Humanities


The Humanities Division at Pitt-Johnstown offers a branch of learning dedicated to human thought, interaction, and expression with majors in communication, English literature, English writing (creative or professional), journalism, multimedia and digital culture, and theatre arts. 

Degree Programs

Minors

The Humanities Division is where you can find:

  • courses that focus on spoken, written, and digital communication
  • top faculty who inspire students to a greater understanding of the way in which human beings understand and respond to adversities, triumphs, failures, and success—and win awards for teaching, research, and creative writing.
  • student productions in the written, musical, and theatrical arts
  • courses focusing on key, fundamental works from such authors, thinkers, artists and musicians as Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, Botticelli, Whitman, Dickinson, Jules Verne, Mary Cassatt, Virginia Woolf, Duke Ellington, Derek Wolcott, Jorge Luis Borges, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Faulkner, and The Beatles
  • courses that help you develop analytical thinking skills and refine your ability to create and appreciate the importance of creativity
  • engaging internships in many businesses in our community
  • quality instruction and experience leading to jobs in areas such as journalism, publishing, public relations, social media, magazines, foreign and government service, technical communication, and museum & gallery curation.

Why The Humanities?

  • Make you aware of the ideas of the greatest minds in human experience.
  • Deepen your understanding and appreciation of other's cultures and other's points of view.
  • Help you integrate all areas of knowledge—and see how they all fit together.
  • Help you develop analytical thinking skills essential in all aspects of professional life.
  • Refine your ability to create and appreciate the importance of creativity.
  • Improve your oral and written communication skills.
  • Develop in your global perspectives.
  • Deepen your understanding of the world.
  • Clarify your own values.
  • Help you determine what is meaningful and meaningless.
  • Give you a greater appreciation of the joy, beauty, and success possible in your life.

Contact

234 Biddle Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

814-269-7140 | FAX: 814-269-7196 
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Michael P. Stoneham, PhD, Division Chair  |  814-269-7137 |  mps74@pitt.edu

Natalie Casti, Administrative Assistant  |  814-269-7140 | casti@pitt.edu

Humanities Faculty

Full-time:
Dr. Alvaro A. Bernal - Foreign Language
Dr. Catherine S. Cox - English Literature
Dr. Michael W. Cox - Writing
Mrs. Kimberly A. Douglas - English Literature
Dr. Julia A. Galm - Multi-Media and Digital Culture and English Composition
Dr. Valerie S. Grash - Fine Arts
Dr. Ako Inuzuka - Communication
Dr. Jeremy C. Justus - English Literature and MMDC
Dr. Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff - English Literature
Ms. Marissa Kathryn Landrigan - Writing and MMDC
Dr. Derek A. Leben - Philosophy
Dr. Paul A. Lucas - Communication
Dr. Maryl R. McGinley - Communication
Dr. Diane M. Nicodemus - Communication
Dr. Barbara Petrosky - Foreign Language
Dr. Ann Rea - English Literature
Dr. Martin A. Rice - Philosophy
Dr. Frederick C. Schwerer - Writing
Dr. Michael P. Stoneham - Chair, Humanities Division / English Literature
Mr. John G. Teacher - Theatre
Mr. Jeffrey L. Webb - Music
Dr. Patty J. Wharton-Michael - Communication
Dr. Susan M. Wieczorek - Communication
Dr. Leland K. Wood - Journalism

Part-time:
Ms. Rasheedah K. Alexander - English Composition
Ms. Kristin L. Baxter - Writing
Mr. Michael L. Bodolosky - Music
Ms. Amy M. Bradley - Journalism
Mr. Richard J. Bukoski - Communication
Dr. Brian P. Burke - English Composition
Mr. Nathan D. Crissman - English Composition
Mrs. Karyn E. Fisher - English Composition
Dr. Kimberly J. Flanders - Communication
Dr. Brandon J. Galm - English Composition
Mr. Lance J. Harshbarger - English Composition
Mr. Frederick J. Hartland - Theatre
Mrs. C. Shelley Johansson - Communication
Mr. Roger N. Kerekes - Journalism
Mrs. Kimberly M. Miller - English Composition
Ms. Katherine A. Morris - Journalism
Ms. Paulette P. Parlock - Foreign Language
Dr. David Petrosky - Foreign Language
Mr. Kim R. Rauch - Music
Ms. Laura A. Rice - English Composition
Mr. Scott A. Sheets - Writing
Mrs. Erin Shifflett - English Composition 
Mrs. Ginger E. Stepp - English Composition
Mrs. Rachel B. Thomas-Kimmel - English Composition
Dr. Reine L. Turcato - Foreign Language

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