College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Radio Interviews with CLAS Faculty

On the third Thursday of each month at 10:00am, WGVU's Shelley Irwin interviews a CLAS faculty member. Please access these interviews from the WGVU website.

One Friday per month, AWRI's Al Steinman speaks with Shelley on topics related to our waterways and research at the Institute.


Karen Libman, Professor of Theatre on Shakespeare Festival, Will Power Camp, and her upcoming Fulbright



Russ Rhoades on his Fulbright project.

Shari Bartz Smith on the new injury clinic on campus.

Rob Deaner on his research on gender differences in marathon running pacing.

Three Geography and Planning professors talk about the importance of geography to sustainability (Jim Penn, Elena  Lioubimtseva, and Jeroen Wagendorp)

Danielle Leek on West Michigan Week talking about the Gettysburg Address. [video]


Peter Wampler (GEO) and student, Cathie Jean were interviewed about the Empowering Haiti through Education Fund in December. 

Dalila Kovacs, Chemistry on Green Chemistry (July)

Darren Walhof (June)

Jill Eggers, Art (April)

Rachel Powers, Chemistry, on the Ott Lecture (March)

Bill Ryan, Music  (February)



Peter Wampler, Rick Rediske, Azizur Molla speak about water quality research in Haiti

Polly Diven, International Relations in May 2012

Mark Luttenton, Biology in June 2012

Figen Mekik, Geology in July

John Martin, Music in August

Steve Mattox, Geology in September

Daniel Mendelsohn, Fall Arts Celebration speaker, Medea on the Jersey Shore (Sept. 2012)

Ed Aboufadel, Mathematics

Assoc. Dean Gary Stark on our German university partnership

Cast and Crew talk to Shelley Irwin about the production of Antona Garcia

Dean Frederick J. Antczak appeared in the recurring segment of the Shelley Irwin Show called “Regarding Politics.”

Pablo Llerandi-Román  of Geology speaks about his Spanish science blog.


Psychology's Jennifer Gross teaching with technology award

Chemistry professor Nathan Barrows on teaching with technology

Sean O'Neill from the History Department speaking on a grant to assist with teaching students

Biomedical Sciences' Deborah Lown and her work with community nutrition.

Professor Senez Rodriguez discusses crisis intervention and the Start New program

Neal Rogness  (Statistics) and VP Jeanne Arnold speak about the myGVSU Climate Survey

Peter Wampler (Geology) speaks on a new scholarship for Haitian students


Colleen Lewis from the Department of Movement Science

 Pat Matthews, Biology instructor and paramedic.

Avis Hewitt, English, speaks on her book on Flannery O'Connor

Jodee Hunt (Biology) updates us on her studies in Nicaragua.

Erik Nordman (NRM) on West Michigan Wind Turbine Assessment project

Darren Walhof speaking on religion and politics (October)

GVSU LipDub on YouTube

Steve Mattox talks volcanos (September)

Al Steinman is interviewed for Ordinary People Extraordinary Planet on KMR-Media. [sorry, link no longer available]

Mary Schutten of Movement Science (and the CLAS Office) on her sabbatical work in Hawaii

Mary deYoung of Sociology talks about her new book on madness.


John Kilbourne of Movement Science talks on his teaching innovations with Shelley Irwin.  John  talks about exercise balls on NPR (5/18/09)

Jim Schaub of the School of Communications speaks on his documentary "Up From the Bottoms--African American Migration to Muskegon, Michigan"

Carmen Nochera of Biomedical Sciences speaks on her research involving the production of breadfruit flour to address world hunger

Al Steinman on the Michigan Seagrant Fisheries Workshop and more.

Ellen Yezierski and Deborah Herrington of Chemistry on their project to better High School Chemistry instruction, Target Inquiry.

Melissa Morison of Classics on her recent archaeological experiences in Corinth and the new archaeology minor at GVSU.

Inside Muskego podcasts Alan Steinman with the International Upper Great Lakes Study.


Dean Frederick J. Antczak speaks with Shelley at the end of his third year (2007).

Associate Professor of Biology, Jodee Hunt speaks about her interdisciplinary project benefiting the people of Nicaragua.  November 27, 2007

Al Steinman speaks about the reduction of prey fish in Lake Michigan and other topics. January '08.

Fred Antczak speaks on the rhetoric of the Michigan primary.  January '08
Fred Antczak speaks on the "front-loaded" political process of candidate selection.  February '08
Fred Antczak on the primary results in March '08
Fred Antczak on the political race, October 2008
Fred Antczak on the election result and its ramifications, November 2008
Fred Antczak on politics, looking toward the innauguration, Dec. 2008

Hermann Kurthen, Sociology, on climbing a Russian mountain

Classics Professor William Levitan's interview on his book Abelard & Heloise.

Danielle [nee Wiese] Leek (School of Communications) on new political communication technologies

James Goode of History speaks about his book and the Middle East.

Brad Wallar of Chemistry speaks on the impact of his National Science Foundation grant. July 2008.

Gary Stark, Associate Dean of CLAS [retired 2015] speaks on his recent study abroad trip to Poland.

Jim Penn of Geography, with two of his students, on the Peruvian Amazon.

Communications' Danielle [nee Wiese] Leek  on new media politics on election day.

Al Steinman of the Annis Water Resources Institute talks about the Ottawa County Water Quality Summit and other topics.

Diane Rayor of Classics talks about her translations of Homeric Hymns and Antigone.

Al Steinman on Inside Muskegon on the international Upper Great Lakes Study.

Paul Wittenbraker of Art & Design spoke about the Civic studio and the current project on Wealthy Streeton Catalyst Radio, a 30-minute weekly program on 88.1 FM. Y March 21, 2008 

NPR has also been carrying content from the college: listen to the interview with Bill Ryan's New Music Ensemble which shot to #15 on Amazon after this February 3, 2008 radio program. 

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