Humanities Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

Professor • Integrated Studies, Philosophy & Humanities

scott.abbott@uvu.edu
CB 311E • 801-863-8537

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

Kim Abunuwara

Kim Abunuwara

Assistant Professor • Integrated Studies, Humanities

kim@abunuwara.com
CB 311E • 801-863-6266

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

Alex Caldiero

Alex Caldiero

Senior Artist in Residence • Humanities

acaldiero@uvu.edu
CB 211B • 801-863-8038

Queens College, City University of New York

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

Michaela Giesenkirchen-Sawyer

Michaela Giesenkirchen-Sawyer

Associate Professor • Humanities

giesenmi@uvu.edu
CB 211F • 801-863-6304

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

Samuel Liang

Samuel Liang

Associate Professor, Program Director • Humanities, Chinese Studies

sliang@uvu.edu
CB 211E • 801-863-6266

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

Katherine Reed

Katherine Reed

Lecturer • Humanities

katherine.reed@uvu.edu
CB 211D • 801-863-6304

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

Leslie Simon

Leslie Simon

Assistant Professor • Humanities

lsimon@uvu.edu
CB 211G • 801-863-8128

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

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)