Humanities and Fine Arts

 

145 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238

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(731) 881-3089

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Tina Collier, ccolli74@utm.edu


Humanities and Fine Arts

Dual Enrollment Instructors

Dr. Teresa Collard

Dr. Teresa Collard

Dr. Teresa Collard devotes a great deal of time consulting in Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee on interpersonal communications and its applications to the business environment. Dr. Collard also serves as the faculty advisor to the UT Martin chapter of Women in Communications and Director of the UTM Women's Center. She was the recipient of The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association's Outstanding Teacher Award in 2002 and 2013. She was also the recipient of the Tennessee Communication Association's Presidential Service Award in 2011.

Allen Shull

Allen Shull

Allen Shull grew up in Henderson, Tennessee, the son of an English professor and a librarian at Freed-Hardeman University, where he received his B.A. in English (2003). Afterwards, he attended Middle Tennessee State University to receive an M.A. (2005), and later returned to Freed-Hardeman for a M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction (2009). He has taught composition and literature at the University of Tennessee at Martin since 2007. Allen now lives in Henderson with his wife and two children and studies European literature from the medieval to enlightenment eras.

 

April Elam-Dierks

April Elam-Dierks

April Elam-Dierks is a Lecturer of English for the University of Tennessee at Martin. She received both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English from The University of Memphis and has been teaching for UTM since 1999. A native of McNairy county, she has taught full time since 2008 at the UT Selmer/McNairy County Center. At the center in Selmer, she teaches English Composition, American Literature, British Literature, and World Literature and serves as the coordinator of the on-site Writing Center. She has taught dual credit English for Adamsville High School, Bolivar Central, Gleason High School, and South Gibson High School, providing dual credit opportunities in a variety of formats - on-site, Distance Learning, and online. She enjoys the enthusiasm and dedication dual credit students bring to the classroom, and she strives to better prepare them for their college careers. When she is not teaching, she and her husband spend their time supporting their two children in their activities and interests.

 

Ashley Goulder

Ashley Goulder

Ashley Goulder is currently ABD in Twentieth Centruy American literature from the University of Memphis. Her dissertation centers on the Harlem Renaissance and a journal entitled Fire!! She also has her Master’s degree in Southern American literature from the University of Memphis, class of 2004. She has been teaching English composition and literature for the University of Tennessee since 2007 at the Ripley Center, and she has been teaching Dual Enrollment off and on at various high schools all that time. She is married with two daughters.

 

Dr. Charles Bradshaw

Charles Bradshaw

Dr. Charles Bradshaw is an Associate Professor of English at The University of Tennessee at Martin. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Missouri where he studied early American rhetoric and the novel. He has taught writing, technical communications, folklore, the American Novel, and other literature courses for several different colleges, including Brigham Young University, The University of Missouri, Westminster College, and, of course, the University of Tennessee at Martin. Currently, he is editing Mark Twain’s children’s book, A Horse’s Tale (written by Twain to protest animal cruelty), for the University of Nebraska Press. Dr. Bradshaw lives in Martin with his wife and three kids, a dog, and two cats—one without a tail, the other with four extra toes!

 

Dr. David Williams

David Williams

Dr. David Williams was born in Little Rock, MS. He then went on to attend the University of Mississippi, pursuing graduate study in English, Management Information Systems, and Law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1999, and a Ph.D. in 2006. He has taught various courses in English, General Studies, and Business Communication at the University of Tennessee at Martin since 2006, both online and in traditional classroom venues. He is married, with no children, but far too many pets.

 

Melissa Burney

Melissa Burney

I attended The University of North Alabama in Florence, AL for my Bachelor's and Master's in English Language Arts Education. I also hold an E.d.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from MTSU and a library degree from The University of Memphis. During the day, I work as a high school librarian at Lewis County High School in Hohenwald, and I have been working at the UTM Parsons campus as an instructor since 2008. I also currently teach dual enrollment classes both online and in person for Bethel University and UT Martin. I have been married for 18 years and have a seven year old little girl who loves karate, softball, her duck Bella, and her dog Rosie.

 

Tim Hacker

Tim Hacker

Tim Hacker has been around language and foreign language all of his life. His mother was the child of immigrants, and she grew up speaking German at home. Tim himself majored in Spanish and Portuguese as an undergraduate. He began his career teaching English as a Second Language with the Peace Corps in Thailand, where he became quite adept at Thai, and in Sri Lanka, where he learned a bit of Sinhala and Tamil. Tim has taught college-level English in this country for the past 28 years. Since 1998 he has been at UT Martin, where he teaches Introduction to Linguistics, Holocaust Literature, and first-year English Composition. He has taught dual-enrollment first-year composition at Camden Central High School (since 2001), Dresden High School (from fall of 2008 through spring of 2010), Henry County High School (in fall of 2011 and fall of 2012), and Lake County High School (beginning spring of 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chalres Hammond

Dr. Charles Hammond

Dr. Charles Hammond is Professor of German at UT Martin, where he has taught since 2004. Born and raised in San Diego, California, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, and a M.A. and PhD. from the University of California, Irvine. He has published articles in major literary journals on the works of Franz Kafka and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Every year Dr. Hammond leads a 10-day excursion to Germany for UTM students, during which participants stay with German host families in order to provide them with more opportunities to practice their German with native speakers. Dr. Hammond's passion for learning and teaching German language and culture began in high school and continues to this day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Camper

Josh Camper

I have taught history at UT Martin since 2011. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UTM in 2005 in Secondary Education with an emphasis in history, geography, and political science. In 2006 I attended Murray State University where I earned a Master of Arts degree in World and United States history, and in 2008 I attended graduate school at Mississippi State University where I did graduate work toward a Ph.D. in history. My teaching and research interests are in military, political, diplomatic, and presidential history. In my spare time I enjoy watching Tennessee Volunteers sports, whether that is football, basketball, softball, baseball, tennis, or track and field. I also am an avid board game collector.

 

Alice-Catherine Carls

Alice-Catherine Carls

Education breaks down socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic, and religious barriers. It protects democracy by shaping students into leaders and citizens with a life-long commitment to tolerance, respect, fairness, work ethics, and intellectual curiosity. Technology helps educators return to a classical educational model by enabling personalized instruction. History offers a virtual travel into human tragedies and triumphs, an insight into human accomplishments as well as the impact of forces beyond human control. History opens our eyes to cultural diversity in a global world and teaches tolerance and respect. History helps self-discovery through the search for truth. To help students make the most effective choices for their career in History, I have prepared a guide to undergraduate and graduate life, and beyond, Preparing Your Future in History. This guide has seen many revisions since its first edition in 1987, and I am delighted to have secured for this first E-edition the collaboration of two of my colleagues, Dr. Tim Smith and Dr. Jack Lorenzini.

 

Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones teaches dual credit U.S. history at Riverside High School in Decatur County. He is also an adjunct instructor at the UTM Parsons Center. He received his A.A. degree in business at the College of Lake County, in the Chicago suburbs. His B.A. in history and geography is from Middle Tennessee State, and his M.A. in U.S. history is from Murray State. Mr. Jones enjoys traveling, reading, and gardening.

 

Ben Guyer

Ben Guyer

Benjamin M. Guyer received his doctorate in British history from the University of Kansas in May 2016. Because of his own positive experience with dual enrollment in high school, he strongly supports students who wish to take advantage of the opportunities provided by UTM's Dual Enrollment program.

 

Dr. Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Timothy B. Smith(Ph.D. Mississippi State University, 2001) is a veteran of the National Park Service and currently teaches history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. In addition to numerous articles and essays, he is the author, editor, or co-editor of eighteen books, including Champion Hill: Decisive Battle for Vicksburg (2004), Corinth 1862: Siege, Battle, Occupation (2012), which won the Fletcher Pratt Award and the McLemore Prize, and Shiloh: Conquer or Perish (2014), which won the Richard B. Harwell Award, the Tennessee History Book Award, and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award. His most recent book is Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson (2016). His new book, Altogether Fitting and Proper: Civil War Battlefield Preservation in History, Memory, and Policy, 1861-2015, will be out in April 2017. He is currently writing a book on Grierson’s Raid and is under contract to write a book on the May 19 and 22 Vicksburg assaults.

Dr. Adam Wilson

Adam Wilson

Dr. Adam Wilson joined the Office of Educational Outreach at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2011 as faculty member of the Department of History and Philosophy. More recently, Dr. Wilson took on the role of Director of our online courses and programs in the Summer of 2016. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi with his major area of research being African American history with particular interest in the “long civil rights movement” and African Americans’ service in the American military throughout America’s wars. In 2015, Dr. Wilson’s first manuscript, African American Army Officers of World War I: A Vanguard of Equality in War and Beyond, was published. The monograph addresses the roles played by African Americans officers of World War I in fighting for civil rights as they confronted discrimination and bigotry on the home front and abroad in their military service and their continued efforts to end segregation and inequality after the war. Dr. Wilson also has previously traveled to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, to present a paper on World War I African American officers for the Western Front Association & The Great War Society’s Joint National Seminar. He also presented a broader paper that covered African Americans’ contributions throughout America’s wars and examined the relationship between African Americans’ expectations of equal citizenship in exchange for loyal service for the 2013 Civil Rights Conference at UTM. Dr. Wilson has contributed to several Encyclopedias including The Mississippi Encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Modern Middle East Wars: A Social, Political, and Military History, and American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Julie Hill

Julie Hill

Dr. Julie Hill , Director of Percussion Studies and Chair, Department of Music at the University of Tennessee-Martin and Immediate Past-President of the Percussive Arts Society, has received worldwide recognition as a performer and scholar. Hill has presented workshops, concerts, and lectures extensively throughout the United States on Brazilian Music and the topic of music and social transformation for black women and at-risk children in Northeastern Brazil. As a member of the award winning Caixa Trio and X4 quartet, Julie has performed in Peru, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, France, Puerto Rico, South Korea, across the United States, as well as the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC). Hill is also principal percussionist with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra. Julie is a winner of the University of Tennessee at Martin's Cunningham Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award, the Hardy Graham Distinguished Professorship Award, the UT Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, and the inaugural recipient of the University of Tennessee President’s system-wide Educate Award. Julie has also received Member Laureate distinction from the Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. Hill is the co-author of an audition method book entitled All Inclusive Etudes (Row-Loff Productions) and a collection of solos/duets entitled Music for Multi Percussion: A World View (Alfred Publications) and has numerous percussion ensemble publications with Innovative Percussion and Row-Loff Productions. Her scholarly research has been published in Percussive Notes and the Garland World Music Encyclopedias. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Julie Hill is an Artist and Educator for Zildjian Cymbals, and a Performing Artist for Yamaha Corporation of America. She is an artist and endorsee for Innovative Percussion, REMO, and Grover Pro Percussion. For more information, visit Julie Hill’s website at http://www.utm.edu/jhill or http://www.utm.edu/percussion.

 

Dr. Robert Mancusi

Dr. Robert Mancusi

Dr. Roberto Mancusi is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he has taught since 2008. Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, he was an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University (Portales, New Mexico) and an adjunct professor at Avila College (Kansas City, Missouri), Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas), and Graceland College (Lamoni, Iowa). As a singer, Dr. Mancusi has performed across the country and in England. He has performed in over 20 different operas and musicals. Most recently, Dr. Mancusi made his international debut in concert at London's prestigious St. Martin-in-the-Fields church. Dr. Mancusi is, also, an accomplished clinician, adjudicator and author. He has given numerous master classes for singers of all levels, throughout the Midwest, South and Southwest. He has served as an adjudicator for district and regional auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and New Mexico All-State auditions, as well as several local and regional talent competitions. As an author, Dr. Mancusi's first textbook, Voice for Non-Majors, was published in 2008 by Pearson/Prentice Hall and is in use around the world.

Daniel Nappo

Daniel Nappo

Dr. Daniel Nappo is a professor of Spanish and his degrees include: B.A. (English) Saginaw Valley State University; M.A. (Comparative Literature) Michigan State University; and, Ph.D. (Spanish Language and Literature) Michigan State University. His teaching fields are Spanish American Literature, the history and phonetics of the Spanish language, and Mexican literature and history. Before coming to UT Martin, Dr. Nappo taught Spanish for several years at Michigan State University, as well as high school English at the Universidad Latinoamericana in Mexico City. In 2001, Dr. Nappo was awarded a García Robles Fulbright Fellowship for dissertation research. Since he started teaching at UT-Martin in 2003, Dr. Nappo has received the Coffey Outstanding Teaching Award (2012) and the UT Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award (2016). He teaches all levels of Spanish and coordinates the Toledo, Spain, study abroad program each summer. In his free time, Dr. Nappo enjoys cycling, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Sylvia Morin

Sylvia Morin

Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A. in English Literature, French Studies, and Hispanic and Classical Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX; M.A., Ph.D. in Spanish Literature, University of Houston. Dr. Morin’s fields of teaching are Latin American and Spanish Literature with a focus on twentieth and twenty-first century Women’s Literature. Her research interests include gender and sexuality theory, feminist theory, transnational theory, cultural studies, comparative literature, ecocriticism, ecofeminism, and Gothic and Neo-Gothic literature. Her dissertation, entitled “Silent Sirens and Reticent Revenants: Reconceptualizations of the Femme Fatale in Twentieth-Century Spanish and Mexican Women's Fictions,” delves into the concept of the fatal woman through a feminist theoretical lens that considers ethnic and racial intersectionalities, which allows for a reevaluation of a specific feminine representation within Hispanic literature. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, watching movies, and traveling with her husband.

Melanie Hollis

Melanie Hollis

I received my undergraduate degree from UTM in Secondary Education, with an emphasis in English. My Master’s degree was completed at the University of Kansas in Acting/Directing. Over the past forty years, I have worked in theatre in varying capacities. Abilene, Texas gave me opportunities in summer stock as guest artist, both performing and costuming. As a company member with the Arkansas Arts Center’s Children Theatre, I performed, taught, and costumed touring productions. Currently, I serve on the board of Masquerade Theatre in Union City, where I have been director for the past three years. I have been at UTM for over ten years. I teach multiple classes in theatre and serve as the costumer for all Vanguard productions. I live in Union City, raising three children.

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