Honors Program Faculty

María Guadalupe Arenillas, Ph.D.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. In the 2019 fall semester, she taught HON 111 focusing on documentary film and memory. Lupe has been involved in the Honors Program since 2013, and also teaches in the Department of Languages, Literatures and International Studies. Dr. Arenillas's biography

 


Michael Broadway, Ph.D.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.    

 


Chet DeFonso, Ph.D.Chet DeFonso, Ph.D.

 

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 recent 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

 


Nick Dupras, Ph.D.Nick Dupras, Ph.D. 

 

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

 

Mark Flaherty, Ph.D.Mark Flaherty, Ph.D.


Educational Background
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Yale University School of Music
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

 

The Honors Program welcomes our new faculty member, Dr. Flaherty. He is a professor in the Department of Music, as well as director of the NMU Jazz Band. In the winter 2020 semester, Dr. Flaherty is teaching HON 111, Fine Art: Modern Sources -- Jazz and the American Experience. We look forward to his continuing participation in Honors! Dr. Flaherty's biography


 

Vincent Jeevar, Ph.D.Vincent Jeevar, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Grand Canyon University
 

The Honors Program would also like to welcome Dr. Jeevar to our department! A professor in the Department of Psychological Science, he's a recent addition to NMU. Dr. Jeevar is currently teaching HON 211, The Social Sciences - The Influence of Music on Identity, in the 2020 winter semester. 

 

 

Karl Johnson, Ph.D.Karl Johnson, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Dr. Johnson is a professor in the Social Work department, and started teaching for the Honors Program in 2018. In the winter 2020 semester, he is currently teaching HON 302, World Cultures: Social Sciences -- Civil Society, Citizenship and Social Rights: Understanding Contemporary China and the Claim of Exceptionalism. Dr. Johnson's biography
 

 

Michael Joy, Ph.D.  Michael Joy, Ph.D.                                                                               


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 2019, he is also the Director of the Honors Program. During the winter 2019 semester, Dr. Joy taught HON 201, Origins of Western Values - Medieval to Modern. Dr. Joy's biography

 


Nelly G. Kupper, Ph.D.Nelly G. Kupper, Ph.D.

 

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.Russell Prather, Ph.D.



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 is a Professor in the English Department, and has taught in the Honors Program for a number of years, as well as serving 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 taught two courses: HON 101, Origins of Western Values: Antiquity -- Meeting the Foreign: Monstrosity and Alterity in the Ancient and Medieval World, and HON 201, Origins of Western Values: Medieval to Modern -- Crime, Conspiracy and the Occult: Turn- of-the-Century European Culture. He is also a German Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and International Studies. Dr. Sherman's biography 

 

Jaspal Singh, Ph.D.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 is a professor in the English Department. In the 2019 fall semester, she taught HON 301, World Cultures: A Humanities Perspective -- Colonial and Postcolonial Indian Fiction and Film. She has been involved in the Honors Program since 2016. Dr. Singh's biography

 

 

Daniel TruckeyDaniel 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 is a new addition to the Honors Program faculty. He taught HON 211, The Social Sciences -- The Upper Peninsula and the Written Word, in the fall 2019 semester. We welcome Professor Truckey to the Honors Program! Professor Truckey's biography

 


David Wood, Ph.D.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 June 2019. He typically teaches HON 101 and HON 111. In Fall 2019, he taught HON 111, Fine Art: Modern Sources -- Power Politics in Shakespeare on Film. Each fall, 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.Anna Zimmer, Ph.D.


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


As of October 2019, Dr. Zimmer is the Assistant Director to the Honors Program. She is also German professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and International Studies, and has been teaching Honors courses since 2017. Dr. Zimmer frequently teaches HON 201, Origins for Western Values -- Medieval to Modern, including this winter 2020 semester. Dr. Zimmer's biography

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