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Faculty & Staff

Gregory Aldrete

Gregory Aldrete

Professor Emeritus

Selected Awards

  • 2015 University of Wisconsin System Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Joukowsky National Lecturer, Archaeological Institute of America (2014-15)
  • 2012 Wisconsin Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • NEH Humanities Fellowship (2012-13)
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Alexander Bozzo

Alexander Bozzo

Dr. Alexander Bozzo received his PhD from Marquette University (Philosophy) in 2018. His primary area of expertise is in early modern philosophy (namely, David Hume), but he has an interest in all things philosophical. He’s published in such fields as epistemology and medical ethics, and is currently working on questions pertaining to the problem of evil and the... Read more »

Mario Jimenez Chacon

Mario Jimenez Chacon

Assistant Professor
TH331

Mario Jiménez Chacón was born in Zapopan (Jalisco, Mexico), and he completed his undergraduate studies at California State University-Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature and Culture, and a minor in Latinx Studies, from Cornell University in August of 2018. He was a Visiting Lecturer of Spanish at the same institution (2018-2019) before coming to UWGB in the Fall of 2019.... Read more »

David Coury

David Coury

Co-Director
TH 397

Prof. Coury is Professor of Humanistic Studies (German) and Global Studies and also Co-Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. Additionally he is one of the advisors of the International Business Minor. As an undergraduate, Prof. Coury studied in Salzburg, Austria and then later, studied for almost two years at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has published... Read more »

Tara DaPra

Tara DaPra

Lecturer
MAC B329

Tara DaPra has been teaching creative writing and English composition and at UW-Green Bay since 2009. She enjoys working with writers of all abilities, both online and in the traditional classroom, and she especially enjoys working with students individually during “conference week.” Her teaching philosophy centers on the idea that writers can discover what they’re trying to say... Read more »

Hernan Fernandez-Meardi

Hernan Fernandez-Meardi

Associate Professor
TH 375

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, he has completed his undergraduate studies in Hispanic Studies at the Laval University (Quebec City, Canada) and his graduate degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Montréal (Montreal, Canada). He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in fall 2007. His first research was focused on... Read more »

Susan Frost

Susan Frost

Assoc Lecturer
TH 331

Susan Frost teaches the humanities as an applied discipline opening critical conversations in how the disciplines within the humanities provide vision for business, for medical professionals, and for STEM studies. She publishes on the web sites Art & Humanities in the 21st Century Workplace  www.ah21cw.com and 4Humanities, www.4Humanities.org.  In addition to teaching and presenting... Read more »

Jennifer Ham

Jennifer Ham

Professor
TH 331D

Professor Jennifer Ham teaches a wide array of courses on German language, literature and culture. She has presented and published in the area of turn-of-the-century German studies on topics such as German theater and urban entertainment, the cultural history of animals, Frank Wedekind, Nietzsche and femininity and German cabaret. She is coeditor of Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in... Read more »

Derek Jeffreys

Derek Jeffreys

Education

B.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago.

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Kevin Kain

Kevin Kain

Senior Lecturer
SA 263

Series co-editor

With Wolfram von Scheliha and Vera Tchentsova) Studies in Rus Harrassowitz Publishers Wiesbaden, Germany (2014-present)

Current Projects

  • With Wolfram von Sheliha, The Moscow Patriarchate: Power, Belief, Image and Legitimacy (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017)
  • "The Life of the Parsuna "Patriarch Nikon with Clergy in... Read more »

Daniel Kallgren

Daniel Kallgren

Associate Professor
L110

BA Gustavus Adolphus College/ MA, Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Dan Kallgren is an Associate Professor of Humanities and History on the UWGB Marinette Campus where he has taught since 1995. His teaching interests include the American minority experience, the United States in the 20th century and the American experience in Vietnam. He has published scholarly work in... Read more »

Mark Karau

Mark Karau

BA/MA Marquette University 91,93; PhD Florida State University, 2000

Chair of Humanities

Professor Karau is an expert in the history of Germany from 1871 to 1989, focusing particularly on the era of the First World War.  He has published two books on the topic, the first of which was recently reissued in a new, paperback edition.
The first: Wielding the Dagger: The... Read more »

Hye-Kyung Kim

Hye-Kyung Kim

Associate Professor
TH 379

Education

B.A., M.A., Ewha Womans University; Ph.D., Marquette University

J P Leary

J P Leary

Associate Professor
WH 410F

Dr. J P Leary (Cherokee/Delaware) serves as an Associate Professor in First Nations Studies, History, and Humanities, as a member of the graduate faculty in the Professional Program in Education, and as a faculty affiliate with the Education Center for First Nations Studies. He regularly teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to FNS: The Tribal World, American Indians in Film,... Read more »

J. Vincent Lowery

J. Vincent Lowery

Associate Professor
TH 395

As Interim Director of the GPS Program, Vince Lowery assists with student recruitment, program development, staff training, and organizational management, and teaches within the program. Professor Vince Lowery joined the Humanities Department in 2009 after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for two years. He completed his doctoral studies in History at the University of... Read more »

Rebecca Meacham

Rebecca Meacham

Rebecca Meacham (PhD-Cincinnati; MFA Bowling Green State University) is the author of two award-winning fiction collections. Her prose has been set to music, translated into Polish, and carved into woodblocks and letter-pressed by steamroller. Director of the Writing and Applied Arts program, co-Chair of English, and Director of the UWGB Teaching Press, Rebecca was a founding member of Green... Read more »

Rebecca Nesvet

Rebecca Nesvet

Associate Professor
TH 399

Rebecca Nesvet (PhD UNC-Chapel Hill 2014; MFA Dramatic Writing, New York University 2008) teaches nineteenth-century British literature, the British novel, modern world drama, and digital humanities. Her research concerns Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and (more recently) "Sweeney Todd" creator James Malcolm Rymer and his radical and Romantic contexts. 
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Cristina Ortiz

Cristina Ortiz

Professor
TH 373

Cristina Ortiz Ceberio was born in San Sebastián. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities obtained at the University of the Basque Country (San Sebastián) and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA). Currently she a Professor at the Department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she teaches... Read more »

Lisa Poupart

Lisa Poupart

Associate Professor
WH 410C

Lisa Poupart, Ph.D., is a member of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabeg. She is an associate professor of First Nations Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Humanities at UW Green Bay. Dr. Poupart's work is concerned with healing First Nations generational historic trauma. She is also involved in a number of initiatives to standardize First Nations... Read more »

Nichole Rued

Nichole Rued

Assoc Lecturer
MAC B325

Charles Rybak

Charles Rybak

Chuck Rybak lives in Wisconsin and is currently a Professor of English and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, where he teaches the humanities, literature, and creative writing. He is the author of two chapbooks, Nickel and Diming My Way Through and Liketown. His full-length collection, Tongue and Groove, was released in 2007 by Main Street.
As Dean, he oversees the... Read more »

Heidi Sherman

Heidi Sherman

Associate Professor
TH 387

Professor Sherman received her PhD (History) from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), where she studied medieval history and archaeology. She has published widely on aspects of the material culture of medieval Russia (flax and linen production and trade, glassmaking) and on the Viking-age site of Staraia Ladoga. At UW-Green Bay, she teaches courses about the Vikings, medieval history... Read more »

Linda Toonen

Linda Toonen

Senior Lecturer
MAC B330

David Voelker

David Voelker

David Voelker is a Professor of Humanities and History. He has a PhD in United States History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is passionate about teaching the history of early America up to the Civil War, with a special focus on integrating First Nations, and he loves teaching courses on environmental history and environmental humanities, which explore the... Read more »

Maria  Yakushkina

Maria Yakushkina

Assistant Professor
TH331

Maria Yakushkina, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanistic Studies. Her areas of expertise include sociolinguistics, transnationalism, heritage- and second language acquisition and teaching, language and gender, and sociopragmatics. Her current research focuses on the interconnection between transnationalism, language use, and identity among 1.5- and second generation of... Read more »

Jennie Young

Jennie Young

Associate Professor
MAC B328

Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier

Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier

Associate Professor
5108 (Sheboygan)

A Wisconsin native, Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier attended UW Oshkosh as an undergrad and then completed her MA and Phd in British Literature from Marquette University. She teaches courses in composition, literature, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Humanities. She is an Associate Professor for English and Women's and Gender Studies and currently serves the institution as the Assessment... Read more »