Former Fellows

Former LFP Fellows are listed in bold below for each of the years they were a part of the LFP Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship program. Also included is their discipline and the VU faculty member who served as their mentor.  

*Current Fellows

2015-2016

*Nicholas Kauffman - Classics, Julien Smith
*Anthony Minnema - History, Mark Schwehn
*Xueying Wang - Theology, Lisa Driver
*Joshua Kercsmar - History, Peter Kanelos
*Kenneth Pearce - Philosophy, Sandra Visser

2014-2015

Jennifer Illig - Theolgy, Lisa Driver
*Joshua Kercsmar - History, Peter Kanelos
*Kenneth Pearce - Philosophy, Sandra Visser
Ian Clausen - Theology, Frederick Neidner
Katherine Kennedy Steiner - Music, Lorraine S. Brugh  

2013-2014

George David Clark - English, Mike Owens
Anna Stewart - English, Stacy Hault-Saros
Ian Clausen - Theology, Frederick Neidner
Michael Cover - Theology, Ronald Rittgers
Katherine Kennedy Steiner - Music, Lorraine S. Brugh

2012-2013

Katherine Calloway - English, Sarah Danger
Robert Elder - History, Alan Bloom
Charles Strauss - History, Mel Piehl
George David Clark - English, Mike Owens
Anna Stewart - English, Stacy Hault-Saros

2011-2012

Jennifer Lynn Miller - English, Martin Buinicki
Mina Suk - Political Science, James Old
Katherine Calloway - English, Sarah Danger
Robert Elder - History, Alan Bloom
Charles Strauss - History, Mel Piehl

2010-2011

Jason Crawford - English, Mike Owens
Linn Tonstad - Theology, Dorothy Bass
Piotr Malysz - Theology, Matthew Becker
Jennifer Lynn Miller - English, Martin Buinicki
Mina Suk - Political Science, James Old

2009-2010

Susanna Childress - Creative Writing, Andrew White
Karin Fransen - Philosophy, Mark Schwehn
Samuel Graber - American Studies, Gretchen Buggeln
Jason Crawford - English, Mike Owens
Linn Tonstad – Theology, Dorothy Bass

2008-2009

Matthew Lundin - History, Ron Rittgers
Bryan Stewart - Patristics, George Heider
Susanna Childress - Creative Writing, Andrew White
Karin Fransen - Philosophy, Mark Schwehn
Samuel Graber - American studies, Gretchen Buggeln

2007-2008

Stephanie Johnson - English, John Ruff
James Skillen - Natural Resource Policy, Andrew Murphy
Matthew Lundin - History, Ron Rittgers
Justin Poche - History, James Old
Bryan Stewart - Patristics, George Heider

2006-2007

Franklin Harkins - Theology, Christopher Grundmann
Matt Hedstrom - History, David Morgan
Joanne Myers - English, Betsy Burow-Flak
Andrew Finstuen - History, Mel Piehl
Stephanie Johnson - English, John Ruff
James Skillen - Natural Resource Policy, Andrew Murphy

2005-2006

Franklin Harkins - Theology, Christopher Grundmann
Matt Hedstrom - History, David Morgan
Joanne Myers - English, Betsy Burow-Flak
Mary Streufert - Theology, Nelly VanDoorn-Harder
Sara Danger - English, Ed Uehling

2004-05

Mary Henold - History, Colleen Seguin
Kari Kloos - Theology, Marcia Bunge
Heath White - Philosophy, Sandra Visser
Sara Danger - English, Ed Uehling
Darren Dochuk - History, Mel Piehl
Mary Streufert - Theology, Nelly VanDoorn-Harder

2003-04

Jeremy and Sarah Day-O'Connell - Music John Bernthal
Julie Straight - English, Ed Uehling
Jeffrey Zalar - History, Christoffer Grundmann
Mary Henold - History, Colleen Seguin
Kari Kloos - Theology, Marcia Bunge
Heath White - Philosophy, Sandra Visser

2002-03

Martha Greene Eads - English, John Steven Paul
Scott Huelin - Theology, Paul Contino
Jeremy and Sarah Day-O'Connell - Music John Bernthal
Julie Straight - English, Ed Uehling
Jeffrey Zalar - History, Christoffer Grundmann

2001-02

John Fea - History, Meredith Berg
Caryn Riswold - Theology, Thelma Megill Cobbler
Lisa Deam - Art History, Colleen Seguin
Martha Greene Eads - English, John Steven Paul
Scott Huelin - Theology, Paul Contino

2000-01

Kathleen Sprows Cummings - History, Dorothy Bass and Colleen Seguin
Maria LaMonaca - English, Paul Contino
Louis Nelson - Art History, David Morgan
John Fea - History, Meredith Berg
Caryn Riswold - Theology, Thelma Megill Cobbler

1999-00

Elizabeth Kautz - German, Marcia Bunge
Stephanie Yuhl - History, Mel Piehl
Kathleen Sprows Cummings - History, Dorothy Bass and Colleen Seguin
Maria LaMonaca - English, Paul Contino
Michael Utzinger -Theology, Fred Niedner

1998-99

Wai-Tung Cho - Theology, Ted Ludwig
Jana French - English, Gail Eifrig
Thomas "Tal" Howard - History, Mark Schwehn
Elizabeth Kautz - German, Marcia Bunge
Elizabeth Sayrs - Music, John Bernthal
Stephanie Yuhl - History, Mel Piehl

1997-98

Lisa DeBoer - Art History, David Morgan
Colleen Seguin - History, Charles Schaefer and Dorothy Bass
Wai-Tung Cho - Theology, Ted Ludwig
Jana French - English, Gail Eifrig
Thomas "Tal" Howard - History, Mark Schwehn

1996-97

James Kennedy - History, Mel Piehl
Peter Mercer-Taylor - Musicology, Mark Schwehn
Jennifer Thomas - English, Kathleen Mullen
Jeffrey Brower - Philosophy, Thomas Kennedy
Lisa DeBoer - Art History, David Morgan
Colleen Seguin - History, Charles Schaefer and Dorothy Bass

1995-96

R. Corby Hovis - Philosophy, James Bachman
Pamela Corpron Parker
- English, Judith Peters
James Kennedy - History, Mel Piehl
Peter Mercer-Taylor - Musicology, Mark Schwehn
Jennifer Thomas - English, Kathleen Mullen

1994-95

Paul Harvey - History, Meredith Berg
Thomas Holien - History, Mel Piehl
Stephanie Paulsell - Theology, Dorothy Bass
Susan Russell - Theatre, John Steven Paul
R. Corby Hovis - Philosophy, James Bachman
Pamela Corpron Parker - English, Judith Peters

1993-94

James Champion - theology, Fred Niedner
Elizabeth Hoger - English, Gail Eifrig
Paul Harvey - History, Meredith Berg
Thomas Holien - History, Mel Piehl
Stephanie Paulsell - Theology, Dorothy Bass
Susan Russell - Theatre, John Steven Paul

1992-93

James Champion - Theology, Fred Niedner
Elizabeth Hoger - English, Gail Eifrig
John McGreevy - History, Mark Schwehn

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