St. Olaf On the Road in the Twin Cities: Speakers’ Bios

St. Olaf On the Road in the Twin Cities 01-28-2017

Speakers’ Bios

loebachjeremyJeremy Loebach

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Jeremy is affiliated with St. Olaf’s neuroscience and linguistic studies programs. As a cognitive neuroscientist, he has research and teaching interests in a variety of related areas, including speech perception, music perception, language, deafness, and cochlear implants.

Jeremy earned a B.S. from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His program of research seeks to understand the relationship between the sensory encoding of speech and the percept that it evokes, to what degree these mechanisms are specific to speech and language, and how malleable these mechanisms are and how can they be enhanced.


moorelisa2015Lisa Moore

Assistant Professor of Social Work and Family Studies

Prior to her arrival at St. Olaf College, Lisa worked as a clinical assistant professor at Boston University School of Social Work and maintained a private practice in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

She earned her A.B. at Davidson College, her M.S.W at Smith College School of Social Work, and her Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Lisa’s primary scholarship is focused on the intersections of race, housing, and families.


bowles_ryanRyan Bowles

Athletic Director

Ryan was a member of the Division I University of Maryland Athletic Department before coming to St. Olaf in 2015. His extensive background in college athletics, both as a student-athlete and administrator, includes serving as liaison to the Athletics Council — a group of faculty, staff, and students that advised Maryland’s president on athletic matters. He also directed the NCAA and conference championship events hosted by the university and played a leadership role in the development and rollout of a five-year strategic plan for athletics.

Ryan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McDaniel College, where he was a four-time letterwinner for the men’s soccer team.



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