Visiting Faculty

GretchenGretchen Baumgardt, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor,
M.A.C.D. Program Director
Marquette Hall 346; (414) 288-6091

Gretchen Baumgardt (Ph.D., Marquette University, 2012) specializes in Christian spirituality, contemporary spiritual practices, and feminist theologies and spiritualities, with a particular interest in “Third World” women’s theologies and spiritualities. She concurrently facilitates integrative programs on women’s spirituality and has extensive experience working with undergraduate students in spiritual formation and social justice programs, all of which inform her teaching and research interests.

Teaching Fields

Office Hours - Fall 2018

  • Christian Spirituality
  • Contemporary Spiritual Practices
  • Feminist/“Third World” Women’s Theologies & Spiritualities
  • W 12:30-3:00
  • Th 10:00-10:30
  • And by appointment

MatthewMatthew Neujahr, Ph.D. 
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marquette Hall 324; (414) 288-0822

Matthew Neujahr (Ph.D. Yale University, 2011) specializes in the study of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Second Temple Judaism, as well as ancient Near Eastern religion, Assyriology, and cross cultural interaction in the ancient world. He is the author of Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East: Mantic Historiography in Ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean World (Brown Judaic Studies), as well as articles dealing with issues such as prophecy, apocalypticism, and cultural transfer between ancient Babylonia and Israel. He is currently working on a book project exploring the history of the idea of the end of the world in the ancient world.

Teaching Fields

Office Hours - Fall 2018

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Ancient Near Eastern Religion
  • M 11:00-12:00
  • W 9:30-10:30
  • And by appointment

Jennifer Henery, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marquette Hall 322; (414) 288-3741

Office Hours - Fall 2018
MWTh 11:00-12:00; Tu 3:30-4:30 


Karen Ross, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marquette Hall 311; (414) 288-3734

Office Hours - Fall 2018
MW 11:30-1:30 and by appointment