Visiting Faculty - Spring 2019

Paul Bone, MFA (University of Arkansas)

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Associate Professor
University of Evansville

Paul Bone earned a bachelor's degree in English from Southern Illinois University and a MFA in Poetry from the University of Arkansas. He has been teaching at the University of Evansville for 15 years, focusing on courses in poetry and nonfiction writing. He is the author of two poetry collections: Momentary Vision of the Assistant Meteorologist and Nostalgia for Sacrifice, and he has published poems in The Hopkins Review, The Birmingham Poetry Review, Think, Cherry Tree, The Southern Poetry Review, Peacock Journal, The Sycamore Review, The Cimarron Review, The San Diego Reader, Ducts, Cape Rock, and other journals. He serves regularly on editor panels at the Sewanee Writers' Conference at the University of the South and is also the founding Co- Editor of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry.

Joining Professor Bone will be his wife Dr. Heidi Strobel (who will also be teaching), son Wyatt (13), and daughter Genevieve (9).

Alison Bray, PhD (University of New Hampshire)

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Texas Lutheran University

Alison Bray received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of New Hampshire where she studied the chemistry of deep sea hydrothermal systems using the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin. After graduate school, she spent five years working in the private sector as an environmental consultant. Currently she teaches chemistry and environmental science at Texas Lutheran. Her undergraduate research program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture examines the uptake of arsenic in rice plants as well as metal/metalloid contamination in other consumer products including baby foods and dog food. At TLU she teaches general chemistry, Instrumental Techniques, Research Methods, Environmental Chemistry and Natural Science courses.

John Felton, PhD (Hofstra University)

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Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Evansville

Dr. John Felton received his Ph.D. in Clinical/Community/School Psychology from Hofstra University in 1980. He and his wife, Maggie, a recently retired instructor in psychology at the University of Southern Indiana, have raised 5 wonderful children and also have 4 grandchildren. He is a clinical psychologist who maintains a small private practice and teaches a variety of courses in the U.E. Psychology Department, including Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Child and Family Psychotherapy and the Internship course.

Maggie will be accompanying him at Harlaxton.

Theresa Kemp, PhD (Indiana University, Bloomington)

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Professor of Critical Studies in Literature, Film and Culture
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Dr. Theresa Kemp grew up in Seattle, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in English before doing her graduate work in Bloomington, Indiana. After teaching several years in Birmingham, Alabama, she joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC). She has served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and as the director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program. She has co- led several iterations of UWEC’s international immersion programs, “Transnational Feminism in India” and “Transnational Feminism in Nicaragua.” In 2014, she was visiting faculty at Harlaxton, and she is delighted by this opportunity to return.

In the field of early modern British studies, Dr. Kemp is the author of Women in the Age of Shakespeare (Greenwood, 2010) and has recently contracted to write Daily Life of Women in Shakespeare’s England (forthcoming 2020). She has also published essays on women and 16th- and 17th-century theatrical families, literary patronage, as well as late-medieval/early modern mystics and heretics, and witchcraft. Since 1993, she has been a member of the Editorial Collective for Feminist Teacher Journal (University of Illinois Press), and in 2015 she became a founding member of Safe Spaces Coalition of the Chippewa Valley.

In her spare time, Dr. Kemp practices yoga (she recently received teacher certification in Universal Yoga) and is learning Spanish. She also likes traveling and going for walks/hikes with her family (in England, she has walked from Skipton to Penrith and taken the Cleveland Way around the North York Moors and down the coast; she has also hiked parts of the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade mountains of the western U.S).

Richard Maass, PhD (University of Notre Dame)

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Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of Evansville

Richard Maass is assistant professor of political science at the University of Evansville, specializing in international relations. His first book, Annexation: How Democracy and Xenophobia Limited U.S. Territorial Expansion, employs a wealth of historical case studies between 1775 and 1898 to explain why the United States annexed some of its neighboring territories but not others. He has also published research on the War of 1812, terrorism, and Cicero's political thought, and his broad research and teaching interests include international security, U.S. foreign policy, and diplomatic history. Before joining UE, Richard earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame, and his B.A. from Middlebury College in Political Science and Physics.

Michael Nichols, MA (Fontbonne University)

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Professor of Art
Western Kentucky University

Michael Nichols is a Professor of Art at Western Kentucky University. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Fontbonne University.

Michael’s creative work explores contemporary applications of two ancient mediums, metalpoint drawing and buon fresco painting. Venues such as the Boston Center for the Arts, the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, and the Huntsville Museum of Art have exhibited his paintings and drawings. Recently, Routledge/Focal Press highlighted Michael’s unique use of metalpoint in Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A Complete Guide to the Medium.

In 2010, the Kentucky Arts Council recognized Nichols with an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship. He has received three faculty grants that supported research in buon fresco painting. Michael is looking forward to sharing these ancient processes with his students at Harlaxton College.

Artist Leslie Nichols, his partner, will be joining him.

Yolanda Obaze, PhD (University of North Texas)

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Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
University of Evansville

Dr. Yolanda Obaze is the assistant professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Evansville.

Dr. Obaze obtained her undergraduate degree - B.A. Public Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria and went on to receive two M.B.A.’s and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas. She obtained an M.B.A in Strategic Management, an M.B.A in Marketing, and completed her doctoral studies in Logistics Systems.

Heidi Strobel, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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Professor of Art History
University of Evansville

Heidi A. Strobel is Professor of Art History at the University of Evansville.

Her first book, The Artistic Matronage of Queen Charlotte (1744-1818): How a Queen Promoted Both Art and Female Artists in English Society was published in 2011. She co-edited (with Jennifer Germann) Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe, which was published by Ashgate in 2016. The volume includes her essay on Leicester embroiderer Mary Linwood (1755-1845)’s replicas after Thomas Gainsborough’s paintings.