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Department of the Humanities

Opportunities in Humanities: Degrees, Scholarships & More

English | French | German | International Studies | Philosophy | Spanish

Faculty & Staff

Cynthia Appl

Cynthia Appl - 8449

Professor of German, Chair of the Department of the Humanities
B.A., M.A. University of Kansas; Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Expertise: German literature of the 18th and 20th century, second-language pedagogy
Office: Case 105E
785.594.8449
Barbara Coffey

Barbara Coffey - 8439

Humanities Department Assistant
Office: Case 105
785.594.8439

J. Preston Fambrough - 4592

Emeritus Professor of English
B.A. University of Kansas; M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina
Expertise: narrative fiction, modern drama, European literature, Dostoevsky, Russian language and literature, comparative literature, French literature and language acquisition
Office: Case 301
785.594.4592

Virginia Fambrough - 4534

Associate Professor of English
B.A. Doane College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: American literature, British novel, drama, Shakespeare
Office: Case 305F
785.594.4534
Ryan Gibb

Ryan Gibb

Assistant Professor of International Studies, Political Science
Donald Hatcher

Donald Hatcher - 8486

Professor of Philosophy, Director of Liberal Arts & Critical Thinking Program
B.G.S., M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: critical thinking, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science
Office: Case 102
785.594.8486

Rob Howard - 8356

Instructor of English, Quest
B.A., M.A. University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale
Expertise: Medieval literature, English language, Shakespeare, classical languages and literature
Office: Case 305C
785.594.8356
Erin Joyce

Erin Joyce - 8413

Professor of French
B.A. University of Richmond; M.A., Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Expertise: second-language acquisition, written expression, French language and culture
Office: Case Hall 105C
785.594.8413

Marti Mihalyi - 4503

Assistant Professor of English, Writer-in-Residence
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, M.F.A. Bowling Green State University
Expertise: poetry, creative nonfiction, contemporary American poetry, teacher education (K-university) for sites of the National Writing Project
Office: Case 308
785.594.4503

Thomas Peard - 4529

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Associate Chair of the Department of the Humanities
B.A. Washington and Lee; M.A., J.D., Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder
Expertise: analytic philosophy, ethics, logic, philosophy of law
Office: Case 103
785.594.4529

Lucy Price - 8471

Emerita Professor of English
B.A. University of Kansas, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Expertise: British literature, Renaissance and 17th century literature, classical Greek and Roman literature, mythology, poetry, literary theory and criticism
Office: Case 302
785.594.8471

Sandra Schumm - 4524

Professor of Spanish
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: 20th- and 21st-century Spanish narrative, Hispanic civilization and culture, Hispanic narrative by women, Distinguished Scholarship Award recipient, 2005
Office: Case 105B
785.594.4524

Tamara Slankard - 8433

Assistant Professor of English
B.A. Belmont University, M.A. University of Tulsa, Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
Expertise: American literature, modernism, women's and gender studies, cultural studies
Office: Case Hall 305E
785.594.8433