Thinking Aloud, Episode 14- Shakespeare, Part 2



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Guests: Dr. Ana Schnellmann and Dr. Kathi Vosevich continue their discussion (from episode 7) on the value of understanding Shakespeare and the connection to the modern world.

Dr. Ana Schnellmann has been teaching at Lindenwood University since 1995. She holds a BA in English from the College of St. Benedict, a MA in English from Ohio University, a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Ohio University, a PhD in English from St. Louis University, and a MA in Art History from Lindenwood University. Dr. Schnellmann has taught in a plethora of settings ranging from prisons to honors classrooms, from community colleges to Lindenwood. In each setting, Dr. Schnellmann uses her experience, passion for teaching, and expertise to guide students to find their voices and unique styles. A self-proclaimed Shakespeare fanatic, Dr. Schnellmann loves reading, reading about, teaching, and talking about all things Shakespeare.

Dr. Kathi Vosevich is Founding Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities. She earned her Ph.D. in English, specializing in Shakespeare, with distinction from the University of Denver and her M.A. in English with distinction from St. Louis University, where she also earned her Honors B.A. in English, graduating summa cum laude. She has more than 10 years of senior administration experience and 15 years of teaching experience, as well as over 150 academic and corporate publications, including a monograph on Joseph Heller, a chapter on the Tudor queens, and an award-winning edited textbook. She was also selected to be editor of the Aletheia (one of the nation’s few peer-reviewed journals for undergraduate scholarship) after a nationwide search, and she serves on the executive board of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. In addition, she has more than 10 years of corporate experience with such companies as Microsoft, Sprint, and Intel.

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Shakespeare Comedies, Shakespeare Tragedies, Shakespeare Histories, Popular culture, Shakespeare adaptations


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Host Donald E Heidenreich, Jr (PhD, University of Missouri) has been a professor of history at Lindenwood University since August 2000 and teaches courses in the history, political science and international relations programs. His course load has included the international relations capstone class, IR 40100 Intelligence, Military and National Policy, impact of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, American military History, and a class on the origins of World War One. In addition to his Ph.D. He has a Masters in history from the University of Arizona and a Bachelors in international relations and history from San Francisco State University.

Dr. Heidenreich has had published numerous pieces including: “Federalist Diplomacy and Military Activity, 1789-1801,“ The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History: The Colonial Period to 1877, “The Power to Regulate Land and Naval Forces.” The Powers of the U.S. Congress, “U.S. National Security and Party Politics: The Consensus on Louisiana, 1789-1803.” The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. He has also written numerous pieces on wars and treaties for various encyclopedia.

Dr. Heidenreich also served 22 years in the US Army Reserve and National Guard as an intelligence officer, an artillery officer, and finally as a historian before retiring as a Major in 2002. He was trained in counter intelligence in 1982 and then served in a number of tactical intelligence positions until 1994 when he took commanded of “C” Battery 1/128th Field Artillery from 1994-1996 and finally took command of the 135th Military History Detachment.

Thinking Aloud, Episode 14- Shakespeare, Part 2