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College of Arts & Sciences Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Suomi College of Arts & Sciences is pleased this fall to welcome new faculty members Richard L. Gee and William Knoblauch.

An assistant professor of criminal justice, Richard Gee will teach criminal justice and sociology classes; an assistant professor of history, William Knoblauch will teach history courses.

Richard GeeGee has a bachelor of science and a master of science from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, all in sociology. Prior to starting at Finlandia he was an assistant professor and director of graduate studies for the sociology department at Western Illinois University. Contact Richard Gee at 906-487-7280 or

William KnoblauchKnoblauch has bachelor of art degrees in business/economics and history from Northland College, a master's of art in the history of the American West from Northern Arizona University, and a Ph.D. in 20th century American history from Ohio University. His recent scholarly publications examine the Cold War nuclear arms race and its influence on American culture, particularly pop music, music videos, and video games.

This fall, Knoblauch is teaching American History, World History, and the History of Rock & Roll. He replaces long-time assistant professor of history Dan Maki, who retired this spring after more than 30 years teaching at Finlandia. Contact Knoblauch at 906-487-7318 or

The Finlandia University Suomi College of Arts & Sciences offers bachelor degrees in the Liberal Studies disciplines of Art Therapy, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Pre-professional Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Sociology. Associate degrees in Criminal Justice and General Studies are also offered.

For additional information about the Suomi College of Arts and Sciences, please contact SCAS dean Christine O'Neil at 906-487-7328 or


Photo cutlines: William Knoblauch, Finlandia University Assistant Professor of History; Richard Gee, Finlandia University Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology