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Robert Shelton
Robert Shelton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus

Department: HPS
Address: C-1 Holmes
Phone: (517) 353-4599


HPS courses, including LBC 133 (Introduction of HPS), LBC 331 (Literature and Science), LBC 332 (Technology and Culture), LBC 335 (The Natural Environment), LBC 490E (various topics), and LBC 492 (Senior Seminar).


Late-19th and early-20th century British literature; the philosophy, sociology, and history of science; American Renaissance; science fiction and literary utopias; film theory and history; nonfiction genres; H. G. Wells; the natural environment: perceptions and practices; medicine and the humanities; composition pedagogy.


Several articles on H. G. Wells, Olaf Stapledon, Arthur C. Clarke, and Edward Bellamy; also pieces on film genre and on the history of hysteria.

Awards and Achievements

Honorary Graduate, Lyman Briggs College Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars

Additional Information

I have taught three times in MSU's Combined IAH/ISS Study Abroad Program in London, 1994, 1997, and 1998. Let's get more Briggs students involved in such programs!

    2007 -MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award