Speaker's Bureau

Michael Arrigo

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
E-mail: marrigo@bgsu.edu

Dr. Per Broman

Associate dean and professor of musicology/composition/theory
Expertise: Western art music, avant-garde and popular music, film 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: 419-372-8507
E-mail: pbroman@bgsu.edu

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
E-mail: efbrown@bgsu.edu

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
E-mail: bullerj@bgsu.edu

Dr. Paul Cesarini

Professor and assistant vice provost, online and summer academic programs
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

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 five books: four novels and a novella. Is an award-winning writer whose work has been recognized with the Western States Book Award, the Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, the Miami University Novella Prize, an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction.
Office Phone: 419-372-2111
Home Phone: 419-352-2722
E-mail: coatesl@bgsu.edu

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
E-mail: foell@bgsu.edu

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
E-mail: thuziak@bgsu.edu

Dr. Neal G. Jesse

Professor of political science
Expertise: European politics, Britain, Ireland, Northern Ireland, ethnic conflict, game theory, board games, strategy games, historical war games, collectible card games, small state foreign policy, and Russian foreign policy.
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
E-mail: njesse@bgsu.edu

Dr. Laura Landry-Meyer

Assistant professor and program coordinator (human development and family studies)
Expertise: Grandparenting/life course perspective, family life education and active learning
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
E-mail: landrym@bgsu.edu

Dr. Andreas Luescher

Professor and interim chair of Architecture and Environmental Design
Expertise: Design processes that relate to architecture and design, including aesthetic, social, public policy, as well as visual culture perspective.
Credentials: Swiss architect and graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D., 1998). Has written more than 80 papers for presentation at national and international conferences and publications, including three books.
Office Phone: 419-372-0347
Home Phone: 419-861-7891
E-mail: aluesch@bgsu.edu

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
E-mail: kmazzeo@bgsu.edu

Dr. Diem Mai Nguyen

Assistant professor of mathematics and statistics
Expertise: Mathematics for communication and technology, E-Learning, and Online assessment
Credentials: Ph.D. in mathematics education from Texas A&M University. She had served as vice chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, director of scientific computing lab, and IDEAL (Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership) team leader; she has 33 research articles published, delivered 21 invited talks nationally and internationally and 24 research presentations; she has received two excellent teaching awards and an outstanding dissertation award.
Office Phone: 419-372-7454
Home Phone: 419-867-0608
E-mail: dnguyen@bgsu.edu

Dr. Lubomir Popov

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 more than 250 conferences, including the Environmental Design Research Association and the Interior Design Educators Council, and has more than four dozen referenced publications and three scholarly monographs.
Office Phone: 419-372-7935
Home Phone: 419-352-3005
E-mail: lspopov@bgsu.edu

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

Professor of Spanish
Expertise: Spain: history, politics, culture; 20th and 21st century novel, Spain and Latin America; Spanish Cinema, 20th century; International Studies—generalist
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
E-mail: nrichar@bgsu.edu

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
E-mail: jeremyw@bgsu.edu