Western Michigan University
The Stewart Clocktower of the Waldo Library-Computer Center Complex in the
heart of WMU's campus.
Western Michigan University, founded in 1903, is dedicated to creating knowledge and putting it to work in an environment of academic excellence in teaching, research and service. As a result, it has earned a reputation as an ascending national university that offers its students a truly international perspective. With more than 26,000 students, one-fourth at the graduate level, WMU ranks among the nation's 60 largest institutions. Minority students make up 10 percent of the total student body, while international students from almost 100 countries account for another 7 percent of the total. WMU supports six degree-granting colleges: arts and sciences, the Haworth College of Business, education, engineering and applied sciences, fine arts, and health and human services. The university offers more than 240 programs, including 25 at the doctoral level and 67 at the master's level.
WMU's main campus is located just off Interstate 94 and U.S. Highway 131 in the Southwest Michigan, City of Kalamazoo, which is less than three hours by car from Detroit and Chicago. With 220,000 people, Kalamazoo County is served by ample air, train and bus transportation. In addition to WMU, three other higher education institutions are located in the area, as are several Fortune 500 firms, including Haworth Inc., the Kellogg Co., Phamacia & Upjohn, Inc., and the Whirlpool Corp. Well known for its involvement in the arts, Kalamazoo supports theatrical, musical and dance groups; offers art, aviation and cultural museums; and boasts a nature center and a five-branch public library system. The sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are less than an hour's drive away, while an abundance of parks, golf courses, ski slopes, lakes and cross country trails provide year-round enjoyment.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
The following master's degree programs are available in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences: Anthropology, Art, Communication, Comparative Religion, Creative Writing, Development Administration, Economics, English, Geography, History, Medieval Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, School Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish. Doctoral programs are offered in Applied Economics, Comparative Religion, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology.
Facilities and Resources
Western Michigan University's academic library collection is the fourth largest in Michigan and the largest in West Michigan. The Waldo Library contains a collection capacity of 3,600,000 items, seating capacity of 1,900, multiple outlets for computer access, and the Voyager web-based library system for automated information retrieval. An additional 792,000 print and non-print items are located in the Education Library, Music and Dance Library, Archives and Regional History Collections, and Visual Resources Library.
University Commuting Services provides a variety of computing resources and facilities for students. UCS provides each student with a computing account on our Open VMS system or UNIX platform, at no charge. These accounts provide students with access to Internet resources including e-mail and the Web. Facilities include two open access computing labs, housing Macintosh, Windows 95, and Unix workstations and Vt320 terminals. UCS also houses a multipurpose enabling technology lab (METL) for students with visual impairments or other physical challenges.
Departments have discipline-specific special facilities to support the research activities of their students and faculty. Among them are Business Research and Service Institute, Center for Research on At-risk Students, Center for Advanced Tribology, Center for Research into Environmental Signal Transduction, Coherent Optics Laboratory, Concurrent Computation Research Center, Biological Imaging Center, Enabling Technology Center, The Evaluation Center, Geographic Information Systems Research Center, Human Performance Institute, Leonard C. Kercher Center for Social Research, Medieval Institute, Music Therapy Clinic, Particle Accelerator Laboratory, and the Psychology Clinic.
Expenses and Aid
Tuition is $165 per semester hour for Michigan residents and $384 per semester hour for nonresidents. An enrollment fee of $602 per year is required of all students.
A wide choice of graduate living accommodations is available, including on-campus family and single student apartments. For 1998-99, the cost of family housing ranges from $395 per month for one bedroom, unfurnished, to $643 per month for two bedrooms, furnished. The University also offers four residence halls specifically for students 21 years of age or older, at prices ranging from $1906 (room only) to $4591 (room and meals) per academic year. The Office of Off-Campus Life assists students in locating off-campus housing and maintains lists of more than 2,500 rental units, area landlords, and students looking for roommates.
The following types of fellowships and assistantships are available: Graduate College Fellowships for entering master's degree students, Doctoral Associateships for outstanding doctoral students, King/Chavez/Parks Fellowships, and Thurgood Marshall Assistantships and Professional Tuition Grants for qualified U.S. students from historically underrepresented groups. In addition, graduate departments have their own assistantship appointments. The minimum assistantship award for entering students is $7,940. The deadline for most WMU financial assistance is February 15.
How to Apply
At WMU, graduate admission for U.S. citizens and Resident Aliens is handled via a self-managed application process. It requires students to take responsibility for gathering all admission materials and submitting these materials to the appropriate office before the published admission dates. International students should follow instructions as outlined in the materials obtained from the Office of International Student Services.
Applications for admission can be obtained by calling the Office of Admissions and Orientation request line at (800) 400-4968. International students must call the Office of International Student Services at (6l6) 387-5865 for admission application materials.
Admission requirements and application deadline dates vary by department. Contact the department directly to obtain specific information.
Who to Contact
For more information, contact:
|Paula J. Boodt, Coordinator
Graduate Admissions & Recruitment
Office of Admissions & Orientation
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5120
Tel: (616) 387-2000
Fax: (616) 387-2096
||Jolene V. Jackson, Director
International Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Tel: (616) 387-5865
Fax: (616) 387-5899
The Faculty and Major Research Interests
Anthropology (616) 387-3969
Robert L. Anemone, Ph.D., University of Washington. Physical anthropology, paleontology, Eocene primates.
William M. Cremin, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University. Environmental archaeology, archaeobotany, Midwest.
Arthur Helweg, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Immigration, ethnicity, development, India, Romania.
Erika Friedl-Loeffler, Ph.D., Universitt Mainz. Gender, women, children, art, Middle East, Europe.
Ann Miles, Ph.D., Syracuse University. Medical anthropology, gender, class, migration, Ecuador.
Rosario Montoya, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Latin America, political economy, gender, feminist theory, popular culture and religion, social movements.
Michael S. Nassaney, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Social archaeology, ethnohistory, material analysis, Arkansas.
Tal Simmons, Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Paleoanthropology, human osteology, forensic anthropology.
Robert I. Sundick, Ph.D., University of Toronto. Human osteology, forensic anthropology, skeletal growth.
Allen Zagarell, Ph.D., Freie Univeritt, West Berlin. Evolution of the State, gender, ethnicity, South India.
Art (616) 387-2440
John M. Carney, M.F.A., University of Illinois-Urbana. Photography.
Robin E. Clark, Ph.D., Texas Technological. Art Education. . Joseph V. DeLuca, M.F.A., Michigan State University. Painting.
Edward Harkness, M.F.A., Illinois State University. Ceramics.
Tricia Hennessy, M.F.A., Basle School of Design. Graphic design.
Keith Jones, M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University. Graphic design.
Richard Keaveny, M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design. Painting.
Donald E. King, M.F.A., Mills College. Painting.
Joyce M. Kubiski, Ph.D., University of Washington. Art History.
Albert LaVergne, M.F.A., University of California-Berkley. Sculpture.
Lawrence John Link, M.F.A., University of Oklahoma. Painting.
Richard de Peaux, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin. Painting.
Curtis Rhodes, M.F.A., Ohio University. Printmaking.
Louis Rizzolo, M.A., University of Iowa. Painting.
Charles Stroh, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Printmaking, Painting Drawing.
Phillip Vander Weg, M.F.A., University of Michigan. Painting, sculpture.
Communication (616) 387-3130
Sandra L. Borden, Ph.D., Indiana University. Media ethics and organizational behavior.
Nancy C. Cornwell, Ph.D., University of Colorado. Communication technology and policy, and mass media theory.
Loren D. Crane, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Cognition and emotion, and interpersonal communication.
Richard J. Dieker, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Organizational communication and personality communication.
Wendy Zabava Ford, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Organizational communication assessment and communication, and customer service.
Susan A. Fox, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. Interpersonal theory, communication and aging, and inter-group communication.
Richard A. Gershon, Ph.D., Ohio University. International telecommunications, telecommunication law, and organizational uses of telecommunications technology.
James A. Gilchrist, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Organizational values, interviewing, and communication theory.
Melissa Hancox, Ph.D., Ohio University. Organization communication and small group communication.
Keith Michael Hearit, Ph.D., Purdure University. Public relations, organizational communication.
Joseh Kayany, Ph.D., Florida State University. Uses and effects of communication technology, and mass communication theory.
Steven N. Lipkin, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Film theory and mass communication theory.
Peter G. Northouse, Ph.D., University of Denver. Health communication, interpersonal communication, and leadership.
Mark P. Orbe, Ph.D., Ohio University. Interpersonal communication and intercultural communication.
Thomas F. Pagel, Ph.D., University of Denver. Media theory and organizational uses of media.
Steven C. Rhodes, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Listening, sexual harassment, and research methodology.
George B. Robeck, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Public relations, nonverbal communication, and media theory.
J. Thomas Sill, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Interpersonal communication and public relations.
Shriley A. Van Hoeven, Ed.D., Western Michigan University. Organizational culture, conflict management.
Paul Yelsma, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Family communication and interpersonal communication.
Comparative Religion (616) 387-4391
H. Byron Earhart, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Japanese religions.
David Ede, Ph.D., McGill University. Islamic studies.
Nancy Falk, Ph.D., University of Chicago. South Asian religions and Women's studies.
Francis L. Gross, Jr., Ph.D., University of Ottawa. Psychology of religion, Christianity, and comparative mysticism.
E. Thomas Lawson, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Cognition, culture and religion, theory and method, and African religions.
Timothy Light, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Chinese thought.
Rudolf J. Siebert. Ph.D., University of Mainz. Religion and society; critical theory of religion.
Jonathon Silk, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Buddhist studies.
Economics (616) 387-5535
Donald L. Alexander, Ph.D., Penn State University. Industrial organization, antitrust economics, and regulation.
Eskander Alvi, Ph.D., John Hopkins University. Microfoundations of macroeconomics.
Sisay Asefa, Ph.D., Iowa State University. Applied microeconomics, economic development, and agricultural economics.
Usree Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., University of Maryland. International trade and microeconomics.
Annette Brown, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Transition economics and industrial organization.
Phillip P. Caruso, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Money and banking, monetary theory and policy, industrial organization, and the economics of education.
Bassam Harik, Ph.D., Wayne State University. Money and banking, and economic development.
Salim E. Harik, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Quantitative, managerial, and international economics.
Matthew Higgens, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Economics and statistics.
Emily P. Hoffman, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Labor and macroeconomics.
Kevin Hollenbek, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison. Microeconomics and the economics of education.
Susan Houseman, Ph.D., Harvard University. Labor economics.
Wei-Chiao Huang, Ph.D., University of Southern California - Santa Barbara. Labor economics and applied microeconomics.
Timothy Hunt, Ph.D., Kansas State University. Labor, business, and regional economics.
William S. Kern, Ph.D., Colorado State University. History of economic thought, comparative economic systems, and microeconomics.
Jean Kimmel, Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Labor economics and econometrics.
Donald Meyer. Ph.D., Texas A&M University. International economics and experimental economics.
Jon R. Neill, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Public finance, mathematical economics, and economic theory.
Christopher O'Leary, Ph.D., University of Arizona. Labor economics and econometrics.
Susan Pozo, Ph.D., Michigan State University. International finance.
Werner Sichel, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Industrial organization, public utility economics, and economic education. Paul D. Thistle, Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Microeconomics, both theoretical and applied.
Mark V. Wheeler, Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Macroeconomics and econometrics.
Huizhong Zhou, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Microeconomics, industrial organization, economics of information and incentives, and comparative economics systems.
English (616) 387-2572
Jonina Abron, M.A., Purdue University. Journalism and professional writing.
Thomas C. Bailey, Ph.D., Washington University. Nineteenth-century British fiction and American autobiography.
Miriam Bat-Ami, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Children's literature.
Ellen Brinkley, Ph.D., Michigan State University. English education.
Allen Carey-Webb, Ph.D., University of Oregon. English education, comparative literature, and African-American literature.
Norman E. Carlson, Ph.D., Rutgers University. Seventeenth-century British literature.
John R. Cooley, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Modern and American literature.
Seamus Cooney, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Modern poetry, literature, and film.
Clifford O. Davidson, Ph.D., Wayne State University. Medieval and Renaissance literature.
Richard Digby-Junger, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Journalism and professional writing.
Rollin G. Douma, Ph.D., University of Michigan. English education.
Stuart Dybek, M.F.A., University of Iowa. Fiction and poetry.
Scott Dykstra, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Eighteenth-century literature and romantic literature.
Philip J. Egan, Ph.D., University of Kansas. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature.
Nancy Eimers, Ph.D., University of Houston. Poetry and American literature.
Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Linguistics and African-American literature.
Luis Gamez, Ph.D., University of Virginia. Eighteenth-century English literature, textual editing, and James Joyce.
Steohanie A. Gauper, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Women in literature, Spenser, and Milton.
Constantine J. Gianakaris, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. English literature and English drama.
Pat Gill, Ph.D., Cornell University. Critical theory, eighteenth-century English literature.
Jaimy Gordon, D.A. Brown University. Fiction, poetry, drama.
Maryellen Hains, M.A. Bowling Green State University. Children's literature, folklore, language arts.
Bradley S. Hayden, Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Professional writing, journalism, American literature.
Georgina B. Hill, Ph.D., Purdue University. Composition and rhetoric.
Robert Hinkel, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Modern American and British literature, film.
Edward M. Jayne, Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo. Literary criticism, American studies. Arnold Johnston, Ph.D., University of Delaware. Drama, fiction.
Paul A. Johnston, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Linguistics.
Elise Bickford Jorgens, Ph.D., City University of New York. Renaissance literature and music.
Katherine Joslin, Ph.D., Northwestern University. American literature, literary criticism.
Jil C. Larson, Ph.D., Indiana University. Victorian studies, South African literature.
Mary Anne Loewe, Ph.D., Michigan State University. English education, linguistics.
William Olsen, Ph.D., University of Houston. Poetry, American literature.
Gwen Raaberg, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. Women's studies, modernism.
Mark Richardson, Ph.D., Rutgers University. Modern American literature, textual editing.
John D. Saillant, Ph.D., Brown University. Early American literature, American civilization.
Herbert Scott, M.F.A., University of Iowa. Poetry.
Thomas Seiler, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. Medieval literature, Dante.
Jocelyn Steinke, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Journalism, science writing.
John Stroupe, Ph.D., University of Rochester. Drama, professional writing.
Larry E. Syndergaard, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Medieval literature, Scandinavian literature, Chaucer.
Larry ten Harmsel, Ph.D., Ohio University. Professional writing, twentieth-century European literature.
Grace Tiffany, Ph.D., Notre Dame University. Shakespeare, English Renaissance drama.
Daneen Wardrop, Ph.D., University of Virginia. American literature, Dickinson.
Constance S. Weaver, Ph.D., Michigan State University. English education, linguistics.
Geography (616) 387-3410
Elen M. Cutrim, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Satellite meteorology, hydro meteorology, climate change, meteorology of tropical rainforests, Latin America.
David G. Dickason, Ph.D., Indiana University. Applied quantitative methods, geographic information systems, South and Southeast Asia, transportation and economic geography.
Charles F. Heller, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Agriculture, urban social, historical.
Philip P. Micklin, Ph.D., University of Washington. Resource management, environmental impact assessment, water, the former Soviet Union.
Eldor C. Quandt, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Population, Scandinavia, tourism and travel.
Henry A. Raup, Ph.D., University of Illinois. National Parks, conservation, outdoor recreation, Western Europe.
Hans J. Stolle, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Map use, cartography, computer graphics, field methods, remote sensing.
Joseph P. Stoltman, Ed.D., University of Georgia. Geographic education, cultural.
History (616) 387-4650
Linda Borish, Ph.D., Maryland. Early American, women, sport, material culture.
Jose Brandao, Ph.D., York. American Indian, Canada, Comparative colonial.
Lewis Carlson, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Recent United States, sport, popular culture.
Michael Chiarappa, Ph.D., Pennsylvania. Early American, historic preservation, maritime.
Janet Coryell, Ph.D., William and Mary. Early United States, Civil War, women, biography.
Ronald Davis, Ph.D., Indiana. Islam, Africa, modern Middle East, Environment.
Deborah Deliyannis, Ph.D., Pennsylvania. Early Medieval, art history, archaeology.
E. Rozanne Elder, Ph.D., Toronto. Medieval Europe (especially religious).
James Ferreira, Ph.D., Minnesota. Recent United States (especially intellectual).
Donald Fixico, Ph.D., Oklahoma. American Indian.
Jena Gaines, Ph.D., Virginia. Modern Europe, especially ethnic and separatist movements.
Ross Gregory, Ph.D., Indiana. Recent United States, American foreign relations.
Bruce Haight, Ph.D., Northwestern. Africa, Islam.
Barbara Havira, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Recent United States, women, labor.
Catherine Julien, Ph.D., California-Berkley. Latin America, archaeology, ethnohistory.
Paul Maier, Ph.D., Basil. Ancient, early modern Europe (especially Reformation).
John Norman, Ph.D., Indiana. Russia, arts patronage.
James Palmitessa, Ph.D., NYU. Early modern Europe, urban, material culture.
Dale Porter, Ph.D., Oregon. Britain, historiography, technology.
Lucian Rosu, Ph.D., Bucharest. Medieval (especially Eastern Europe), museums, preservation.
Peter Schmitt, Ph.D., Minnesota. Recent United States, preservation, art, and architecture.
Larry Simon, Ph.D., UCLA. Medieval Europe (especially Spain), Mediterranean.
Judith Stone, Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook. Modern Europe (especially France), women.
Kristin Szylvian, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon. Public history, museum studies, US policy.
Victor Xiong, Ph.D., Australian National. East Asia (especially early China and Japan).
Medieval Studies (616) 387-8745
Thomas Amos, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Hiberno-Latin texts, early medieval sermons and preaching, manuscript studies.
Clifford Davidson, Ph.D., Wayne State University. Medieval drama, relations between art, drama, and music.
Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Early Medieval historiography, architectural terminology.
E. Rozanne Elder, Ph.D., University of Toronto. Monastic reform (twelfth century).
Robert W. Felkel, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Cervantes-Don Quixote.
Otto Grndler, Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary. Early and Medieval Christianity.
Rand Johnson, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles. Latin Bibles, neo-Latin.
Paul Johnston, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. Older Scots, historical dialectology, sociolinguistics of medieval Western Europe.
Molly Lynde-Recchia, Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington. Twelfth-and thirteenth-century romance and historiography, verse-prose transformation, prose stylistics.
Thomas H. Seiler, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin. Medieval English literature, Chaucer, Dante.
Larry Simon, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles. Muslims and Jews in thirteenth-century Mallorca, church and society in thirteenth-century Mallorca, medieval slavery.
Larry E. Syndergaard, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Scandinavian and British traditional ballads, ballad translation, and culture.
Paul E. Szarmach, Ph.D., Harvard University. Old English literature with special reference to Old English prose and its Latin backgrounds.
Music (616) 387-4667
William C. Appel, M.M., Indiana University. Voice, opera, music theater.
Craig S. Arnold, D.M.A., Eastman School of Music. Choir, conducting.
John Campos, P/A; B.M., Berklee School of Music. Recording technology.
David Code, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Theory.
C. Curtis-Smith, M.M., Northwestern University. Composition, piano, music history.
Robert Humiston, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Oboe, music theory.
Daniel Christopher Jacobson, Ph.D., University of California. Musicology, theory, music appreciation, technology.
Stephen G. Jones, D.M.A., University of Michigan. Trumpet.
Thomas R. Kasdorf, M.M., Indiana University. Choir, conducting.
Renata Artman Knific, Diploma, Szymanowski Liceum (Poland); Diploma, Royal College of Music (England); Artist's Diploma, Cleveland Institute. Violin.
Trent P. Kynaston, M.M., University of Arizona. Saxophone, jazz
David E. Little, D.M.A., Indiana University. Voice.
Judy Moonert, M.M., Indiana University. Percussion.
Johnny L. Pherigo, D.M.A., University of Illinois. Horn
Robert J. Ricci, D.M.A., University of Cincinnati. Music Theory, jazz.
Silvia Roederer, D.M.A., University of Southern California. Piano
Wendy Rose, D.M.A., University of Michigan. Bassoon, theory.
David A. Sheldon, Ph.D., Indiana University. Music history, music theory.
Eric Shumsky, Diploma, Julliard School. Viola, conducting, orchestra.
Christine Smith, M.M., University of Oklahoma. Flute.
Diana Spradling, M.M. Florida State University. Band, conducting.
Robert Spradling, Ph.D., Florida State University. Band, conducting.
Matthew Steel, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Music history, collegium musicum.
Scott Thornburg, M.M., The Julliard School. Trumpet.
Linda Trotter-Heger, M.M., University of South Carolina. Voice
Robert Whaley, M.A., University of Iowa. Tuba, euphonium, conducting.
Brian L. Wilson, M.M., Florida State University. Music therapy.
Steve Wolfinbarger, D.M.A., University of North Texas. Trombone.
Bradley Wong, M.M., University of Michigan. Clarinet
Stephen L. Zegree, D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City. Piano, vocal jazz.
Ramon Zupko, M.S., The Julliard School. Composition, music theory, multi-media, electronic music.
Philosophy (616) 387-4389
Shirley Bach, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Biomedical ethics, health care ethics.
Kent Baldner, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. Kant, history of modern philosophy, analytic philosophy, environmental ethics.
Sylvia Culp, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego. Philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, biomedical ethics.
John Dilworth, Ph.D., Bristol University. Ethics, aesthetics, cognitive science.
Joseph Ellin, Ph.D., Yale University. Philosophy of law, ethics, medical ethics, political philosophy, Hume.
Arthur Falk, Ph.D., Yale University. Philosophy of science, philosophy of language and intentionality, logic, ancient philosophy.
Michael Pritchard, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Ethical theory, professional ethics (including engineering ethics), philosophy for children.
Quentin Smith, Ph.D., Boston College. Metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, philosophy of science.
Political Science (616) 387-5680
James Butterfield, Ph.D., Notre Dame. Comparative politics, comparative political sociology, and Russian and East European politics.
Kevin Corder, Ph.D., Washington University. Research methods and American politics.
Kenneth A. Dahlberg, Ph.D., Colorado. International relations, environmental politics and sustainable agriculture, food and resource policy.
Suhashni Datta-Sandhu, Ph.D., Nairobi. African political systems, gender and development, and gender and international environmental politics.
Gunther M. Hega, Ph.D., Washington University. Comparative politics, comparative public policy, German and European politics.
David G. Houghton, Ph.D., Colorado. Public administration, local government, citizen participation, and metropolitan governmental reform.
Alan C. Isaak, Ph.D., Indiana. Political theory, political philosophy, and methodology.
Carolyn V. Lewis, Ph.D., Houston. American politics, political behavior, political theory, and methodology.
Richard L. McAnaw, Ph.D., Missouri. Public policy and administration, public budgeting and finance, and state politics and administration.
Barbara McCrea, Ph.D., Notre Dame. East European Politics.
Neil A. Pinney, Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook. Public policy and American government.
Peter G. Renstrom, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Public law and American judicial process and behavior.
William A. Ritchie, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Political theory and philosophy.
Chester B. Rogers, Ph.D., U.S. national political institutions, particularly Congress.
Murray Scot Tanner, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Comparative political theory, comparative communist systems, Chinese politics.
Lawrence Ziring, Ph.D., Columbia. International relations, foreign policy and the political systems of South Asia and the Middle East.
Psychology (616) 387-4500
Galen Alessi, Ph.D., Maryland. Strategic and family therapy, behavioral pediatrics, and theoretical behavioral analyses of treatment interventions.
Kevin J. Armstrong, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology. Social and cognitive development of children.
John Austin, Ph.D., Florida State University. Managing performance problems in business and industrial settings.
Lisa Baker, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Animal models of substance abuse, the pharmacological actions of psychoactive drugs and the physiological mechanisms of drug tolerance and withdrawal.
Dale Brethower, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Concept formation ,human learning, instructional design, and organizational performance.
Anna K. Campbell, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Discrimination, generalization, and concept fromation in pigeons and humans.
Alyce Dickinson, Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Effect that monetary incentives have on employee productivity, quality, and satisfaction.
Kristal E. Ehrhardt, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Ecobehavioral assessment and intervention in early childhood settings.
Howard Farris, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Instructional design, remedial education and behavior management.
R. Wayne Fuqua, Ph.D., University of Florida. Behavior therapy and theory, health psychology, behavioral medicine, behavioral research methodology, and mental retardation.
Bradley E. Huitema, Ph.D., Colorado State. Time series analysis, single organism and quasi-experimental design, and the evaluation of preventative health practices.
Scott H. Kollins, Ph.D., Auburn University. Child psychoparmacology broadly defined and the assessment and treatment of child externalizing disorders.
Richard W. Malott, Ph.D., Columbia University. Organizational psychology, theoretical behavior analysis, college teaching with high risk students, self-management, international education, and minority education.
Jack L. Michael, Ph.D., UCLA. Behavior analysis theory, verbal behavior, and instructional technology.
Alan D. Poling, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Species-specific behavior, mental retardation, basic learning processes, and behavioral pharmacology.
Malcolm H. Robertson, Ph.D., Purdue University. Integrative training in individual, group, marital, and family therapy.
C. Richard Spates, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Mental health programs evaluation, clinical victimization, psychological aspects of terrorism, and clinical hypnosis.
Roger E. Ulrich, Ph.D., University of Southern Illinois. Experimental social psychology and ethical issues as related to behavioral ecology.
Lester W. Wright Jr., Ph.D., University of Georgia. Assessing personality correlates and sexual arousal patterns of accused sex offenders, assessing gender role identification and family preservation therapy.
School of Public Affairs and Administration (616) 387-8930
Ralph Clark Chandler, Ph.D., Columbia University. Professional ethics, administrative theory, organizational development, constitutional law, and classical and American political theory.
David DeShon, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City. Organizational development, computer applications in administration, and public personnel administration.
Susan Hannah, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Local Government, dispute resolution, public policy, and human resources.
Peter Kobrak, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Public policy, the politics of bureaucracy, and political economy.
Barbara Liggett, Ed.D., Western Michigan University. Higher education administration, human resources management, and non-profit leadership administration.
Robert Peters, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Budgeting and finance and intergovernmental relations.
Kathleen Reding, Ph.D., New York University. Applied research methods, quantitative methods, and health policy development.
James Visser, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Local government administration and economic development and planning.
Sociology (616) 387-5270
Paula S. Brush, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Theory, methods, sociology of culture, sociology of education.
Susan Caringella-MacDonald, Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Criminology, social problems, women and violence, methodology.
Susan M. Carlson, Ph.D., Florida State University. Criminology, political ecomony, social inequality, quantitative, methods.
Susan L. Caulfield, Ph.D., SUNY, Albany. Criminology, deviance, political crime.
Charles E. Crawford, Ph.D., Florida State University. Criminology, corrections, minority issues.
Douglas V. Davidson, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Sociology of education, ethnic relations, African studies, theory.
Thomas E. Ford, Ph.D., University of Maryland. Social psychology, methods, race and ethnicity.
David J. Hartmann, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Applied, urban, ethnic relations, methods.
Gregory J. Howard, Ph.D., SUNY, Albany. Criminology, social prolems, environment.
Vyacheslav G. Karpov, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Comparative, social problems, sociology of education.
Ronald C. Kramer, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Criminology, social problems, deviance, theory.
Richard R. MacDonald Ph.D., University of Missouri. Theory, social psychology.
Gerald E. Markle, Ph.D., Florida State University. Knowledge and science, social movements, social problems.
Herbert L. Smith, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Family.
Zoann K. Snyder-Joy, Ph.D., Arizona State University. Criminology, racial/ethnic populations, methods, policy analysis.
Subhash R. Sonnad, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Applied, law, urban housing.
Lawrence L. Tyler, Ph.D., University of Missouri. Asian Studies, comparative.
Thomas L. Van Valey, Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Computers and society, applied, teaching, population.
Morton O. Wagenfeld, Ph.D., Syracuse University. Medical drugs and alcohol, social epidemiology, health policy.
Robert F. Wait, Ph.D., Indiana University. Social psychology, symbolic interaction, socialization, emotions.
Lewis Walker, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Ethnic relations, juvenile delinquency, criminology, education, social problems.
Paul L. Wienir, Ph.D., University of North Carolina. Social psychology.
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John Benson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Twentieth-century Spanish literature, Spanish American literature, Spanish American culture, Colombian novel.
Gary Bigelow, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Golden Age literature, contemporary Spanish theater, modern Spanish poetry, Spanish culture.
Jorge Febles, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Nineteenth-century Spanish American literature, Modernism, Spanish American culture, Spanish American theater.
Robert Felkel, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Medieval Spanish literature, Cervantes, Spanish culture.
Rober Griffin, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Foreign language pedagogy, applied linguistics.
Carolyn Harris, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Contemporary Spanish theater, women's cultural issues, Spanish culture.
Irma Lpez, Ph.D., University of Kansas. Contemporary Spanish American narrative, Spanish American poetry, feminist literary theory, Mexican literature.
Mercedes Tasende, Ph.D., University of Colorado. Nineteenth-and-twentieth-century Spanish literature, literary theory, Spanish culture.
Bengamn Torres, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Caribbean culture, contemporary Spanish American narrative, Spanish American essay, U.S.-Latino literature.
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