Faculty

Laurel Carrington, Director, History, Ph.D., Cornell
Doug Casson, Co-Director, Political Science, Ph.D., Duke

Staff for 2014-16 (Class of 2018)
Trish Beckman, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Christopher Brunelle, Classics, Ph.D., North Carolina
Anthony Rudd, Philosophy, Ph.D., Bristol
Steve Hahn, History, Ph.D., Emory
Mary Trull, English, Ph.D., Chicago
Charles Wilson, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago

Staff for 2013-15 (Class of 2017)
Douglas Casson, Political Science, Ph.D., Duke
Jeanine Grenberg, Philosophy, Ph.D., Emory
Gregory Walter, Religion, Ph.D., Princeton
Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Music, D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory
Anna Kuxhausen, History, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Jeanne Wilcoxon, Theater History, Ph. D, University of Minnesota

Staff for 2012-14 (Class of 2016)
Karen Cherewatuk, English, Ph.D., Cornell
Danny Munoz-Hutchinson, Philosophy, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Jason Ripley, Religion, Ph.D., Princeton
Carlos Gallego, English, Ph.D., Stanford
Charles Wilson, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Paul Wojick, Economics, Ph.D., University of Colorado

Staff for 2011-13 (Class of 2015)
John Barbour, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Jeanine Grenberg, Philosophy, Ph.D., Emory
Timothy Howe, History, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Galbraith, Religion, Ph.D., Cambridge
Gary Gisselman, Speech-Theater, B.A., Carthage
Steven Soderlind, Economics, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Staff for 2010-12 (Class of 2014)
Christopher M. Brunelle, Classics, Ph.D., North Carolina
J. Laurel Carrington, History, Ph.D., Cornell
Nancy Thompson, Art/Art History, Ph.D., Indiana University
Patricia Beckman, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Jeanne Wilcoxon, Theater History, Ph. D, University of Minnesota
Colin Wells, English, Ph.D., Rutgers

beckman,willcoxon,wells

Profs. Beckman, Wells and Willcoxon

Staff for 2009-11 (Class of 2013)
David Booth, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Edward Langerak, Philosophy, Ph.D., Princeton
Karen Marsalek, English, Ph.D., Toronto
Karen Cherewatuk, English, Ph.D., Cornell
Anne Groton, Classics, Ph.D., Michigan
Jason Ripley, Religion, Ph.D., Princeton

groton, ripley, cherewatuk

AboveProfs. Groton, Ripley and Cherewatuk

Below: Profs. Marsalek, Booth and Casson

marsalek, booth, casson

Staff for 2008-10 (Class of 2012)
Patricia Beckman, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Christopher M. Brunelle, Classics, Ph.D., North Carolina
Karl Fink, German, Ph.D., Illnois
Elizabeth Galbraith, Religion, Ph.D., Cambridge
Edmund Santurri, Philosophy and Religion, Ph.D., Yale
Charles A. Wilson, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago

Staff for 2007-09 (Class of 2011)
Douglas Casson, Political Science, Ph.D., Duke
Gary Gisselman, Speech-Theater, B.A., Carthage
Vicki Harper, Philosophy, Ph.D., Harvard
Edward Langerak, Philosophy, Ph.D., Princeton
Karen Marsalek, English, Ph.D., Toronto
Mary Trull, English, Ph.D., Chicago

Staff for 2006-08 (Class of 2010)
Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Music, D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory
David Booth, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago
Christopher M. Brunelle, Classics, Ph.D., North Carolina
J. Laurel Carrington, History, Ph.D., Cornell
Anne G. Sabo, Norwegian, Ph.D., Washington
Charles Taliaferro, Philosophy, Ph.D., Brown

Staff for 2005-07 (Class of 2009)
Karen Cherewatuk, English, Ph.D., Cornell
Elizabeth Galbraith, Religion, Ph.D., Cambridge
Bryn Geffert, Library, Ph.D., (History), Minnesota
Jeanine Grenberg, Philosophy, Ph.D., Emory
Margaret Odell, Religion, Ph.D., Pittsburgh
Anthony J. Rudd, Philosophy, Ph.D., Bristol

Staff for 2004-06 (Class of 2008)
Jolene Barjasteh, Romance Languages–French, Ph.D., Illinois
J. Laurel Carrington, History, Ph.D., Cornell
Diana Postelthwaite, English, Ph.D., Yale
Edmund N. Santurri, Philosophy and Religion, Ph.D., Yale

Staff for 2003-05 (Class of 2007)
Rebecca Judge, Economics, Ph.D., Duke
Norm Watt, German, Ph.D.,
Colin Wells, English, Ph.D., Rutgers
Charles A. Wilson, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago

Staff for 2002-04 (Class of 2006)
Jolene Barjasteh, Romance Languages–French, Ph.D., Illinois
Steve Reece, Classics, Ph.D., California – Los Angeles
Doug Schuurman, Religion, Ph.D., Chicago

Administration
The Great Conversation is administered by a director and a steering committee on which several Great Conversation faculty, current and former, and students serve.