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Faculty Associated with the Program

Maryna Bazylevych
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies
Office: Koren 320
Phone: 563-387-1349

Education: Ph.D., SUNY Albany; M.A., State University of New York at Albany; B.A., Technological University of Podillia

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Sean D. Burke
Associate Professor of Religion
Office: Main 201
Phone: 563-387-2985

Education: Ph.D., Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary; B.A., Judeo-Christian Heritage, Concordia College

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Joy Conrad
Instructor in Modern Languages and Literatures
Office: Olin 304
Phone: 563-387-2996

Wanda Deifelt
Professor of Religion
Office: Main 203A
Phone: 563-387-2147

Education: Ph.D., Joint Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University Doctoral Program; M.T.S., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; B.A., Faculdade de Teologia, Escola Superior de Teologia

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Mark Eichinger
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290C
Phone: 563-387-1551

Education: Ph.D., Physiology, University of Hawaii; B.S., Biology, Northland College

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Jane M. Hawley
Professor of Dance
Office: Center for the Arts 109
Phone: 563-387-1694

Education: M.F.A., Performance and Choreography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Certificate Program, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre School; Personal Well-Being, Windemere Institute for Healing Arts; B.A., Theatre, Luther College

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Laurie Iudin-Nelson
Full Professor of Russian Studies
Office: Main 405
Phone: 563-387-1078
Thomas C. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Office: Campus House 102
Phone: 563-387-1091

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Marian Kaehler
Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290G
Phone: 563-387-1556

Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry, Michigan State University; B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Lise E. Kildegaard
Professor of English
Office: Main 503A
Phone: 563-387-1683

Education: Ph.D., M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., Carleton College

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Martin Klammer
Professor of English
Office: On Leave (spring 2014)
Phone: 563-387-2112

Education: Ph.D., M.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; B.A., University of Oregon

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Charlotte Kunkel
Professor of Sociology
Office: Koren 322
Phone: 563-387-1624

Education: Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder; B.A., St. Cloud State University

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Benjamin Moore
Assistant Professor of Art
Office: Center for the Arts 107
Phone: 563-387-1112

Education: M.F.A., Painting, University of Iowa; B.A., Art, Luther College 

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Holly Moore
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Office: Ockham House 13
Phone: 563-387-1222

Education: Ph.D., Philosophy, DePaul University; M.A., Philosophy, Villanova University; B.A., Pennsylvania State University

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Kate Narveson
Professor of English
Office: Main 506
Phone: 563-387-1593

Education: Ph.D., M.A., University of Chicago; M.Phil., The Warburg Institute, University of London; B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

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Kimberly Powell
Professor of Communication Studies
Office: Campus House 101
Phone: 563-387-1362

Education: Ph.D., The University of Georgia; M.A., Northern Illinois University; B.S., Berry College

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Sheila Radford-Hill
Executive Director of Diversity Center
Office: Dahl Centennial Union 113C
Phone: 563-387-1014
Diane Scholl
Professor of English
Office: Main 504
Phone: 563-387-1039

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago; M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., St. Olaf College

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Marty Steele
Counselor, Counseling Service
Office: Counseling Serv., Larsen Hall
Phone: 563-387-1375
Karla Suomala
Associate Professor of Religion
Office: Olin 303
Phone: 563-387-1277

Education: Ph.D., Hebraic and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College; M. Phil., Hebraic and Cognate Studies, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; B.A., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

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Kristin Swanson
Associate Professor of Religion
Office: Main 204
Phone: 563-387-1346

Education: Ph.D., Religion, Vanderbilt; M.T.S., Trinity Lutheran Seminary; B.A., summa cum laude, California Lutheran University

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Amy E. Weldon
Associate Professor of English
Office: Main 603A
Phone: 563-387-2224

Education: Ph.D, M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B.A., Auburn University

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Novian Whitsitt
Professor of Africana Studies and English
Office: On Leave (2013-14)
Phone: 563-387-2142

Education: Ph.D, M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., University of California-L.A.

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Jacqueline Wilkie
Professor of History
Office: Main 126
Phone: 563-387-1369

Education:  D.A., Carnegie-Mellon University; M.A., Northeastern University; B.A., College of Saint Rose

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