Faculty & Staff
Many of UMass Boston’s most distinguished scholar-teachers as well as practitioners and individuals from outside of UMass Boston serve as Honors College instructors. Among them are:
Dean of the Honors College and Professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Human rights and literature; American literature (including Asian American literature, Native American literature, and literature of the American South); interdisciplinary approaches to literature; literature in the context of comparative race and ethnicities; pedagogy of literature; literatures of the Middle East
Lecturer of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Gender and development; governance; human rights; militarization and post-conflict settings; HIV/AIDS; feminist theories and methodologies; the Middle East and Africa, including Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, and Egypt
Lecturer in Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Lifespan development, especially stress and coping processes & developmental psychopathology of suicidality; prevention science; longitudinal quantitative methodology (including latent variable measurement modeling)
Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Modern Arabic literature and culture, Arab authoritarianism, refugee studies, fundamentalist movements, terrorism and radicalization, global Islamic studies, contemporary Islamic thought, Muslim women’s voices, and global youth literature and culture.
Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Professor Miller’s primary area of expertise is the history of gender and sexuality, with particular reference to the Ottoman Empire and West Asia. Her research and teaching interests also include legal theory, the history and theory of computation, and historical methodology.
Professor of Music, College of Liberal Arts
Expertise: Flute (Modern Flute, Baroque Flute, Native and South American flutes), Musicology, Performance Practice, Chamber Music Coaching, Latin American Music and Dance, Organology