College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty

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  • Robert D. DeCaroli

    Robert D. DeCaroli

    Associate Professor

    Interactions of early South Asian Buddhism with popular religious practice, the origin of the Buddha image and the social, political, religious factors that led to its codification and spread


  • Joy Fraser

    Joy Fraser

    Assistant Professor
    Associate Director

    folk narrative; foodways; folk custom and drama; cultural tourism


  • Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Debra Lattanzi Shutika

    Associate Professor
    Concentration Head
    Chair, English
    Director, Folklore

    Sense of Place, transnational migration, Latin American folklore