Humanities Faculty

Regular Faculty

Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

Professor • Humanities, Integrated Studies, Philosophy

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

Ph.D. German Literature, Princeton University

AOS: German Romanticism, Literature and Philosophy 

Kim Abunuwara

Kim Abunuwara

Assistant Professor • Humanities, Integrated Studies

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.

Adjunct Faculty

Randall Bernhard
Ph.D. Theatre and Cinematic Arts, Brigham Young University

Edwin Firmage
M.A. Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley

Eric Fossum
M.A. Classical Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

Steven Hall
M.F.A. Dramatic Writing, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts

Alexandra Karl
Ph.D. History of Art, University of Cambridge

Kimberli Lawson
Ph.D., English, University of Iowa

Julie Paz
M.A. Spanish Literature and Pedagogy, Brigham Young University

Charlotte Poulton
Ph.D. History of Art, University of York

Eric Robertson
M.A. Environmental Humanities, University of Utah 

Ashli Sharp
M.A. Humanities, Brigham Young University