Academics

Casey Elledge

“It’s always fun to encounter the unexpected when studying religion. “ What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? The New Testament, Christian Origins, and Ancient Judaism What is your teaching style? In my field, we do a lot of close reading and interpretation of ancient religious texts.  We share ideas about what we […]

Lauren Hecht

“My primary areas of research focus on understanding how our minds interpret the world around us (perception) and how we process or ignore a subset of what we perceive (attention).” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? My primary areas of research focus on understanding how our minds interpret the world around us […]

Sheng Yang

“I believe that critical and analytical thinking skills are the key for students to achieve a successful career.” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? I teach courses in economics and finance, including corporate finance, investments, and international trade and finance.  My research primarily focuses on the empirical analysis of strategic behavior and […]

Julie Bartley

“I try to give students the opportunity to do both individual and team assignments and strive to foster an inclusive, active classroom in which students have choices about how they engage with their work.” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? My research examines the interactions between early life and its environment. I […]

Patrick Heath

“It’s always great to see how the students incorporate things they have learned throughout their college careers into the research studies we read!” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? Self-Compassion and Mental Health Stigma What tips do you have for student success? Stay engaged during class and make use of the resources […]

Jessica Helget ’11

“I aim to create a dynamic and stimulating classroom environment that fosters enthusiasm and promotes active learning. What is your teaching style? As a current practicing Acute Care Registered Nurse, I am able to bring current nursing knowledge and practice in alignment with the courses and simulations I teach. Additionally, by incorporating evidence-based teaching strategies […]

Karl Larson

“Don’t be afraid to speak, remember to listen, and ALWAYS ask questions.” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? Research: Alternative medical practices, consumer health, public health programming, epidemiology What is your teaching style? Since students come in all styles, I try to structure classes the same way. Some lecture, yes, but also […]

Cathy Harms

“Work Hard, Have Fun, Choose Kind and Be Present” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? I teach Marketing, Marketing Research and Digital Marketing.  Marketing is constantly changing and I love to connect key marketing strategies to actual real world practitioners who are doing the marketing every day. What is your teaching style? […]

Stephanie Otto ’00

“I want students to be a part of the experience and to develop community with each other. “ What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? My research areas involves the impact of physical activity and diet on bone health.  Teaching areas in include Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Statistics in Health and […]

Ursula Lindqvist

“It’s why I teach, because really it means I get to be a student for life.” What are your areas of research and teaching expertise? Nordic colonialisms and postcolonial studies, comparative literature, Swedish/Gustavus settler history, Indigenous relations, global Nordic cinema, Swedish language and literature, diversity and social change in the global North  What is your […]