Faculty and Staff

John Barbour

John Barbour
Professor of Religion

B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

Patricia Beckman

Patricia Z. Beckman
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus M.A., Ph.D, Chicago Divinity

Mara Benjamin

Mara Benjamin
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Ph.D., Stanford University

David Booth

David Booth
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

Jake Erickson

Jake Erickson
Instructor in Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Yale Divinity; Ph.D. Candidate, Drew University

Emily Filler
Instructor in Religion

B.A., George Washington University; M.Th., Harvard Divinity; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Virginia

Jim Hanson

James Hanson
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

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Kiara Jorgenson
Instructor in Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D. Candidate, Luther Seminary

Peder Jothen

Peder Jothen
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

David Kaden
Instructor in Religion

B.A., Messiah College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Toronto

L. DeAne Lagerquist

L. DeAne Lagerquist
Professor of Religion, Department Chair

B.A., California Lutheran; M.A., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

Eric Lund

Eric Lund
Professor of Religion

B.A., Brown University; M.Div., Yale Divinity; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Maggie Odell

Maggie Odell
Professor of Religion

B.A., Meredith College; M.A.R., Yale Divinity; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Anant Rambachan

Anant Rambachan
Professor of Religion

B.A., West Indies; M.A., Ph.D., University of Leeds

Barbara Reed

Barbara Reed
Professor of Religion

B.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Taiwan Normal University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Jason Ripley

Jason Ripley
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Gustavus Aldolphus; M.A.T.S., Bethel Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Edmund Santurri

Edmund Santurri
Professor of Religion

B.A., M.A., University of Virginia, M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Jamie Schillinger

Jamie Schillinger
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Litt., St. Andrews; A.M., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

Jennifer Schultz

Jennifer Schultz
Academic Administrative Assistant

Jennifer is your best contact for general department-related queries.

Doug Schuurman

Doug Schuurman
Professor of Religion

B.A., Calvin College; M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

Dana Scopatz

Dana Scopatz
Instructor in Religion

A.A., Inver Hills; B.A., Iowa State; M.Div., United Theological Seminary; Ph.D.Candidate, Luther Theological Seminary

Gregory Walter

Gregory A. Walter
Associate Professor of Religion

B.A., St.Olaf College, M.Div., Luther Seminary, Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson
Professor of Religion

B. A., St. Olaf College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., The University of Chicago