Faculty

The American Studies faculty has years of experience in teaching and research in American culture. Trained at Brown, Harvard, Georgetown and the College of William and Mary, they are at Stetson University because they love to teach. Like the field of American studies, their individual interests are varied, ranging from American history and politics to women's studies, religious studies, Africana studies, popular culture, journalism, literature, history of science and environmental studies. They are united by their desire to help their students achieve a broad understanding of American life. In addition to the daily interactions with students in the classroom, the faculty also works with students on special projects.

American Studies Faculty

Paul J. Croce

Paul J. Croce

American cultural and intellectual history, especially cultural values and the relation of science and religion; the contexts surrounding the philosopher and psychologist William James; popular culture and political trends from the 1950s to the present; environmental issues; journalism; medical history; race relations; war-and-peace issues.

Emily Mieras

Emily Mieras

American communities past and present; social reform; history of education; gender and women's studies; popular culture; consumer culture; race and ethnicity in American culture and society.

Other Faculty with Interest in American Studies

  • T. Wayne Bailey (political science) - Florida politics; practical politics
  • Kimberly Flint-Hamilton (sociology and anthropology) - the African-American religious experience
  • Eric Kurlander (history) - history of baseball
  • Phillip Lucas (religious studies) - history of American religion; history of American Christianity
  • Michael McFarland (communication and media studies) - American extremism
  • Shawnrece Campbell (English) - African-American and Native American literature
  • Megan O'Neill (English) - Star Trek
  • Robert Sitler (modern languages and literatures) - the Mexican-American community in Florida
  • Joseph Witek (English) - 1960's literature and culture