Honors Program Faculty

María Guadalupe Arenillas, Ph.D.


Educational Background

B.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


Dr. Arenillas frequently teaches HON 111, Fine Art: Modern Sources, including this 2019 fall semester. Lupe has been involved in the Honors Program since 2013. Dr. Arenillas's biography

 


Michael Broadway, Ph.D.  


Educational Background                                                                                                                                

B.Ed., Nottingham University
M.Sc., Birkbeck College, London University
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

 

Michael Broadway has been involved with NMU's Honors Program from its inception in the late 1990's, and served as interim Director of the Honors Program from 2008-2010. Dr. Broadway has taught HON 211, The Social Sciences -- Food and Society, repeatedly over a 20-year period.    

 


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Educational Background

A.B., Washington University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois


While Dr. DeFonso has been teaching in NMU's History department for a number of years, Chet is a new addition to the Honors Program. In the Fall 2018 semester, he taught HON 211, The Social Sciences -- Food History: Consumption and Culture. We look forward to Dr. DeFonso's continuing participation with Honors! Dr. Defonso's biography

 


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Educational Background


B.S., Northern Michigan University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Leeds            


Dr. Dupras began teaching for the Honors Program in 2017.  He specializes in medieval science and technology, and has taught the development of scientific practice as well as the philosophy of science from the Ancient Greeks through the Scientific Revolution.  Dr. Dupras has included a hands-on approach to the subject, including the use of pre-modern scientific instruments and heavy use of primary sources so that students may more fully appreciate the practice and reasoning
of scientific thought in the pre-modern world and how it influenced modern developments. Dr. Dupras's biography

 

 

Karl Johnson, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Dr. Johnson is a professor in the Social Work department, but is also another new addition to the Honors Program. In the fall 2019 semester, he taught HON 302, World Cultures: Social Sciences -- Civil Society, Citizenship and Social Rights: Understanding Contemporary China and the Claim of Exceptionalism. We look forward to Dr. Johnson teaching for Honors in the future! Dr. Johnson's biography

 

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Educational Background

M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.A., Carleton College


A dedicated College Quiz Bowl coach, Dr. Joy enjoys working with students from the Honors Program. As of June of this year, is also the Director of the Honors Program. During the winter 2019 semester, he taught HON 201, Origins of Western Values - Medieval to Modern. Dr. Joy's biography

 


Nelly G. Kupper, Ph.D.Nell_Kupper

 

Educational Background

B.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A., University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville 
 

Dr. Nelly G. Kupper, Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and International Studies, has been involved in NMU's Honors Program since 2004.  She frequently teaches HON 111, Modern Art - European Sources, and recently taught
HON 301, World Cultures: A Humanities Perspective - Russia, during the 2019 winter semester. Dr. Kupper has served on
the Honors Program's Board. Dr. Kupper's biography

 

Russell Prather, Ph.D.Russ_Prather



Educational Background


B.A., University of British Columbia
M.A., University of Washington
M.F.A., University of Washington
Ph.D, University of Washington

Dr. Prather taught HON 111, Fine Art: Modern Sources, in the fall 2018 semester. Dr. Prather has taught in the Honors Program for a number of years, and has served on the Honors Program Board.   Dr. Prather's biography

 

Jon Sherman, Ph.D.

 


Educational Background


B.A., University of Vermont
M.A., University of Massachusetts
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Sherman has been teaching Honors courses since 2013. During the 2019 fall semester, he will be teaching HON 201, Origins of Western Values - Medieval to Modern. Dr. Sherman's biography 

 

Jaspal Singh, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background
 

B.S., Delhi University
M.A., Agra University
M.A., Oregon State University
Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

Dr. Singh will be teaching HON 301, World Cultures: A Humanities Perspective, in the 2019 fall semester. She has been involved in the Honors Program since 2016. Dr. Singh's biography

 

 

Daniel Truckey

 

Educational Background


B.S., Northern Michigan University
M.A., Cooperstown Graduate Program

 

Daniel Truckey is the director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, and a new addition to the Honors Program faculty. He will be teaching HON 211, The Social Sciences, in the fall 2019 semester. We welcome Professor Truckey to the Honors Program! Professor Truckey's biography

 


David Wood, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background


B.A., Skidmore College
M.A., University of Alaska -- Fairbanks
Ph.D., Purdue University

 

In addition to teaching Honors courses, Dr. Wood was the Director of the Honors Program from 2010 through this June. He typically teaches HON 101 and HON 111. Each fall (including fall 2019), Dr. Wood also heads the HON 495 course, Theatre Perspective - Stratford: A visit to the Stratford Festival in Canada, in which Honors students have the opportunity of viewing and analyzing six plays in five days. We look forward to Dr. Wood's continuing participation in the Honors Program! Dr. Wood's biography

 


Anna Zimmer, Ph.D.


Educational Background


B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown University


Dr. Zimmer is a German professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and International Studies, and has been teaching Honors courses since 2017. She frequently teaches HON 201, Origins for Western Values -- Medieval to Modern. Dr. Zimmer's biography

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