About the Department

The Humanities department offers a wide and diverse area of interests, as reflected by the scope of associated Internet links devoted to it.

The humanities involve the study of human beings and their culture. The focus is on the intellectual, artistic, spiritual, valuational, intuitive, logical, emotional, and physical development of the person. Included in the humanities are both reflective studies and the expression and communication of thoughts, feelings, and values, particularly through the creative and performing arts.

The Humanities Department of BGSU Firelands includes full-time faculty in English (composition, literature, creative writing, and technical writing), popular culture, women's studies, journalism, French, Spanish, Canadian studies, art, art history, speech and interpersonal communications, theatre, library, philosophy, and religious studies. Several more areas are added through our use of part-time faculty. It is possible for a student to receive an Associate of Arts degree by emphasizing one or more of the areas of the humanities, either for personal improvement or en route to a bachelor's degree at the BGSU main campus or at another university.

The Humanities Department is the BGSU Firelands home for the Early Childhood Studies bachelors degree in partnership with the BGSU College of Education.

Majors & Programs

Majors & Programs

Jolene Beuhrer

Dr. Jolene K. Buehrer

Position: Department Chair of Humanities and Senior Lecturer of English
Phone: 419.372.0663
Address: 330 George Mylander Hall

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Dr. Theodore Bach

Position: Associate Professor of Philosophy
Phone: 419.372.0937
Address: 316J George Mylander Hall

Leonel Carrillo

Dr. Leonel Carrillo

Position: Associate Professor of Spanish
Phone: 419.372.0619
Address: 317 George Mylander Hall

Kate Dailey

Dr. Katharine K. Dailey

Position: Associate Dean
Associate Professor of English & Women's Studies
Deputy coordinator Title IX

Phone: 419.372.0664
Address: 112 Foundation Hall

June Harris

Ms. June Haynes

Position: Instructor of Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Phone: 419.372.0868
Address: 324F George Mylander Hall


Dr. Jacqueline A. Justice

Position: Associate Professor of English
Phone: 419.372.0616
Address: 321 George Mylander Hall


Dr. Andrew J. Kurtz

Position: Dean and Associate Professor of English
Phone: 419.372.0633
Address: 112 Foundation Hall


Dr. Sue Ellen McComas

Position: Associate Professor of Speech Communication
Phone: 419.372.0940
Email: 419.372.0867
Address: 328E George Mylander Hall

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Mr. John C. Moor

Position: Senior Lecturer of English and Journalism
Phone: 419.372.0647
Address: 311A George Mylander Hall

Patricia Prunty

Dr. Patricia A. Prunty

Position: Assistant Professor of Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Phone: 419.372.0784
Address: 313 George Mylander Hall

David Sapp

Mr. D. David Sapp

Position: Professor of Art
Phone: 419.372.0866
Address: 328D George Mylander Hall

Ray Schuck

Dr. Raymond I. Schuck

Position: Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: 419.372.0929
Address: 324A George Mylander Hall

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Joe Wagner

Dr. Joseph B. Wagner

Position: Associate Professor of English
Phone: 419.372.0615
Address: 323 George Mylander Hall