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Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professorship of Science and Religion

The Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professorship in Science and Religion fosters growth and development in both Technology and Religion.

The Professorship sponsors:

  • An annual lecture series
  • Sponsors seminars
  • Teaches in both the Theology Department and the Computer Science Department of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. 

Dr. Noreen Herzfeld is the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion at Saint John's University and College of St. Benedict. She holds degrees in both Computer Science and Theology and teaches in both fields. Herzfeld is the author of:


In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit(2002)

Technology and Religion: Remaining Human in a Co-Created World (2009)

The Limits of Perfection in Technology, Religion, and Science (2010)

Herzfeld has published numerous articles on topics ranging from the prospects of AI to reconciliation between Muslims and Christians in Bosnia. Many of her articles can be found on the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Digital Commons