Christ College has its own faculty of accomplished teacher-scholars who are deeply committed to fostering students’ intellectual and personal growth.
Gretchen Buggeln, Ph.D. Professor of Art History & Humanities
Samuel Graber, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Humanities and Literature
Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard, Ph.D. Professor of European Intellectual and Religious History
Agnes Howard, Ph.D. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities
Slavica Jakelić, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Humanities & Social Thought
Jennifer Prough, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Humanities & East Asian Studies
Matthew Puffer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Humanities and Ethics
Amanda Ruud, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities and Literature
Julien Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Humanities & Theology
Edward Upton, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Humanities
Lilly Postdoctoral Fellows
Since 1991, Valparaiso University’s Christ College has been home to the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, a nationally prominent initiative that has played a major role in revitalizing Christian higher education in the United States. Each year three scholar-teachers with newly completed doctorates receive two-year appointments as faculty members in Christ College. As part of their preparation for potential careers at church-related colleges or universities in the United States, the Lilly Fellows teach courses in both Christ College and the College of Arts and Sciences at Valparaiso University.