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ISGE’s faculty are innovative thinkers and passionate teachers who blend scholarly rigor, real-world experience and expertise in their respective fields. ISGE faculty include published authors, trailblazers in history and digital humanities, law and society, writing and rhetoric, non-traditional learning, religion and more. They share a commitment to building a diverse community of thinkers and problem solvers, and they help our students not only learn, but thrive. 
  • Paul Baumgardner, Ph.D.
    Paul Baumgardner
    Assistant Professor
    Joint Ph.D., Politics and Interdisciplinary Humanities, Princeton University
    Location: Fidelity Hall 306
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  • Dr. Martha Wooddy Minardi
    Martha Wooddy Minardi
    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D, MDiv/RE, Southern Seminary; B.S., Baylor University
    Location: Fidelity Hall 307
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  • Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel
    Mary Ellen Pethel
    Assistant Professor
    Ph.D., History, Georgia State University
    Location: Fidelity Hall 304B
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  • Dr. Bonnie Smith Whitehouse
    Bonnie Smith Whitehouse
    Director of Honors & Professor of English
    Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Location: Fidelity Hall 208
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