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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Scholars Program
in the Arts and Humanities
Hope College
Holland, MI 49422-9000

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities

Art & Art History

Anne Heath-Wiersma: Associate Professor of Art History and Director of De Pree Art Gallery. Associate Director of the Mellon Scholars Program. PhD, Brown University.
Expertise: Art and architecture of the middle ages, art and liturgy, art and theology, Renaissance art and architecture, history of books.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2013)
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Heidi Kraus : Assistant Professor of Art History & Studio Art and Director of De Pree Art Gallery. PhD, University of Iowa.
Expertise: Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art and architecture, print culture
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Stephanie Milanowski: The Howard R. and Margaret E. Sluyter Assistant Professor of Art and Design. MFA, University of Michigan.
Expertise: Graphic design, printmaking, book arts, creative brainstorming, and entrepreneurialism.
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Katherine Sullivan: Associate Professor of Art. MFA, Boston University.
Expertise: Painting, drawing, color theory, political activism and the visual arts, contemporary visual art.
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Communication

Isolde Anderson : Professor of Communication & Department Chair. PhD, Northwestern University.
Expertise: Organizational Communication, Small Groups, Family Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
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Jayson Dibble : Assistant Professor of Communication. PhD, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Interpersonal and relational communication, persuasion, and quantitative/scientific research methods.
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Marissa Doshi : Assistant Professor of Communication. MS, Texas A&M University.
Expertise: Global Media, Cultural Significance of Communication Technologies, Transnational Feminisms, and Qualitative Methods
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Choonghee Han: Assistant Professor of Communication. PhD, University of Illinois, Institute of Communications Research.
Expertise: Broadcast and multimedia journalism, digital storytelling, and new media.
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James Herrick: The Guy Vander Jagt Professor of Communication. PhD, University of Wisconsin.
Expertise: History of rhetoric, critical thinking, rhetoric of religion, new religious movements, rhetoric of science.
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Mi Rosie Jahng: Assistant Professor of Communication and faculty advisor to The Anchor. PhD, University of Missouri.
Expertise: Social media and its influence on political behavior and attitudes..
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Deirdre Johnston : Professor of Communication. PhD, University of Iowa.
Expertise: Persuasion, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict, Mass Media Effects, and Motherhood Research.
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Computer Science

Matt DeJongh: Professor of Computer Science. PhD, Ohio State University.
Expertise: Research in bioinformatics and artificial intelligence.
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Michael Jipping: Professor of Computer Science. PhD, University of Iowa.
Expertise: Mobile computing, mobile software development, networking, operating system design.
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Ryan Mc Fall: Professor of Computer Science. PhD, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Web site implementation and instructional technology.
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Dance

Linda Graham: Professor of Dance and Chairperson of the Department. MFA, University of Illinois.
Expertise: Ballet, jazz, historical social dance.
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Economics, Management & Accounting

Steve VanderVeen: Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Faithful Leadership. PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Expertise: History of business, joining scholarly research to consulting and entrepreneurial activities.
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Education

Deborah Van Duinen : Assistant Professor of Education. PhD, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Adolescent literacy, literacy theory and pedagogy, English education, secondary teacher preparation and development, children's and young adult literature.
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Yooyeun Hwang : Professor of Education. PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Expertise: Educational psychology, learning and learning strategies, development of reflective thinking.
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English

Elisabeth Bauman: Visiting Assistant Professor of English. M.A., University of Virginia (2001); Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Expertise: Modernism, 20th-century British and American novel, literary theory, literature and philosophy, contemporary anglophone novel, narrative theory.
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Susanna Childress: Assistant Professor of English. MA, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Florida State University.
Expertise: Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction); Contemporary Literature; Social Justice Literature and Service Learning.
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David Cho: Associate Professor of English. PhD, University of Washington.
Expertise: Late 19th to 20th Century American Literature, Critical Theory and Theories of Cultural Nationalism, American Ethnic Literatures, Asian American Literature, Postcolonial Literatures and Theory
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Natalie Dykstra: Associate Professor of English. PhD, University of Kansas.
Expertise: American literature and culture (especially 19th century), photography, biography.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2013)
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Curtis Gruenler: Professor of English. PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.
Expertise: Medieval literature, theology, intellectual history, history of the English language, Old and Middle English, Christianity and literature, literature theory and theology, The Oxford Inklings.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2014)
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Julie Kipp: Professor of English. PhD, University of Notre Dame.
Expertise: 18th- and 19th-century English and Irish literature, women's studies, romanticism.
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Marla Lunderberg: Associate Professor of English and Director of FOCUS and SOAR Programs. PhD, University of Chicago.
Expertise: Milton, Chaucer, and Shakespeare, 17th-century British literature, Asian studies, Japanese literature.
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Jesus Montaņo: Associate Professor of English. PhD, The Ohio State University.
Expertise: Latino/a literature, Native American literature, Medieval literature.
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William Pannapacker: Professor of English and Director of the Mellon Scholars Program; Advisor, Newberry Library Program and Philadelphia Center. PhD, Harvard University.
Expertise: American literature (colonial to modernism), Digital Humanities, American studies, environmental writing, autobiography, history of the book, visual and material culture, and higher education.
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Kendra Parker: Assistant Professor of English. Ph.D., Howard University, Washington, DC (expected 2014)
Expertise: 20th/21st century African American Literature, Speculative Fiction and Black Women Writers, Black Female Vampires.
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Pablo Peschiera: Assistant Professor of English. PhD, University of Houston.
Expertise: Contemporary American poetry and poetics, Latina/o poetry, popular culture (especially poetry and music), literary translation.
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Peter Schakel: The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Professor of English. PhD, University of Wisconsin.
Expertise: 18th-century British literature, Jonathan Swift, Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis.
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Elizabeth Trembley: Associate Professor of English. PhD, University of Chicago.
Expertise: Graphic novels, detective fiction, contemporary popular narrative, creative nonfiction, creativity and innovation, journaling (including art journaling), popular culture (TV and film).
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Kathleen Verduin: Professor of English. PhD, Indiana University.
Expertise: English and American literature, especially 19th century, Dante, Updike, Melville, Medievalism.
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Courtney Werner: Assistant Professor. PhD, Kent State University.
Expertise: Digital and Feminist Rhetorics; New Media in Rhetoric and Composition; Writing and Composition Pedagogy; Writing Center Studies.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2014)
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History

Marc Baer: Professor of History, Chairperson of the Department and Director of the Pew Society. PhD, University of Iowa.
Expertise: British and Irish history, modern imperialism, London since 1750, Christianity and history.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2014)
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Janis Gibbs: Associate Professor of History. PhD, University of Virginia.
Expertise: Early-Modern Europe and Germany, Reformation and Renaissance in the north, gender politics, US legal and pre-law, Middle East genocide.
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Jonathan Hagood: Assistant Professor of History. PhD, University of California-Davis.
Expertise: Latin American studies; history of science, medicine, and technology; gender studies.
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Lauren Janes: Visiting Professor of History. PhD,University of California, Los Angeles.
Expertise: Colonialism and French imperialism, food and history, French history.
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Fred Johnson: Associate Professor of History. PhD, Kent State University.
Expertise: Civil War, military history, African American history, foreign policy, history of African-American religion, 19th century US, and Africa.
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Jeanne Petit: Professor of History. Director of Women's Studies, PhD, University of Notre Dame.
Expertise: Women's history, US history, late 19th- to 20th-century, immigration, Catholic religions of the US.
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Gloria Tseng: Assistant Professor of History. PhD, University of California, Berkeley.
Expertise: French history, late 19th to early 20th century, modern China, late-modern Europe.
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Library Science

 

Jessica Hronchek: Visual and Performing Arts Research and Instruction Librarian. MLS and MA (art history), Indiana University, Bloomington.
Expertise: Library science, history of the book, illuminated manuscripts, US 19th-century popular prints.
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Patrick Morgan :Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian. MLIS, Drexel University.
Expertise:History, language and literature, information literacy
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Geoffrey Reynolds:Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian, Director of the Joint Archives of Holland at Hope College. MLIS, Wayne State University.
Expertise: Archival administration, Michigan history, and business history.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2014)

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Todd Wiebe: Head of Research and Instruction, Hope College Libraries. MLIS, University of Denver.
Expertise: Library science, information literacy, library research education, advanced Internet and online database research.
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Mellon Scholars Program

Alex Galarza : Mellon Digital Liberal Arts Fellow, PhD candidate in History, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Digital arts and humanities, history of soccer, soccer and culture in Argentina.
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Modern & Classical Languages

Maria Claudia Andre: Professor of Spanish and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, State University of New York at Albany.
Expertise: Contemporary Latin American literature and culture, gender studies, literary theory, translation.
Andrew W. Mellon Scholars Program Mentoring Award (2014)
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Berta Carrasco : Assistant Professor of Spanish. PhD, Western Michigan University.
Expertise: Women's writing, writing in incarceration.
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Lee Forester: Professor of German. PhD, University of California, Berkeley.
Expertise: Second language acquisition, foreign language instructional materials, new media in second language acquisition, German studies, historical German linguistics, cultural learning in foreign language instruction.
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Brigitte Hamon-Porter: Associate Professor of French. PhD, Indiana University.
Expertise: French-Speaking Caribbean and African literature, French 17th-century literature, French history and culture.
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Anne Larsen: Professor of French. PhD, Columbia University.
Expertise: French Renaissance and 17th-century women writers, epistolary, literary theory, translation, poetic theory.
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Stephen Maiullo: Assistant Professor of Classics. PhD, Ohio State University.
Expertise:
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Fumihito Andy Nakajima: Assistant Professor of Japanese and Japanese section head. MDiv Western Theological Seminary; MA, Columbia University.
Expertise: Japanese pedagogy, ministry, missions, Japanses language, culture, and history.
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Patrice Rankine : Dean of Arts and Humanities, PhD, Yale University.
Expertise: Redeployment of classical themes among modern authors, classic themes in African American literature and identity.
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Daniel Woolsey: Assistant Professor of Spanish. PhD, Indiana University.
Expertise: Classroom second language acquisition, bilingual education, foreign language teaching methods, computer-assisted language learning.
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Music

Brian Coyle: Professor of Music. DMA, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Jazz history, jazz improvisation, jazz education, popular music in American culture.
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Robert Hodson: Associate Professor of Music and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Expertise: Music theory, music analysis, jazz studies.
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Christina Hornbach: Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the Music Education Program. PhD, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Early childhood music & methods, elementary general music & methods, secondary choral music & methods, music history, music literature, psychology of music.
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Julia Randel: Associate Professor of Music. Department Chair. Associate Director of the Mellon Scholars Program (2013-2014). PhD, Harvard University.
Expertise: Music history (especially 19th and 20th centuries), opera, ballet, symphony, art song, music and dance, music and literature, gender in music, non-western music.
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The Philadelphia Center

Mark Clark: Faculty Member, Philadelphia Center. PhD, University of Pennsylvania.
Expertise: City Seminar Power and Authority, Exploring Relationships in Fiction and Film: sex, gender and sexuality.
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Deborah Leibel: Faculty Member, Philadelphia Center. MSW, New York University.
Expertise: Urban studies, social work, social justice, criminal justice, poverty, prison reform, difference studies.
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Diana Waters: Faculty Member, Philadelphia Center. EdD, Fielding Institute
Expertise: Diversity for corporations, non-profit organizations, and in public and private school settings.
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Philosophy

Andrew Dell'Ollio: Professor of Philosophy and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, Columbia University.
Expertise: Philosophy of religion, ethics, Medieval philosophy, Asian philosophy, American philosophy.
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Jack Mulder: Assistant Professor of Philosophy. PhD, Purdue University.
Expertise: Philosophy of religion, Catholic theology and philosophy, "the thought of past thinkers", history of philosophy, esp. Kierkegaard, Buddhist philosophy, connections between religion and ethical theory.
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Joseph LaPorte: Associate Professor of Philosophy. PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Expertise: Philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of religion, epistemology.
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Anthony Perovich: Professor of Philosophy. PhD, University of Chicago.
Expertise: History of modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind.
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Political Science

Virginia Beard: Assistant Professor of Political Science. PhD, Michigan State University.
Expertise: Politics of Africa, gender and politics (especially in the African context), resources, conflict and development in Africa, NGOs and civil society and development in Africa, democratization in Africa, poverty and public policy, homelessness, housing, poverty and disability in the US context.
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Annie Dandavati: Professor of Political Science and Chairperson of the Department. Director of Women's Studies. PhD, University of Denver.
Expertise: International studies, comparative political, economic and cultural systems of developing and transitional societies. Human rights and international law and organizations, poverty, women and development, globalization, democratization.
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Psychology

Charles Green: Professor of Psychology and Director of the Philip Phelps Scholars Program. PhD, University of Florida.
Expertise: Understanding race and ethnicity in United States; Cross-cultural communication.
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Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis: Professor of Psychology and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, Kent State University.
Expertise: Language development, bilingualism and bilingual education, acculturation processes, and Latino cultural values.
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Religion



Steven Bouma-Prediger: Professor of Religion and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, PhD, University of Chicago.
Expertise: Environmental theology, philosophy, or ethics, historical theology, philosophical theology, constructive theology, contemporary hermeneutics and epistemology.
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Steven Hoogerwerf: Associate Professor of Religion. PhD, Duke University.
Expertise: Christian ethics, sexual ethics, healthcare ethics, religion and culture, service learning.
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Mark Husbands: The Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology. PhD, University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.
Expertise: Religion, politics and the modern west, contemporary theology: Karl Barth world christianity, secularism, religion and culture.
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Lynn Japinga : Assistant Professor of Religion, PhD, Union Theological Seminary.
Expertise: History of American religion and feminist theology.
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J. Jeffery Tyler: Professor of Religion and Chairperson of the Religion Department. PhD, University of Arizona.
Expertise: History of Christianity to 1600, Medieval, Reformation, and early modern European history, legal and social history, history of Biblical interpretation.
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Boyd Wilson: Professor of Religion. PhD, University of Iowa.
Expertise: Indian history, culture, religion, philosophy and ancient language (Sanskrit), Asian philosophy, Asian history and culture, Asian religion, world Christianity.
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Sociology & Social Work

Deborah Sturtevant: Professor of Sociology and Social Work. PhD, Michigan State University.
Expertise: History of non-governmental organizations, international community development, global issues of orphans and vulnerable children.
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Pamela Koch: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Work and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, University of South Carolina.
Expertise: Sociology of family, sociology of education, social psychology.
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Roger Nemeth: Professor of Sociology and Social Work and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Expertise: Demography, comparative and historical sociology, the sociology of religion and urban sociology.
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Theatre

Daina Robins: Professor of Theatre and Chairperson of the Department. PhD, Tufts University.
Expertise: Theatre history, dramatic literature.
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Michelle Bombe: Professor of Theatre, Director of Theatre, and Resident Costume Designer. MFA in Design, The University of Texas-Austin.
Expertise: Theatre design, costume history, period styles, dramatic literature.
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Women's and Gender Studies

Priscilla Atkins : Visiting Associate Professor of History. Director of Women's and Gender Studies. MFA, Spalding University.
Expertise: Poetry, women's studies.
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Jeanne Petit: Professor of History. PhD, University of Notre Dame.
Expertise: Women's history, US history, late 19th- to 20th-century, immigration, Catholic religions of the US.
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