2015-16 Faculty Senate Members > Liberal Arts
Term Expires: May 2016
Phone: (775) 682-8903
Brief Bio: Isabelle Favre is an Associate Professor of French originally from Switzerland, received her PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her specialty is Francophone literature; she is mainly interested in the theoretical aspects of textual variety within the same language.
She teaches courses on literature and film from the Caribbean, French Guiana, Africa, Québec, Switzerland and France. She is the author of two books La différance francophone (University Press of the South, 2001) and De la Guyane à la diaspora africaine: écrits du silence (Karthala 2002) written in collaboration with Florence Martin.
In journals’ publications, she covers topics such as the Rwandan genocide viewed through literature and philosophy, creativity and madness, postmodern kitsch, gender issues in African cinema, testimony as a genre etc. She is presently working on the concept of “autofiction” as used in illness narratives.
Term Expires: May 2017
Phone: (775) 682-6366
Brief Bio: Ashley is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.
She works in British literature of the long eighteenth century with her first book entitled The Practice of Satire in England, 1658-1770 (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013), and is currently finishing a second book on Jonathan Swift and History.
Brief Bio: Gwen is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Studies, She received her B.A. from the Ohio State, her M.A.C.T.M. from Cleveland State University, and her Ph.D. from Kent State University. She pursues research in the area of interpersonal communication. Specifically, she examines how conversational goals in a variety of settings influence the outcome of the conversation. Goal formation and goal fulfillment have been applied to a variety of areas in her research, including social influence, communication motivation, conflict, request messages, and mediation.
Term Expires: June 2018
Phone: (775) 784-6689
Brief Bio: Dr. Katherine Fusco is Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Dr. Fusco received her B.A. in English from State University of New York at Geneseo, her M.A. in English at Vanderbilt University, and her Ph.D. in English from the Vanderbilt University.