UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY

Raymond Haberski, Jr., is the director of the American Studies Program and teaches courses on the history of twentieth century United States, American film, and religion and war.  

Martin Coleman, is Associate Professor of Philosophy and teaches both AMST 101 as well as upper division courses with a specialization in John Dewey. 

Courtney Elkin Mohler is Assistant Professor of American Studies and the Founding Director of the Office of Intercultural Literacy, Capacity and Engagement. Mohler teaches courses in American Cultural Studies, Native American Studies, American Theater, Critical Race Theory and Performance Studies.

Kim Trager-Bohley studies the history of the book, media globalization, cultural studies, maternal theory and ethnographic methods. A consistent theme that runs through her work is the power and politics involved in the culturally rich acts of reading and writing. Dr. Trager Bohley’s research has been published in a number of book anthologies and academic journals, including Mass Communication and Society,Communication Review, Journalism and Mass Communication EducatorParticipations: International Journal of Audience Research and Asian Journal of Communication. She is a lecturer at the Institute for American Thought, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis and received a combined Ph.D. in mass communication and American Studies from Indiana University.

Thomas Marvin is Associate Professor of English and the director of the Sam Masarachia Scholars Program. He will also oversee the certificate program in Social Justice Organizing offered through the American Studies Program.

John W. Gosney is currently Faculty Liaison for the Learning Technologies division of the central IT organization at Indiana University. Prior to this appointment, John was the director of information technology for the Indiana University School of Dentistry. John has also worked in the publishing and pharmaceutical industries as an application developer, technical writer and training consultant, and he writes extensively on all facets of the IT arena, from market analysis and forecasts to guidebooks on a variety of topics. He also teaches a variety of literature and American Studies courses at the Indianapolis campus of IU: through the use of novel pedagogies and the integration of various technologies including blogging, Web design and computer gaming, John encourages his students to consider and explore larger inter-textual relationships. John received his B.A. in technical writing and psychobiology from Purdue University, and an M.A. in English from Butler University.

Sara Hook is Professor of Informatics at the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, where she has developed a suite of courses for an online undergraduate certificate in legal informatics. She has also taught courses as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, and Adjunct Professor of American Studies, School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI. Professor Hook was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1994 and to the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012. Formerly, she was a librarian at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (1983-1999) and Associate Dean of the Faculties for IUPUI (1999-2004). Professor Hook is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and the American Association for State and Local History. She is on the Editorial Boards for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal and Res Gestae, a member of the Advisory Committee for the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO) and a member of the Board of Governors of the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP).

Professor Hook is the project director for a microfinance project in Calnali, Mexico, funded by the Rotary Club of Indianapolis and the IUPUI BiCCHEC Signature Center. She studies Baroque flute with Barbara Kallaur, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, and viola with Rose Urbiel, Butler University.