Liberal Studies Faculty/Staff

Laura Mebert

Assistant Professor of Social Science Liberal Studies 4-514 AB

Laura Miller-Purrenhage

Assistant Professor of Humanities Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-308-A AB
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PhD from the University of Michigan in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Courses Taught

HUMN 201:  Introduction to the Humanities

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

LIT 307:  Poetry:  Substance and Structure

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Burnie Nelson

Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-502 AB

Birikorang Okraku

Lecturer of Economics Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318Z AB
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MA from Michigan State University

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ECON 201:  Economic Principles

ECON 348:  History of Economic Thought

ECON 350:  Comparative Economic Systems

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Badrinath Rao

Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies Liberal Studies 1700 University Avenue
4-530 AB
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PhD from University of Alberta, Canada

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SSCI 201:  Introduction to the Social Sciences

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

Topics in the areas of globalization and human rights

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Regina Schreck

Art Center Curator Liberal Studies 4-536 AB

Hugh Stilley

Associate Professor of Communication Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-318T AB
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PhD from Michigan State University in Communications

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COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication I

COMM 301:  Written and Oral Communication II

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Denise Stodola

Associate Professor of Communication/LS, Writing Center Coordinator/ASC Academic Success Center, Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-510 AB
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PhD from University of Missouri-Columbia

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COMM 101:  Written and Oral Communication

COMM 311:  Rhetorical Principles of Persuasion

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

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Pavitra Sundar

Assistant Professor of Humanities Liberal Studies 1700 University Avenue
4-530 AB
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PhD from University of Michigan in Women's Studies and English

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HUMN 201:  Introduction to the Humanities

Topics in global film cultures

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Karen Wilkinson

Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Department Head of Liberal Studies Liberal Studies 1700 University Ave
4-502 AB
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PhD from University of Arizona in Sociology

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