Faculty Directory

Meet the CASL Faculty

Our faculty come from respected universities across the country. They inspire and equip our students, through education in the liberal arts, to be servant leaders in society at large and for the resurgence and renewal in southeast Michigan. 

CASL Faculty

Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo

Chair, Language, Culture, and the Arts ; Professor of Spanish; Director of International Studies & Global Cultures

Georgina Hickey

Chair, Department of Social Sciences; Professor of History

Sven Morgan

Professor of Geology; Chair, Department of Natural Sciences

Joan Remski

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics; Professor of Mathematics

Gabriella Scarlatta

Interim Provost; Professor of French

Jonathan Smith

William E. Stirton Professor of English; Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Marie Waung

Associate Dean, Professor of Psychology

Yunus Zeytuncu

Interim Associate Dean; Professor of Mathematics; Director, Center for Mathematics Education

Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine

Assistant Professor of English Literature

John Abramyan

Associate Professor of Biology

Mahesh Agarwal

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Imran Aijaz

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Joshua Akers

Associate Professor of Geography and Urban & Regional Studies

Christopher Alteri

Assistant Professor of Biology and Microbiology

Nadine Anderson

Adjunct Lecturer I in Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Sciences Librarian

Warren Anderson

Associate Professor of Economics

Benjamin Baker

LEO Lecturer II in Sociology

Krisanu Bandyopadhyay

Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Chemistry Discipline

Francine Banner

Professor of Sociology; Sociology Discipline Coordinator

Maya Barak

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies

Madeleine Barkey

LEO Lecturer II in Applied Art

Hani Bawardi

Associate Professor of History

Judith Bazzi

Lecturer IV and Laboratory Coordinator of Chemistry

Tahsine Bazzi

LEO Lecturer II, Arabic

Patrick Beauchesne

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Marilee Benore

Professor of Biology and Biochemistry; Chair, Behavioral and Biological Sciences Program

Suzanne Bergeron

Helen M. Graves Collegiate Professor of Women's Studies and Social Sciences

William Birkhill

LEO Lecturer II in Psychology

Erik Bond

Associate Professor of English Literature

Julio Borquez

Associate Professor of Political Science

Melissa Bowlin

Associate Professor of Biology

Amy Brainer

Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies. Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program; Director, LGBTQ Studies Certificate Program

Autumm Caines

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Kevin Castile

LEO Lecturer II in Applied Art

Nesrin Cengiz-Phillips

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

David Chatkoff

Associate Professor of Psychology

John Chenoweth

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Anthropology Discipline Coordinator

Arlo Clark-Foos

Associate Professor of Psychology, Psychology Discipline Coordinator

Will Clarkson

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

John Clifford

Professor of Mathematics

Christos Constantinides

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Hans Czap

Associate Professor of Economics

Natalia V. Czap

Professor of Economics

Michael Dabkowski

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Anne Danielson-Francois

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Chair, Biological Sciences Discipline

Jill Darling

LEO Lecturer II, Composition and Rhetoric

William DeGenaro

Professor of Composition and Rhetoric

Sarah DeWard

LEO Lecturer II in Sociology

Rifaat Dika

Lecturer IV of Arabic Studies

Francine Dolins

Associate Professor of Psychology

Craig Donahue

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Jerrice Donelson

Lecturer III, Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Paul Draus

Professor of Sociology; Director, Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Joseph Dunne, Ph.D.

LEO Lecturer I in Philosophy

Keith Dye

Associate Professor of History and African and African American Studies

Kevin Early

Associate Professor of Sociology

Sheryl Edwards

Lecturer IV in Political Science; Director, Ottawa Internship Program

Warren Evans

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Jie Fan

Assistant Professor of Biology

Thomas Fiore

Professor of Mathematics

Vera Flaig

LEO Lecturer II in Music History

Ivy Forsythe-Brown

Associate Professor of Sociology

Faith Fowler

Intermittent Lecturer

Thom Foy

LEO Lecturer II, Composition and Rhetoric

Jeffrey Frost

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Susan Gavell

LEO Lecturer I, Composition and Rhetoric

Jim Gilmore

Clinical Professor of Communication

Bonnie Halloran

LEO Lecturer II in Anthropology

Mouhanad Hammami

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Aurora Harris

LEO Lecturer II in English

Patricia Hartshorn

Lecturer IV in Biological Sciences; Integrated Science Program Advisor

Matthew Heinicke

Associate Professor of Biology

Pauline Homsi Vinson

Visiting Assistant Professor; Interim Director, Center for Arab American Studies

Sally Howell

Associate Professor of History

Yulia Hristova

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Robert Hymes

Associate Professor of Psychology

Kelly Jabbusch

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Raji S. Janakiraman

Lecturer III in Biology; Biology Lab Coordinator

Shelly Jarenski

Associate Professor of English Literature

Shalini Jayaprakash

Intermittent Lecturer in College-Wide Programs

Richard Johnson

Intermittent Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Annette Jurkiewicz Berry

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Ulrich Kamp

Professor of Earth and Environment; Environmental Internship Advisor

Jonathan Kantor

LEO Lecturer II, Spanish

Ian Kennedy

LEO Lecturer I, Composition and Rhetoric

Hyejin Kim

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Aaron Kinzel

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Joseph Kirkland

Leo Lecturer III in Philosophy

Tim Kiska

Professor of Communications

Christian Klein

LEO Lecturer II in Psychology

Antonios Koumpias

Assistant Professor of Economics

Angela Krebs

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Nancy Kursman

LEO Lecturer IV in Political Science; Director, Politics, Policy and Law Internship; Director, Economics Internship; Director, Urban & Regional Studies Internship

Krim Lacey

Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology

Mark Lane

LEO Lecturer I, Composition and Rhetoric

Terri Laws

Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

Michelle Leonard

Associate Professor of Psychology; Program Director, Health Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology

Gengxin Li

Associate Professor of Statistics

Xiaohua (Shannon) Li

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Nicholas Licata

Associate Professor of Physics; Chair, Physics Discipline

Daniel Little

Professor of Philosophy; Director, Honors Program

Zhong Xu Liu

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Roger Loeb

Professor of Psychology; Director, Psychology Internship

Brian Long

LEO Lecturer II, Spanish

Anthony Luckett

LEO Lecturer IV, Journalism and Screen Studies; Director of Humanities and History Internship Program

Rashmi Luthra

Professor of Public Communication and Culture Studies

Emily Luxon

Associate Professor of Political Science

Michael MacDonald

Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric

Scott Macek

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Simona Marincean

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Francia Martinez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Drew Matzke

LEO Lecturer I in Philosophy

Brian McKenna

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Liana McMillan

LEO Lecturer III, German; Language Lab Director

Kenneth Michalik

LEO Lecturer II, Journalism and Screen Studies

Ilir Miteza

Professor of Economics

David Moore

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Anna Muller

Associate Professor of History; The Frank and Mary Padzieski Endowed Professor in Polish/Polish American/Eastern European Studies; Director, Women in Learning & Leadership

Troy Murphy

Associate Professor of Communication

Kent S. Murray

Retired; Professor of Geology

Margaret Murray

Assistant Professor of Communication

Joseph Musial

LEO Lecturer II in Psychology

Jacob Napieralski

Professor of Geology; Director, Master of Science in Environmental Science Program (MSES)

Sarah Nesbitt

LEO Lecturer III in Applied Art

Judy M. Nesmith

Lecturer IV in Biology, Biology Program Advisor, and Biology Lab Coordinator

Diana Y. Ng

Associate Professor of Art History

James Nissen

LEO Lecturer II in Music History

Peter Oelkers

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry

Gregory Osowski

Lecturer I, Criminal Justice; Director, Criminology and Criminal Justice Internship

Nehal Patel

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Anthony Patti

United States Magistrate Judge; Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Justin Peer

LEO Lecturer II in Psychology

Bruce Pietrykowski

Professor of Economics

Keshav Pokhrel

Associate Professor of Statistics; Statistics Undergraduate Program Advisor

Kristin Poling

Associate Professor of History

Deborah Smith Pollard

Professor of English Literature and Humanities

P.F. Potvin

Lecturer IV, Composition and Rhetoric

Carmel Price

Associate Professor of Sociology

Rachel Pricer

Lecturer III in Biochemistry

Jennifer Proctor

Associate Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies

Vadym Pyrozhenko

Associate Professor of Public Administration; Director, Master of Public Administration and Policy

Margaret Rathouz

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education

Harmony Reppond

Associate Professor of Psychology

Shawna Reynolds

Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies

Rick Robinson

LEO Lecturer II in Anthropology

Daniel Rodriguez

Intermittent Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Liz Rohan

Professor of Composition and Rhetoric

Michael Rosano

Associate Professor of Political Science

Nadja Rottner

Associate Professor of Art History

Lara Rusch

Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Urban and Regional Studies Program; Director, Community Change Studies

Kriszta Sajber

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ara Sanjian

Associate Professor of History; Director of Armenian Research Center

James Schaefer

LEO Lecturer II, Journalism and Screen Studies

Alicia Schaeffer

Lecturer III, Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Melita Schaum

Emeritus Professor of English

Steven Scribner

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Nitya Sethuraman

Associate Professor of Psychology

Donald Shelton

Associate Professor of Sociology; Director, Criminology and Criminal Justice

Caleb Siefert

Associate Professor of Psychology

Sara Smith

LEO Lecturer I, Composition and Rhetoric

Sheila R. Smith

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

David Sobiechowski

Lecturer II in Economics

Mitchel Sollenberger

Professor of Political Science; Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Integrative Learning

Jason Sprague

LEO Lecturer I in Humanities

Kristian Stewart

LEO Lecturer II, Composition and Rhetoric

Ogie Stewart

Lecturer IV in Chemistry

Velimir Stojkovski

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Rusi Sun

Associate Professor of Political Science

David Susko

Associate Professor of Biology; Chair, Earth and Environment Discipline

Dan Swift

Associate Professor of Psychology

John Thomas

Professor of Biological Sciences

Dale Thomson

Professor of Political Science

Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro

Professor of Biology and Microbiology

Pamela Todoroff

LEO Lecturer IV, Composition and Rhetoric

Suvranta Tripathy

Assistant Professor of Physics

Carla Vecchiola

Lecturer IV in History; Director, Hub for Teaching & Learning Resources

Aditya Viswanathan

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Claudia Walters

Collegiate Lecturer, Assistant Research Scientist, and Lecturer IV in Geography; Director, Environmental Interpretive Center

Jin Wang

Associate Professor of Physics

Frank Wayman

Professor of Political Science

Stanley Weed

LEO Lecturer II in Art History

Rose Wellman

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Assistant Director, Center for Arab American Studies

Ashley Whitmore

LEO Lecturer I, Composition and Rhetoric

Benjamin Wielechowski

LEO Lecturer I, Journalism and Screen Studies

Alan Wiggins

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Margaret Willard-Traub

Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric; Affiliate faculty in Women's and Gender Studies

Tian An Wong

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Jamie Wraight

Director, The Voice/Vision Archive; Lecturer IV in History

Daniel Yeakel

LEO Lecturer III in Philosophy

Zhi “Elena” Zhang

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Jennifer Zhao

Professor of Mathematics; Program Director of Applied and Computational Mathematics

Shelby Zuk

LEO Lecturer I, Journalism and Screen Studies

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