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Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff



Full-time faculty members:

Steven H. Corey
Chairperson
BA, History, The University of Rhode Island; MA, History, The University of Rhode Island;  M.Phil, History, New York University, PhD, History, New York University.

Jaafar Aksikas
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies 
BA (with highest honors), English, Chouaib Doukkali University; MA, Humanities and Comparative Cultural Studies, Al Akhawayn University; PhD, Cultural Studies, George Mason University.

Sean Johnson Andrews
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Internship Coordinator
BA, Communication, Southwestern University; MA, English Literature, George Mason University; PhD, Cultural Studies, George Mason University.

Stephen Asma
Professor of Philosophy
BA, Philosophy, Northern Illinois University; MA, Philosophy, Northern Illinois University; PhD, Philosophy, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Rojhat Avsar
Assistant Professor of Economics
BA and MA, Economics, Hacettepe University, Turkey; PhD, Economics, University of Utah.

Andrew Causey
Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, Anthropology, University of Texas; PhD, Anthropology, University of Texas.

Luying Chen
Assistant Professor of Humanities
BA, English, Peking University; MA (with Distinction), English Literature, Nanjing University; PhD, Comparative Literature

Wilfredo Cruz
Associate Professor of Sociology
BA, Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University; MA, Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University; PhD, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago.

Joan Erdman
Professor of Anthropology and Cultural Studies
BA, Social Relations, Radcliffe College; MA, Anthropology, University of Chicago; PhD, Anthropology, University of Chicago.

Carmelo Esterrich
Associate Professor of Spanish, Humanities, and Cultural Studies
BA, Film Studies, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Spanish, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Spanish, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Stephanie Frank
Lecturer of Humanities and Religion
BA, Summa Cum Laude, Religion and Political Theory, Williams College; MPhil, Oxford University, Philosophical Theology; PhD, University of Chicago, History of Religions (expected 2013).

Rami Gabriel
Associate Professor of Psychology
BA, Psychology (minor in Comparative Literature), University of California, Irvine; MA and PhD, Cognitive and Perceptual Sciences Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Glennon Graham
Associate Professor of History
BA, History, Morehouse College; MA, History of West Africa, Northwestern University; PhD, American History, Northwestern University.

Ann Hetzel Gunkel
Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Director of Cultural Studies
BA (cum laude), Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literature, Marquette University; MA with Distinction, Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago; PhD, Philosophy, DePaul University.

Katharine Hamerton
Associate Professor of History
BA (Honors), History and English Literature, University of Manitoba; MA and PhD, History, University of Chicago.

Robert Hanserd
Lecturer of History
BA, History, Drake University; MA, History and Museum Studies, Northern Illinois University; PhD, Atlantic World, African-American and West African History, Northern Illinois University.

William Hayashi
Professor of Humanities
BA (with Great Distinction), English Literature, Stanford University; MA, English Literature, University of Chicago; PhD, Philosophy, University of Chicago.

Trina Leah Hogg
Assistant Professor of History
B.A. with Honours, History, University of Toronto; M.A., History, Dalhousie University; Ph.D, History, New York University

Erin McCarthy
Associate Professor of History
BA, United States History, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; MA, Public History; PhD, United States History, Loyola University Chicago.

Kimberly McCarthy
Associate Professor of Psychology
Certificate in Deep listening, Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, NY; Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene; BM, Music Composition, University of the Pacific; MM, Music Composition, University of Oregon; PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Oregon.

RoseAnna Mueller
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Humanities
BA, Spanish, Hunter College; MA, Romance Languages, City College of New York; PhD, Comparative Literature, Graduate School, City University of New York.

Eliza Nichols
Professor of French
PhD, French, Yale University.

Dominic Pacyga
Professor of History
BA, History, University of Illinois, Chicago; MA, History, University of Illinois, Chicago; PhD, History, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Teresa Prados-Torreira
Associate Professor of History
BA, History, Univesidad Autónoma de Madrid; MA and PhD, American Intellectual History, University of Missouri at Columbia.

Louis Silverstein
Distinguished Professor of Humanities
BBA, Public Administration (minor in Economics), City College of New York; MA Political Science (minor in Economics), University of Illinois at Urbana; PhD, Philosophy, Northwestern University.

Robert Watkins
Associate Professor of Political Science and Cultural Studies
BA, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University; MA and PhD, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle Yates
Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies
BA (with honors), Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Cultural Studies, University of California - Davis.



Full-time staff members: 

Christie Dal Corobbo
Academic Administrator, Cultural Studies & Minors Programs 
312.369.7297
cdalcorobbo@colum.edu

Krista Rogers
Administrative Assistant, Assistant to the Chair
312.369.7535
krogers@colum.edu


Oscar Valdez
Administrative Assistant
312.369.7690
ovaldez@colum.edu


Regina Wellner
Academic Manager: Teaching, Evaluation, and Pedagogy
312.369.7891
rwellner@colum.edu

Part-time staff member:

Brett King
Evening Office Manager
312.369.7295 (Front Desk)
bking@colum.edu


Adjunct faculty members:

For a list of adjunct faculty members in the Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences, please click here.