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Faculty

andrew davis

Dr. Andrew Davis - Lecturer

Andrew Davis has been teaching in the IGE Program since 2007. He has a Master's Degree in Folklore and Mythology (UCLA 1993) and a Doctorate in Performance Studies (NYU 2000). He has taught in interdisciplinary programs at Otis College of Art and Design and at The Cooper Union in New York City, and in theatre departments at Cal Poly Pomona and at NYU. Dr. Davis has written two award-winning books, America's Longest Run: The History of the Walnut Street Theatre (Best Book on Theatre in 2010 from the American Theatre and Drama Society) and Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition (CHOICE Award as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2012 from the American Library Association). He performs regularly as half of the comedy team of Doc and Stumpy at local burlesque shows and at variety arts festivals around the U.S. 
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Phone: 909-869-6713
Office Location: 94-367


gwen d'arcangelis

Dr. Gwen D'Arcangelis - Assistant Professor

Gwen D'Arcangelis earned her Ph.D. in Women's Studies at UCLA. She joined the faculty in Interdisciplinary General Education in 2012. Her areas of teaching and research include postcolonial theory, American studies, science and technology studies, gender and ethnic studies. She employs feminist and cultural studies approaches in her teaching, challenging students to take seriously the notion that power and privilege shape knowledge, discourse, epistemologies and social identity. She has published articles on the 2003 SARS disease scare and on post-9/11 forms of surveillance in the biosciences. Her dissertation, titled "The Bio Scare: anthrax, smallpox, SARS, flu and post-9/11 US Empire", examined twenty-first century disease scares and the science, health and national security policies implemented in their wake. Her current research focuses on the gendered and raced cultural productions surrounding the 2009 H1N1 "swine" flu scare. She is also involved in community engagement projects on science policy and environmental justice. 
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Phone: 909-869-2836
Office Location: 94-324


hend gilli-elewy

Dr. Hend Gilli-Elewy - Associate Professor
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Phone: 909-869-4512
Office Location: 94-377


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Mr. Howard Jian - Lecturer
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Phone: 909-869-2456
Office Location: 94-326


peg lamphier

Dr. Peg Lamphier - Lecturer

Dr. Peg A. Lamphier enjoys teaching IGE at Cal Poly, as well as American History at another institution. Peg spent the 1980s exploring a multitude of majors at Montana Statue University before finally settling upon history. She attended Claremont Graduate School and Arizona State University, happily leaving the Phoenix area in 2000 with her doctorate. Her first book, Kate Chase and William Sprague: Politics and Gender in a Civil War Marriage was published in 2003 and her second, Spur Up Your Pegasus: Family Letters of Salmon, Kate and Nettie Chase six years later. She is under contract with Blackwell-Wiley as co-author for a Civil War and Reconstruction text book and co-editor with Rosanne Welch for the Encyclopedia of American Women with ABC-Clio. When Peg is not teaching or writing she enjoys cooking, gardening and quilting, though her best days are spent standing knee deep in a creek casting a fly rod. 
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Phone: 909-869-277
Office Location: 94-211


dennis quinn

Dr. Dennis Quinn - Department Chair, Associate Professor

Dr. Dennis Quinn has been teaching for IGE for more than a decade. He earned his PhD from Claremont Graduate University’s School of Religion in the History of Christianity. His scholarly work focuses on paganism and Christianity in Late Antiquity, Latin apologetics and demonology, and the Christianization of the invisible world. He is also interested in the works of H.P. Lovecraft, especially how those works have influenced new religious movements. Dr. Quinn has published articles in scholarly journals and edited works such as Studia Patristica, Religious Studies Review, and Lovecraft Annual, as well as popular media such as Sacred History Magazine and PopMatters. He has also presented his work at conferences both nationally and internationally. Dr. Quinn teaches many classes in the IGE curriculum, but focuses mainly on the first year, and has developed the award-winning Spadra Cemetery Service Learning project for IGE 121, in which students assist the Historical Society of Pomona Valley maintain the grounds of an historic settlers cemetery nearby campus, while learning about the integral relationship the dead continue to have within the community, both past and present. He is also a professor in the Kellogg Honors College.
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Phone: 909-869-6733
Office Location: 94-320


stahl

Dr. Kenneth Stahl - Lecturer

Dr. Ken Stahl has been teaching in IGE at Cal Poly for 20 years and loves it. He has also taught at Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, CSU San Bernardino, and Chaffey College. He has a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary followed by a M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Claremont Graduate School. Hiking, gardening, art and architecture, friends, family, and dogs enrich his life outside of teaching. He is also an amateur astronomer. One of the reasons he loves IGE is that he has many interests and IGE allows him to connect them and also to explore new ones. Another reason is IGE's interactive learning, with its challenge to continually keep teaching fresh and creative. Ken has been Program Coordinator of the department and is the long time advisor to the IGE Student Organization, or IGESO.
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Phone: 909-869-3174
Office Location: 94-365


dorothea kahena

Dr. Dorothea Kahena Viale - Lecturer

Dr. Dorothea Kahena Viale teaches in the IGE Department at Cal Poly Pomona as well as Middle Eastern dance in a number of places. All of her academic studies have been interdisciplinary with her latest work for her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University being in the field of Women's Studies in Religion. She is the Southern California Rep for the Western Regional section of the American Academy for Religion and Chair for the Pagan Studies Unit for the yearly conference. She loves the chance to work with mask making, music and dance in her classes. 
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Phone: 909-869-2260
Office Location: 94-352


rosanne welch

Dr. Rosanne Welch - Lecturer

Dr. Rosanne Welch teaches Humanities courses in the (IGE) Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and teaches television and film studies courses at other universities. As a television writer/producer her credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences and Touched by an Angel. In 1998 she researched, wrote and co-produced Bill Clinton and the Boys Nation Class of 1963 for ABC NEWS/Nightline. She has been published previously in the Journal of Screenwriting and has a chapter in Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television (I.B.Tauris) based on a paper she co-presented at the Torchwood Symposium, University of Glamorgan in Wales, UK; an essay in Doctor Who and Race: An Anthology. Her current book contracts include writing The Monkees: A Metatextual Menagerie of Critical Studies for McFarland Publishing and co-editing The Encyclopedia of Women in American History (ABC-CLIO) with her IGE colleague, Dr. Peg Lamphier. 
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Phone: 909-869-2260
Office Location: 94-352


Staff

sheena huang

Sheena Huang - Department Coordinator

Ms. Sheena Huang has been with the IGE Department since 2007. She herself is a Cal Poly alum, earning her B.A. as a Liberal Studies major. Her love of working with children originally had her on the road to becoming an elementary school teacher. However, after finding her place at Cal Poly, she realized that she really enjoys working with university students as a guide, advisor, and mentor. In addition to the work she does in the IGE Department, her interests include cooking, photography, and spending time with her family and young children.
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Phone: 909-869-3347
Office Location: 94-321