Faculty & Staff


Jeff Brown POPC

Jeffrey Brown

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-2982
Email: jabrown@bgsu.edu
Address: 250 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Toronto

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Becca Cragin

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-7860
Email: bcragin@bgsu.edu
Address: 237 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D., Women's Studies, Emory University
M.A., Women's Studies, Emory University
B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology, Concentration in Women’s Studies, Swarthmore College

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Rebecca Kinney

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-4378
Email: rkinney@bgsu.edu
Address: 248 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
M.A.., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego
B.A., American Culture and Sociology, University of Michigan

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Montana Miller

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-0184
Email: montanm@bgsu.edu
Address: 247 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D. in Folklore and Mythology, UCLA
M.A. in Folklore and Mythology, UCLA
B.A. in Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University

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Angela Nelson

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-0284
Email: anelson@bgsu.edu
Address: 249 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
M.M., Music Education, Bowling Green State University
B.M., Music Education, Converse College

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Kristen Rudisill

Position: Associate Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 419-372-2444
Email: rudisik@bgsu.edu
Address: 246 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D., Asian Cultures and Languages, University of Texas at Austin
A.M., History of Religion, University of Chicago, Divinity School
B.A., Religion, Bryn Mawr College

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Jack Santino

Jack Santino

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-2983
Email: jsantin@bgsu.edu
Address: 310 East Hall

Ph.D. (Folklore), University of Pennsylvania

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Jeremy Wallach

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-8204
Email: jeremyw@bgsu.edu
Address: 346 Shatzel Hall

Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
B.A. (Sociology/Anthropology) Haverford College 1992.

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Matthew Donahue

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-9181
Email: mattdon@bgsu.edu
Address: 348 Shatzel Hall

Dr. Matthew A. Donahue holds a Masters and Ph.D. in American Culture Studies with an emphasis on Popular Culture and Popular Music from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters of Library and Information Science, with specialization in popular culture materials from Kent State University.

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Chuck Coletta

Charles Coletta

Position: Lecturer
Phone: 419-372-0546
Email: ccolett@bgsu.edu
Address: 031 Kohl

Bachelor of Arts, English & American Literature, John Carroll University
Master of Arts, English & American Literature, John Carroll University,
Doctor of Philosophy, American Culture Studies, BGSU

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Adjunct Instructor


Esther Clinton

Position: Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 419-372-8204
Email: estherc@bgsu.edu
Address: 419-372-8204

Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, Folklore
M.A., Indiana University Bloomington, Folklore
B.A., Hampshire College

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Retired/Emeritus Faculty




Beka Patterson

Position: Graduate Secretary for the Department of Popular Culture and the American Culture Studies Program
Senior Secretary to the School of Cultural and Critical Studies
Phone: 419-372-8886 fax 419-372-7537
Email: rpatter@bgsu.edu
Address: 101 East Hall


Amy Davidson

Position: Administrative Assistant to the School of Cultural and Critical Studies
Phone: 419-372-6525 fax 419-372-0330
Email: amyd@bgsu.edu
Address: 227 Shatzel Hall


Dee Dee Wentland

Position: Senior Secretary to the School of Cultural and Critical Studies
Phone: 419-372-2796 fax 419-372-0330
Email: dwentla@bgsu.edu
Address: 228 Shatzel Hall

Center Fellowes in Residence 2016-2017

  • Lara Katrina T. Mendoza, PhD Canidate, University of the Philippines, Philippines Commission on Higher Education PhD Sandwich Scholar, 2016-2017