KALAMAZOO--Three Western Michigan University faculty members are finalists for the position of Lee Honors College associate dean, and they will make public presentations as part of the Lyceum Lectures in the University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7. Each presentation, including a reception following, is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m.
- Dr. Gunther Hega, associate professor of political science, Tuesday, Feb. 7.
- Dr. Edwin Martini, associate professor and associate chair in the Department of History, Wednesday, Feb. 8.
- Dr. Carla Koretsky, professor of geosciences, Friday, Feb. 10.
Dr. Gunther Hega joined WMU as an assistant professor in 1994 and became an associate professor in 2000. He served as director of WMU's Institute of Government and Politics from 2001-06. He also has been a lecturer for Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen and visiting assistant professor for Kalamazoo College and the University of New Hampshire. His honors include serving as a Faculty Fellow in the Lee Honors College in April 2011. Hega earmed his doctoral and master's degrees from Washington University and his bachelor's equivalent from the University of Tübingen in Germany.
Dr. Carla Koretsky started as assistant professor of geosciences at WMU in 2000, becoming associate professor in 2005 and professor in 2011. She previously was a research and postdoctoral scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology. A recipient of the WMU provost's Emerging Scholar Award in 2007, she earned doctoral and master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from Washington University.
Dr. Edwin Martini has served as associate chair and associate professor for WMU's Department of History since 2009. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the department beginning in 2005, and earlier, a visiting assistant professor for George Washington University and Deep Springs College. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Maryland and his bachelor's degree from Pitzer College.