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Dr. Joanna Klein
Dr. Joanna Klein was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to India for the 2020-2021 academic year. Dr. Klein will teach at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University of Hyderabad, India, using course-based research and instructor training to crowdsource antibiotic discovery. “My experience teaching in India will greatly enhance my teaching at UNW through added content that is global in perspective. I routinely provide examples of microbes in action when teaching and will make particular effort to bring in examples from India. Specifically, antibiotic use, resistance, and development within India will be of great interest for me to learn about and share with students and faculty upon my return to the US.”
Dr. Dale Gentry
Dr. Dale Gentry has developed a website/blog on Science and Faith called Disciple Science that includes relevant resources, podcasts and discussions at www.disciplescience.com.
“Too many people believe that they have to choose between science and Christian faith. I created Disciple Science to produce media that will help people see science and Christian theology as complementary explanations of reality, so that science can inspire a strengthened Christian faith. We believe a better understanding of God’s creation will produce a better understanding of God. I am partnering with friends and colleagues in other fields of science and Biblical studies and we hope these resources will provide encouragement and guidance to those who love science and nature and want to maintain a transformative faith in Jesus.”
Dr. Lisanne Winslow
Dr. Winslow is a Fulbright Scholar holding two doctorates: a PhD in Cell Biology and a PhD in Systematic Theology. Dr. Winslow will be keynote Speaker at the Global Congress on Rationality and Spirituality in Leuven, Belgium in August 2020. https://www.etf.edu/event/jonathan-edwards-congress/
“I am honored to have had the opportunity to teach at UNW for eighteen years. It is wonderful to engage students in the classroom and to train them to be world-class scientists in the lab. Students also have freedom to ask questions of faith and place their love of biology and medicine in the context of their faith in God. But for me, the best part of the UNW education is the relationships. I know my students.”
In addition to her numerous scientific articles on marine invertebrate immunology, Dr. Winslow has two new books in Science and Theology in 2020:
- Winslow, Lisanne. (2020). A Great and Remarkable Analogy: Jonathan Edwards' Onto-Typology of Nature. Yale University Jonathan Edwards Center, “New Directions in Edwards Series” published through Vandenhoek and Ruprecht Publishers.
- Winslow, Lisanne. (2020). A Trinitarian Theology of Nature. The Princeton Theological Monograph Series, published through Wipf & Stock Publishers with a Foreword by Dr Alister McGrath, Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.
Dr. Terri Mattila
Dr. Terri Mattila enjoys teaching non-major students in Concepts of Biology. She says, “They are a diverse group representing many different majors, everything from Elementary Education to Art to Theater to Business Management. Despite not being science majors, they're fully up to the challenge of learning some complex topics biology has to offer.”
Her research team continues to learn more about the human skin microbiome and how it relates to various forms of mental illness. They are currently comparing three different methods of sample collection to determine which will best suit the project.
Dr. Gary Mumaugh
Dr. Gary Mumaugh is founder of the Human Biology Lab featuring the state-of-the-art Anatomage Digital Cadaver.
“The biology program at UNW provides a loving send of community and family that is unique to us and is a part of our institutional DNA. Students, faculty and staff connect at a very deep intellectual, personal and spiritual level and we are all genuinely concerned about our students’ success. UNW had a very humble beginning as a school of training Pastors and Missionaries. Out of that original beginning, hundreds of Pastors and Missionaries have gone forth and changed the world for the thousands of people they have ministered to over the decades. That is how I feel about my ministry in biology at UNW. In our Department and our Human Biology Lab we will birth hundreds of successful Scientists, Biologists and future Health Care Providers, who will go out and impact thousands of other patients and those around them. We are training future Health Care Providers who will become the hands and feet of Christ to those around them.”