Dr. Umland arrived at UNK in 1988. His areas of specialization are in Literary Theory, Popular Culture, Film Studies and Media Studies. Dr. Umland earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He was the recipient of the Pratt-Heins Award for Distinguished Research in 2004 and was named Department Chair in August 2011.
- English 211: Introduction to Creative Writing
- English 374: History of the Motion Picture
- English 406: Principles of Literary Criticism
- English 427: Electronic Literacy
- "World of Blood and Fire: Lang, Mabuse, and Bergman's The Serpent's Egg," in European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945. Eds. Patricia Allmer, David Huxley, & Emily Brick. London: Wallflower Press, 2012.
- Blood and Roses (. . . Et mourir de plaisir) (France/Italy, 1960); Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires) (France/Italy, 1967); Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (Sweden, 1968); The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Il profuoa della signora in nero) (Italy, 1974), in 100 European Horror Films. Ed. Steven Jay Schneider. BFI Screen Guides Series. London: British Film Institute, 2007. Co-author, with Rebecca A. Umland.
- Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side. Goldaming, Surrey, UK: FAB Press, 2006. Co-Author, with Rebecca A. Umland.
- "Burn, Witch, Burn: A First Look at the Scandinavian Horror Film." Horror International. Eds. Steven Jay Schneider and Tony Williams. Contemporary Approaches to Film and Television Ser. Wayne State University Press, 2005. Co-Author, with Rebecca A. Umland.
- "Cassandra Among the Cyborgs, or, The Silicon Termination Notice (on Philip K. Dick's 'Man, Android and Machine')"
Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History. Eds. Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson and Alessio Cavallaro. Co-Publishers: Sydney: Power Publications (Australia) and Cambridge: the MIT Press (USA) 2002.