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Dr. Peter A. Huff brings to his work in university mission, ministry, and inclusion a rich set of experiences in higher education.
He received the B.A. in History and Religion from Mercer University Atlanta, the M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in Historical Theology and American Studies from Saint Louis University. He also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Georgia State University, and Indiana University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Sigma Nu.
Dr. Huff’s career has taken him to a number of church-related institutions across the US. He has held the Besl Family Chair in Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University and the T. L. James Chair in Religious Studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. A 2007 Resident Scholar at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research (St. John’s University), he has also taught at the University of Puget Sound, the University of Mary, and Saint Anselm College, where he was founding director of the Catholic Studies program.
Dr. Huff specializes in US religious pluralism and writes broadly on dialogue among world religions. His books include Allen Tate and the Catholic Revival, What Are They Saying About Fundamentalisms?, Vatican II: Its Impact on You, The Voice of Vatican II, and two co-edited volumes: Knowledge and Belief in America and Tradition and Pluralism. His articles and reviews have appeared in a variety of journals such as Buddhist-Christian Studies, Church History, Cross Currents, Dialogue, Horizons, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Journal of Unitarian Universalist History, and Quaker History. He has also recorded two sets of lectures for Learn25 (https://learn25.com/product-category/professors/prof-peter-a-huff-ph-d/): America’s Religious History and Introduction to World Religions.
Dr. Huff has traveled widely throughout North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. A former board member of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, he is active in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.
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Carrie Ankeny, M.A., has her Catholic Campus Ministry Certification from CCMA. She earned a Master of Arts in Theology and a graduate certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Villanova University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from Aquinas College. She has experience as a residence hall minister and has been on the organizational team for service trips within the United States and to Belize, Cambodia, the Philippines, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. Carrie organizes all of Benedictine’s Campus Ministry service and social justice opportunities and works with, M.O.S.A.I.C., interfaith group on campus.
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Carol Allen, M.A.P.S., is originally from Kansas. She earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Missouri State University. Her ministerial experience includes music ministry and working with children and young adults from preschool through college.
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Karl Constant began working at Benedictine University in 2009 in Residence Life. He is currently the Assistant Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity. Karl has a B.A. in Communications from Elmhurst College and M.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Karl is a first-generation American and a first-generation college student. While not at work, Karl spends his free time traveling and going to the movies with his significant other.
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Bernadette Ramsden began working as the Violence Against Women Act Grant Coordinator at Benedictine University in June, 2017. She grew up in Palos Heights, IL. Bernadette has Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Women’s Studies from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. After undergraduate school, she completed a year serving as an AmeriCorps Vista in Austin, MN building a summer bridge program for Austin Public Schools at Riverland Community College before earning her Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a concentration in Community Practice, from DePaul University in Chicago. She received her Social Work License (LSW) in October 2016 while working as a Case Manager for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Bernadette became interested in gender-based violence prevention work in undergrad as part of the campus Sexual Assault Awareness Team and interning at Family Resources in the Quad Cities. In her free time Bernadette loves reading, spending time with her fiancé and two cats, garage saling, kickboxing, and yoga.
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