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Assistant professor of political science
Expertise: General international politics, international financial crises, international political economy, and international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in international relations from Bucknell University, master's and Ph.D. degrees in international relations and political science, respectively, from the University of Delaware. Has presented to the International Studies Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-6860
Home Phone: 419-873-0356
Assistant professor of art
Expertise: Creativity and the creative process; contemporary art, aesthetics and criticism; modernist and postmodern art history; visual culture and pop iconography; history of art education and pedagogy; visuality and youth culture; art and public policy; fashion and advertising.
Credentials: Bachelor's and master's degrees in painting and drawing from the Ohio State University. Has presented at meetings of the College Art Association, the International Visual Literacy Association, the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, and Foundations: Art Theory and Education.
Office Phone: 419-372-9320
Home Phone: 419-868-5933
Dr. Per Broman
Assistant professor of musicology/composition/theory
Expertise: Western art music, avant-garde and popular music, and the culture of Scandinavian countries.
Credentials: Master's degrees in musicology from McGill University and in music education from Ingesund College of Music; Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Gothenburg. Has presented papers at conferences of the American Society for Aesthetics, Canadian University Music Society, International Musicological Society, College Music Society, Royal Musical Association, Society for Music Theory, and the Swedish Musicological Society. Has also contributed articles to a number of periodicals, journals and newspapers, including Perspectives of New Music and College Music Symposium.
Office Phone: 419-372-9370
Dr. Emily Freeman Brown
Professor of music performance studies
Expertise: Conducting an ensemble, teaching music and conducting, advocating for classical music in education and at large, and classical music performance.
Credentials: Earned degrees from the Royal College of Music in London, the University of Iowa (M.F.A.) and the Eastman School of Music (D.M.A.). President of the Conductors Guild.
Office Phone: 419-372-2289
Home Phone: 419-666-9519
Dr. George Bullerjahn
Professor of biological sciences
Expertise: Environmental microbiology, photosynthesis, infectious disease, bacterial metabolism, and bio-warfare.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Published in several professional publications and has presented to the American Society for Microbiology.
Office Phone: 419-372-8527
Home Phone: 419-353-5831
Dr. Paul Cesarini
Assistant professor of visual communication and technology education
Expertise: Information and communications technology, digital rights management, unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam), distance learning, electronic books, computer-mediated learning, and open source software.
Credentials: Bachelor's degrees from Southeastern Massachusetts University and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; master's degree in professional writing and communication, also from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from BGSU.
Office Phone: 419-372-7740
Dr. Lawrence Coates
Associate professor of English
Expertise: Contemporary literature, writing the novel, literary publishing, and American culture.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in English from the University of California-Santa Cruz, master's degree in comparative literature from the University of California-Berkeley, and Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah. Has published a novel and presented to the Western Literature Association and Associated Writing Programs.
Office Phone: 419-372-2111
Home Phone: 419-352-2722
Dr. Kristie Foell
Associate professor of German, Russian, and East Asian languages (GREAL) and international studies
Expertise: German literature and film, contemporary German culture, study abroad opportunities, and European-American relations.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree from Yale University, master's degree and Ph.D. in German literature from the University of California-Berkeley. Has presented to the German Studies Association, American Association of Teachers of German, and the Modern Language Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-2369
Home Phone: 419-353-7230
Dr. Louisa Ha
Associate professor of telecommunications
Expertise: Web casting, online media, Internet and new media technologies, international advertising, media management and business models, economics, convergence and Asia.
Credentials: Master's degree in communication from Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. in mass media from Michigan State University. She has presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Broadcast Education Association, and her research has been published in several professional publications.
Office Phone: 419-372-9103
Home Phone: 419-843-8974
Dr. Carol Hayward
Assistant professor of music education
Expertise: Wind bands, marching bands, conducting and music education, and comprehensive musicianship through performance.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in music education from Capital University, master's degree in music education from the Ohio State University, and a doctoral degree in conducting from the Ohio State University. Director of the BGSU Falcon Marching Band, conductor of the Concert Band, and winner of the 2006 Merrill McEwen Award. Hayward has presented to the Ohio Music Education Association, Music Educators National Conference, and the Women Band Directors International Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-2187
Dr. Tracy Huziak-Clark
Assistant professor of education and human development (teaching and learning)
Expertise: Science education, inquiry teaching methods, classroom discourse, and gender issues related to teaching science.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in educational curriculum and instruction from BGSU; Ph.D. in science education from the Ohio State University. Has presented to the National Science Teachers Association, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science.
Office Phone: 419-372-7363
Dr. Neal G. Jesse
Associate professor and chair of political science
Expertise: European politics, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, ethnic conflict, game theory, board games, strategy games, historical war games, and collectible card games.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California-Santa Barbara and master's degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California - Los Angeles. Has presented to the Political Studies Association of Ireland, the American Political Science Association, and the International Studies Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-7266
Cell Phone: 419-308-2379
Dr. Laura Landry-Meyer
Assistant professor of family and consumer sciences (human development and family studies)
Expertise: Family policy, grandparents raising grandchildren, kinship care giving, lifespan development/human development in family context, and collaborative partnerships with social service agencies.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in family studies and business and master's degree in family studies and education, both from Ohio University; Ph.D. in human development and family science from the Ohio State University. Has presented to the National Council on Family Relations and the Gerontological Society of America. Works on program planning and evaluation with various social service agencies in northwest Ohio.
Office Phone: 419-372-7848
Dr. Andreas Luescher
Associate professor of visual communication and technology education
Expertise: Architecture, design, including digitalization and urban design, the Toledo Design Center, and Swiss German and German languages and cultures.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Applied Science in Lucerne, Switzerland, master's degree in architecture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Has presented to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the American Institute of Architects, and the Design Communication Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-0347
Home Phone: 419-861-7891
Karen S. Mazzeo
Instructor of human movement, sport and leisure studies
Expertise: Tension management—peak performances, physical fitness, mental training.
Credentials: Bachelor's and master's degrees from BGSU. Mazzeo has written 14 textbooks and six instructor manuals about physical fitness, stress management and mental training for the college market and self-published four textbooks for BGSU courses. Through her private consultancy, Personal Excellence, she makes presentations to businesses, colleges, schools, and teams, and especially enjoys working with professional and world-class athletes and their development of consistent peak performances.
Office Phone: 419-372-7232
Home Phone: 419-353-0042
Dr. Diem Mai Nguyen
Assistant professor of mathematics and statistics
Expertise: Mathematics for communication and technology, secondary mathematics teacher preparation, and online assessment.
Credentials: Ph.D. in mathematics education from Texas A&M University . Has given presentations to the School Science and Mathematics Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
Office Phone: 419-372-7454
Home Phone: 419-874-7613
Dr. Lubomir Popov
Associate professor of family and consumer sciences (interior design)
Expertise: Facility programming/planning, interior design, and architecture.
Credentials: Master's degree in architecture from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, Bulgaria ; Ph.D. in sociology from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Has presented to a number of conferences, including the Environmental Design Research Association and the Interior Design Educators Council.
Office Phone: 419-372-7935
Home Phone: 419-352-3005
Dr. Terry L. Rentner
Associate professor and chair, department of journalism
Expertise: Alcohol use and prevention efforts on college campuses, social norms programs, public relations campaigns, public relations education, and service learning in the college curriculum.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in journalism, master's degree in mass communication, and Ph.D. in sociology, all from BGSU.
Office Phone: 419-372-2079
Home Phone: 419-885-7227
Cell Phone: 419-349-4026
Dr. Nathan E. Richardson
Associate professor of romance languages
Expertise: Contemporary Spanish culture, politics and society, Spanish regionalism and literature, and contemporary film and literature.
Credentials: Bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University, Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Has presented to many professional organizations, including the Modern Language Association.
Office Phone: 419-372-8043
Home Phone: 419-354-1119
Dr. Gary Silverman
Professor and chair of department of environment & sustainability
Expertise: Water quality, global and international environmental issues, and environmental pedagogy.
Credentials: Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering from UCLA.
Office Phone: 419-372-6062
Home Phone: 419-823-5049
Dr. Jeremy Wallach
Assistant professor of popular culture
Expertise: Indonesian culture, ethnomusicology, popular music around the world, globalization, anthropology, Southeast Asian politics and history, U.S. and global entertainment industry, MTV and music video, heavy metal music, and race and gender issues in popular culture.
Credentials: Bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from Haverford College and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Has presented to the Society for Ethnomusicology, the American Anthropological Association, and the American Ethnological Society.
Office Phone: 419-372-8204