We are very pleased to announce that postdoctoral fellow, Emily Dumler-Winckler has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics with the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. Dumler-Winckler received her M.Div., Th.M., and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She specializes in moral theology, with a particular interest in virtue, moral psychology, aesthetics, ascetic practices, politics, and social change in the modern era. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre, she collaborates on the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science project, which aims to investigate the virtues cultivated by scientific practice, that is, the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional dispositions to act in ways that advance the good of both the individual and a given community.
At Saint Louis University, Dumler-Winckler will teach a number of classes in theology and Christian ethics at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. She is particularly excited to participate in SLU’s prison teaching program and to find ways of integrating this program with her research, teaching, and service at the university. Her most recent publication related to her work on the Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science grant is “The Virtues of Emerson’s Imitation of Christ: from William Ellery Channing to John Brown” in the Journal of Religious Ethics 45.3 (2017): 510–38. Forthcoming publications include “‘Can Genius be Taught?’: Emerson’s Genius and the Virtue of Self-Trust” in the Journal for Moral Education and “Beyond the Territories of Science and Religion” in Science and Religion in Education, edited by Berry Billingsley, Keith Chappell and Michael Reis with Springer Press. With much gratitude for the opportunities afforded by the project, she looks forward to this next academic season.
Emily has published a number of blogs on the Origins. Natures. Futures. Blog focusing on science and theology include ‘Restoring Faith in Science’, ‘The Virtues of Science and Democracy’, ‘I wonder as I wander’, and ‘Perfecting Science: Emerson and the Religious Sentiment’.