Means and Methods
Just as contractors develop means and methods to construct a new building, faculty deploy means and methods of their disciplines to construct new knowledge. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University faculty engage in a wide variety of scholarly and creative pursuits that not only keep their teaching up-to-date, but importantly contribute to the common good. From ethical analysis of public policy to explorations of ways art enriches lives, our faculty continually develop new understanding of our world. This series introduces some of the scholarly work underway at CSB/SJU.
Emily Kuffner, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies
She studies the Golden Age (16 th and 17 th century) of Spanish Literature, with a focus on women writers. Her most recent book is Fictions of Containment in the Spanish Female Picaresque: Prostitution and Architectural Space in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).
B.A. Spanish, University of New Orleans
M.A. Romance Languages, University of New Orleans
Ph.D. Spanish, University of California Davis
Shawn Colberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
His research interests include both Medieval church history and theology, and Hispanic theology. He has published extensively in journals and he presently has a book under review at Catholic University of America Press which explores the theology of Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure on human action and divine reward.
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
M.Div. Yale University Divinity School
B.A. Saint Olaf College
Troy Knight, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
His current research includes reconstructing past climates and forest population dynamics using dendrochronolgy, the study of tree rings, as well as using phenology to track the impacts of climate change. He has published articles on his research in academic journals of his discipline.
B.A. in Anthropology and History from the University of Georgia
M.S. in Geography Georgia State University
Ph.D. in Geography the University of Arizona