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Dr. Ronald J. Weber
915-747-6512 /

Associate Professor of History and Western Cultural Heritage

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Publications and presentations include:

  • “A Search for Order in the Cosmos: Using Plato’s Symposium to Examine Herodotus”  D. Thompson (ed.) Universality and History: Foundations of Core 2002.
  • “The Composition of Livy 45.25-34: Illyricum and the End of the Third Macedonian War” C. Deroux (ed.). Collection Latomus, vol. VIII: 1996.
  • "Polybius vs Cato: The Composition of Livy 45.19-25," C. Deroux (ed.). Collection Latomus, Vol VII: Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History (1993)
  • "Albinus: The Living Memory of a Fifth‑Century Personality," Historia, Vol. XXVI. 1989.         
  • "The Taulantii and Pirustae in Livy's Version of the Illyrian Settlement of 167 B.C.: The Roman Record of Illyria" C. Deroux (ed.). Collection Latomus, Vol. V: Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History (1989) 66-93.
  • Co-Editor, “Re-forming Liberal Education: The Core—Its Teachers, Students, and Texts—After the 20th Century” Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, 2000. To be published in 2004.
  • Electronic, On-Line Textbook of Greek Art, Lesson One: "The Greek Bronze Age", Lesson Two: "Greek Painted Pottery"; dmc.utep.edu/westhc

Dr. Bruce Louden 

915-747-7037 / blouden@utep.edu

Professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at UTEP

Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley

Research specialty is Homeric epic

Bruce Louden has published three books on Homeric epic, The Odyssey: Structure, Narration and Meaning (1999), The Iliad: Structure, Myth and Meaning (2006), both on the Johns Hopkins University Press, and Homer’s Odyssey and the Near East (2011) on Cambridge University Press.  He authored 18 entrees in The Homer Encyclopedia (2011, Wiley-Blackwell), and has also published articles on the Bible, the Rig Veda, Greek lyric, Greek tragedy, Roman Comedy, the Aeneid, Beowulf, Shakespeare, Paradise Lost, and the Film, It’s a Wonderful Life.  He is currently working on two books, one on intersections between the Bible and Greek myth, and another on Shakespeare’s participation in the Renaissance’s reception of Classical Greek and Latin literature.
Publications and presentations include:

    • a chapter in Spiritual Shakespeares, (Routledge: 2005)
    • Shakespeare’s Festive History, (Ashgate Publishing: 2003) 
    • “Shakespeare and the Masses: Promoting Larger Intellectual Arenas.” Nova 37.2 (Winter 2000)
    • “Life on the Frontier: Frederick Jackson Turner and Rick Bass.” Journal of the American Studies Assoc. of Texas 26 (1995): 66-73.
    • “Political Festivity in 1 Henry IV: Hal’s Creation of the Feast of Falstaff.” 2001 Meeting of the Shakespeare Assoc. of America, April, 2001
    • “Shakespearean Drama: Creating Ligitimacy from Diference.” 2000 Meeting of the 16th-Century Studies Assoc.
    • “To sport would be as tedious as to work’: Festivity and Politics in 2 Henry IV.” 2000 Meeting of the Shakespeare Assoc. of America. Public lecture:

“Guilty Parties: The Culture of Violence in Macbeth,” Shakespeare on the Rocks, September, 2001.

Dr. Robert Wren
915-747-5288 /

Lecturer in Humanities 

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Publications and presentations include:

  • “Literary Effects of Virginia Woolf’s Marriage to Leonard Woolf”  MLA Twentieth Century Literature Group.
  •  “See of Alexandria between 300-6000 CE” MLA Twentieth Century Literature Group


Diana Martinez.

(915) 747-7060/ diana@utep.edu

Adjunct Instructor for Humanities

Office -  Liberal Arts 331
Office Hours 1:30-3:00 Tuesday & Thursday

Courses: HUMN 3303  Challenges of Modern Culture: Challenge and Change 1700 - Present

       HUMN 3312  American Cultural Studies: Intellectuals on the Fringe 1900 - Present 

John De Frank

915-747-5835/ jdefrank@utep.edu

Adjunct Professor for Humanities

BA in Print Media and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Multimedia for Journalism & Community Organizing

Office: Kelly Hall 223C

Office hours: 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

Courses:   Media & Social Justice (cross-listed w/ COMM)

                 Social Justice & Film (cross-listed w/ FILM)

                 Layers of Roime: Media & Museums" cross-listed w/ HUMN, HIST, ART & COMM

Ruby Montana

(915) 747- 5288 / ramontana@utep.edu

Lecturer in Humanities

B.A., English and American Literature, University of Texas at ElPaso

M.A., Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso

Research Specialty: Embodied Cognition in Aesthetics

Office: Worrell Hall 305

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 PM or by appointments

Courses: Humanities 3303 Challenges of ModernCulture

Shoshanna Schechter-Shaffin


Lecturer in Humanities

Office: N/A

Office Hours: N/A

Courses: HUMN 3311 Jewish Women of the Holocaust /HUMN 3302 From Faith to Reason



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