A large number of professors from various disciplines teach courses in Interdisciplinary Studies. Many of these courses are team-taught, with two or three professors from different disciplines bringing different perspectives to the course matter.
Dr. 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. Karsten Mündel,
Associate Dean, Academic; Associate Professor, Global and Development Studies; Director, Office of Learning~Advising~Beyond
Office: Forum 2-072
Dr. Geraint B. Osborne, Professor
B.A. (Hons.), Queen's University, 1988
M.A., Queen's University, 1990
Ph.D., Sociology, McGill University, 1998
Geraint's research and teaching interests are in the areas of crime, deviance and social control, political sociology, historical sociology, and qualitative methods. Prior to coming to Augustana, Geraint conducted research for Environment Canada, Canada Post Corporation, Correctional Services Canada and Canadian Heritage. He has authored and co-authored articles and chapters on a variety of topics including, motivations of recreational cannabis users, masculinity and hockey violence, Canadian nationalism, women and war work, and social change in rural areas. His current research projects deal with perceptions of cannabis use by non-using students, the role of professors as public intellectuals in small campus towns, and the historical perception of hockey violence as presented in Canadian newspapers.
Personal website / Contact information
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.
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. Recently, 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.
Dr. Yvonne Becker, Associate Professor of Physical Education
B.P.E., University of Alberta
M.A., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia
Teaching Areas and Research Interests: gender issues in sport, human growth and development, research methodologies, and fitness and health. Research areas include poststructuralist theory, female athletes, feminism and sport, and gender politics.