Faculty Directors

Hilene Flanzbaum, PhD, Faculty Director, Core Curriculum

Bill Watts, PhD, Director, First-Year Seminar

Ageeth Sluis, PhD, Director, Global & Historical Studies

Terri Carney, PhD, Director, Social Justice, and Diversity

Donald Braid, PhD, Director, Center for Citizenship and Community (Indianapolis Community Requirement)

For more information on Core Faculty Director positions, please visit the Core Position Descriptions.

More Information about Directors
Hilene Flanzbaum
Professor – English English – LAS
JH308c or the Efroymson Center

Hilene Flanzbaum is a Professor of English and the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing.  She also holds the Allegra Stewart Chair in Modern Literature.  Her specialties include Modern and American Poetry, Jewish-American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature and creative writing.  See attached resume for details.

William Watts
Associate Professor – English English – LAS
Ageeth Sluis
Professor – History History and Anthropology – LAS

I am a professor of Latin American History in the department of History and Anthropology, and affiliate faculty in Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (RGSS) and International Studies (IS). I am also currently the Director of Global and Historical Studies at Butler University.

I teach courses on a variety of subjects, but all deal in some way with the interplay of power, culture, identity formations and historical shifts. 

My scholarship generally lands at the intersections of gender, space, and the history of the Americas. You can find my articles in The Americas, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of Transnational American Studies (among others). My first book titled Deco Body/Deco City: Spectacle and Modernity in Mexico City (University of Nebraska Press, 2016) looks at how new ideas about femininity and female bodies influenced urban reform in Mexico’s capital city in the 1920s and 1930sMy new project, Warrior Power: Dreaming, Drugs, Death and the Search for Alternate Spirituality in Mexico during the Sixties and Seventies (tentative title), focuses on the interplay between the books and appeal of Carlos Castaneda, the history of anthropology, New Age sensibilities, popular imaginings of Mexico, and indigenismo.

Terri Carney
Professor – Spanish Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Dr. Terri Carney

Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Butler University, JH391A (940-8438)


Donald Braid
Affiliate 99111