‘Faculty Activities’ Category


Faculty Activities


Glenn Kranking (History and Scandinavian Studies)

Glenn Kranking presented “Russia’s Posturing: Northern European Security in Historical Perspective” and chaired a session on “Lutheranism Turns 500” at the annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study conference. He sits on the Executive Advisory Board of SASS, and just completed his term as President of the Society of Historians of Scandinavia.

Marian Frazier, Tom LoFaro, and Carolyn Dobler (Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics)

Marian Frazier, Tom LoFaro, and Carolyn Dobler (emerita) published the paper “A Cross-Discipline Modeling Capstone Experience” in the journal PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies. The article discusses the MCS Department’s January Interim Experience capstone Mathematical Modeling course and how it exemplifies curriculum guidelines set forth by the Mathematical Association of America […]

Scott Bur (Chemistry)

Scott Bur gave a talk with his collaborator Will Pomerantz (University of Minnesota) titled “Discovery-based research using fragment synthesis and protein-observed 19F NMR in an undergraduate organic laboratory” at the recent national American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco. The talk described a collaboration between Gustavus and the University of Minnesota that brings research projects […]

Joaquín Villanueva (Geography)

Joaquín Villanueva had his article “Court pedagogies and the construction of passive ordinary citizens in the French banlieue” published in the special issue “Governance, Peace, and Citizenship” of the journal Space and Polity.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy)

Lisa Heldke published “Hospitality as Ethics” in a special issue of New Philosopher devoted to the topic of food.

Lisa Heldke (Philosophy)

Lisa Heldke spent two days with the Elon University Philosophy Department, where she delivered the Reynolds Lecture. Her lecture was entitled “Guts, Dirt and Fundamental(ish) Metaphysical Categories.”

Eric Dugdale (Classics)

Eric Dugdale had his article titled “Of This and That: The Recognition Formula in Sophocles’ Electra” published in volume 147 of TAPA, the research publication of the Society of Classical Studies.

Kyle Chambers (Psychological Science)

Kyle Chambers recently presented “Helping our communities and transforming our students by incorporating community-engaged projects” at the Teaching Institute of the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) in Austin, TX.

Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science)

This April, twenty Gustavus students and Mimi Gerstbauer traveled to the Arrowhead Model United Nations conference in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Priscilla Otero ’18 (Political Science) and co-president of the student club, won the Best Delegate Award on the Security Council, in her role as China. Jason Alper ’19 (Political Science) won the Best Delegate […]

Kathi Tunheim (Economics and Management)

Kathi Tunheim has been selected to be a Thrivent Fellow for 2017-18. This is a year-long leadership development program for faculty and administrators at colleges and universities in Lutheran higher education.