I joined the Religion faculty at Luther College in 1993. I am an ordained member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and have a doctorate in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Most of my scholarship has focused on issues related to ethics and public policy, and a lot of my recent work has been in energy and climate policy. I spent most of my youth growing up in Germany and South Africa because my father worked for John Deere. I think those years gave me a global perspective that has influenced my career in various ways. I have been involved in various campus sustainability initiatives at Luther and am active in various organization in Iowa working on climate change and energy issues.
M. Phil. Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, 1993
M. Div. Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, 1987
B.A. Pacific Lutheran University, 1981