M.A., Roosevelt University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Curriculum Design and Humanities
  • Goddess Mythology & the Women's Spiritual Movement
  • Science Fiction Humanities
  • Classical Mythology
  • World Mythology
  • Gothic Literature

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West
  • HUM 107 The Cultures of Africa
  • HUM 110 Women and Creativity
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 125 World Mythology

 Educational Background

  • B.A., Wilmington College
  • M.A., Marquette University
  • M.Div., McCormick Theological Seminary

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Philosophy of Art
  • Philosophy of History
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Architecture

Professional Activities

  • Editor, International Association for Aesthetics Newsletter, 2010 to Present.
  • Delivered paper at the 100th anniversary of the International Congress for Aesthetics at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, July 2013.
  • Delivered paper: Nature and City Conference, University of Bologna, Italy, July 2012.
  • Delivered paper at the annual meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences: 2011 (Philadelphia, PA); 2012 (Rochester, NY); 2014 (New Orleans, LA).
  • Delivered paper at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Washington, D.C., October 2007.

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 125 World Myth

Educational Background

  • A.A.S, North Iowa Area Community College 
  • B.S., Western Michigan University 
  • M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary 
  • Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Humanities and Philosophy
  • In Humanities:
    • Currently researching and writing on influential cultural/worldview beliefs and their expressions.
  • In Philosophy:
    • Currently researching and writing on value theory in ethics.

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West
  • HUM 105 The Great Ideas of World Civilizations
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology

English Department

Educational Background

  • B.A., Bradley University 
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Classical Rhetoric
  • Argumentation
  • Pedagogy
  • Cross-cultural Influences

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through the Medieval West
  • HUM 105 The Great Ideas of World Civilizations
  • HUM 120 Classical Mythology

Educational Background

  • B.Mus., Northwestern University
  • M.A., Stanford University 
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Northwestern University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Music and Art, especially contemporary
  • Women and the Arts

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West

Educational Background

  • B.A., Columbia College, Chicago
  • M.A., The University of Limerick, Ireland

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Cultural studies
  • The early modern to modern Western world, particularly American studies
  • American Film Studies
  • Gilded Age Studies
  • American Dream: culture and literature
  • Classical Literature (Issues of mortality and afterlife)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Religious and scientific relationship studies

Humanities Courses Taught

  • HUM 101 The Ancient Through Medieval West
  • HUM 102 The Renaissance Through the Modern West
  • HUM 105 Great Ideas in World Civilization

 

Last Updated: 7/5/22