Fall 2022/Spring 2023
Isabel Álvarez (Global Languages and Cultures)
Abayomi Animashaun (English)
Dr. Abayomi Animashaun, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, is teaching WRT 110: Honors Composition (“The Immigrant Experience in America”) in spring 2023.
Michael Baltutis (Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures)
Dr. Michael Baltutis, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, teaches courses on the classical and contemporary Hindu and Buddhist traditions of India and Nepal. His research is connected to the years he spent living in and traveling through this region and includes articles on the use of political propaganda by the former king of Nepal during the 2006 People’s Movement (during which he was under house arrest for three weeks); the worship of the demonic deity Bhairav by the indigenous Newar people of Kathmandu; and the annual festival of the god Indra as it is celebrated in text and practice throughout South Asia.
Dr. Baltutis is teaching Global Religions 110: Honors World Religions in fall 2022 and spring 2023.
Courtney Bauder (Social Justice Program)
Courtney Bauder is the Director of the Social Justice Program in the College of Letters and Science, where he teaches classes in social justice, issues of diversity, and global studies. He has traveled all over the world, including Central America, East Africa, Asia, and throughout Europe, and he currently leads two study abroad programs—one to New Zealand and Australia in January and another to Greece and Croatia in May. He is passionate about helping students to experience the world through study abroad.
In 2014, Bauder received the College of Letters and Science Global Education Award, and he was the recipient of the 2016 Honors Outstanding Teaching Award.
This fall, Bauder and Jeff Pickron from the Department of History will (this is their sixth collaboration) once again co-teach HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Social Justice). Bauder is also teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (Global Issues) in spring 2023.
Laurence Carlin (The Honors College)
Dr. Laurence Carlin is Dean of The Honors College at UW Oshkosh. His research focuses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European philosophy and science.
This fall, Dr. Carlin is teaching HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Food, Drugs, and Money). In spring 2023, he is teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar. Thereafter, he will lead two groups of Honors students (one in May and the other in June) to study abroad in London, England, where he will be teaching HNRS 275: Culture Connection along with Philosophy 106: Honors Ethics.
Laura Carnahan (Geography)
Laura Carnahan, Department of Geography, is teaching HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Natural Hazards) in fall 2022.
Stewart Cole (English and Environmental Studies)
Dr. Stewart Cole is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Environmental Studies Program. His scholarly research focuses on representations of animals, human animality, and ecological ideas in modern and contemporary British and Irish literature. Recent publications have appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Studies in the Novel, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, and LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory and in the essay collection Literature and Meat since 1900 (Palgrave, 2019). He is also a poet; his second poetry collection, Soft Power, was published by Goose Lane Editions in 2019. For more about Dr. Cole, visit his website at stewart-cole.com.
In January 2023 over interim, Dr. Cole along and Dr. Pascale Manning will head to France, where they will lead a six-credit study abroad program, consisting of English 205: Literature from a Global Perspective and HNRS 275: Culture Connection in Paris.
Don Dingledine (English)
Don Dingledine, Professor of English, teaches courses in American literature (including a capstone seminar on Moby-Dick) and a Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar on the American Civil War. He also teaches literature, composition, and interdisciplinary courses across the curriculum for The Honors College.
Dr. Dingledine received his PhD in American literature from Temple University, and he has published essays on Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Rebecca Harding Davis, John William De Forest, Paule Marshall, and Ann Petry, as well as on the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is a four-time recipient of the Honors Outstanding Teaching Award.
This fall, Dr. Dingledine is teaching English 229: Honors African American Literature, HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“A Year in the Life”), and WRT 110: Honors Composition (“The American Civil War”). In spring 2022, he is teaching English 229: Honors African American Literature and HNRS 275: Culture Connection.
Bryan Engelhardt (Economics)
Robert Feldman (English)
Dr. Robert Feldman is Associate Professor in the English Department. In addition to English 228: Honors Modern American Literature, which he is teaching fall 2022, he teaches American Romanticism and Modern Drama, two upper-level courses for English majors. Feldman was the 2020 Honors Outstanding Teaching Award recipient for English 228, the same class for which he received the award in 2014.
Kevin Garstki (Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures)
Dr. Kevin Garstki, Department of Anthropology, Global Religions, and Cultures, is teaching the Honors-level lab for Anthropology 202: Intro to Biological Anthropology in fall 2022 and in spring 2023.
Ben Hallett (Geology)
Dr. Ben Hallett, Department of Geology, is teaching Geology 110: Honors Geology Intro (XL), a five-credit lab, in spring 2023.
Heidi Hansen (Nursing)
Heidi Hansen, College of Nursing, is teaching NUR 216: Honors Health Practices with Diverse Populations in fall 2022.
Douglas Haynes (English)
Douglas Haynes, Professor in the Department of English, is teaching WRT 310: Honors Advanced Writing in fall 2022.
Cary Henson (English)
Cary Henson is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, where he teaches courses in the first-year and advanced writing programs, Modern World Literature, and Literature and Film. Many of these courses focus on issues of remembering and representing mass atrocities, such as the Holocaust, in literary texts and films.
He is teaching WRT 110: Honors Composition (“Remembering the Holocaust: Memoir, Fiction, and Film”) in fall 2022.
Larry Herzberg (Philosophy)
Dr. Larry A. Herzberg, Professor of Philosophy, has taught at UW Oshkosh since 2003. His research interests include epistemology (the study of knowledge) and the philosophy of emotion. His research has been published by Philosophical Psychology, dialectica, Acta Analytica, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and in the book Dynamicity in Emotion Concepts. In recent years, he has presented papers to both national and international audiences, including at American Philosophical Association conferences, the Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences, and the International Congress of Linguists (Workshop on Emotions).
Dr. Herzberg’s Honors courses have included HNRS 275: Culture Connection and HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“Time”). In fall 2022, he is teaching Philosophy 110: Honors Introduction to Philosophy.
Nadia Louar (Global Languages and Cultures)
Dr. Nadia Louar, Professor of French in the Department of Global Languages and Cultures, is teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“Pursuits of Happiness”) in fall 2022 and in spring 2023.
Pascale Manning (English)
Dr. Pascale Manning is Associate Professor in the Department of English and is also the Chair of the University Honors Council. Her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century British literature and culture with an emphasis on the intersections of literature and science, as well as Native North American literatures from the nineteenth century to the present. Her work appears in a number of journals, including Victorian Literature and Culture, Literature Compass, Seachange Journal, and Studies in American Indian Literatures. She is the recipient of the 2015 Honors Outstanding Teaching Award.
Over the January 2023 interim, Dr. Manning and Dr. Stewart Cole will travel to France to lead a study abroad program during which Honors students will earn six credits (English 205: Literature from a Global Perspective and HNRS 275: Culture Connection in Paris). In spring 2023, Dr. Manning is teaching HNRS 275: Culture Connection.
Shelly Michalski (Biology)
Dr. Shelly Michalski, Professor of Biology, is a parasitologist and has an active research laboratory with funding from National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She has a long history of mentoring Honors Thesis students, senior-level Biology majors, and the student assistants in her laboratory.
This fall, Dr. Michalski is once again teaching Biology 108: Honors Biological Concepts.
Sabrina Mueller-Spitz (Biology)
Dr. Sabrina Mueller Spitz, Department of Biology, is teaming up with Dr. Ron Rindo from the Department of English to co-teach HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (“Science, Ecosophy, and Well-Being”).
Adam Ochonicky (English)
Dr. Adam Ochonicky, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, is teaching HNRS 275: Culture Connection in fall 2022 as well as in spring 2023, when he will also teach WRT 310: Honors Advanced Writing.
Jeff Pickron (History)
In the fall, Jeff Pickron (Department of History) is teaching HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (Social Justice), which he and Courtney Bauder, Director of the Social Justice Program, have taught together since 2016. He is then teaching History 216: Honors Topics in History (“American Sports History”) in spring 2023.
Ron Rindo (English)
Dr. Ron Rindo, Professor in the Department of English, is teaming up with Dr. Sabrina Mueller-Spitz from the Department of Biology to co-teach HNRS 175: Honors Seminar (“Science, Ecosophy, and Well-Being”). He is then teaching WRT 310: Honors Advanced Writing in spring 2023.
Christine Roth (English)
Kyle P. Steele (Educational Leadership, Literacy, and Social Foundations)
Dr. Kyle P. Steele, Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Literacy, and Social Foundations, College of Education and Human Services, teaches courses in the history of education, multicultural education, and education for social justice. He is passionate about working with future educators, in particular helping them reflect on how their work in schools is intimately connected to the communities they serve.
His own research is primarily on the history of the American high school, as both an educational and cultural institution, and the ways that high school systems have struggled with inclusivity and equity since their beginnings. His first book, Making a Mass Institution: Indianapolis and the American High School (Rutgers University Press, 2020), describes how Indianapolis, Indiana, created a divided and unjust system of high schools over the course of the twentieth century, one that effectively sorted students geographically, economically, and racially. He is currently editing a book, New Perspectives on the History of the Twentieth-Century American High School (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan Press), a collection of original essays that reevaluate the importance of the high school curriculum, elevate the experiences of high school students and their youth culture, and give voice to communities of color (both students and families) in their efforts to achieve equity within inequitable systems.
Dr. Steele is teaching HNRS 475: Honors Senior Seminar (“The American High School”) this fall. He also serves as the COEHS representative on the University Honors Council.
Sarinda Taengnoi Siemers (Economics)
Dr. Sarinda Taengnoi Siemers is a Professor in the Department of Economics. Her areas of expertise include economics of immigration, economics of gender, and economics of education. She received the 2016 Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2017 Honors Outstanding Teaching Award, and a Penson Faculty Award in 2020.
Dr. Taengnoi Siemers is teaching Economics 208: Honors Microeconomics in fall 2022.
Lisa Volkening (Communication Studies)
Dr. Lisa Volkening teaches courses in argumentation, visual rhetoric, and public speaking in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research interests include environmental communication and the rhetoric of social change.
She is teaching Communication 112: Honors Introduction to Public Speaking in fall 2022 and in spring 2023.