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Interdisciplinary Studies (UG)

Programs/Areas:
  • English (BA)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • General & Liberal Arts (AS/BS)

Full-Time Faculty (15)

Chair: Daniel Kotzin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History

Douglas Anderson, M.F.A, Professor of English and Digital Literacies

Alan Bigelow, Ph.D., Professor of English

Terri Borchers, Ph.D.; J.D., Associate Professor of English

Matthew Bowker, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Political Science

Lucy Czesak, M.A., Clinical Assistant Professor of Developmental Education

Gerald Erion, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy

Courtney Grim, M.F.A, Associate Professor of Arts and Digital Literacies

Program Coordinator (Writing): Erika Hamann, M.A., Clinical Assistant Professor of English

Program Director (English): Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D., Professor of English

Mark Lavatelli, M.A.; M.F.A., Professor of Art

Program Director (FYE): James Ramsey, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Developmental Education

Kyle Shrader, MFA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Developmental Education

Bridgette Slavin, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of History

Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English

Half-Time Faculty

Lee Nisbet, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy

Administrative Support Staff

Lynette Herron, Administrative Assistant

 

Samples of Student Capstones & Independent Study Projects:

Fall 2015:

Kayla Wagner  Gender Stereotypes and Mathematics Anxiety: Contributing Factors to the Deficit of Women in STEM Fields

Spring 2015:

Derek Bush Predator-Prey Models

Derek Bush and Jordan McGregor Newton-Raphson Iteration and Fractals

Jenna M. Cleversley Exploring the Concept of the Human Soul from a Religious, Psychological, and Neuro-Scientific Perspective

Candis Kapuscinski Examination of Population Genetics and Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Principles

Nicole Kepfer The Impact of Technological Multitasking in Education

Nicholas Schroder Hyperbolic Geometry

Melissa Wittenzellner Differences in ELA and Math Test Score Outcomes: Comparing Urban, Rural and Suburban Schools

Meet the Faculty of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Douglas Anderson
    Faculty

    Douglas Anderson, M.F.A.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M207

    Email: danderson@Medaille.edu

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  • Alan Bigelow
    Faculty

    Alan Bigelow, Ph.D.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M229

    Email: abigelow@medaille.edu

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  • Terri Borchers
    Faculty

    Terri Borchers, Ph.D., J.D.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M212

    Email: tborchers@Medaille.edu

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  • Matthew Bowker
    Faculty

    Matthew H. Bowker, Ph.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: 81H

    Email: mhb34@medaille.edu

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  • Lucy Czesak
    Faculty

    Lucy Czesak, M.A.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M226

  • Gerald J. Erion
    Faculty

    Gerald J. Erion, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M221

    Email: gerion@Medaille.edu

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  • Courtney Grim
    Faculty

    Courtney Grim, M.F.A.

    Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M029

    Email: cgrim@Medaille.edu

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  • Erika Hamann
    Faculty

    Erika Hamann, M.A.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M204

    Email: ehamann@Medaille.edu

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  • Mary Louise Hill
    Faculty

    Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Program Director (English)

    Office: M210

    Email: mlhill@Medaille.edu

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  • Daniel Kotzin
    Faculty

    Daniel Kotzin, Ph.D.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Science in Communication

    Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M224

    Email: daniel.p.kotzin@medaille.edu

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  • Mark Lavatelli
    Faculty

    Mark Lavatelli, M.A., M.F.A

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M228

    Email: mlavatelli@Medaille.edu

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  • Lee Nisbet
    Faculty

    Lee Nisbet, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M223

    Email: Arthur.Lee.Nisbet@medaille.edu

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  • Faculty

    James Ramsey, Ph.D.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Program Director (FYE)

    Email: james.l.ramsey@medaille.edu

  • Faculty

    Kyle Shrader, M.F.A.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M226

    Email: Kyle.J.Shrader@medaille.edu

  • Faculty

    Bridgette Slavin, Ph.D.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English
    Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Email: bks49@Medaille.edu

  • Alice Villasenor
    Faculty

    Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D.

    Program(s):

    Bachelor of Arts in English

    Associate Professor of English, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M209

    Email: alice.m.villasenor@medaille.edu

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