Humanities Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Scott AbbottScott 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

LI 513 • 801-863-8537

 


Kim AbunuwaraKim Abunuwara

Assistant Professor • Integrated Studies, Philosophy & Humanities

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

kim@abunuwara.com

LI 513A • 801-863-6266

 


Alex CaldieroAlex Caldiero

Senior Artist in Residence • Philosophy & Humanities

Queens College, City University of New York

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

acaldiero@uvu.edu

LA 121J • 801-863-8038

 


Samuel LiangSamuel Liang

Associate Professor • 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

LA 121X • 801-863-6266

 


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

LA 121W • 801-863-6304

 


Leslie SimonLeslie Simon

Assistant Professor, Program Director • 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

LA 121F • 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)


Lynne Hetzel

B.A., Brigham Young University


Alexandra Karl

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


Kimberli Lawson

Ph.D., University of Iowa (English)


Sophie Heying Lu-Seng

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


Julie Paz

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


Charlotte Poulton

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


Kirsti Ringger

M.F.A., University of Utah (Sculpture); M.A., Brigham Young University (Art History)


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)