Humanities Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Scott Abbott FacultyScott Abbott

Professor • Integrated Studies, Philosophy & Humanities 

Ph.D. German Literature, Princeton University
German literature and philosophy, studies of motifs (metaphor of standing, barbed wire, secret societies), travel writing. 

scott.abbott@uvu.edu

CB 311E • 801-863-8537

 


Kim AbunuwaraKim Abunuwara

Assistant Professor • Integrated Studies, Humanities

Ph.D. Theatre & Film, Brigham Young University
Theatre (acting, voice, and articulation, critical studies), performance studies, divine in the arts

kim@abunuwara.com

CB 311E • 801-863-6266

 


Alex CaldieroAlex Caldiero

Senior Artist in Residence • Humanities

Queens College, City University of New York

Polyartist, poet and scholar of the avant-gardes and intermedia.

acaldiero@uvu.edu

CB 211B • 801-863-8038

 


Micheala Giesenkirchen-SawyerMichaela Giesenkirchen-Sawyer

Associate Professor • Humanities

Ph.D. English, Washington University
American modernist literature, Gertrude Stein, the intersection of literature, film music, and art with science and philosophy.

giesenmi@uvu.edu

CB 211F • 801-863-6304

 


Samuel LiangSamuel Liang

Associate Professor, Program Director • Humanities, Chinese Studies

Ph.D. Art History, Binghamton University-SUNY
Modern architecture & urbanism, Chinese cultural studies, Chinese art history, theories of modernity, postcolonial cities.

sliang@uvu.edu

CB 211E • 801-863-6266

 


Katherine ReedKatherine Reed

Lecturer • Humanities

Ph.D. Musicology, University of Florida
Film music, popular music, musical semiotics.

katherine.reed@uvu.edu

CB 211D • 801-863-6304

 


Leslie Simon FacultyLeslie Simon

Assistant Professor • Humanities

Ph.D. English Literature, Boston University
19th century literature and culture, relation of literature to mathematics, structures of narrative, the rise of the novel.

lsimon@uvu.edu

CB 211G • 801-863-8128

 


Part-Time Faculty

Noreen Astin

Ph.D., Brigham Young University (Theatre and Film)


Linda Barclay Mount

J.D., Brigham Young University; M.B.A, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. [A.B.D.], Brigham Young University (Instructional Psychology and Technology)


Randall Bernhard

Ph.D., Brigham Young University (Theatre and Cinematic Arts)


Edwin Firmage

M.A., University of California, Berkeley (Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology)


Eric Fossum

M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia (Classical Studies)


Steven Hall

M.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (Dramatic Writing)


Sally Johnson

M.A., Brigham Young University (Comparative Literature)


Alexandra Karl

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, U.K. (History of Art)


Kimberli Lawson

Ph.D., University of Iowa (English)


Julie Paz

M.A., Brigham Young University (Spanish Literature and Pedagogy)


Charlotte Poulton

Ph.D., University of York, U.K. (History of Art)


Eric Robertson

M.A., University of Utah (Environmental Humanities)


Ashli Sharp

M.A., Brigham Young University (Humanities)


Shelley Shupe

M.Ed., Brigham Young University (Comparative & International Education)