2013-14 Faculty Senate Members > Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts Senators


Leah WildsIsabelle Favre
Term Expires: May 2016
Phone: (775) 682-8903
Website: website
Email: favre@unr.edu

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.

Gwen HullmanGwen Hullman    
Term Expires: May 2014
Phone: (775) 784-1788
Website: website website
Email: gwenh@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Gwen A. Hullman received her Ph.D. from Kent State University. Gwen is the Director and an Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Program. She teaches classes in the areas of interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. Gwen is the recipient of teaching awards from The International Communication Association, and The National Communication Association, and College of Liberal Arts at The University of Nevada.

Her research interests include communication competence, communication mediation, and message design in both interpersonal and media contexts. Her work is published in academic journals such as Communication Monographs, Health Communication, Communication Reports, and Communication Research Reports.

George ThomasBob Ostergard
Term Expires: May 2015
Phone: (775) 682-7767
Website: website
Email: orobert@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Bob Ostergard is an Associate Professor of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department.

Mariah EvansMariah Evans          
Term Expires: May 2015
Phone: (775) 784-6145
Website: website
Email: mariahev2@gmail.com

Brief Bio: Dr. Mariah D.R. Evans is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and Coordinator of the Applied Statistics Program (APST); her appointment was jointly in CABNR until June 2011. Dr. Evans received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1983. Before joining the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006, Dr. Evans was Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, she received CABNR's annual Outstanding Researcher Award. She has published widely in social statistics, survey design and methods, social psychology and culture (especially on happiness, on attitudes and values concerning inequality and concerning emerging science and technology issues), social stratification (with special reference to home and school influences on education), comparative methods, and demography. Her research on rural communities includes social impact assessments, community resilience, and applications of the theory of planned behavior to wildfire preparedness and to childhood obesity prevention.