Would you like to have a guest speaker for your class, community organization, or club? Faculty members of the UAH College of Liberal Arts are interested in sharing their knowledge, ideas, and talents. This page contains information about some of these faculty members, their interests, and subjects about which they are prepared to make presentations. Because an important mission of the University of Alabama in Huntsville is to disseminate the results of its faculty's research to the community, there is no charge for these presentations! It is our job to share our ideas and expertise and we enjoy doing it. To request a speaker, please either complete the form at the bottom of this page or contact the Associate Dean of the College, Dr. Andrew Cling, at email@example.com to arrange for a presentation. Participating Faculty Dr. Irena Buksa (Foreign Languages and Literatures) "Why Study Russian?" "Russia Yesterday and Today" "The Golden Age of Russian Literature: An Overview" Dr. Andrew Cling (Philosophy) "Is the Mind the Same Thing as the Brain?" "What Is Thinking Critically and How Do We Do It?" Mr. Glenn Dasher (Art and Art History) "The History of Stone Carving" "The History of Bronze Casting" Dr. Rolf Goebel (Foreign Languages and Literatures) "German Music, Poetry, and Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Explorations" "German Poetry in the Age of Digital Media" "Walter Benjamin: The Fate and Triumph of a Modernist German Literary and Cultural Critic" Dr. Kwaku Gyasi (Foreign Languages and Literatures) "African Literatures and Cultures" "French Literature and Culture" "The Literature and Cultures of French-Speaking Countries" Dr. Deborah Heikes (Philosophy) "The Birth and Death of the Scientific Revolution" "Why Reason Needs Emotion" Dr. David Johnson (Global Studies) "Globalization and the U.S. Southeast" "Culture and Globalization" "The History of the European Union and Its Present and Future Challenges" Dr. Molly Johnson (History & Women's and Gender Studies) "How Did the Nazis Win Power?" "Nazi Propaganda and Power" "Gender, Race, and the Politics of Fertility in Nazi Germany" "The Holocaust in Historical Context" Dr. Nicholaos Jones (Philosophy) "Karma, Yoga, and Morality in Hinduism" "Will the Real Scientific Method Please Stand Up?" Dr. John Kvach (History) "Never Say Never, Never Say Always: How to Always Approach the American Civil War and Never Regret It" "The Emancipation Proclamation in Civil War Alabama" Dr. Linda Maier (Foreign Languages and Literatures) "An Introduction to Argentine Author Jorge Luis Borges" "An Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Poetry" "How to Prepare a Typical Spanish Dish: Tortilla de patatas, or Spanish Potato Omelet" "Foreign Language Majors and Minors: Transitioning from Community College to the University of Alabama in Huntsville" Dr. Jeffrey Neuschatz (Psychology) "How Reliable is Eyewitness Testimony?" "Psychology and Criminal Trials" Dr. Melody Ng (Music) "An Introduction of Keyboard Music from the 18th Century to the Present" Dr. John Pottenger (Political Science) "Religious Liberty and the Founding of the American Republic" "The Logic of Liberal Democracy" "Justice and Civil Society" "Political Theology: Ethics and Radical Social Change" Dr. Clarke Rountree (Communication Arts) "Ancient Rhetoric in Aristotle's Time" "George W. Bush: The Chameleon President" "Getting to Brown v. Board of Education: The NAACP's Strategy for Overturning Plessy v. Ferguson" Dr. Christine Sears (History) "Lynching and Ida B. Wells' Anti-Lynching Crusade" "Slavery in the Atlantic World" "Women in American History: The Path to Suffrage" "Westward Expansion, Andrew Jackson, and Indian Removal" Dr. Pavica Sheldon (Communication Arts) "Social Media Uses and Gratifications" Dr. Bhavani Sitaraman (Sociology) "Clothing Matters: The Controversy Surrounding Muslim Veiling" "Are Americans Pro-choice or Pro-life?" "Culture and Domestic Violence in India" Dr. Eric Smith (English) "Utopian and Dystopian Literature" "Postcolonial Science Fiction" (and other topics in science fiction) "Globalization and Literature" "Contemporary Caribbean Literature" "Zombies in American Culture" "Modern and Postmodern British Literatures" Dr. David Stewart (Art History) "Revolutions in Art"