Liberal Studies Faculty/Staff

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Joy Arbor

Assistant Professor of Communication Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-514 AB
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Education

PhD from University of Nebraska, Lincoln in English (Rhetoric and Composition and Creative Writing)

MFA from Mills College in English and Creative Writing

Courses Taught

COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication I

COMM 301:  Written and Oral Communication II

COMM 391:  Listening across Cultures

COMM 391:  Public Writing

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Rhetoric and composition

Pedagogy

Rhetorics of listening

Intercultural engagement

Public Writing

Poetry

Publications:

"Sacramento Delta."  Natural Bridge "The Living Earth."  Ed. Drucilla Wall.  26 (Fall 2011):  76.  Print.  (poem)

“With Our Ears to the Ground:  Compassionate Listening in Israel-Palestine,” Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts.  Ed. Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe.  Carbondale, Illinois:  Southern Illinois University Press,  2011. 217-230.  Print.

“Investigating Us-Them Thinking for Social Justice,” Academic Exchange Quarterly 15.1 (Spring 2011).  146-150.  Print. 

 

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Michael Callahan

Professor of History Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-520 AB
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Education

PhD from Michigan State University in the History of International Relations

Courses Taught

International Relations

America and the World

Imperialism

Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues

Introduction to the Social Sciences

Kettering Awards          

Outstanding Teaching Award (2007)

Outstanding Researcher Award (2006)

Outstanding New Researcher Award (2000)

 

 

 

 

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"The League of Nations and the Problems of Health and the Environment:  Leadership for the Common Good in Historical Perspective" in Benjamin W. Redekop, ed., Leadership and Environmental Sustainability (2010).

"'Mandated Territories Are Not Colonies:'  Britain, France, and Africa in the 1930s" in R.M. Douglas, Michael D. Callahan, and Elizabeth Bishop, eds. Imperialism on Trial:  International Oversight of Colonial Rule in Historical Perspective (2006).

A Sacred Trust:  The League of Nations and Africa, 1929-1946 (2004).

Mandates and Empire:  The League of Nations and Africa, 1914-1931 (1999/2008).

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Stew Ellis

Professor of Applied Social Informatics Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-534 AB
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Education

PhD from University of Oklahoma

Courses Taught

SSCI 201:  Introduction to the Social Sciences

SOC 336:  Sociology of the Family

SOC 337:  Religion in Society

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Mary Gebhart

Adjunct Lecturer Liberal Studies

Ezekiel Gebissa

Professor of History Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-518
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Education

PhD from Michigan State University

Courses Taught

LS 489:  Senior Seminar:  Leadership, Ethics and Contemporary Issues

HIST 320:  Modern Middle East

SSCI 314:  Technology and Sustainable Development

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Mark Gellis

Associate Professor of Communication Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318AA AB
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Education

PhD from Purdue University

Courses Taught

COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication I

COMM 301:  Written and Oral Communication II

LIT 315:  Literature of the Fantastic

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David Golz

Associate Professor of Humanities Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318 HH AB
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Education

PhD from University of Nevada-Reno in English

PhD from University of California-Riverside in Geological Sciences

Courses Taught

HUMN 201:  Introduction to the Humanities

LIT 372:  Masterpieces of Literature

LIT 379:  Plays of Shakespeare

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Michael Hynes

Professor of Sociology Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-526 AB
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Education

PhD from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Courses Taught

LS 489:  Senior Seminar:  Leadership, Ethics and Contemporary Issues

SSCI 201:  Introduction to the Social Sciences

SOC 335:  Analysis of Social Dissent

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Petros Ioannatos

Associate Professor of Economics Graduate Faculty, Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-512 AB
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Education

PhD from Wayne State University

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ECON 201:  Economic Principles

ECON 342:  Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON 344:  Intermediate Macroeconomics

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Christine Levecq

Associate Professor of Humanities Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-522 AB
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Dr. Levecq has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She has taught at various universities, including the University of Notre-Dame, Loyola University Chicago, and Michigan State University.  In 1998-’99, she was a Resident Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.  She is trilingual (English, French, and Dutch).

Courses Taught

HUMN 201: Introduction to the Humanities

LIT 310: African American Literature

LIT 391: Literatures of the African Diaspora

LIT 309: Literatures of Multicultural America

LIT 304: American Literature and Philosophy

LIT 351: Reading French Literatures

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African American literature

Literatures of the African diaspora

American literature

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Dr. Levecq’s book, Slavery and Sentiment: The Politics of Feeling in Black Atlantic Antislavery Writings, 1770-1850, was published by the University Press of New England in 2008.  Her peer-reviewed articles have appeared in, among others, Contemporary Literature, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, African American Review, Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora, and Novel: A Forum on Fiction. 

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