Dr. Stephen Husarik
Breedlove Building, Room 212
Areas of Expertise: humanities, Beethoven, classical music, piano, world travel.
Dr. Stephen Husarik is a Professor of Humanities and Music History at UAFS and serves as head carillonneur for the university. He attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa, where he received his Ph.D.
Husarik worked at several colleges in the Chicago area before coming to UAFS in 1992 when it was still Westark. Husarik studied musicology with Nicholas Temperley and Albert Luper, and piano with Soulima Stravinsky and John Simms.
In addition to reading dozens of papers at national and international conferences, Husarik has authored and/or contributed to over half a dozen books and nearly thirty articles in the areas of music and humanities. He recently published a textbook in 2014 titled “Humanities Across the Arts.” He has served as co-editor of “Interdisciplinary Humanities” for the Humanities Education and Research Association since 2008 and recently edited an issue entitled “Online Humanities.” He has a particular interest in the music of Beethoven and has published articles on the composer in The Musical Times, the Journal of International Humanities and Speculum Musicae.
Husarik has received the Whirlpool Master Teacher Award, the Arkansas Distance Education Teaching Award, and other local, national and international awards for his publications. He was the recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities and college teacher fellowships to the University of Maryland, Harvard University, New York University and Bayreuth, Germany. In 2012, he received the "Research, Scholarship and Creativity Award" from UAFS, which recognizes full-time faculty members for their research achievements.