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a.

chris allen.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 1979; MS, Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, 1986;
Ph.D. Journalism, University of Missouri, 1996.

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
History of Mass Communication
Theory of Mass Communication

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Mass Communication
Radio and Television News Writing
Radio Production
Public Relations Case Studies
History of Mass Communication
Broadcast Journalism
Mass Communication and Public Opinion
International Communication
Quantitative Research Methods
Foundation Seminar: Mass Communication
At UNO Since:
1995
Office Address:
ASH 107K
Email Address:
callen@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
The Omaha News, executive producer, August 2003-present.

Chris W. Allen, “Reporting World War II for the Local Audience:  Jack Shelley’s Experience as a Local Radio Reporter in the European Theater,” American Journalism 17 (Winter 2000), 35-53

Allen, Chris W., "The Des Moines Register's Response to the Threat of Radio," presented to Midwest Journalism Historians Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 30-April 1, 1995.

b.

jeremy baguyos.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
Music Technology / Interdisciplinary Informatics
Educational
Background:
BM, Indiana University, Bloomington,
MM in Computer Music at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Interactive Computer Music Performance
Electronic Music of Mario Davidovsky

Courses Taught:
Digital Synthesis
Audio Recording
Introduction to Music Tech
Double Bass
Audio for Multimedia
UNO Technology Ensemble  
At UNO Since:
2005
Office Address:
SC 217
Email Address:
jbaguyos@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
“Synergetic Strategies in the Development of Music Technology and Multimedia in the North American Heartland,” Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference , 2009, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  

“Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2008,” Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Vol. 33, No. 2, (Summer 2009 ): 101-103.

“Literature and Performance of Music for Double Bass and Tape.”   Bass World , Vol. 32, No. 1 (2008): 7-13.

gail baker .



Rank:
Dean, Professor
Department:
Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., Journalism, University of Missouri;
M.S., Marketing Communications, Roosevelt University;
BSJ, Journalism, Northwestern University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Crisis Communication
Reputation Management
Courses Taught:
Principles of Public Relations  
At UNO Since:
2005
Office Address:
WFAB 312
Email Address:
gfbaker@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

"Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Daily Defender," writer for the Emmy-winning documentary of the history of a great American newspaper (2006).

Professional Development Workshop presenter, Federal Emergency Management (FEMA). Topics covered includedcrisis communications, ethics and reputation management (2007).

Upcoming

"The Future of Journalism Graduate and Undergraduate Education," moderator for scholarly symposium discussion featuring national leaders in journalism and mass communication, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism ( Sept. 2008.)

"Then and Now: Learning and Doing Journalism as an African American in Mid-Missouri," presenter, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism (Sept. 2008).

ken bales .



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
B.M.E., Drury University;
M.M., University of North Texas;
D.M.A., University of North Texas

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Composition
Pedagogy of Theory
Music Technology

Courses Taught:
Music Core Cirriculum (Music Theory)
Orchestration
Composition
Music Since 1945
Music Analysis for Performers
Counterpoint
Introduction to Music Technology
At UNO Since:
1982
Office Address:
SC 225
Email Address:
kbales@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
From the Hills, for trumpet and wind ensemble

Serenade and Invention, for string orchestra

Dancing on Tuesday, for two flutes and percussion

christine beard.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
B.M., Arkansas State University;
M.M., University of Texas at Austin;
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Flute Performance & Pedagogy
Piccolo Performance & Pedagogy
Chamber Music
Contemporary Music

Courses Taught:
Applied Flute
Chamber Music
Music Appreciation 
At UNO Since:
2002
Office Address:
SC 224
Email Address:
cbeard@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

National Flute Association Convention (2002, 2004-2009, 2011-2012);Festival International de Flauta (Costa Rica, 2012); Festival Flautas del Mundo (Argentina, 2012); British Flute Society International Convention (2008, 2012); European Piccolo Festival (Slovenia, 2011); International Flute Festival (France, 2010)
UNO Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award (2011)

melissa berke.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
BME, Drake University (1988);
MME Drake University (1996),
PhD The University of Arizona (2000))
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Early Childhood / Elementary General Music
Integration of Music / Arts in the General Curriculum
Music for Students with Special Needs
Orff Methodology

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Music Education
Music Education Methods 
At UNO Since:
1999
Office Address:
PAC 210
Email Address:
mberke@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Integration of Music in the Elementary Curriculum:  Perceptions of Pre-Service Elementary Education Majors.  Update 23(1), 22-33

Take Six!  “Writing Across the Curriculum” in Music; April, 2004

National MENC Biennial Inservice Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota

No Budget?  No Problem!  Composition Activities that Won’t Break the Bank; April, 2004

National MENC Biennial Inservice Conference; Minneapolis, Minnesota

shereen bingham.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.A., University of California—Santa Barbara
B.A., University of California—Santa Barbara
A.A., College of Marin
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Responding to/preventing sexual harrassment
Discursive construction of sexual harrassment
Conflict engagement and resolution
Family conflict and mediation
Intimate partner violence
Communication of social support
Gender and communication
Difficult dialogues/public deliberation
Classroom climate and learning
Courses Taught:
Gender and Communication
Interpersonal Conflict
Conflict Mediation
Foundations Seminar: Speech Communication
Communication Research: Qualitative
Communication and Sexual Harassment
Interpersonal Communication
Group Facilitation and Public Dialogue
Organizational Communication
Small Group Communication and Leadership
Interviewing  
At UNO Since:
1988
Office Address:
ASH 107U
Email Address:
sbingham@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

 “Deliberation and Diversity: Perceptions of Small Group Discussions by Race and Ethnicity,” with T. Abdel-Monem, J. Marincic, and A. Tomkins. Small Group Research, 41, 746-776.

 “Student Misbehaviors, Instructor Responses, and Connected Classroom Climate,” with R. Carlson, K.  Dwyer, and M. Prisbell, Basic Communication Course Annual, 21 (2009) 30-68.

 “Studying the Communication Traits of Conflict Mediators,” with H. Glaser and R. Carlson. ACResolution, 7 (2008): 131-134.

“Communicating Social Support to Sexual Harassment Victims,” with K. Battey. Communication Studies, 56,(2005): 131-155.

 “Unexpected Effects of a Sexual Harassment Educational Program,” with L. Scherer. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 37 (2001): 125-153.

larry bradshaw.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
BFA Pittsburg State University, 1967 (Studio Drawing & Painting)
MA Pittsburg State University, 1971 (Studio Drawing & Painting)
MFA Ohio University, 1973 (Painting, minor in Oriental Art History)
Research/Creative
Activity/ Interests:
Drawing & Painting Exhibitions
Courses Taught:
Draw/Design: 2D
Alternative Media
Color Theory
Advanced Drawing  
At UNO Since:
1973
Office Address:
WFAB 209
Email Address:
lbradshaw@unomaha.edu
Publications/
Presentations:
"Come on In, There's Room for You" - Prismascolor drawing
"All Are Welcome" - Prismacolor drawing
"Togetherness" - Prismacolor & mixed media drawing http://www.upstreampeoplegallery.com/



c.

robert carlson.



Rank:
Professor / Chair
Department:
School of Communication / Art & Art History *
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1978
M.S., Boston University, 1969
B.S., Canisius College, 1967
Research/Creative
Activity/ Interests:
Communication Attitudes, Behaviors and Anxieties
Rhetorical Sensitivity
Connected Classroom Climate
Organizational Communication
Health Communication
Courses Taught:
Persuasion
Interviewing
Quantitative Communication Research
Organizational Communication
Public Speaking Fundamentals  
At UNO Since:
1977
Office Address:
ASH 107L, WFAB 317 *
Email Address:
rcarlson@unomaha.edu
Publications/
Presentations:
Carlson, R.E., Dwyer, K.K., Bingham, S.G., Cruz, A., Prisbell, M., & Fus, D. (2006). Connected Classroom Climate and Communication Apprehension: Correlations and Implications for the Basic Course.  Basic Communication Course Annual, 18, 1-27.

Carlson, R.E. (1984).  The Nurse's Guide to Better Communication, Glenview, IL:  Scott, Foresman and Company.

Hart, R.P., Carlson, R.E. , & Eadie W.F.  (1980).  Attitudes Toward Communication and the Assessment of Rhetorical Sensitivity.  Communication Monographs, 47, 1-22.  (judged by the Speech Communication Association to be one of the five outstanding articles published in the field of communication during 1980.)

chin-chung (joy) chao.



Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
B. A. - Eternal-Life Christian College
M. S. - Morehead State University
Ph.D. - Bowling Green State University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Organizational Communication
Leadership
Intercultural & Interpersonal Communication
Female Leadership
Courses Taught:
Leadership in Communication
Small Group Communication
Speech Communication
Interviewing
Health Communication  
At UNO Since:
2009
Office Address:
ASH 107G
Email Address:
chinchuchao@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Chao, C. (2009). Cultural values and anticipations of female leadership styles in non- profit organizations: A study of Rotary clubs in Taiwan and the United States. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM.

Chao, C. C., & Ha, L (2009). Leadership styles and conflict management strategies of prominent US female cable industry leaders. In A. Albarran, P. Faustino & R. Santos (Eds.), The media as a driver of the information society: Economics, management, policies and technologies. Lisbon, Portugal: Media XXI.

Tian, D., & Chao. C. (2008). The American hegemonic responses to the U.S.-China mid-air plane collision. International Journal of Communication, 2, 1-19.

Ha, L., & Chao, C. (2007, August). How women break the glass ceiling in the cable TV industry. Dot! Newspaper, p. 2-3.

ana cruz.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
PhD University of Nebraska Lincoln
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Interpersonal
Intercultural
Family
Courses Taught:
Interpersonal
Intercultural
Interviewing
Public Speaking  
At UNO Since:
1987
Office Address:
ASH 107F
Email Address:
anacruz@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
December, 2007.  Dissertation:  Managing Privacy Boundaries Between Parents and Young-Adult Children:  An Examination of the Relationship Between Cultural Orientation, Family Communication, Family Satisfaction, and Parental Intrusion.

Dwyer, K. K., Bingham, S. G., Carlson, R. E., Prisbell, M., Cruz, A. M., & Fus, D. A.  (2004).  Communication and Connectedness in the Classroom:  Development of the Connected Classroom Climate Inventory.  Communication Research Reports, 21(3), 264-272.

Cruz, A. M. (1999, February).  In search of my roots:  Using Afrocentrism as a method to achieve ethnic identity development.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Vancouver, B. C.

d.

marlina davidson.



Rank:
Lecturer
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Instructional Communication
Communication Apprehension
Courses Taught:
Public Speaking Fundamentals
FYE Public Speaking Fundamentals
Interviewing  
At UNO Since:
2003
Office Address:
ASH 107M
Email Address:
mmdavidson@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Howe, M. M. & Dwyer, K. K. (2007, January). Diaphragmatic Breathing Helps Reduce Situational Anxiety For Basic Course Students. Basic Communication Course Annual.

Dwyer, K. K., German, L., Howe, M. M. & Pucel, J. (2006, November). Speech Anxiety in the Classroom: Teaching Approaches and Interventions that Work Panel.  Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Howe, M. M. (2006, April). Diaphragmatic Breathing Helps Diminish Anxiety. Paper presented at the National Association of Communication Centers' Annual Conference, Omaha, NE.

gary day.



Rank:
Professor (Clark Diamond Professor)
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
M.F.A., Printmaking and Drawing-Forida State University, 1976. B.A., Printmaking and Painting, Montana State University, 1974. Computer Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1982-86
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Traditional and Digital Printmaking
Computer Generated Imaging
Animation
Director, UNO Print Workshop

Courses Taught:
ART 3510 Elementary Printmaking
ART 4510 Advanced Techniques in Printmaking
ART 3140, 4140 Computer Generated Imaging
ART 4100 A+B, 4110 A+B, Independent Study I and II Electronic Imaging or Photography
ART 4320, 4330, 4340 BFA Independent Study I, II, and III
ART 4420 BFA Thesis  
At UNO Since:
1979
Office Address:
WFAB 113
Email Address:
gday@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Publications:
CGI: The Art of the 3D Computer-Generated Image, Peter Weisher, Harry N. Abrams. New York: 2004

"Gary Day," Nebraska Artist with Joseph Piper, Metro Vision, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005.


Selected Exhibitions:
2008, 20th Century Printmakers, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska.


richard duggin.



Rank:
Professor Emeritus
Department:
Writer's Workshop
Educational
Background:
BA, Univ. New Hampshire;
MFA Univ. of Iowa
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Fiction Writing - short stories, novels
Courses Taught:
Short Story
Form & Theory
Fundamentals of Fiction
Fiction Studio 210-310-410-816
Intro Creative Writing
Contemporary Writers
 
At UNO Since:
1963
Office Address:
WFAB 212
Email Address:
rduggin@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Music Box Treaty, novel,Abattoir Editions, 1982
“Gamma, Gamma, Gamma,” Plaboy Award for Best Fiction, 1964  (June, 1964)
Best American Short Stories, 1984, Honorable mention, “The Great Teacher”
National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship, 1991. 

adrian duran.


Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
University of Deleware, PhD Art History 2006, MA Art History 2000
Universtiy of Notre Dame, BA Art History 1998
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Mid-twentieth century painting and sculpture in Italy
International abstraction during the 1940s and 50s
Art Criticism

Courses Taught:
Short Story
Form & Theory
Fundamentals of Fiction
Fiction Studio 210-310-410-816
Intro Creative Writing
Contemporary Writers
 
At UNO Since:
2012
Office Address:
WFAB 325
Email Address:
arduran@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

The New Front: Painting and Politics in Cold War Italy.
Under contract with Ashgate Publishing (USA/UK)

 “The New Southern Vernacular: Memphis Art, the Yankee Version”
Big, Red & Shiny November 2012
http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi

 “Afro, America, and Exchanging Influence in Postwar Painting”
Catalog essay for Afro: Il periodo Americano/The American Period, 17 March-8 July 2012

Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy

 “Writing Light, Writing Lies”
Catalog essay for Spinning Yarns: Photographic Story Tellers. (Curators: Anne Leighton Massoni & Libby Rowe). Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI & Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 2011

 “Yours and Mine” (Collaboration with photographer Anne Leighton Massoni)
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art. V.17: Hi-tech. 2011

“Italian Art circa 1968: Continuities and Generational Shifts”
Carte Italiane Volume 4 (2008)

 “Baroque Space in Postwar Italian Painting”
In Kelly Wacker, ed. Baroque Tendencies in Contemporary Art. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008

 “Abstract Expressionism’s Italian Reception: Questions of Influence”
In Joan Marter, ed. Abstract Expressionism: The International Context. Rutgers University Press, 2007

“Bling Bling: Conspicuous Consumption and the Politics of Hip Hop”
Chicago Art Journal—Volume 14, Spring 2004 “Decadence”

karen dwyer.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1995
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Instructional Communication
Communication Apprehension
Communication Education
Training & Development
Basic Communication Course
Team Building
Speech Center
Classroom Climate
Courses Taught:
SPCH 4160 / 8166 Communication for Instructional Settings
SPCH 4150 / 8156 Communication Training and Development
COMM 8030 Communication Research Methods
COMM 8030 Topics in Communication Methods
SPCH 8180Topics in Speech Communication
SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals  
At UNO Since:
1986
Office Address:
ASH 107J
Email Address:
kdwyer@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Dwyer, K. (1998).  Communication Apprehension and Learning Style Preference: Correlations and Implications for Teaching.  Communication Education, 47 (2), 101-114.  (R., 100%)

Dwyer, K. (2000).  “The Multidimensional Model: Teaching Students to Self-Manage High CA by Self-Selecting Treatments.”  Communication Education, 49 (1) 72-81. Featured in the NCA Spectra, 2000.

Dwyer, K. (2005).  Conquer Your Speech Anxiety: Learn to Overcome Your Nervousness about Public Speaking.. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (151-page book, reviewed scholars)

e.

f.

roger foltz.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
B.M., Wichita State University
M.M., University of Texas
Ph.D., University of Texas
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Composition
Ethnomusicology
Pedagogy of Theory

Courses Taught:
Composition
Counterpoint
Orchestration
Pedagogy of Multi-Cultural Music
Pedagogy of Music Theory  
At UNO Since:
1978
Office Address:
SPAC 226
Email Address:
rfoltz@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Sight Singing and Related Skills, deZeeuw and Foltz
Advanced Sight Singing, deZeeuw and Foltz
Serenade for Oboe and Piano
Past President, Nebraska Music Teachers Association
Certified by Music Teachers National Association

barry m. ford.



Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
B.M.E, Northwestern University;
M.M.  University of Missouri-Columbia
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Composition
Music Theory
Conducting
Performance
Courses Taught:
Music Core Curriculum III
Composition
Music of the People - The World
Music Appreciation
Jazz Ensemble
Brass Chamber Music  
At UNO Since:
2004
Office Address:
PAC 223
Email Address:
barryford@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Conducting the Orquestra Sinfônica do Theatro da Paz in Belém, Brazil, June 07.

Commissioned compositions played at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, Amherst, MA, June 07 and International Trombone Festival, Beijing, China, August, 07.

Composition, Zephyrs for Flute and Vibraphone, selected to be performed by the New Music Agency, Lincoln, NE in the 2008 season.

courtney fristoe.



Rank:
Instructor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
BA University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MA University of Nebraska at Omaha
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:

Training and Development,
Communication Education,
Student Involvement on Campus,
Service Learning
Communication Apprehension

Courses Taught:
Public Speaking Fundamentals
Speaking Confidentally
Advanced Public Speaking  
Years at UNO:
2006
Office Address:
ASH 140E
Email Address:
cfristoe@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Presenter at the 6th Annual Midwest Consortium Conference, specifically for best practices in academic service-learning; Presentation Title: Service Learning: A Two-Tiered Partnership

g.

d. scott glasser.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
Master of Fine Arts, Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts, State University of NY, Geneseo

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:

Directing
Acting

Playwrighting
Cultural Theory
Shakespeare
Film History & Theory

Courses Taught:
Directing I
Directing II
Acting II
Voice for the Actor
Shakespeare on Film: The Art of Interpretation
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Advanced Acting: Post-Realism
Graduate Seminar: Contemporary Theatre Aesthetics
Graduate Seminar: Theatre in Our Community  
At UNO Since:
2004
Office Address:
WFAB 313
Email Address:
sglasser@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Theatre and opera Director of over 150 productions, including at Minnesota Opera, Madison Opera, Actors Theatre of St. Paul, Madison Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Nebraska Shakespeare Festival: Julias Ceaser, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, The Tempest, Richard III, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labor's Lost, and MacBeth.

Member Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Professional actor in over 120 roles. Member Actors Equity Association.

Playwright:  Translations of Ibsen's A Doll's House and Moliere's The Miser. Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, & Artistophanes’ The Birds.

Tibbetts,  John C. and James M. Welsh, eds.  Encyclopedia Of Stage Plays Into Film.  Baker & Taylor, 2001.

Entries on My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and Little Shop of Horrors

 

h.

stacie haneline.

Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:

BM Converse College, 1989

MM Manhattan School of Music, 1992

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Collaborative Piano
Chamber Ensembles
Piano Pedagogy
Courses Taught:
 
At UNO Since:
2011
Office Address:
PAC 211
Email Address:
shaneline@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Executive Director, Omaha Chamber Music Society

 

amy haney.

Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:

MA Prescott College
MFA San Francisco Art Institute
BFA Ringling College of Art and Design

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Traditional printmaking
Painting and drawing
History of Printmaking
Courses Taught:

Art 1100 Foundation Drawing and Design
Art 1210 Foundations Theory Practice: Alternative Media
Art 1210-002 Foundations: Color and Visual Literacy
Art 1810 and 1820 Watercolor
Art 2100 and 2110 Life Drawing
Art 3510 Elementary Printmaking
Art 4010 Special Topics in Studio Art

At UNO Since:
2004
Office Address:
WFAB 213
Email Address:
shaney@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Publications:
Photographing Your Children (Chronicle Books)
Instant Love (Chronicle Books)
For the Love of Light: A Tribute to the Art of Polaroid (Chronicle Books)


Presentations:
Exhibited locally and nationally
Represented by Gallery 72

Notable Permanent collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Fischer Collection San Francisco, California

matthew c. harden.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
BA in Music Performance;
BA in Music Education; Master of Science in Teaching (Emphasis-Choral Conducting);
Interdisciplinary PhD (Disciplines: Choral Conducting, Choral Literature, Music Education, Motivating the Non-Motivated, Education Leadership, Education Counseling and Psychology)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Conducting (especially in the area of Conductor Communication)
Ensemble Expression and Communication
Interdisciplinary appoaches to education
Courses Taught:
Music Education Core Curriculum II & III
Conducting
Conducting Practicum
Advanced Choral Conducting
Choral Literature
Concert Choir
University Chorus
Chamber Choir  
At UNO Since:
2006
Office Address:
PAC 210
Email Address:
mharden@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
“Context Specific Somatic Vocabulary: Conducting Gestures with Musical Outcome,” article in collaboration with Gregory Gentry (Arizona State University) recently submitted to The Choral Journal

Collaborated with Christopher Mitchell to give presentation on “Bringing Meaning To Music – Text Expression for Choirs and Soloists” for the South Dakota In-service Conference, Brooking, SD, February 10, 2005

“THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENTIATED LEVELS OF CONDUCTOR EYE CONTACT ON HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL STUDENTS’ RATINGS OF OVERALL CONDUCTOR EFFECTIVENESS,”  Doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2000

david helm.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
MFA University of Illinois at Chicago
BA Ithaca College (Anthropology)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Sculpture and multimedia installation
Courses Taught:
3D Design
Elementary Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Digital Sculpture  
At UNO Since:
1995
Office Address:
WFAB 307
Email Address:
dhelm@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Anonymous - Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
Automated Dispositions - University of Missouri St. Louis
Plant Life - Qwest Center

michael hilt.



Rank:
Associate Dean, Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
B. S. - University of Kansas, 1981
M. S. - University of Kansas, 1986
Ph.D - University of Nebraska, 1994
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Broadcast Education
Social Research of Broadcast Managers
Media and the Elderly
Local Television News
Sports and Media
Quantitative Research Methods
Courses Taught:
Broadcast Journalism
Radio and Television Newsriting
Sportscasting
Quantitative Research
Media Literacy
Interviewing  
At UNO since:
1988
Office Address:
WFAB 327
Email Address:
mhilt@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Hilt is co-author of Mass Media, an Aging Population and the Baby Boomers (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005) and Crime and Local TV News: Dramatic, Breaking and Live from the Scene (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002), and author of Television News and the Elderly: Broadcast Managers’ Attitudes toward Older Adults (New York, NY: Garland, 1997). 

Hilt has written numerous scholarly articles in refereed publications such as Journalism Quarterly, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Educational Gerontology, Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, and Journal of Radio Studies.

shari hofschire.



Rank:
Instructor
Director, Center for Innovation in Arts Education
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
M.A., Art History, The George Washington University
M.A., English, University of Nebraska Omaha
B.S., Education, University of Nebraska Omaha
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Comprehensive Arts Education
Courses Taught:
Art Appreciation
Survey of Western Art II
Modern Art History
19th-century Art History
Contemporary Art History
Learning In and Through the Arts
Special Topics in Education  
At UNO Since:
1999
Office Address:
WFAB 328
Email Address:
shofschire@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Nebraska Masterpieces Poster and Website project. Education content for 5 posters of art by contemporary Nebraska artists and 6 thematic curriculum units posted on a website for teachers. Prepared with Dr. Frances Thurber and Dr. Joanne Sowell. Project commissioned by the Nebraska Arts Council. Published January and March 2007. http://www.nebraskaartscouncil.org/local/Nebraska_ Masterpieces/

Presentations: National Art Education Association Annual conferences:

“Worlds Real & Imagined: 21st Century Literacies and the Arts” 2008, New Orleans

“Nebraska Masterpieces: Contemporary Art Resources for the Classroom” 2008, New Orleans
“Art: Keep the Faith – Ringgold” 2007, New York City

“Telling Diverse Perspectives Through Art” 2006, Chicago

Director, Prairie Visions Institute, weeklong professional development for educators from Nebraska & Iowa.

art homer.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Writer's Workshop
Educational
Background:
B.A., Portland State University, 1977
M.F.A. University of Montana, 1979
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Environmental Studies, American Roots Music.
Courses Taught:
Fundamentals of Poetry (all levels)
Poetry Studios (all levels)
Poetry Seminar (Low-Residency MFA in Writing)
Special Topics:
Literature & Environment
Poets as Prose Writers
the Poetry of Folksong
Poetry & Science  
At UNO Since:
1983
Office Address:
WFAB 223
Email Address:
ahomer@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Books:

Sight is No Carpenter (poems) (WordTech Communications/Customwords, 2005)
The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale [nonfiction] (University of Missouri Press, 1994)
Reviewed in: Publisher’s Weekly 9/26/94; Library Journal 11/21/94; Los Angeles Times Book Review 
11/27/94Bloomsbury Review  July/August 1995, West Coast Review of Books, and Kansas City Star.
Skies of Such Valuable Glass (Owl Creek Press, 1990).
Reviewed in: Western American Literature xxvi: 4, 1992
Tattoos (Green Tower Press Chapbook Series, 1986)
Reviewed in: Cottonwood 41; Des Moines Register.
What We Did After Rain (Abattoir Editions, 1984)
Reviewed in: Western Humanities Review xxxix:2;Iowa Review xvi: 2.


Anthologies, Prose Essay, Features:

The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction by Dinty Moore(Longman, 2006) “A Dramatic Dogalog”(reprint)
 The Midwest Quarterly Volume XLVI, No. 4 (Summer 2005) Special Issue: Tribute to US Poet Laurate Ted Kooser    “Fathers and Sons and Favorite Dogs: A Letter to Ted Kooser”
In Short : Norton Anthology of Short Essays  (WW Norton, 1996)
The Pushcart Prize XX (Pushcart Press, 1995)
Nebraska Public Radio--Nebraska Nightly   
“Drive West & Honk:  Wordsworth & Cowboy Boots”[essay] "Postcard from Nebraska."

Periodical Publications:

80+ poems and essays in literary journals.

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bruce e. johansen.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., University of Washington
M.S., Unviersity of Minnesota
B.A., University of Washington
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Environment
Native American Studies
Freedom of Expression Issues
Courses Taught:
Newswriting and Reporting
Magazine Article Writing
Writing Workshops  
At UNO Since:
1982
Office Address:
ASH 107V
Email Address:
bjohansen@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Global Warming in the 21st Century (2006), Praeger

Encyclopedia of American Indian History (ABC-CLIO, 2007)

Silenced: Scientific Inquiry, Academic Freedom, et al., in Peril (2007, Praeger)

james johnson.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
DMA, University of Arizona,
MM Westminster Choir College
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Performance
Pedagogy
Courses Taught:
Applied Piano all levels through graduate
Piano Literature
Piano Pedagogy
Chamber Music
Accompanying  
At UNO Since:
1994
Office Address:
PAC 215
Email Address:
jdjohnson@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Beethoven Concerti Nos. 1 & 3:  Centaur Records

Kabalevsky and Muczynski Concerti:  Centaur Records

Mississippi State MTNA Convention Artist, November 2007

jason johnson.

Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
BA, Northern Illinois University
MA Arizona State University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:


Courses Taught:
Private Trumpet
Trumpet Ensemble
Jazz II
Music Appreciation  
At UNO Since:
2010
Office Address:
PAC 212
Email Address:
jkjohnson@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:


robbie jones.

 

Rank:
Professor
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
AA Theatre/Art Garden City Community College
BA Technical Theatre Southwestern College Winfield KS
MFA Scenography (Set, Light, Costume Design for Theatre) University of Kansas Lawrence KS
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Design for Theatre and Film
Personal website: www.robbiejones.org
Courses Taught:
Stagecraft
Scenic Design
Theatrical Design 
At UNO Since:
2006
Office Address:
WFAB 306
Email Address:
rdjones@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
For Nebraska Shakespeare Festival: Costume Design for Henry V, Scenic Design King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentleman of Verona, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

For Stephen Foster Theatre in Bardstown Kentucky: Set Design for Big River

For Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference: Associate Set Designer

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teresa trumbly lamsam.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
M.A. & Ph.D. – University of Missouri; B.A. – Abilene Christian University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Development Communication
Native American Media
Community Development
Methodologies - Q Method
Content Analysis
Framing Analysis
Survey
Co-Founder of Wellbound Storytellers, a blog for Native peoples to share their Journeys to wellness: www.wellboundstorytellers.com
Courses Taught:
JOUR 2150 News Writing and Reporting
JOUR 2100 Media Writing
JOUR 2160 News Editing
JOUR 1500 Introduction to Mass Communication
JOUR 3270 Public Affairs Reporting
BRCT 4350 / 8356 Mass Communication Research Methods
AECN 896 Introduction to Native Community Development (UNL)
Seminar in Communication Research: QuantativeDevelopment Communication  
At UNO Since:
1999
Office Address:
ASH 107B
Email Address:
tlamsam@ku.edu
Twitter:
@tlamsam
Publications
/Presentations:
Qureshi, S. & T. Lamsam.  (2008.) “Transcending the Digital Divide in Native America: A Framing Analysis of the Effects of Information and Communication Technologies and Media on Empowerment and Development.” Accepted at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences – Digital Divide track. Refereed.

Trumbly Lamsam, T & K.P. Sanders. (2004). “A New Path for Native American Media: Perceptions of Development Communication.” Presented to the Minorities and Communication Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, August, 2004, Toronto. Refereed.

Lamsam, T. & D. McAuliffe. “Taking the mystery out of Native American coverage,” in Cropp, F., Frisby, C.M., & Mills, D. (eds.). “Journalism Across Cultures,” Iowa State University Press, 2003. >



jeremy harris lipschultz.



Rank:
Professor & Director
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., Southern Illinois, 1990
M.A., Illinois-Springfield, 1981
A.B.     Illinois-Urbana, 1980
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Social aspects of media law and regulation
Media and information literacy
Race, gender and elderly issues
Broadcasting and journalism education
Computer-mediated communication
Newspaper and electronic media use
Community media issues
News reporter and source relationships
Mass communication behavior
Federal Communication Commission policy
Broadcast and Internet indecency
Political communication and public opinion
Technology and media
Distance and continuing education programs
Courses Taught:
Media Literacy
Mass Communication Research
Mass Communication and Public Opinion
Telecommunication Regulation
Graduate Foundation Seminar: Mass Communication
Graduate Quantitative Research
Electronic Media Management
Public Speaking Fundamentals
Communication & Technology
Public Affairs Reporting
Radio Production
News Writing & Reporting
Broadcast News Writing
Computer-Mediated Communication
Web Editing
Topical Seminar: Free Expression and the Internet
Video Media Projects  
At UNO Since:
1990
Office Address:
AS 108A
Email Address:
jlipschultz@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Publications

Lipschultz, J. H. (2008).  Broadcast and Internet Indecency:  Defining Free SpeechLEA Communication Series. London: Routledge..

Hilt, M.L., & Lipschultz, J. H. (2005).    Mass Media, an Aging Population and the Baby Boomers.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Communication Series. Korean translation, Seoul, Korea: CommunicationBooks, 2008.

Lipschultz, J.H., & Hilt, M.L. (2002). Crime and Local Television News: Dramatic, Breaking and Live from the Scene. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Communication Series, reviewed in the Journal of Communication (March 2005); Electronic News (2007).

Lipschultz, J. H. (2000).  Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Japanese translation, Tokyo, 2004.

Lipschultz, J.H. (1997). Broadcast Indecency: FCC Regulation and the First Amendment, Boston: Focal Press. The book was nominated for the McGannon Research Award at Fordham University. The book was cited by Robert Trager, Broadcast Regulation, in Communication and the Law, W, Wat Hopkins (ed.), Northport, Al: Vision Press, 1998.

Classroom Materials

Lipshultz, J.H., & Hilt, M.L. (2001 & 2003). Mass Communication Research Methods: A Workbook for SPSS, first and second edition. North Chelmsford, MA: Erudition Books.

Lipschultz, J.H. (1994). Public Affairs Reporting: A Resource Book. Dubuque, IA: Brown & Benchmark CourseWorks.

Book Chapters

Lipschultz, J.H. (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011). New Communication Technologies, in W. Hopkins (Ed.), Communication and the Law, fourth 2001 edition, fifth 2002 edition, sixth 2003 edition, seventh 2004 edition, eighth edition 2005, ninth edition 2006, tenth edition 2007, eleventh edition 2008, twelfth edition 2009, thirteenth edition 2010 & fourteenth edition 2011. Northport, Al: Vision Press, pp. 247-74.

david low.



Rank:
Distinguished Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
B.M. Eastman School of Music,
M.A. Stanford University,
D.M. Northwestern University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Cello Performance
Courses Taught:
Music History
Chamber Music
Cello  
At UNO Since:
1973
Office Address:
PAC 228
Email Address:
dlow@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Concerto performance in Germany 2006

Concerto performance with Hasting Symphony Orchestra 2006

Recital in Chicago 2006.

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pete madsen.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
Bachelor of Science in Music Education (University of Missouri); 
Master of Music (Northern Illinois University); 
Doctor of Musical Arts (University of Illinois)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Trombone Performance
Jazz Performance
New Works for Trombone Quartet
Jazz Trombone Ensembles
Courses Taught:
Survey of Jazz
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Combo
Brass Chamber Ensembles
Trombone and Euphonium Lessons  
At UNO Since:
2000
Office Address:
PAC 222
Email Address:
petermadsen@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Performance with Continental Trombone Quartet at University of Wyoming New Music Festival, September, 2011.

Performance with Continental Trombone Quartet at Brazilian Trombone Festival in Brazilia, Brazil, May, 2010.

Performance with Continental Trombone Quartet at China Trombone and Tuba Association International Festival in Beijing, China, August, 2007

Performance with Continental Trombone Quartet at South American International Trombone Festival in Brazilia, Brazil, January 2007

Presentation on jazz trombone techniques at the Midwest Clinic:  An International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Illinois, December 2005

avery mazor .


Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
B.A. - San Francisco State University, 2000; 
M.F.A. - Mills College, 2006; 
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:

Art & Design
Contemporary Studio Art Practice

Graphic Design
Branding and Design

Gender Studies

Courses Taught:
Intermedia Senior Thesis in Graphic Design
Graphic Design 1
Graphic Design 2
Graphic Design 3  
At UNO Since:
2008
Office Address:
WFAB 211
Email Address:
amazor@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Emerging, The Union for Contemporary Art, April 30 - May 1, 2011. 616 Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska.

New Works, UNO Faculty Exhibition, January 14 - February 10, 2011

VIVO: Dias de los Muertos Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California. October 6 - December 6, 2010. Oakland, California.




ashley mcfeely.



Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
B.S.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:

Interpersonal communication, drawing, oil painting, graphic design

Courses Taught:

ART 3130 Graphic Design
ART 4150 Graphic Design 2
ART 4160 Graphic Design 3

At UNO Since:
2013
Office Address:
WFAB 304
Email Address:
amcfeely@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

"Asking Questions." Barcamp Omaha. Slowdown, Omaha. 8 Sept 2012. Lecture.
"Bodies, Mouths, Action." Barcamp Omaha. Slowdown, Omaha. 28 Sept 2013. Lecture.


holly k. miller.



Rank:
Lecturer
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
B.A.
M.A
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Public Speaking in Business
The Oral Tradition of Storytelling
Courses Taught:
Argumentation and Debate
Public Speaking in Business
Business and Professional Communication  
At UNO Since:
1993
Office Address:
ASH 107D
Email Address:
hkmiller@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

anna monardo.



Rank:
Professor, Faculty Adviser
Department:
Writers Workshop
Educational
Background:
MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1981
B.A., English and Humanistic Studies. Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, 1977
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Psychology
Modern Dance
Immigration and Assimilation
Vietnam
Southern Italy
Creative Process
Interdisciplinary Projects
Courses Taught:
Fiction Studio
Creative Nonfiction Studio
Fundamentals of Fiction
Form & Theory (Building characters in fiction, Global overview of women in fiction, Novels by women)
Autobiographical novels
Introdcution to Creative Writing
Contemporary Writers in Print and in Person  
At UNO Since:
1998
Office Address:
WFAB 219
Email Address:
amonardo@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Falling In Love with Natassia, a novel published by Doubleday (2006)

The Courtyard of Dreams, a novel published by Doubleday (1993)

"Best Moments in Omaha" O!, a public-art sculpture created in collaboration with
artist Gary Day (June, 2007)

amy morris

Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:

Ph.D Indiana University, 2006
M.A, Kent State University (Art History)
B.S., Kent State University (Advertising)

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
15th Century German Art
Indulgence Altarpieces
Magdalene Imagery in Art
Artistic Self-Awareness
Courses Taught:
Art 2050 Survey of Western Art I
Art 2060 Survey of Western Art II
Art 3760 Art History Seminar
Art 4810 Northern European Renaissance Art History
Art 4830 Italian Renaissance Art History
Art 4850 Baroque & Rococo Art History  
At UNO Since:
2012
Office Address:
WFAB 215
Email Address:
ammorris@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Publications
Reinventing the Magdalene: Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Co-edited with Michelle Erhardt. (Forthcoming 2012)

"The German Iconography of the Saint Magdalane Altarpiece: Documenting its Theological Adviser." In Reinventing the Magdalene: Iconographic Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. (Forthcoming 2012)

"Art and Advertising: Indulgence Altarpieces in Late Medieval Germany." In Push Me, Pull You: Imaginative and Emotional Interaction in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, ed., Laura Gelfand and Sarah Blick. Brill, 2011.

"St Magdalene Alterpiece, Tiefenbronn." Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Brill, 2009.

"Indulgence Prints." Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Brill, 2009.

Book Reviews
Conrad Laib: Ein spatgotischer Maler aus Schwaben in Salzburg, Antje-Fee Kollermann, Review for HNA Reivew of Books (online), Submitted September, 2010.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective (13th Edition), Fred S. Kleiner, Review of Chapter 12: Romanesque Europe, 2009.

The Art of Poverty: Irony and Ideal in Sixteenth Century Beggar Imagery, Tom Nichols, Review for the Renaissance Quarterly, Submitted August, 2009.

Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life, Susan Doran, Review for the Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, Submitted July, 2009.

Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship, Anne T. Woollett and Ariane van Suchtelen, Review for the Renaissance Quarterly, Spring, 2007.

Jan Brueghel the Elder. The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark, Arianne Faber Kolb, Review for the Renaissance Quarterly, Winter 2005.

Presentations
"The Sixteenth-Century Transformation of Moser's Saint Magdalend Altarpiece: Context and Motive" Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, October, 2011.

Panel Chairperson: "Mary Magdalene Reconsidered: Iconographical Studies from the Middle Ages to the Baroque" Renaissance Society of America, April, 2010.

"Art and Advertising: Late Gothic Indulgence Altarpieces in Germany" International Congress on Medieval Studies, May, 2009.

Panel Chairperson: "Mary Magdalene Reconsidered: Iconography from the Middle Ages to the Baroque (Parts I and II)" Southeastern College Art Conference, September, 2008.

"Transforming Franciscan Magdalene Iconography: Benedictine symbols of Power and Prestige in Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece," Midwest Art History Society, March, 2007.

"Late Gothic Painting and Artistic Identity: A New Consideration of Lucas Moser's Inscription on the St. Magdalene Altarpiece," Midwest Art History Socity, March, 2006.

"Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece and its German Iconographic Sources," Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge, UK, April, 2005.

"The Interpretation of Lucas Moser's Signature on the St. Magdalene Altarpiece: Individualism or Humility?" German Studies Association, September-October, 2005.

"The Motivations Behind the Sixteenth-Century Renovation of Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece," Midwwest Art History Society, April, 2004.

"Italian Motifs in German art: Direct contact or via Upper-Rhenish painting?" Midwest Art History Society, April, 2003.

"Official practice vs. popular piety: What qualifies a work of art or a church as a pilgrimage destination?" International Congress on Medieval Studies, May, 2003.

"Lucas Moser's St. Magdalene Altarpiece: A Stylistic, Iconographical, and Contextual Re-evaluation," Participant in Medieval History Seminar, German Historical Institute and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, October, 2002.

"Private Property in a Public Space: The Dual Nature of Altarpiece Imagery," International Congress on Medieval Studies, May, 2001.

 

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nick newman

Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
MA University of Rochester, 1998 (Visual and Cultural Studies)
MA SUNY-Bnghamton, 1994 (Theory & History of Art and Architecture)
BA Dartmouth College, 1979 (Philosphy)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Critical Theory
Historiography
Interior Design
Photography
Queer Theory
Courses Taught:
Survey I
Survey II
Architecture to 1850
Architecture since 1850
Art Appreciation
Special Topics: History of Photography
Modern Art II
Methodologies
At UNO Since:
2010
Office Address:
WFAB 319
Email Address:
nnewman@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
"In the Name of Rococo", RES 40 (Autumn 2001)

"Still Guy Madison", Panel: Mapping Queer Bodies. Queer ID conference, Boise State University, October 2006.

"Tony Sansone: 'The Most Photographed Body in the World'", Panel: The Nude in Photography. College Art Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. February 2005.

russell nordman.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
MA University of Iowa (Communication Studies, Film and Video Production)
MFA University of Iowa (Studio Art, Intermedia and Video Art)
MA University of Iowa (Studio Art, Intermedia and Video Art)
K-12 University of Iowa (Teaching Certificate)
BA Wartburg College (Art)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Video Installation
Digital Prints
Game Design
Illustrated Fiction
Courses Taught:
ART 1220 Foundations Theory & Practice II: Intermedia
ART 3120 Advanced Intermedia and Digital Art I
ART 3150 Video Art
ART 4130 Advanced Intermedia and Digital Art II
ART 4100 A+B Independent Study I
ART 4110 A+B Independent Study II
ART 4320 BFA Independent Study I
ART 4330 BFA Independent Study II
ART 4340 BFA Independent Study III
ART 4440 Independent Study in Studio Art  
At UNO Since:
2002
Office Address:
WFAB 111
Email Address:
rnordman@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Paramensia, Video Installation, Video, mobile wireless video camera, objects, shown among other venues at Living Arts, Tulsa OK., South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.

Science Fictions, Video Installation, Three Channel Randomized Video, shown among other venues, Signal Channel, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

Boil, Video, shown among other venues Resolutions 06, festival of new experimental films, videos, performances, web-based work, and sound art, Hall Walls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

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bonnie o'connell.


Rank:
Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
BA University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA University of Iowa
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
All technical areas of the book arts,
The history and conceptual aspects of artist’s book,
Handmade paper and sculptural book forms,
Regional grasses as fiber for papermaking
The role of the needle in women’s work
The role of envy in the academic environment
Nancy Cunard, Virginia Wolf, and other women literary printers
Leonora Carrington, Remedios Vara, and other surrealist women artist/writers
Courses Taught:
ART 320 The Hand Produced Book: An Introduction to Typography and Letterpress Printing
ART 322 Letterpress Edition Printing
ART 323 Book Structures: An Introduction to Bookbinding
ART 350 Hand Papermaking
ART 353 Pattern Papers
ART 121 Studio Foundations / Alternative Media  
At UNO Since:
1985
Office Address:
WFAB 119
Email Address:
boconnell@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
The Anti-Warhol Museum: Proposals for the Socially Responsible Disposal of Warholia   an artists’ book published by Nexus Press, Nexus Center for Contemporary Art, Atlanta, 1993.

I Assist At An Explosion,  a sculptural book created from altered pages of  The Reader’s Digest Condensed Classics of David Copperfield, bound into triangular covers with text fragments suspended from the book on red cords.  Purchased for the Alan Chasnoff Collection, Manhattan, New York in 2007.

River Roll, an album binding featuring 30 vintage postcards of American Rivers with transparent overlays of hydragraphy patterns and a roll call of American River names.

This and two other books will be featured in the forthcoming   500 Handmade Books, from Lark Publishers, Asheville, North Carolina, in Jan 2008.  River Roll  was also accepted into five national juried exhibitions over the last four years.

david ogden.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D.: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.S.:  University of Nebraska at Omaha
B.S.: University of Nebraska at Omaha
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Cultural Studies in Baseball
Courses Taught:
Principles of Public Relations
Radio and TV News Writing
Radio Production
Media Relations
Baseball, Culture and Communication
At UNO Since:
2001
Office Address:
ASH 107T
Email Address:
dogden@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
“Youth select baseball: The nurturing and grooming of college baseball players.” Paper presented at the 18th Annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, June 6-8, 2007, Cooperstown, NY.

“Major League Baseball and myth-making: Roland Barthes’ semiotics and the maintenance of image,” Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture,Spring 2007, 15(2)66-78

“The demise of African American participation in baseball:  A cultural backlash from the Negro Leagues.” Paper presented at the 2005 Conference on People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nov. 6-8, Lincoln, NE

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doug paterson.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
BA – Yankton College, Yankton SD 1968
Major:  Speech and Drama
MA – Cornell University, Ithaca NY  1970
Major:  Theatre
PhD – Cornell University, Ithaca NY  1972
Major:  Drama and the Theatre
Minor:  Dramatic Literature
Minor:  Art History 1750 – Present (1972 . . . .)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Community-Based Theatre
Theatre of the Oppressed / Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Theatre and Social Change
Theatre for Social Change
Courses Taught:
Theatre History and Literature I, II, III and IV
Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Greek to 1850)
Contemporary Theatre Aesthetics (1980 - Present)
Research Methods I and II Introduction to Theatre  
At UNO Since:
1980
Office Address:
WFAB 302
Email Address:
dpaterson@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Beginning and Sustaining the Dakota Theatre Caravan, 1972 – 1985 Beginning the Circle Theatre, Omaha, 1982 (which continues to the Present)

Initiating Theatre and Social Change Interest Group as part of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 1989 – Present
Beginning and Sustaining the Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed Conference, 1995 – Present


Workshops: 
Over 200 Theatre of the Oppressed workshops, both paid and pro bono, from 1995 to the Present, across the United States, and including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Iraq, and Liberia.


Publications:
“Three Stories from the Trenches:  The Theatre of the Oppressed in the Midst of War.”  Forthcoming, perhaps 2008., The Drama Review.


"We All Are Theater: An Interview with Augusto Boal." By Douglas L. Paterson and Mark Weinberg. High Performance. 19.2 (1996): 18–23.

“Popular Theatre and Political Content.”  The Insurgent Sociologist.  1977.

 

cindy melby phaneuf.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
Ph.D.  Texas Tech University,
MA Texas Christian University,
BFA Texas Christian University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Directing
Movement
Myth and Ritual
Courses Taught:
Acting
Directing
Movement
Dramatic Theory and Criticism  
At UNO Since:
1984
Office Address:
WFA 323
Email Address:
cphaneuf@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Director of UNO plays including Angels in America, Metamorphoses, Mother Courage, The Miracle Worker, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. Recent directing for The Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Rose and Skullduggery Theatres.

Buffett and the Bard: Wit, Wonder, Wisdom from Warren Buffett and William Shakespeare

barbara pickering.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D. University of Southern California, 1992
MA University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1987
BS University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1980
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Argumentation
Gender Communication
Political Communication
Rhetorical Criticism
Courses Taught:
Foundations Seminar in Speech Communication
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Gender and Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Political Communication
Public Speaking Fundamentals  
At UNO Since:
2001
Office Address:
ASH 107O
Email Address:
bpickering@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
.Barbara Pickering, “The American Democracy Project at work: Engaging citizens in argument,” Argumentation and Advocacy, 2006, 42(4): 216-222.

Barbara Pickering, “Women’s Voices as Evidence:  Personal Testimony in Pro-life/Pro-choice Films,” Argumentation and Advocacy, 2003, 40(1), 1-22.

Randall Lake and Barbara Pickering, “Argumentation, the Visual, and the Possibility of Refutation:  An Exploration,” Argumentation, 1998, Vol. 12, 79-93.

marshall prisbell.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
B.A. West Virginia University, 1976;
M.A. West Virginia University, 1978;
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981.
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Instructional Communication
Interpersonal Communication and Relationships
Nonverbal Communication
Courses Taught:
Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Nonverbal Communication Communication and Human Relationships Interpersonal Conflict Small Group Communication Intercultural Communication  
At UNO Since:
1983
Office Address:
ASH 107Q
Email Address:
mprisbell@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Prisbell, M., & Andersen, J.A. (1980).  The importance of perceived homophily, level of uncertainty, safety, feeling good, and self-disclosure in interpersonal relationships.  Communication Quarterly, 3, 22-33.

Prisbell, M.  (1989). Dating competence among college students.  In J.F. Nussbaum (Ed.), Life-span communication:  Normative processes (pp. 155-177).  Hillsdale, N.J.:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

Prisbell, M. (1985).  Assertiveness, shyness, and nonverbal communicative behaviors.  Communication Research Reports, 1, 120-127.

r.

hugh reilly.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
B.A, University of Nebraska at Omaha
M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Public Relations & Advertising
Frontier Press
Courses Taught:
Public Speaking Fundamentals
Media Writing
Principles of Advertising
Advanced Advertising
Communication Workshop (NSAC)
Public Relations Writing
Public Relations Case Studies
History of Mass Communication
Literary Journalism
Information Operations
Interviewing  
At UNO Since:
2000
Office Address:
ASH 140C
Email Address:
hreilly@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Fall 2011, Reilly, H., "Bound to Have Blood: Frontier Newspapers and the Plains Indians Wars" Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, 2011.

Fall 2005, Reilly, H.,  “Communicating to Older Consumers” (Chapter IV), Editors: Hilt, M.L. & Lipschultz, J.H. Mass Media an Aging Population and the Baby Boomers. Gerontology – Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Communication Series, 2005. 

April 2004, Reilly, H, “Wounded Knee: Battle or Massacre, Treaty Context,” in Johansen, B.E. [ed.], Enduring Legacies: Native American Treaties in Contemporary Context, Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, One chapter: approx 7000 words

Father Flanagan of Boys Town, BT Press, 2008.

 

kate rempfer.



Rank:
Instructor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
M.A., 2007 University of Nebraska at Omaha
B.S., 2005 Wayne State College
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Speech Center Consultant,
UNO School of Communication National Liaison,
American Society of Training and Development
Courses Taught:
Fundamentals of Public Speaking  
At UNO Since:
2007
Office Address:
ASH 107Y
Email Address:
krempfer@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
 

cynthia robinson.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D.: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Communication Studies)
M.S.:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Urban Studies)
B.S.: University of Nebraska at Omaha (Comm. & Black Studies)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Race / ethnicity
Culture
Identity
Black Female Communication
Black Male / Female Relational Communication
Inter / Intra-Cultural Communication
Courses Taught:
Race, Ethnicity & Identiy
Intercultural Communication
Small Group Communication
Public Speaking Fundamentals
Qualitative Research Methods
Interviewing  
At UNO Since:
1995
Office Address:
ASH 107X
Email Address:
clrobinson@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
A critical interpretive analysis of cultural identity and cultural dominance:  Communicating Black female beauty (dissertation title)

“What’s your favorite color?” Perceptions of beauty among Black women (top-five conference paper)

“I ain’t the right kind of feminist!” (Re)Examining Black feminism in the United States (conference paper)

tomm roland.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
B.M., M.M CSU, Sacramento
D.M.A. SUNY Stony Brook
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Percussion Performance
Contemporary Music
World Music
Courses Taught:
MUS 1070 Music of the People: Rock and Pop
MUS 1080 Music of the People: The World
MUS X15K Applied Precussion
MUS 3620 Music Education Core II - Percussion Methods
MUS 3170 Intro to Music Technology
MUS 4190 Technology Capstone Project
MUS 8686 Pedagogy of Multicultural Music  
At UNO Since:
2000
Office Address:
PAC 220
Email Address:
troland@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Solo and Chamber Percussion Performances at New York Day of Percussion

Solo and Chamber Percussion Performances at Percussive Arts Society International Convention

Masterclass/Clinic- “South Indian Rhythms for Western Percussionists” UT Austin, Wichita State, UMKC, University of Kansas, CSU Fresno.

randy rose.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1977; 
M.A., University of Montana, 1974; 
B.A., Eastern Montana College, 1971.
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Communication Theory
Organizational Communication
Organizational Culture
Interpretive / Social Construction Approaches to Communication Theory
and to Organizational Communication
Courses Taught:
Communication Theory
Organizational Communication
Interviewing
Speech Communication in Business and the Professions
Special Topics in Communication Theory
Special Topics in Organizational Communication  
At UNO Since:
1986
Office Address:
ASH 107S
Email Address:
rrose@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Rose, Randall A. (2006). A proposal for integrating structuration theory with coordinated management of meaning theory. Communication Studies, 57, 173-196.

Ogden, David & Rose, Randall A. (2005). Using Giddens’s structuration theory to examine the waning participation of African Americans in baseball. Journal of Black Studies, 35, 225-245.

Rose, Randall A. (1988). Organizations as multiple cultures: A rules theory analysis.  Human Relations, 41, 139-170.    

s.

james r. saker.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
Ph.D. Music Education (University of Iowa),
MM Music Education (Youngstown State University),
BM Music Education (Bowling Green State University)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Conducting
Music Education
Arranging / Composing Music
Courses Taught:
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Undergraduate Music Education
Undergraduate Instrument Conducting
Graduate Research in Music Education
Graduate Organization and Administration in Music Education
Graduate Conducting
Graduate Foundations of Music Education  
At UNO Since:
1978
Office Address:
PAC 209
Email Address:
jsaker@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Conducting:
Ohio Band Directors Conference All State Band,
University of New Hampshire Symphony Band
Wind Orchestra “Riga” (Professional Orchestra) Riga, Latvia
University of Wisconsin Green Bay Concert Band
Huntington West Virginia Chamber Wind Orchestra
Colorado All State Band
Opera Omaha, Turandot "Banda."

Music Education:
Editorial Board, The Spaces of Creation, Published by the Arts Research Center, Siaulia University Lithuania. English Language Editor.
Music Educators National Association North Central Regional Professional Conference/Nebraska Music Educators Association Clinic Conference, “Conducting Workshop” (Joint presentation with University of Nebraska Band Directors and the University of Nebraska Omaha Wind Ensemble
National Association of Schools of Music National Meeting, Chair and Moderator of Panel:  “Faculty Issues II:  Tenure and Post Tenure” Dallas Texas
MENC Northwest Division Convention:  Portland, Oregon.  Two sessions – “Management in the Music Classroom” and “Tips for Success in Student Teaching,” Portland, Oregon

Arranging/Composing Music:
Original marching band arrangements performed by numerous collegiate ensembles including:  Brigham Young University Marching Band, Marshall University Marching Band, New Mexico State University Marching Band, University of Iowa Marching Band, University of Mississippi Marching Band
“Gaudzia Trimitai”  (The Trumpets Sound) by Bronius Jonasus edited and arranged by James R. Saker (Publication Pending by Mesa Music, Inc.)
“UNO Chimes” (Alma Mater) Music and Text by James R. Saker, October 1998
Fantasy on Songs by Stasys Simkus by Jonas Domarkas Edited and Arranged by James Saker (Publication Pending), 2008

lisa sandlin.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Writer's Workshop
Educational
Background:
M.F.A., Vermont College, 1990; B.A. Rice University, 1973
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Contemporary and Classic Fiction; Literature of WWI;
early colonization of New Mexico; Texas during the integration years; flamenco
Courses Taught:
WRWS 4000 Form and Theory
WRWS 2100 Fiction Studio
ENG 1200 Autobiographical Writing, Thompson Learning Center  
At UNO Since:
2009
Office Address:
WFAB 221
Email Address:
lsandlin@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
In the River Province, 2004, Southern Methodist University Press
Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace, co-editor, 2002, Backwaters Press
Message to the Nurse of Dreams, 1997, Cinco Puntos Press
The Famous Thing About Death, Cinco Puntos Press, 1991

bridget sandhoff.



Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
The University of Iowa, Ph.D., 2007
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
My research addresses several aspects of gender in Etruscan society as well as the rest of the ancient Mediterranean: androgyny, nudity, sexuality, beauty, the role of men and women and identity formation. In particular, my work explores the multiple ways that gender is visualized, especially on Praenestine cistae, engraved bronze mirrors and bronze implements. I am specifically interested in the athletic female body in antiquity, its implications and female "participation" in athletics. This scholarship has led to other areas of exploration such as female aesthetics in Etruria, Etruscan female adolescence, male/female relationships, the expression of love and the reception of and interaction with this imagery.
Courses Taught:

ART 2050 Survey of Western Art
ART 4710 Ancient Art History
ART 4780 Late Medieval Art

At UNO Since:
2013
Office Address:
WFAB 320
Email Address:
bsandhoff@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Publications:

Book Chapters/Articles

"Sexual Ambiguity? Androgynous Imagery in Etruria." Etruscan Studies 14 (2011), 71-93.

"Isn't S/he Lovely? An Investigation of Androgyny in Etruscan Art." In Gender Identities in the First Millennium BC, edited by Kathryn Lomas and Edward Herring, 97-107. Oxford: Archaeopress, BAR International Series, 2009.

Book Reviews

Ancient Mediterranean Art: The William D. and Jane Walsh Collection at Fordham University, edited by Barbara Cavaliere and Jennifer Udell for Etruscan Studies, 17.1. To be submitted January 2014.

Chapter review of "The Etruscans" for Wadsworth, Cenage Learning—Kleiner, Fred S. 2012. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: A Global History, Vol. 1. Boston: Wadsworth Publishers. Submitted March 2012.

Presentations/Invited Talks:

"Their Women Exercise in the Nude! Greco-Roman Perception of Etruria," Southeastern College Art Conference Annual Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, October-November 2013.

"Malevolent or Meaningful Beauty? Female Aesthetics in Etruscan Society," Fifth Global Conference: Evil, Women and the Feminine, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2013.

"On the Sidelines: The Etruscans, Gender and Androgyny," Classical Association of the Canadian West Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, March 2013.

"Fact or Fiction? The Truth About Etruscan Women," Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2013.

"Being a Girl in Etruria: Examining Etruscan Female Adolescence," Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts (Athens Institute for Education and Research), Athens, Greece, June 2011.

"Silent" Girlhood: Reconstructing Etruscan Female Adolescence," Girls in Antiquity Conference (German Archaeological Institute), Berlin, Germany, October 2010.

"The Labyrinth: An Art Historical Perspective," invited lecture for the Monday Noon Series Lecture at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, February 2010.


rita shaughnessy.



Rank:
Lecturer
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
UNO/BA 1990 in Speech Communication;
UNO/MA 1996 in Communication
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Political communication consulting and business consulting
Courses Taught:
Public Speaking Fundamentals
Advanced Public Speaking  
At UNO Since:
1996
Office Address:
ASH 107H
Email Address:
rshaughnessy@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
 

michael sherer.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:

B. A. - University of Iowa,1971
M. A. - University of Iowa, 1975
Ph.D - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 1982

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Photography
Courses Taught:
Photography
Media Law
Media Ethics  
At UNO Since:
1984
Office Address:
ASH 107C
Email Address:
msherer@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
www.heartlandviews.com  (photo gallery)

scott shinbara.

Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:

University of Nebraska
University of Arizona

Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Non-Western Music and Popular Music
Courses Taught:
 Percussion
World Music
At UNO Since:
2011
Office Address:
PAC 216
Email Address:
sshinbara@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Director of Percussion Ensamble

barbara simcoe.

Rank:
Professor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
BFA University of Illinois, Urbana
MFA University of North Texas
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Painting / Drawing / Photography
Ancient Middle East and Ancient World more broadly
Christian Iconography
Buddhism
Jungian Psychology
Courses Taught:
All levels of painting
Life Drawing
Intermediate / Advanced Painting
Intro. Drawing and Design
Alternative Media
At UNO Since:
1996
Office Address:
WFAB 330
Email Address:
bsimcoe@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
One person exhibition Norfolk NE Nov – Dec 07   painting, drawing, digital photos

One person exhibition Krakow Poland May 07 digital photos plus digital photos I made while on a Fulbright Spring 2004 and 3 additional photos based on imagery I shot while on the Fulbright that were shot in Poland. In this exhibition I showed 11 digital prints based on the Isaac and Jacob stories in Genesis which were shown Nov-Dec 06 at the Jewish Community Center in Omaha, five of which were shown in Israel for the “Yitzhak Gathering” in Acco.

Solo Exhibition at College of St. Mary Fall 2006. This exhibition was a retrospective of my work since the 1980’s. Work consisted of paintings and drawings.

 

deborah smith-howell.

Rank:
Graduate Studies Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Professor
Department:
Communication
Educational
Background:
B. S. - Northern Michigan University
M. A. - Louisiana State University
Ph.D. - University of Texas
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Rhetoric
Political Communication
Courses Taught:
Rhetorical Theory and Criticism;
Political Broadcasting,
Mass Media and Public Opinion,
Public Speaking,
Foundations Seminar in Speech Communication  
At UNO Since:
1989
Office Address:
EAB 203
Email Address:
dsmith-howell@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Hart, Roderick P., Jarvis, Sharon, Jennings, William, and Smith-Howell, Deborah. Political Keywords: Using Language that Uses Us. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Beasely, Vanessa and Smith-Howell, Deborah. "No Ordinary Rhetorical President? FDR’s Speechmaking, 1933-1946." American Rhetoric in the New Deal Era. Ed. Thomas W. Benson. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2006.

Hart, Roderick P., Smith-Howell, Deborah, Llewellyn, John Todd. "News, Psychology, and Presidential Politics," in Ann N. Crigler, Ed. The Psychology of Political Communication, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996, paperback edition 1998.

Smith-Howell, Deborah. "Review Essay: Gender and Political Messages." Political Communication, Fall 1995, pp. 343-345.

“Public Perceptions of Feminist Ideology in the Clinton-Jones-Lewinsky Scandal.” National Communication Association, November 2006. Top Four Paper, Political Communication Division (with Shereen Bingham and Barbara Pickering).

courtney snyder.



Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
BS in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. MM in Conducting from Baylor University. DMA in Conducting from The University of Michigan.
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Conducting, movement and expression, rehearsal techniques.
Courses Taught:
Marching Band
University Band
MEC II
MEC III
Conducting  
At UNO Since:
2009
Office Address:
206 Strauss PAC
Email Address:
cksnyder@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 3

sharon sobel.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
BA, Design & Technical Theatre, SUNY Albany
MFA, Costume Design, Carnegie-Mellon University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Costume Design
Costume History
Costume Production
Stage Makeup
Courses Taught:
Costume Design
History of Costume
Costume Patterning and Draping
Stage Costume (intro)
Stage Makeup  
At UNO Since:
1994
Office Address:
WFAB 322
Email Address:
ssobel@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Costume design for 10 productions at Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

Costume design for 3 productions at Madison Repertory Theatre

Costume design for NY State, Actors Equity tour of I Love My Wife

abbie syrek.



Rank:
Lecturer, Director of Forensics (Special Assignment)
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
BA University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2004 (Speech Communication)
MA Kansas State University, 2006 (Speech Communication & Rhetorical Studies)
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Forensics
Civic Engagement & Community Development
Argumentation & Debate
Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
Courses Taught:
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking Fundamentals
SPCH 2120 Argumentation & Debate
SPCh 3150 Intercollegiate Forensics Activity  
At UNO Since:
2006
Office Address:
ASH 142
Email Address:
asyrek@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Farrens, A., Epping, D. (2006). An alternative success myth: Rural Kansans seek
connectedness and security over financial prosperity. Presented at the 2006 National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, TX.


Broeckelman, M., Brazeal, L., Farrens, A., & Dunn, J. (2006). Dialogism shaping future teaching practices: Using peer workshops in the basic course. Short course presented at the 2006 Central States Communication Association Convention, Indianapolis, IN.

Farrens, A. (2005). Within the walls of the Oval Office: A comparative review of speechwriting in the Kennedy and Regan administrations. A review of Thurston Clarke’s Ask Not and Peter Robinson’s How Ronald Reagan Changed my Life. Presented at the 2005 Sooner Communication Conference, Norman, OK.

t.

paige toller.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006
M.A. Abilene Christian University, 2000
B.S. Abilene Christian University 1998
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Bereavement
Feminism
Relational Dialectics Theory
Courses Taught:
Small Group Communication & Leadership
Interpersonal Communication
Speaking in Business & the Professions
Seminar in Qualitative Methods  
At UNO Since:
2006
Office Address:
ASH 107N
Email Address:
ptoller@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Suter, E. A. & Toller, P. W. (2006). Gender Role and Feminism Revisited: A Follow-Up Study. Sex Roles, 55, 135-146.

Toller, P. W. (2005). Negotiation of dialectical contradictions by parents who have experienced the death of a child. Journal of Applied Communication Research 33, 46-66.

Toller, P. W., Suter, E. A., & Trautman, T. C. (2004). Gender role identity and attitudes toward feminism. Sex Roles, 51, 85-90.

adam tyma.



Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
PhD, 2008, North Dakota State University
MA, 2001, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
BS (Teaching), 1997, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Critical and Cultural Theory/Studies
Computer-Mediated Communication
Visual Culture and Communication
Media Studies (Literacy, Critique)
Communication Education
Higher Education Pedagogy
Popular Culture
Critical Rhetoric
Courses Taught:
Argumentation and Debate
Introduction to Mass Communication
Foundations of Mass Communication Mass
Communication and Public Opion
Critical and Cultural Theory for Communication Research
Media Literacy
Popular Culture, Mass Media, and Visual
Rhetoric (Grad Seminar)
Computer-Mediated Communication  
At UNO Since:
2008
Office Address:
ASH 107B
Email Address:
atyma@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
Publications:
DeWitt, L., Pearson, J., Tyma, A.W., Wolf, K., & Kahl Jr., D.
(2007). At home among strangers:  The acculturation process of female African refugees in the upper midwest. Iowa State Journal of Communication, 39, 5-24.

Sellnow, D.D., & Tyma, A.W. (2007). Teaching new teachers to reflect: Training and assessment strategies.

In L. Hugenberg, S. Morreale, D. W. Worley, B. Hugenberg, & D. A. Worley (Eds.), Basic Communication Course Best Practices: A Training Manual for Instructors (pp. 217-224). Dubuque, IA

Kendall Hunt.Tyma, A.W. (2008).  Public relations through a new lens –
Critical praxis via the Excellence Theory. 
International Journal
of Communication, 2, 193-205.  Available:
http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/191.

Tyma, A.W. (2008).  The gallery – An experiential approach to
visual aid construction and analysis in the classroom.
Communication Teacher, 22(2), 48-50.

 Tyma, A.W. (2007).  Rules of interchange: Privacy in online
social communities – A rhetorical critique of MySpace.Com

Journal of the Communication, Speech & Theatre Association
of North Dakota, 20, 31-39. 

Tyma, A.W. (2004). The stories they tell – A technophobic
narrative analysis of three films: Blade Runner, The
Terminator, and The Matrix. 
Journal of the Communication
Teacher Association of Minnesota, 31, 51-68.

Tyma, A.W. (in press). Coaching critically: Engaging critical
pedagogy in the forensics squad room. 
National Forensics
Journal. Tyma, A.W. & Funk, R. (2005). “Am I really doing this?” –
Exploring online dating communicative actions. 
Journal of the
Communication and Teacher Association of Minnesota, 32,
49-65.

Presentations: Burnett, A., Gorsline, D., Semlak, J.L., & Tyma, A.W. (2007, November). Earning the badge of honor: The social construction of time and pace of life. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

DeWitt, L., Pearson, J.C., Wolf, K.L, Tyma, A.W., & Kahl, D.
(2007, November). At home among strangers: The
acculturation process of female African refugees in the Upper
Midwest. 
Paper presented at the National Communication
Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. 

Tyma, A.W. (2009, April). Pushing Past The Walls – Media
Literacy, the Egalitarian Classroom, and a Really Severe
Learning Curve
(formerly titled “Picking a different gate to get
into the class – moving from theory to praxis in the
classroom.”  Paper presented at the Central States
Communication Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

Tyma, A.W. (2008, April). Ideologies of sex – Ideologies of
power: 300 and the use of spectacle as reality.
Paper
presented at the Central States Communication Association
Annual Convention, Madison, WI.

Tyma, A.W. (2008, April). Please pay attention to the user in
front of the screen - Moving towards a communication theory
of identity/identification within online social communities.

Paper presented at the Central States Communication
Association Annual Convention, Madison, WI.

Tyma, A.W. (2008, April). Public relations through a new lens – Critical praxis via the Excellence Theory.  Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual
Convention, Madison, WI.

Tyma, A.W. (2007, March). Coaching CAN change the world –
moving critical theory and pedagogy from the classroom to
the squad room
. Paper presented at the Central States
Communication Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis,
MN.

Tyma, A.W. (2007, March). Parceling the body – Commodifying My-Space: The co-optation of individual identities within online social communities. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Tyma, A.W. & Leonard, L.G. (2009, April). Gateways and Entries Between the Zeroes and Ones: Toward Online Identity
Assembly Theory.  Paper presented at the Central States
Communication Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO.

v.

shelby vannordstrand.


Rank:
Assistant Professor
Department:
Music
Educational
Background:
BM, Iowa State University, 2004;
MM, Michigan State University, 2009
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Vocal Performance; Vocal Pedagogy
Courses Taught:
 
At UNO Since:
2012
Office Address:
PAC 230
Email Address:
shelby.vannordstrand@gmail.com
Publications
/Presentations:

Castleton Festival,

Opera Omaha,

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre  

bart vargas.


Rank:
Instructor
Department:
Art & Art History
Educational
Background:
BFA, University of Neabraska at Omaha, 2007
MFA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2011
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:

Painting, Sculpture, Recycled Media

Courses Taught:

Foundations Drawing and Design II: 3-D
Elementary Sculpture
Intermediate Sculpture
Special Topics in Studio Art: Art/work

At UNO Since:
2001
Office Address:
Sculpture Lab 101
Email Address:
bvargas@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

HGTV Magazine, September 2013
Sculpture Magazine, October 2010
New American Paintings No. 89, Midwest Edition 2010
The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff University 2010

Exhibitions:

2013
REMAINS,  RNG Gallery, Council Bluffs, IA
Green Revolution,  Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Bellevue, NE
WORDS, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
We Are All Made of Stars, Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE

2012
REDUX: Repurposed Materials, DuPont Gallery, UMW Galleries, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
The 1st Santorini Biennial for the Arts, Santorini of the Past Cultural Village, Santorini, Greece
Contemporary Indigeneity: The New Art of the Great Plains, The Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln NE
7th Annual Human Rights Exhibition, South Texas College in McAllen, TX

2011
Alchemy, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH
Expanded Field, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

2010
The Forth Beijing International Art Biennial, National Art Museum of China,
Beijing, China 
Sustain, UIS Visual Art Gallery, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL

w.

miles waggener.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
Writer's Workshop
Educational
Background:
MFA Poetry, University of Montana;
MA English, Northern Arizona University;
BA Spanish, Northern Arizona University;
BS English Education, Northern Arizona University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Poetry, Poetry Translation, Creative Nonfiction
Courses Taught:
Poetry Writing Studio
Form and Theory: Poetry in Tanslation
Creative Nonfiction Writing Studio
Contemporary Writers in-Print and in-Person
Poetry Fundamentals
Introducation to Creative Writing
Literary Journal  
At UNO Since:
2006
Office Address:
WFAB 217
Email Address:
mwaggener@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:

Phoenix Suites (The Word Works, 2003),
winner of the Washington Prize

Portents Aside (Two Dogs Press, 2008) (chapbook)

Sky Harbor, Pinyon Publishing, 2011.

Selected journal publications:
Antioch Review
Beloit Poetry Journal
Clackamas Literary Review
Crazyhorse
Folio
Gulf Coast
Hayden’s Ferry Review
Indiana Review
NEO (Portugal)
Ninth Letter
Green Mountains Review
Seneca Review     

karen weber.



Rank:
Lecturer
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism 1976;
Master’s in Communication 1991
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
First Amendment and Artistic Expression
Arts Promotion
Ethics
Crisis Communication and Media Relations
Courses Taught:
Media Writing
News Writing & Reporting
Public Affairs Reporting
Magazine Article Writing
Critical Writing for the Mass Media
Public Relations Writing
Communication Workshop (PR Campaigns)  
At UNO Since:
1988
Office Address:
ASH 140E
Email Address:
kweber@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
 

steven l. williams.



Rank:
Professor
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
MFA : Indiana University,
BFA : Eastern New Mexico University
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Scenic and Lighting Designer for theatrical productions as well as consultant for church productions.
Courses Taught:
Scene Painting and Rendering
Stage and TV Lighting
AutoCad
Drafting for the Theatre
Theatre Lab  
At UNO Since:
1995
Office Address:
WFAB 308
Email Address:
Steven_Williams@unomaha.edu or http://www.swilliamsdesigns.com/
Publications
/Presentations:
The Thorn:  Scenic Designer and Production Consultant.  New Life Church, Colorado Springs

Romeo and Juliet: Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Nights Dream / A Winter’s Tale:  Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

charleen willoughby.



Rank:
Lecturer/Costume Shop Manager
Department:
Theatre
Educational
Background:
B.S., Secondary Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
M.A., Dramatic Arts, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2001
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Performance in and around the community
Costume design for community and some high school shows
Courses Taught:
Introduction to Theatre
Stage Costume
Stage Make-Up  
At UNO Since:
2000
Office Address:
WFAB 110
Email Address:
cwilloughby@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations:
My costume design for Brigit St. Brigit's production of Pygmallion has been nominated for an Omaha Entertainment Award.

My costume design for Stages of Omaha's production of Jekyll and Hyde received a TAG nomination for Best Costumes

I just finished acting in a show at Brigit St. Brigit, The Shadow of a Gunman. Last fall I performed in Macbeth and Arsenic and Old Lace in reperatory with Brigit St. Brigit

sherrie wilson.



Rank:
Associate Professor
Department:
School of Communication
Educational
Background:
B.A. – Northwestern College
M.S. – Iowa State University
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota
Research/Creative
Activity Interests:
Media Law and Ethics
Journalism Practice
Courses Taught:
Media Writing Lecture and Lab
Mass Media Ethics
Communication Law  
At UNO Since:
1996
Office Address:
ASH 140D
Email Address:
swilson@unomaha.edu
Publications
/Presentations: