Faculty and Staff

John Barbour

John Barbour
Professor of Religion

B.A., Oberlin; M.A., Ph.D., The University of Chicago

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Anthony Bateza
Instructor of Religion

B.S., Iowa State; M.Div.,Lutheran School of Theology; Ph.D., Princeton Seminary (2015, Anticipated)

Patricia Beckman

Patricia Z. Beckman
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus M.A., Ph.D, The University of Chicago

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

A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D.,The University of Chicago

Jim Hanson

James Hanson
Associate Professor of Religion

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

Benjamin Heidgerken
Assistant Professor of Religion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

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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., The University of Chicago

L. DeAne Lagerquist

L. DeAne Lagerquist
Professor of Religion

B.A., California Lutheran; M.A., Luther Seminary; Ph.D., the University of Chicago

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

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Edmund Santurri
Professor of Religion, Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community

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

Jamie Schillinger

Jamie Schillinger
Associate Professor of Religion, Department Chair

B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Litt., St. Andrews; A.M., Ph.D., The University of Chicago

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., The University of Chicago

Ben Van Overmeire
Assistant Professor in Religion

Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion

Nathaniel Van Yperen
Assistant Professor of Religion

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

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