JDP Faculty Across Disciplines

Many JDP faculty members who trained in a variety of disciplines and are based in diverse departments focus on religion in their research, publication, and teaching.

  • Alejandro Cerón, Anthropology
    Alejandro Cerón

    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Medical Anthropology, Applied Anthropology, Anthropology of Human Rights

    • Cerón, Alejandro and Goldstein, Gila, "Mortalidad por accidente cerebrovascular en Guatemala 2018: patrones e inequidades" (2021). Anthropology: Faculty Scholarship. 35.
    • Cerón, Alejandro; Ramay, Brooke M.; Méndez-Alburez, Luis Pablo; and Lou-Meda, Randall, "Factors Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease of Non-Traditional Causes Among Children in Guatemala" (2021). Anthropology: Faculty Scholarship. 34.
    • Cerón A. (2020). Practices, knowledge, and the next pandemic: A lesson from a failed participatory public health intervention. Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology. Retrieved from http://somatosphere.net/2020/covid19-publichealth.html/ 
    • Cerón, A. & Jerome, J. (2019). Engaging with the right to health: Ethnographic explorations of the right to health in practice. Medical Anthropology, 38(6), 459-463. Doi: 10.1080/01459740.2019.1639173

    Medical Anthropology
    Sex, Class and Race in Latin America
    Human Rights in Latin America
    Applied Anthropology
    Ethnographic Methods
    Research Methods in Anthropology
    Global Health
    The Social Determination of Health

    Professional Label: medical anthropology, applied anthropology, anthropology of human rights, anthropology of development

    Email: alejandro.ceronvaldes@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2683 
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 131

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  • Santhosh Chandrashekar, Communication Studies

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Communication Studies
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Critical Ethnic and Race Studies; South Asian American Studies; Critical Religious Studies; Lingayat Studies; Intersectional Hindu Studies; South Asian religious traditions; Intersections of Caste, Race, and Gender; Kannada Studies


    • "Engendering threat in the guise of protection: Orientalism and Sikh vulnerability," in Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 12(4), 366-381.
    • "The 'One Percent': De'naturalizing' Tech Worker Discourses of Unfairness," in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (Forthcoming). 

    Modernity & Violence
    Race, Difference, & Social Struggles
    Feminist Theories
    Critical Sexuality Studies

    Professional Label: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, South Asian American Studies; Lingayat Studies; Intersectional Hindu Studies

    Email: santhosh.chandrashekar@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-4313 
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 292

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  • Lynn Schofield Clark, Media, Film, And Journalism Studies


    Lynn Schofield Clark

    Lynn Schofield Clark

    Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies
    University of Denver
    Director, Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media

    Specializations: Media; religion and culture; ethnography; community-engaged research; social sciences and religion; journalism; U.S. families and digital media


    • co-authored with Regina Marchi, Young People & the Future of News (Cambridge U Press, 2017).
    • The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2014)
    • Religion, Media and the Marketplace (Rutgers University Press, 2007)
    • From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural (Oxford University Press, 2005)

    Qualitative Research Methods
    Digital Media Studies
    Multicultural Journalism

    Professional Label: Critical/Cultural Media Studies; Media, Religion, and Culture

    Email: lynn.clark@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-3984 
    Office: DU, Media, Film & Journalism Studies, Room 128

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  • Lauren DeCarvalho, Media, Film, and Journalism Studies
    Lauren DeCarvalho

    Assistant Professor, Media, Film, and Journalism Studies
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Film theory and criticism, pop culture/film/tv; intersection of gender, race, and other identity markers within television and film; media depiction of gender and economic issues in the workplace; on-screen and off-screen    narratives of incarcerated women


    • DeCarvalho, L. J., & Martίnez-Carrillo, N. I. (2021). Crims and crooks: Automatization, communicative capitalism, fandom, and promotional campaigns for Wentworth. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 38(3), 211-224. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2021.1893775
    • DeCarvalho, L. J. (2021). Visible only behind bars: How indigenous Australian women reframe and reclaim their experiences on Wentworth. Women's Studies in Communication, 44(1), 65-80. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/07491409.2020.1781314

    Courses: film history, theory and criticism courses

    Professional Label: feminist media studies, critical/cultural studies,
    film theory and criticism

    Email:  lauren.decarvalho@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-3832
    Office: DU Mass Communications Building, 2490 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208

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  • Rafael Fajardo, Emergent Digital Practices
    Rafael Fajardo

    Associate Professor/Director, Emergent Digital Practices Program; Founder, SWEAT Collaborative
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Cultural Identity/Cultural Representation in Art and Digital Video Games, Socially Conscious Video Games

    Selected Exhibitions:
    2021 ReVisión: A New Look at Art in the Americas, Denver Art Museum, Denver Colorado.
    2020 “Garden del Rio Grande” In Kepler’s Gardens, Ars Electronica, Linz Austria and online.
    2019 ScreenIt Stads Triennale, Hasselt, Belgium
    2018 Deep Roots an exhibition commemorating the 300th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio, Texas.
    2018 NextNewGames, Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, California.
    2017 Rafael Fajardo: Crossings, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

    EDPX 4000 Digital Design Concepts
    EDPX 3110 Rapid Game Design & Prototyping
    EDPX 3115 Game Design: Paper to Digital
    EDPX 3120 Making Critical
    EDPX 3130 Making Educational Games
    EDPX 3710 Critical Game Cultures

    Professional Label: Critical Making; Socially Conscious Games; Games for Change; Design History; Media History

    Email: rfajardo@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-7716 (EDP Program)
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 216

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  • Kelly Fayard, Anthropology


    Kelly Fayard

    Kelly Fayard

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Native North America, kinship, race/biology/blood quantum, museums, Indigenous feminisms


    • Book manuscript.  Fighting to Belong: Race, Kinship, and Community Among the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (In progress)
    • Back “Poarch” Politics: States, “states,” and Indigenous Sovereignty in Alabama.  The Journal of Anthropology of North America.  Forthcoming Fall 2021.
    • “Decolonizing and Building Community” in The Academic’s Handbook edited by Lori Flores and Jocelyn Olcott, 2020.
    • “Native American Dance History and Powwow Styles” in Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World: Culturally Relevant Teaching in Theory, Research and Practice by Nyama McCarthy-Brown, 2017.
    • “Collaboration with Family: Anthropological Work with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.” Anthropology News, 2013.  

    Courses: Anthropological Theory and Context, Indigenous Feminisms, Native North America, Exhibit Design, Anthropological Kinship, Natives in Film, Anthropological Methods

    Professional Label: Native North America, Indigenous feminism

    Email: kelly.fayard@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-2679
    Office: Sturm Hall, 2000 East Asbury Avenue Denver, CO 80208

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  • Graham Foust, English
    Graham Foust

    Professor of English and Literary Arts, Associate Chair of English Department
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Poetry, Poetics, Literary Theory


    Graduate Poetry Workshop
    Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, and Robert Creeley
    Fraudulence, Error, and Doubt
    Prosody and Poetic Form
    The Density of Experience:  Baudelaire, Benjamin, Bishop
    Marianne Moore and Laura Riding
    Paul Celan and Ernst Meister
    Rene Char and George Oppen
    Jack Spicer's Poetry and Poetics

    Professional Label: Poetry, poetics, literary theory

    Email: graham.foust@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-2896
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 386C

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  • Joshua Hanan, Communication Studies
    Joshua Hanan

    Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Department of Communication Studies

    University of Denver

    Specializations: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism; Political Economy of Rhetoric; Old and New Materialism; Cultural Studies; Science and Technology Studies; Neoliberalism; Governmentality; Biopolitics


    • Figures of Entanglement: Diffractive Readings of Barad, New Materialism, and Rhetorical Theory and Criticism. Co-edited with Chris Gamble. New York: Routledge. 2021. 
    • Communication and the Economy: History, Value and Agency. Co-edited with Mark Hayward. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
    • “Precarious Economies: Capitalism’s Creative Destruction in the Age of Neoliberal Campus Planning” Co-authored with Phillip Goodwin, Rubén Casas, Ralph Cintron, Leslie L. Rossman, and Nick J. Sciullo. Review of Communication 20.2 (2020): 152-160.
    • “Critical & Rhetorical Ways of Knowing.” Co-authored with Chris Gamble. In B. H. Spitzberg, D. J. Canary, and H. E. Canary (Eds.), The Communication Capstone: The Communication Inquiry and Theory Experience (CITE) (pp. 76-91). San Diego, CA: Cognella, 2020.

    Critical Cultural Approaches to Rhetorical Criticism
    Rhetoric and Materialism
    Rhetoric and Affect Theory
    Rhetoric and Critical Theory
    Performativity and/as Disability
    Rhetoric and Neoliberalism
    Rhetoric and Biopolitics
    Rhetoric and Technology

    Professional Label: Rhetorical Theory, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, Rhetoric of Economics

    Email: joshua.hanan@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-4321
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall, Room 297

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  • Annabeth Headrick, Art History
    Annabeth Headrick

    Associate Professor, Department of Art History; Graduate Art History Advisor
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Mesoamerican, Native North American, and Andean Art


    • Headrick, A. (2007). The Teotihuacan Trinity: The Sociopolitical Structure of an Ancient Mesoamerican City. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
    • Headrick, A. (2018). The Osario of Chichen Itza: Where Warriors Danced in Paradise. In L. Wren, K. Spencer, C. Kristan-Graham, & T. Nygard (Eds.), Landscapes of the Itza: Archaeology and Art History at Chichen Itza and Neighboring Sites (pp. 198-225). Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press.
    • Headrick, A. (2003). Butterfly War at Teotihuacan. In M. K. Brown & T. Stanton (Eds.), Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare (pp. 149-170). Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.
    • Headrick, A. (1999). The Street of the Dead..It Really Was: Mortuary Bundles at Teotihuacan. Ancient Mesoamerica, 10, 69-85

    Courses: Art of the Maya, Mesoamerican Art, Native North American Art, and Art of the Andes, contemporary Native North American art

    Professional Label: Art history, Precolumbian art

    Email: annabeth.headrick@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-3574
    Office: DU, Shwayder Art Building 111

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  • W. Scott Howard, English
    Scott Howard

    Professor, English Department
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Renaissance & Early Modern Literature and Culture; Modern & Postmodern American Poetry; Poetics & Historiography; Literary & Cultural Theory; Digital Humanities


    Courses: Shakespeare, Critical Essay, Susan Howe and Vulnerability, Documentary Poetics and Praxis, Poetics Research, 'After' Objectivism, the Matter of Revolution

    Professional Label: modern and postmodern American poetry; Renaissance and early modern literature & culture; critical theory, poetics, and historiography; fine press & small press book arts; digital humanities. 

    Email: showard@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2887
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 387E

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  • Daniel N. McIntosh, Psychology
    Daniel N. McIntosh

    Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Social Psychology; Emotions; Coping; interested in Study of Spiritual Exercises


    • Van Tongeren, D. R., Pennington, A., McIntosh, D. N., Newton, A. T., Green, J. D., Davis, D. E., & Hook, J. N. (2017). Where, O death, is thy sting? The meaning-providing function of beliefs in literal immortality. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 20, 413-427. doi 10.1080/13674676.2017.1355358.
    • McIntosh, D. N., & Newton, A. (2013). An explicit request for minitheories in the psychology of religion and spirituality. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 23(4), 261-270. doi:10.1080/10508619.2013.795805
    • Van Tongeren, D. R., McIntosh, D. N., Raad, J. M., & Pae, J. (2013). The existential function of intrinsic religiousness: Moderation of effects of priming religion on intercultural tolerance and afterlife anxiety, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52,508-523
    • McIntosh, D. N., Poulin, M. J., Silver, R. C., & Holman, E. A. (2011). The distinct roles of spirituality and religiosity in physical and mental health after collective trauma: A national longitudinal study of responses to the 9/11 attacks.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 497–507. DOI: 10.1007/s10865-011-9331

    Courses on Social Psychology with a focus on emotions and the psychology of religion

    Professional Label: Social Psychology; Psychology of Religion

    Email: daniel.mcintosh@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2112
    Office: DU, Nagel Hall 064

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  • Laleh Mehran, Emergent Digital Practices
    Laleh Mehran

    Professor, Emergent Digital Practices
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Artworks focused on complex intersections between politics, religion, and science; Dissent and Exile


    • Chanzit, G. L., & Mehran, L. (2017). All In: Laleh Mehran's Inherent Control Ciphers. Inherent Control Ciphers. Bucknell University.
    • Mehran, L. (2018). The Interstitium. Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Mehran, L. (2017). Inherent Control Cyphers . Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA. 

    Email: laleh.mehran@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-7716
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 216 (EDP Program)

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  • Paul Michalec, Education
    Paul Michalec

    Clinical Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
    Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver

    SpecializationsSpirituality in education; The inner life of educators; Effective forms of instruction; Foundations of education; Educator coaching and mentoring


    • Michalec, P. (2016-2022). IN:SIGHT https://mcespeaks.wixsite.com/insight   In this blog I explore the inner life of teaching as a profession and personally.
    • Michalec, P. (2022). Expanding the Landscape of Wholeness: The Spirituality of Teacher Preparation. Democracy and Education, volume 30, Number 2, pp. 1-7.  
    • Riordan, D.; Michalec, P. & Newburgh, K. (2022). Kierkegaard and the Power of Existential Doubt in Teaching: Transformation of Self and Profession. In A. Zimmerman (Editor), Problematizing the Profession of Teaching from an Existential Perspective, Information Age Publishing.
    • Michalec, P. (2020). Disrupting the Disimagination Machine: Reflections on Courage in the Classroom. Professing Education. 18 (1&2); spring and summer.
    • Michalec, P. &. Newburgh, K. (2018). Deep Practices: Advancing Equity by Creating a Space and Language for the Inner Core of Teaching. Teacher Education & Practice. 31(1).
    • Michalec, P. & Brower, G. (2012).  Soul and Role Dialogues in Higher Education: Healing the Divided Self.  New Directions in Teaching and Learning, 130, 15-25. 
    • Michalec, P. (2002).  A Calling to Teach: Faith and the Spiritual Dimensions of Teaching. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, 15, 5-14.

    CoursesIntroduction to Curriculum, History of American Education, Philosophy of Education, Spirituality in Education, Curriculum Theory Into Practice, The Practice of Teaching, Analysis of Teaching, Transformational Teaching and Learning.

    Professional Label
    Education, Holistic/prophetic tradition, Professional development, Courage to teach

    Email: Paul.Michalec@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-7952
    Office: KRH-343, College of Education

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  • Bilha Moor, Art History
    Bilha Moor

    Assistant Professor of Islamic Art History
    School of Art and Art History
    University of Denver

    Specializations:  Islamic art history, Islamic figurative painting, early Islamic Arabic inscriptions in architectural, historical, and religious contexts


    • "The Jew, the Orthodox Christian, and the European in Ottoman Eyes, ca. 1550-1700." In Disliking Others: Loathing, Hostility and Distrust in Pre-Modern Ottoman Lands. Edited by Hakan T. Karateke, H. Erdem Çıpa and Helga Anetshofer. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2018, pp. 75-106.
    • "Mosque and Church: Arabic Inscriptions at Shivta in the Early Islamic Period." Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam (JSAI) 40 (2013), pp. 73-141.
    • “Shahnama Kings And Heroes In 'Aja'ib Al-Makhluqat Illustrated Manuscripts.” In Shahnama Studies Ii. The Reception Of Firdausi’s Shahnama. edited by Charles Melville and Gabrielle van den Berg. 267-80, and plates 23-26 Leiden: Brill. 2012.

    Graduate Seminar on Islamic Illustrated Manuscripts
    History and Fantasy in Islamic Painting
    Mosques and Aniconism: Islamic Art & Architecture 650-1250
    Dragons and Sultans: Islamic Art & Architecture 1250-1700

    Professional Label: Islamic Art History

    Email: bilha.moor@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2451
    Office: DU, Shwayder Art Building  

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  • Thomas Nail, Philosophy
    Thomas Nail

    Professor of Philosophy
    Department of Philosophy

    University of Denver

    Specializations: European Philosophy; Political Philosophy; Environmental Philosophy, Process Philosophy, New Materialism


    • Theory of the Earth (Stanford University Press, 2021)
    • Marx in Motion: A New Materialist Marxism (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    • Theory of the Image (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    • Being and Motion (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    • Theory of the Border (Oxford University Press, 2016)

    Great Thinkers: Virginia Woolf
    Philosophy of Movement
    Between Deuluze and Foucault

    Professional Label: Philosophy of Movement, Kinetic Philosophy

    Email: thomas.nail@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-3272
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 261

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  • Marco J. Nathan, Philosophy
    Marco Nathan

    Associate Professor, Chair of Department of Philosophy
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Phil. of Science, Phil. of Biology, Phil. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Cognitive Science, Phil. of Mind and Language, Logic, Phil. of Economics, Metaphysics, Epistemology


    • Black Boxes: How Science Turns Ignorance into Knowledge (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021)
    • Rethinking Publications: Aging, Special Issue of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. Co-edited with A. Blasimme and G. Boniolo, 2021.
    • `Prediction, Explanation, and the Toolbox Problem,' In J. Bickle, C. Craver, & A. Barwich, The Tools of Neuroscience Experiment: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives, New York: Routledge, in press.
    • `Mob Rules: Towards a Causal Account of Social Structure' American Philosophical Quarterly, 59(1), pp. 11-26, 2022 (with A. Borghini)
    • `Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? From Biological Age to Biological Time,' History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43: 26, 2021.

    The Specter of Scientism; Topics in Metaphysics: Universals; Logic, Language, and Metaphysics; Philosophy of Economics; Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Science

    Professional Label: Philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics.

    Email: marco.nathan@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2767  
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 264

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  • Debora Ortega, Social Work
    Debora Ortega

    Professor; Director, University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship
    University of Denver

    Specializations: culturally responsive practice, disparities, families and family systems, latina/latino populations, LGBTQIA, marginalized populations, race and ethnicity, racial justice, research methods, social justice


    • Co-authored with Jennifer Propp and Forest NewHeart, "Independence or interdependence: Rethinking the transition from "ward of the court" to adulthood" Families in Society Vol. 84 (2), 2003, 295-266.
    • Co-authored with Yolanda Anyon, et.al., "An exploration of the relationships between student racial background and the school sub-contexts of office discipline referrals: A critical race theory analysis" Race Ethnicity and Education Vol. 21 (3), 2018, 390-406.
    • Co-authored with Lilia Cervantes, "The illness experience of undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease" JAMA Internal Medicine Vol.177 (4), 2017, 529-535.
    • "How much support is too much? Parenting efficacy and social support" Children and Youth Services Review, 2002. 

    Email: debora.ortega@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-3359
    Office: DU, Craig Hall 477

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  • Trishula R. Patel, History

    Assistant Professor, Department of History
    University of Denver

    Specializations: African history, legal history, race and colonialism, South Asian history


    • “Colonial Pasts and African Futures: Indian Participation in Civil Society in Eastern and Southern Africa in the Twentieth Century,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 23, no. 2 (2022): 161-168.
    • “Three Times a State, Never a Nation: Indians in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe” in Xenophobia, Nativism, and Pan-Africanism in 21st Century Africa, eds. Sabella Abidde and Emmanuel Matambo (New York: Springer, 2021).
    • “From the Subcontinent with Love: India and Activist Diplomacy in 20th Century Central Africa,” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 41, no. 3 (2021): 455-468, https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-9408002.
    • “Played out on the Edges of the Cricket Boundary: The History of an Indian Cricket Team in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, 1934-1995,” Journal of Southern African Studies 45, no. 3 (2019): 465-483, https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2019.1642041.
    • “It’s Always Time for a Cheeky Nando’s: The Global Journey of an African Cuisine,” Perspectives on History 61, no. 6 (2023): https://tinyurl.com/5dt4artb
    • “‘Two Separate Societies, Divided by Color’: Race, Colonialism, and Bridgerton,” Perspectives on History 60, no. 6 (2022): https://t.co/0SyMC0V9j3
    • “Feeling Like an Interloper, But Claiming Space Anyway: The Minority Graduate Experience,” Perspectives on History 59, no. 4 (2021): https://tinyurl.com/5m5k3jbb


    ASEM 2504: Land and Law in Africa 
    FSEM 1111: Pop Culture in Africa
    HIST 1260: Modern South Asian History
    HIST 1705: Modern African History
    HIST 2885: Migration, Mobility, and Movement in Africa
    HIST 2940: Sports and Empire
    HIST 2998: Issues in Comparative History
    HIST 3275: The Past and Afterlives of Apartheid

    Email:  trishula.patel@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2955 
    Office: Sturm Hall 370

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  • R. D. Perry, English and Literary Arts
    R. D. Perry

    Assistant Professor, English and Literary Arts
    University of Denver

    Specializations: medieval and early modern English literature; the literature of medieval Western Europe; critical theory; the history of philosophy; medieval philosophy; religious cultures of late medieval England; literary theory (including historicism, queer theory, postcolonial theory, and other contemporary critical methodologies)


    • Charles d’Orléans’ English Aesthetic: The Form, Poetics, and Style of ‘Fortunes Stabilnes’. Ed. with Mary-Jo Arn. Intro. R. D. Perry. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2020.
      “Hannah Arendt’s Middle Ages for the Left.” In Thinking of the Middle Ages: Midcentury Intellectuals and the Medieval. Ed. R. D. Perry and Benjamin Saltzman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. At press.
    • “Chaucer’s Summoner’s Tale and the Logic of Literature.” Special Issue on “Logic and Literary Form.” Poetics Today 41 (2020): 37-57. 
    • “Lydgate’s Virtual Coteries: Chaucer’s Family and Gower’s Pacifism in the Fifteenth Century.” Speculum 93 (2018): 669-98. 
    • “Langland’s French Song.” Yearbook of Langland Studies 30 (2016): 277-96. 
    • “Lydgate’s Danse Macabre and the Trauma of the Hundred Years War.” Special Issue on “Medieval Trauma.” Literature and Medicine 33.2 (2015): 303-24. 

    Graduate courses on Chaucer, Langland, Shakespeare, Kant, Hegel, critical theory, and literary theory

    Professional Label: medievalist and early modernist; critical theorist

    Email: r.d.perry@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-2909
    Office: 386D Sturm Hall, 2000 E Asbury Ave, Denver CO 80208

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  • Trace Reddell, Emergent Digital Practices
    Trace Reddell

    Associate Professor, Emergent Digital Practices
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Sound Studies, Digital Media Studies, Critical Theory, Popular Cosmology, Science Fiction Studies, Audiovisual Performance, Analog Synthesizers


    • Reddell, T. (2018). The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film. Minneapolis, MN, United States: University of Minnesota Press. Retrieved from https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-sound-of-things-to-come
    • “Ethnoforgery and Outsider Afrofuturism,” in Dancecult: The Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2013).
    • “Cyborg Ritual and Sentic Technology in the Vortex Concerts,” in The Poetics of Space: Spatial Explorations in Art, Science, Music & Technology (Sonic Acts Press, Paradiso, 2010). 
    • Reddell, T. E. (2018). Linguistic Programming of Sonic Psychotechnologies @ Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival. Lafayette, CO, USA.

    Courses :
    Emergent Digital Cultures
    Sonic Science

    Professional Label: Emergent Digital Practices

    Email: treddell@du.edu
    Phone: 303-871-3874
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 216B

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  • Naomi Reshotko, Philosophy
    Naomi Reshotko

    Professor; Department of Philosophy
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Ancient Greek Philosophy; Plato; Aristotle; Philosophy of Mind; Metaphysics; Epistemology


    • Reshotko, Naomi. Socratic Virtue: Making the Best of the Neither Good nor Bad. Cambridge , UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
    • Reshotko, Naomi. “Opining Beauty Itself in Republic V.” International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 14.1 (2020): 5-22. https://doi.org/10.1163/18725473-12341454.
    • Reshotko, Naomi. “Plato's Middle Period Epistemology.” The History Of Epistemology Volume 1. Ed. Smith, Nicholas D. I. London/New York, UK/USA: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
    • Reshotko, Naomi. “Plato on the Ordinary Person and the Form.” Apeiron 47.2 (2014): 266-292.
    • Reshotko, Naomi. “A Philosophical Model for the Assessing the Value of the Tamarisk.” Tamarix: A Case Study Of Ecological Change In The American West. Ed. Sher, Anna and Martin Quigley. Vol. 1. Oxford, UK: N.p., 2013: 308-315.

    Plato's Metaphysics
    Great Thinkers: Aristotle
    Socratic Ethics

    Professional Label: Ancient Greek Philosophy

    Email: nreshotk@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2765
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 489

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  • Susan Schulten, History
    Susan Schulten

    Professor, Department of History; Department Chair
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Nineteenth and Twentieth-century U.S. History; History of Maps.


    • A History of America in 100 Maps (British Library Press/University of Chicago Press, October 2018).
    • “’Make the Map All White:’ The Meaning of Maps in the Suffrage and Prohibition Campaigns,” Colorado Law Review v.92 n.3 (2021): 876-941.
    • “How Place Became Process: The Origins of Time Mapping in the United States,” in Time in Maps: from the age of discovery to our digital era, edited by Karen Wigen and Caroline Winterer (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
    • “Map Drawing, Graphic Literacy and Pedagogy in the Early Republic,” History of Education Quarterly v.57 n.2 (May 2017)

    American Thought and Culture

    Professional Label: U.S. History, American political and cultural history, the history of mapping.

    Email: sschulte@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2970
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 361

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  • Marquisha Lawrence Scott, Social Work
    Marquisha Lawrence Scott

    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work
    University of Denver

    Specializations: religious congregations and community engagement, congregational impact on youth outcomes, clergy continued education (e.g., globalization, climate change)


    • Scott, M.L. (in press). A well society: Embracing religious tenets in social welfare. In Neil Wollman & C.J. Love (Eds.), Is that Any Way to Run a Country. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    • Park, I.* & Scott, M.L. (2022). Understanding the ethnic self: A qualitative study of 1.5-generation Korean American adult immigrants. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 9(2), 171-198. doi.org/10.29333/ejecs/1006
    • Cnaan, R.A. & Scott, M.L. (2020). Personality, prosperity, priority, productivity, and piety: Selecting congregational valued lay leaders. Journal of Health & Human Services Administration, 43 (4), 382-405. doi.org/10.37808/jhhsa.43.4.4
    • Scott, M.L. & Cnaan, R. (2020). Youth and religion in an age of global citizenship identification: An 18-country study of youth. Children and Youth Service Review. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104754
    • Scott, M. L. & Cnaan, R. (2018).  Religious congregations and poverty alleviation in the age of New Public Governance. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 8(4), 391-410. doi.org/10.1515/npf-2017-0013

    Courses: Spirituality and Social Work (SOWK 4555); Community and Organizational Change Theory (SOWK 4370); Critical Approaches to Facilitating and Teaching: Anti-Racist, Feminist, and Queer Pedagogies (SOWK TBD)

    Professional Label: social work, religious congregations, community engagement.

    Email: Marquisha.Scott@du.edu
    Office: DU, Craig Hall

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  • Elizabeth Sperber, Political Science
    Elizabeth Sperber

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Religion and Politics (especially New Religious Movements); Political Economy of Development; Global Social Policy; Mixed Methods Research Design; democratization and democratic backsliding in sub-Saharan Africa


    • Deus ex Machina: The Politics of New Christian Movements in sub-Saharan Africa
    • Sperber, E., Hern, E. (2018) “Pentecostal Identity and Citizen Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Evidence from Zambia.” Politics and Religion 11(4): 830-862
    • Sperber, E. “Democratic Backsliding, Religious Institutions and the Constitution of Citizenship in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in B. Bompani and C. Valois (Eds.) Christian Citizens and the moral regeneration of the African State: The relationship between religion, society and political transformation in Africa. Abingdon, UK: Ashgate, 2017.
    • Sperber, E., Sensoy Bahar, O., Ssewamala, F. (2018) Implications of Race and Concentrated Poverty for Asset Development Policy. The Journal of Race and Policy, 13(1), 20-40.

    Democratic Erosion; Identity Politics in Comparative Perspective; Politicized "Ethnicity" In Comparative Perspective; Political Inquiry; Political Economy of Development; Comparing Politics Around the World

    Professional Label: Religion and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa; Political Economy of Development 

    Email: Elizabeth.Sperber@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2138
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 471

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  • Lisa Miracchi Titus, Philosophy
    Lisa Titus
    Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    Department of Philosophy, University of Denver

    Specializations: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Action, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
    • Read, Hannah, Javier Gomez-Lavin, Andrea Beltrama, and Lisa Miracchi Titus. “A Plea for Integrated Empirical and Philosophical Research on the Impacts of Feminized AI Workers.” Analysis, December 15, 2022, anac050. https://doi.org/10.1093/analys/anac050.
    • Miracchi Titus, Lisa. “Embodied Cognition and the Causal Roles of the Mental.” In Mental Action and the Conscious Mind, edited by Michael Brent and Lisa Miracchi Titus, 1st ed., 205–27. New York: Routledge, 2022. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429022579-11.
    • Miracchi, Lisa. “A Case for Integrative Epistemology.” Synthese 198, no. 12 (December 2021): 12021–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02848-0.
    • Miracchi, Lisa. “Updating the Frame Problem for AI Research.” Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness 07, no. 02 (September 2020): 217–30. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2705078520500113.

    Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    Professional Label: Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Action, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

    Email: lisa.titus@du.edu 
    Office: DU, Sturm 263

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  • Robert Urquhart, Economics
    Robert Urquhart

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics
    University of Denver

    Specializations: History of Economic Thought; Economic History; Political Economy; Social Theory

    Email: Robert.Urquhart@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2258
    Office: DU, Sturm Hall 231

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  • Dennis Wittmer, Business Management
    Dennis Wittmer

    Professor, Department of Management, Daniels School of Business
    University of Denver

    Specializations: Business Ethics, Social Responsibility and Business, Organizational Ethics, Public Policy and Business, Ethical Leadership, Ethics and Artificial Intelligence


    • Allen, D. B., Fukami, C. V., & Wittmer, D. P. (2021). A course on the future of work: Building the scaffold while standing on it. Journal of Management Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1052562920983839
    • Wittmer, D.P. (2018). “Descriptive Ethics.”  In R. Kolb (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society,  2nd ed., Sage Publishers.
    • Wittmer, D.P. (2018). “Social Capital.”  In R. Kolb (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, 2nd ed.,  Sage Publishers.
    • O’Brien, K., Wittmer, D.P, & Ebrahimi, B. (2017). “Behavioral Ethics in Practice:  Integrating Service Learning into a Business Ethics Course.” Journal of Management Education, 41(4), 599-616.
    • Wittmer, D.P. & Fukami, C.V.  (2017). “Educating Future Business Leaders To Be Practically Wise:  Designing and MBA Curriculum to Strengthen Good Decision Making.”  In Wedelin Kupers  & Olen Gunnlaugson (Eds.), Wisdom Learning: Perspectives on ‘Wising-up’ Management Education.  1st ed., pp. 229-247). New York, N.Y.: Routledge. 978-1-4724-6393-7.
    • Wittmer, D., McGowan, R., & Simon, G. (2015) “Bahia Aventuras: Ecotourism in Central America-- Staying Alive.” Emerging Markets Case Studies, 5 (8), 1-24.
    • D.P. Wittmer (2014) “The Virtue of ‘Virtue Ethics’ in Business and Business Education,” Journal of Business Ethics Education, Vol. 11, online version.

    Courses: Organizational Ethics (PhD), Ethical Leadership (MS), Leading in the Digital Age (Grad/Undergrad) 

    Professional Label: Business Management, Business Ethics.

    Email: dwittmer@du.edu 
    Phone: 303-871-2431
    Office: DU, Daniels 462

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