Education: Ph.D., Anthropology, SUNY Albany; M.A., Anthropology, State University of New York at Albany; B.A., English Philology and Translation, Technological University of Podillia
Education: Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. Physics, Spanish, Luther College
Course Topics: Nineteenth-century American art, art of the American West, Native American art, the history of photography
Education: Ph.D. in American Art History, University of Iowa; M.A. in Art History, University of Iowa; B.A in Art History and Studio Art, St. Olaf College
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
Research Interests: Contextual Christian Theologies (particularly feminism and liberation), Reformation, Ecumenism, Interdisciplinary Studies on Embodiment, and Interfaith Dialogue
Education: Ph.D. Political Science, University of Kansas; M.A. Political Science, University of Kansas; Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Kansas; B.A. Political Science, University of Kansas
Carly Hayden Foster is delighted to join the Luther Political Science department in 2015 after teaching at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Washington State University, and the University of Kansas. She and her family are grateful for the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities and beautiful scenery to be found in and around Decorah. Dr. Foster’s research and teaching interests center on gender and race as they relate to law, policy and politics. She has published work on gender and race in welfare policy, health policy, child welfare policy, and political organizations. She will be teaching courses on social policy, gender and politics, political thought, constitutional law, and race and immigration in U.S. politics. In January of 2016 she will be teaching a special topics course on “Gender, Politics, and the Iowa Caucus.” She looks forward to getting to know Luther students and the Luther community.
Education: Ph.D., University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work; M.Div./MSW, The Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver; B.A., Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado
Education: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M. Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.A., Vanderbilt University; B.A., Birmingham-Southern College
Research Interests: Secularization and Islamophobia in the West, Interreligious Dialogue
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
Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas; M.A., Political Science, University of Kansas; B.A., Political Science and International Business, Baker University
Pedro dos Santos arrived at Luther in 2012 after earning a B.A. in International Business and Political Science from Baker University (2004); a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas (2007); a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas (2009); and a Ph.D. in Political Science (major in Comparative Politics and International Relations, minor in Latin American Development) from the University of Kansas (2012). He also spent one year as a Visiting Researcher at the Research Center and Graduate Program on the America at the University of Brasilia in Brazil (2010-2011).
Dr. dos Santos' research interests include gender and politics, politics and religion, Latin American politics, electoral systems and elections, and comparative foreign policy. He has published works on women's representation in Latin America and evangelical politics in Brazil. He has experience teaching American politics, global politics, Latin American Political and Economic development, global politics and film, international studies (interdisciplinary), comparative politics, and politics of the developing world.
Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Minnesota; M.A., Communication Studies, University of Minnesota; B.A., Communication, Saint John’s University
Education: Ph.D., Speech Communication, The University of Georgia; M.A., Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University; B.S., Communication Studies, Berry College
Education: Ph.D, African Languages and Literature, M.A., African Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., International Relations, University of California-L.A.
Education: D.A., American Social History and Curriculum Design, Carnegie-Mellon University; M.A., American History, Northeastern University; B.A., Social Science and Secondary Education, College of Saint Rose