Affiliated Faculty

Global Honors instructors and council members past and present include internationally renowned faculty drawn from programs across campus. We also collaborate with community partners who have exceptional professional experience. Together, they bring outstanding teaching and research records to our interdisciplinary curriculum, and introduce our students to a range of subjects, methodologies and case studies that have important implications for all majors.

Professors often cite Global Honors courses as ranking amongst their most satisfying teaching experiences at UWT. Both faculty and students benefit greatly from the close working relationships that are possible in a small seminar style learning environment.

Our affiliated faculty includes:

  • Ji-Hyun Ahn, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Global Media Studies, Asian Multiculturalism
  • Orlando Baiocchi, PhD
    Professor, Institute of Technology
    Specialty: Electrical Engineering, History of Technology
  • Tyler Budge, MFA
    Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Sculpture, Socially Conscious Art
  • Elizabeth Bruch, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: International Law and Human Rights, Sociology
  • Brian Coffey, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Urban Studies
    Specialty: Geography, Urban Studies
  • Jeff Cohen, PhD
    Associate Professor, Social Work & Criminal Justice
    Executive Director, Office of Global Affairs
    Specialty: Intersections of gender, masculinities and crime
  • Robert Crawford, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: American & Cultural Studies
  • Joanne Clarke Dillman, PhD
    Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender, Class and Power in Popular Culture
  • Cynthia Duncan, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
  • Michael Forman, PhD
    Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Political Science, Human Rights, Labor Studies
  • Claudia Gorbman, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Romance Languages, Comparative Literature, Film Studies
  • Margaret Griesse, PhD
    Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: International Education, Social Movements, Violence Against Women in Latin America (especially Brazil)
  • Marian Harris, PhD
    Professor, Social Work
    Specialty: Child Welfare
  • David Hirschberg, PhD
    Principal Investigator, Center for Urban Waters; Affiliate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 
    Specialty: Neuroimmunology, Biotechnology, Critical Thinking
  • Lisa Hoffman, PhD
    Professor, Urban Studies
    Specialty: Cultural Antropology
  • Christopher Knaus, PhD
    Professor, Education
    Specialty: Education, Criticial Race Theory, Urban Educational Leadership
  • George Mobus, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Institute of Technology
    Specialty: Computer Science
  • Ali Modarres, PhD
    Director & Professor, Urban Studies
    Specialty: Geography, Landscape Architecture
  • David Morris, PhD
    Associate Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: American Literature
  • Amos Nascimento, PhD
    Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Philosophy
  • Beverly Naidus, MFA
    Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Innovative Studio Arts, Audience-Participatory Art, Environmental and Social Justice Art
  • G. Kent Nelson, PhD (Professional Development Instructor)
    Senior Lecturer, Business
    Specialty: Organizational/Managerial Communication, Leadership, Coordinated Collective Action
  • Janet Primomo, PhD
    Associate Professor Emeritus, Nursing
    Specialty: Nursing, Community & Environmental Health
  • Eugene Sivadas, PhD
    Professor, Associate Dean & MBA Program Director, Business
    Specialty: Business
  • Christine Stevens, PhD
    Associate Professor, Nursing
    Specialty: Community Health
  • Huatong Sun, PhD
    Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Digital Media Studies, Communications
  • Josh Tenenberg, PhD
    Professor, Institute of Technology
    Specialty: Computer Science, Cooperation and Commons Governance
  • Tanya Velasquez, MA
    Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    Specialty: Ethnic, Gender & Labor Studies, Critical Race Studies, Intersectionality
  • Weichao Yuwen, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
    Specialty: Data Science, Family-Centered Care, Health Disparities, Pediatric Chronic Conditions, Sleep Health, Symptom Science