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Faculty

Dr. Craig Saper, Graduate Program Director

Language, Literacy and Culture Faculty

Bickel BICKEL, BEVERLY, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor bickel@umbc.edu Globalized communication and culture, new media, social movements, critical pedagogy, qualitative research

Claudia GALINDO, CLAUDIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor galindo@umbc.edu Educational inequality and the social context of education, sociology of education, educational policy, developmental psychology, and immigration.

MallinsonPhoto  MALLINSON, CHRISTINE, Ph.D., Associate Professor mallinson@umbc.edu English language variation, language and educational inequality, the interface of sociolinguistics and sociology, research methodology

Craig Saper SAPER, CRAIG, Ph.D., Professor and Director LLC and The Bearman Foundation Chair (2012-2015) csaper@umbc.edu E-literacy, e-publishing and online scholarship, history of reading and reading devices, networked writing, cultural and media theory and interventions

Affiliate Faculty by Departments

Africana Studies

CHUKU, GLORIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor chuku@umbc.edu African social and intellectual history; women and Nigerian political economy; slavery and slave trade; African Diaspora

American Studies

BHALLA, TAMARA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor tbhalla@umbc.edu Late 19th and 20th century multi-ethnic literatures, Asian American studies, feminist theory, multicultural discourse

BRYAN, KATHY S., Ph.D., Associate Chair, Lecturer kbryan@umbc.edu Education history and policy, gender equity in education, curriculum transformation, cultural conflict and transformation, literature and society

GONZALVES, THEO W., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair theo@umbc.edu Asian American cultural studies, social movements, performance studies and the performing arts

KING, NICOLE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor nking@umbc.edu 20th century place-based cultural history, southern studies, cultural studies, urban studies, historic preservation, environmental justice

MOFFITT, KIMBERLY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor kmoffitt@umbc.edu Media Studies/criticism, sports and identity, black hair and body politics, popular culture

Education

BERGE, ZANE L., Ph.D., Professor berge@umbc.edu Training systems, distance education

HODELL, CHARLES, Ph.D., Associate Professor hodell@umbc.edu

LEE, DIANE M., Ph.D., Associate Professor lee@umbc.edu Human learning and cognition, research methods

NELSON, JOHN, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor nelson@umbc.edu Adult language learning, ESL testing, measurement and evaluation, linguistics and ESL teaching, ESL instruction in K-12 education

NORTH-COLEMAN, CHERYL, Ph.D., Assistant Professor cnorth@umbc.edu Secondary Education, Literacy

RIVKIN, MARY S., Ph.D., Associate Professor rivkin@umbc.edu Early childhood education, outdoor play, environmental education

SANDERS, MAVIS, Ph.D., Professor msanders@umbc.edu School, family and community engagement; education reform and improvement; African American student achievement; qualitative research methods

SCHAFFER, EUGENE C., Ed.D., Professor schaffer@umbc.edu Curriculum and instruction, educational leadership

SCULLY, PATRICIA A., Ph.D., Associate Professor patricia.scully@umbc.edu Early childhood education, early literacy, family and community relationships with schools

SHELTON, NANCY RANKIE, Ph.D., Associate Professor nshelton@umbc.edu Politics of literacy education, writing development, writing pedagogy

SHIN, JOAN, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor jshin2@umbc.edu Teaching English to Young Learners, EFL/ESL teacher education, online teacher education, virtual communities of practice, content instruction for English Language Learners

SHIN, SARAH J., Ph.D., Professor shin@umbc.edu Bilingualism, heritage language education, language policy, TESOL methodology, second language writing, academic language

English

BERMAN, JESSICA, Ph.D., Professor jberman@umbc.edu Comparative Studies in Literature

BURGESS, HELEN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor burgess@umbc.edu Digital humanities, rhetorics of new media, digital publishing, electronic literature, science fiction studies

GWIAZDA, PIOTR K., Ph.D., Associate Professor gwiazda@umbc.edu American literature and culture; modern and contemporary poetry; poetic theory and translation; creative writing

MAHER, JENNIFER, Ph.D., Assistant Professor jmaher@umbc.edu Rhetoric of technology, cultural theory, American literature and culture

MCCARTHY, LUCILLE, Ph.D., Professor mccarthy@umbc.edu Rhetoric and composition, writing in the professions, Latin-American literature, discourse analysis

Gender and Women’s Studies

BHATT, AMY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor abhatt@umbc.edu Gender, labor, migration, family, South Asia

MCCANN, CAROLE, Ph.D., Professor mccann@umbc.edu Cultural studies of science, feminist theory, discourse analysis

History

CASPER, SCOTT E., Ph.D., Professor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences casper@umbc.edu Nineteenth-century U.S. history, history of the book, American cultural history

FROIDE, AMY, Ph.D., Associate Professor froide@umbc.edu Social and economic history of women, specifically 17th and 18th century Britain

KARS, MARJOLEINE, Ph.D., Associate Professor kars@umbc.edu Early modern Atlantic world, early America, Dutch empire, slavery

MERINGOLO, DENISE, Ph.D., Associate Professor ddm@umbc.edu The significance and value of American cultural institutions

RUBIN, ANNE, Ph.D., Associate Professor arubin@umbc.eduU.S. Civil War, U.S. South, 19th century U.S., digital history

SCOTT, MICHELLE, Ph.D., Associate Professor mscott@umbc.edu United States social history, black women’s studies, civil rights and social justice, and American musical culture

Imaging Research Center

BOOT, LEE, MFA, Research Associate Professor boot@umbc.edu

Media & Communication Studies

ADELMAN, REBECCA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor adelman@umbc.edu Visual culture; citizenship; terror; cultural studies of terror and war; trauma studies; American studies; theories of subject-formation and subjectivity; ethics

Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication

FIELD, THOMAS T., Ph.D., Professor tfield@umbc.edu Sociolinguistics, literacy, language maintenance, French studies

KA, OMAR, Ph.D., Associate Professor ka@umbc.edu Sociolinguistics, phonology, African linguistics, Wolof language, French language

LARKEY, EDWARD, Ph.D., Professor larkey@umbc.edu German media history; global television formats and national identity; theories and history of intercultural communication, globalization, and interculturality

MEDINA LOPEZ PORTILLO, ADRIANA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor medina@umbc.edu Intercultural communication, study abroad, conflict resolution, experiential learning

OSKOZ, ANA, Ph.D., Associate Professor aoskoz@umbc.edu Second-language acquisition, technology in foreign language classroom, intercultural communication

POGGIO, SARA Z., Ph.D., Associate Professor poggio@umbc.edu Sociology, Latin American societies, Hispanics in the United States

PROVENCHER, DENIS, Ph.D., Associate Professor provench@umbc.edu French civilization and cultural studies; language, gender and sexuality; conversation and discourse analysis, intercultural communication

SCHWARTZ, ANA MARIA, Ph.D., Associate Professor aschwart@umbc.edu Language teaching and curriculum development, learning strategies, media, heritage Spanish speakers

SHIELDS, ANNA, Ph.D., Associate Professor ashields@umbc.edu Medieval Chinese literature and literary history, genre studies, sociology of literature, and classical Chinese language

SINNIGEN, JOHN H., Ph.D., Professor sinnigen@umbc.edu

STOLLE-MCALLISTER, JOHN, Ph.D., Associate Professor stollem@umbc.edu Cultural studies, social movements, Latin American popular culture

Provost’s Office

JEWETT, SARAH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for LLC sjewett@umbc.edu Sociocultural identities, educational equity (urban education), social studies education

Shriver Center

TAYLOR, JOBY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor joby.taylor@umbc.edu Service-learning and civic engagement, community and place based studies, peace studies, conceptual metaphor, anthropology of religion, Baltimore (people’s history studies)

Sociology and Anthropology

ADLER, MARINA A., Ph.D., Professor adler@umbc.edu Social science methodology and statistics, cross-national gender, work and family issues; the welfare state; social policy in international perspective

CHAPIN, BAMBI, Ph.D., Assistant Professor bchapin@umbc.edu Psychological anthropology, children and families, culture transmission and change, ethnography, South Asia

CHARD, SARAH, Ph.D., Assistant Professor schard@umbc.edu Medical anthropology, urban anthropology, anthropology of gender

ECKERT, J. KEVIN, Ph.D., Professor eckert@umbc.edu Aging, health, qualitative research methods

HARRIS-WALLACE, BRANDY, Ph.D., Assistant Professor bhwalla@umbc.edu Sociology of gender, health and aging, and social research methods

MAIR, CHRISTINE, Ph.D., Assistant Professor camair@umbc.edu Life course; social ties; cross-national aging; the welfare state; intersections of gender and race/ethnicity

PINCUS, FRED L., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus pincus@umbc.edu Race, diversity, affirmative action, community colleges

ROTHSTEIN, WILLIAM G., Ph.D. Professor rothstei@umbc.edu