Dr. Juliana Flinn is Professor of Anthropology and American Humanics Campus Director. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University in 1982. Research interests include Micronesia, cultural identity, kinship, gender, migration, and dance, and teaching interests include cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and ethnographic methods. In addition to research in Micronesia, Dr. Flinn has also conducted fieldwork in the United States exploring traditional American dance, and in 2002-2003 she taught for a year in Grodno, Belarus, where she collaborated with a colleague on research comparing Belarusian and American notions of home.
Thoughts on ATLE
“I am honored to serve as a co-director of the Teaching Academy and excited about beginning my three year term with two colleagues committed to student learning and excellence in teaching. Over my years of teaching here at UALR, I have benefited from participating in a wide variety of teaching workshops led by some of our most talented and committed teachers, and working with the Teaching Academy helps carry on their work. I Look forward to facilitating a process whereby UALR faculty can share their expertise with others, new faculty can find support and mentoring, and all of us can strengthen our ability to foster student learning and student success.”
Mary Anne Garnett
Mary Anne Garnett is Professor of French and Chair of the Department of International and Second Languages Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a more recent M.A. in English with specialization in English as a second language from the University of Memphis. She has taught all levels of classes in the French program at UALR as well as graduate classes such as Teaching Reading and Writing for the Masters of Second Language Education degree. Her favorite classes are Francophone Cultures and French Cinema, courses that she introduced to UALR.
Julien C. Mirivel
Dr. Julien C. Mirivel is Associate Professor of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He earned his B.A. in Communication from the University of Northern Iowa (2000), and a M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) in Communication Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research and teaching seeks to improve the way people communicate with one another. He has won several awards for both his teaching and research, and has published in leading journals in the field of communication. In 2011, he won the Faculty Excellence in Teaching from the College of Professional Studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.