Office of Liberal Education Staff

leighton-peterson90x135.jpgDr. Leighton Peterson is the Director for the Office of Liberal Education. He has been at Miami for 19 years. Dr. Leighton C. Peterson is Associate Professor of Anthropology. A linguistic and visual anthropologist working in the American southwest, Dr. Peterson specializes in Representational Practices, the Anthropology of Media, and Indigenous Language Vitality. He received his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin.

elizabethDr. Elizabeth Hoover is the Associate Director for the Office of Liberal Education. She is a Teaching Professor in Musicology and began teaching at Miami in 2012. Elizabeth serves as the Lead Departmental Advisor for the Department of Music and specializes in music history pedagogy as well as topics on music and screen media. Dr. Hoover holds an M.A. in Musicology and a Ph.D. in Musicology, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dorothy FalkeDorothy Falke is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Liberal Education. She has been at Miami University for 19 years. She enjoys shooting pool, riding motorcycles, reading, cooking, and baking and has two spoiled rotten cats. She is also continuing her education toward degrees in Accounting and Business Management Technology.

Dorothy loves working with the students, faculty, and staff here at Miami and assisting them with issues concerning the Global Miami Plan and Liberal Education.