Faculty

Glynnis Hood
Dr. Glynnis Hood
Professor (Environmental Science)
  • B.A., University of Victoria
  • M.Sc., University of Northern British Columbia
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta

Dr. Hood teaches many courses in Environmental Studies. Her research areas include freshwater ecology, wildlife management, and parks and protected areas.

Dr. Glen Hvenegaard
Dr. Glen Hvenegaard
Professor (Geography)
  • B.Sc., University of Alberta
  • M.Sc., University of Alberta
  • Ph.D., University of Victoria

Dr. Hvenegaard's research interests include environmental interpretation, protected areas, ecotourism, bird biogeography, and rural sustainability.

Dr. Greg King
Dr. Greg King
Assistant Professor (Environmental Science)
  • B.Sc., Carleton University
  • M.Sc., Carleton University
  • Ph.D., Universität Bern

Dr. King's research interests include dendrochronology, forest ecology, urban ecology and northern ecosystems.

Morten Asfeldt
Morten Asfeldt
Associate Professor (Physical Education)
  • B.A., University of Alberta
  • M.A., University of Alberta
  • M.Sc., Mankato State University, Minnesota

Research interests: outdoor pursuits, leadership, experiential education

Doris-Audet
Doris Audet
Associate Professor (Biology)
  • B.Sc., University of Quebec, Chicoutimi
  • M.Sc., Carleton University
  • Ph.D., York University

Dr. Audet teaches in the areas of vertebrate biology, animal behaviour, and interdisciplinary studies. Her research areas include physiological ecology and the behaviour of bats.

Dr. Lars K. Hallstrom
Dr. Lars K. Hallstrom
Professor (Political Studies) & Director, Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities
  • B.A.,University of Calgary (Political Science)
  • M.A., Purdue University (Political Science)
  • Ph.D. Purdue University (Political Science)

Lars Hallstrom teaches in the areas of public policy, environmental politics, comparative politics and international relations. His research has included publications and research grants for topics such as wetland mitigation, the social determinants of health, rural development, environmental policy in the EU and watershed management.

Roxanne Harde
Roxanne Harde
Professor (English); Chair (Fine Arts and Humanities); SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
  • B.A.,University of Calgary (Political Science)
  • M.A., University of Saskatchewan
  • Ph.D., Queen's University

A McCalla University Professor, Roxanne researches and teaches American literature and culture, focusing on popular culture, women's writing and children's and Indigenous literatures. Her most recent books are The Embodied Child, co-edited with Lydia Kokkola (Routledge, 2017), Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture, co-edited with Thomas Alan Holmes (Lexington, 2013). Roxanne recently held the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair at Vanderbilt, working on a project entitled, "Still Searching: Singer-Songwriters, Americana Dreams."

Dr. Kierstin Hatt
Dr. Kierstin Hatt
Associate Professor
  • B.A., Psychology, Carleton University, 1991
  • M.A., International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University Halifax, 1993
  • Ph.D., Sociology, McGill University, 2001

Kierstin's recent courses have involved introductory sociology, social anthropology, sociology of global development, sex, gender and society, and environmental sociology. Her past and current research interests, are multi/inter/trans-disciplinary. In sociology, her core areas are development, gender and environment. She also has an interest in midwifery, travelling and sea kayaking.

(780) 679-1187

Dr. Varghese Manaloor
Dr. Varghese Manaloor
Associate Professor
  • B.Sc., Birsa Agricultural University (India)
  • M.Sc., Birsa Agricultural University (India)
  • Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan

I began teaching at Augustana in 1996. Courses I have taught include applied microeconomics, econometrics, statistics for business and economics, environmental economics, and ethics in business and economics. I have been involved in the Augustana field experience program of tours to India. In 2003, I was appointed to the John P. Tandberg Chair in Economics at Augustana. My research interests are focused on environmental and development economics, policy and conservation issues. A current research project involves assessing the economic consequences of green house gas emissions in the agricultural sector.

(780) 679-1191

Elizabeth McGinitie
Elizabeth McGinitie
Assistant Professor (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc., Saint Francis Xavier University
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta

Dr. McGinitie teaches general, physical, and inorganic chemistry courses. Her research focuses on developing immobilized catalytic systems for use in the continuous-flow production of industrially relevant materials. Her hobbies include reading, swimming and needlework.

Dr. Anne McIntosh
Dr. Anne McIntosh
Associate Professor (Biology)
  • B.Sc. (Honours), University of British Columbia
  • M.Sc., Oregon State University
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta

Dr. McIntosh teaches in the areas of plant biology, biological diversity, and ecology. Her research focuses on recovery of forested and grassland ecosystems after both natural and anthropogenic disturbance.

780-679-1198

Sean E. Moore
Sean E. Moore
Associate Professor (Psychology)
  • B.A., Wilfrid Laurier
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta

I am a social-cultural psychologist and my primary interest is in examining the causes and consequences of human emotions. In studying the causes of emotions, I often look at how cultural values impact perceived happiness and life satisfaction. When looking at the consequences of emotions, I conduct research examining how moods affect people's attitudes and thinking about social issues.

Dr. Janet Wesselius
Dr. Janet Wesselius
Associate Professor (Philosophy)
  • B.A. First Class Honours (University of Alberta)
  • M.Phil.F. (Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto)
  • Ph.D. (Free University of Amsterdam)

Dr. Wesselius's research mainly focuses on feminist epistemology & philosophy of science and environmental theory. She has also taught courses in Women's Studies and Religious Studies previous to joining the Augustana Faculty. She is the recipient of the William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching for 2006 and the Faculty of Arts Sessional Instructor Teaching Award for 2006, as well as the Augustana Faculty Teaching Award for 2010 and the 2010 Augustana Teaching Award for the Support of Information Literacy.

Dr. Joseph R. Wiebe
Dr. Joseph R. Wiebe
Assistant Professor (Religion)
  • B.Th., Canadian Mennonite University
  • M.T.S., Duke University
  • Ph.D., McMaster University

Joseph Wiebe teaches introductory courses in Religious Studies, Religion and Ecology, and Ethics. Wiebe's 2017 book, The Place of Imagination, is a critical reading of Wendell Berry's fiction that emphasizes the role of imagination in community and environmental ethics. His ongoing research interest is on the influence of settler colonialism on environmental imagination and religious identity.