Folklore Faculty and Staff
Doug Blandy, Program Director
School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM)
Folklore Core Faculty
Office hours winter term: 2-4pm, Wednesday and by appointment
Core Folklore Faculty
Martha Bayless, Professor (medieval Welsh and Anglo-Saxon popular culture and folklore, medieval board games), B.A., 1980, Bryn Mawr College; M.A. 1984, PhD 1991, University of Cambridge. On leave 2017-18.
Doug Blandy, Professor (art and community service, art and special populations) B.S., 1974, Ohio; M.A., 1979; Ph.D., 1983, Ohio State.
Dianne Dugaw, Professor (British folklore, ballads, folk song, 18th-century literature) B.A., 1971, Portland; M.Mus., 1974, Univ. of Colorado; Ph.D., 1982, UCLA.
Lisa Gilman, Professor (folklore, performance studies, gender, African Studies) B.A., 1993, Oregon; M.A., 1996, Ph.D., 2001, Indiana. On leave 2017-18.
Gantt Gurley, Assistant Professor (German and Scandinavian folklore, narratology, fairy tales, Icelandic Saga) B.S., 1994, Bard College; M.A., 2002, UC Berkeley; PhD., 2007, UC Berkeley.
Habib Iddrisu, Assistant Professor (ethnomusicology and dance, Africa) B.A., 2002 (Africana Studies) Bowling Green State University, Ohio; M.A., 2004 (African History) Bowling Green State University, Ohio; Ph.D., 2011 (Performance Studies) Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois.
Dorothee Ostmeier, Professor (18th and 20th century German Literature, Culture, Philosophy with special focus on Poetry, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Gender Studies, and Holocaust Literature) Staatsexamen 1984, M.A. Ruhr Universität Bochum 1985, P.h.D. Johns Hopkins.
Riki Saltzman, Instructor (public folklore, foodways, ethnicity/identity, British folklore) B.A., 1977, University of Delaware; M.A., 1980, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., 1988, University of Texas at Austin.
Philip W. Scher, Professor (Caribbean, politics of culture, transnationalism) B.A., 1987, Brown; M.S. 1991, Ph.D., 1997, Pennsylvania.
Sharon R. Sherman, Professor Emerita (film studies, folklore, popular culture) Ph.B., Wayne State; M.A., UCLA; Ph.D, Indiana. Retired.
Carol Silverman, Professor (performance, eastern Europe, gender) B.A., 1972, CUNY-City College; M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1979, Pennsylvania.
Daniel Wojcik, Professor (folklore, alternative religions, subcultures, visionary art) B.A., 1978, California, Santa Barbara; M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1992, University of California, Los Angeles.
Ed E. Wolf, Assistant Professor (ethnomusicology, folklore, Latino/Latina American studies, Afro-descendant/indigenous issues in the Andes) B.S. Chemical Engineering and B.A. Art Studio, 1993, University of Notre Dame, M.S. Chemical Engineering, 1995, Northwestern University, M.A. in Folklore and Ethnomusicology, 2007, Indiana University, Ph.D., 2013.
Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center
Matthew Dennis, History
Kingston Heath, Historic Preservation
Ken Liberman, Sociology, Professor Emeritus
Gabriela Martinez, Journalism and Communication
Debra L. Merskin, Journalism and Communication
Julianne H. Newton, Journalism and Communication
Jeffrey Ostler, History
Priscilla P. Ovalle, English
Stephanie Wood, Education
Stephen R. Wooten, International Studies