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Faculty Profiles


Katy Gray Brown

Director, Peace Studies Institute
Office: Academic Center 227
Phone: (260) 982-5343
email: KLGrayBrown@manchester.edu
Associate professor of philosophy and peace studies. B.A., Manchester College, 1991; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1992; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1994; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000. [vita]

Katy began teaching at Manchester University with January term, 2007.


Abby Fuller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Abby's Homepage (see more pictures and read Abby's research)

B.A., Peace and World Order Studies, Colgate University, 1982

M.A., Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995

I joined the department in 1996, coming from the University of Colorado. I teach courses in research methods, racial-ethnic and gender inequality, social stratification, social movements, and cultural anthropology. My research looks at different aspects of U.S. movements for peace and social justice, and at the junction of social and political activism and academia.

I have two daughters, Josephine (Scout) and Leonore (Leo), and two sons, Jack and Beau. My partner, Neil Wollman, is a former psychology professor who is now a full-time activist. In my spare time (when I have any), I like to read just about anything, listen to the news on NPR, swim, visit my parents and sisters in Massachusetts, and work on my garden and house.


NaragonSteve Naragon, Ph.D. [web page]
Office: Calvin Ulrey 214
Phone: (260) 982-5041
email: SSNaragon@manchester.edu

Professor of philosophy. B.A., Manchester College, 1982; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1987. [vita]

Professor Naragon began teaching when Manchester was still a college, in the Fall Semester, 1991.  He is on sabbatical leave during 2012-13.


Kate Eisenbise, Ph.D.
Office: Academic Center 225
Phone: (260) 982-5348
email: KSEisenbise@manchester.edu
Assistant professor of religion. B.A., Earlham College, 2001; M.A.Th, Bethany Theological Seminary, 2004; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union/Berkeley, 2009. [vita]

Professor Eisenbise began teaching at Manchester University with the Fall Semester, 2009.

My primary research interest is Anabaptist atonement theology, though I don't get to teach in that area very often. Instead, I teach courses in religious studies, Christian history and theology (including feminist and womanist though), religions of India and East Asia, and my favorite peace studies course: Religions and War. This is the one course where my interest in Anabaptist theologies of peace intersects with my teaching load.

When I'm not ovewhelmed with teaching duties, I like to cook and bake (so there are often goodies in the peace studies lounge!). I also enjoy gardening and working outside in the summer and playing with our dog, Mick. I am getting married this coming summer (2013), so the garden may have to take a back seat to wedding planning.


Benson Onyeji

Benson Onyeji , Ph.D
Professor of Political Science
Academic Center Room 215
Phone: (260) 982-5337
Fax: (260) 901-8239

B.A., Double major in Political Science and Sociology, University of District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., formally Federal City College, 1979 Summa cum laude; M.A., School of International Studies, American University, Washington, D.C. 1980; M.A., Graduate School of International Studies University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1982; Ph.D., Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1990

Dr. Onyeji will be spending his one year sabbatical leave during the 2012-2013 academic year conducting research in Nigeria. The topic of his research is, “The Political Economy of Nigeria: A Critique of the Resource Curse Paradigm.” He plans in this work to examine why states like Nigeria endowed with oil resource are unable to use the oil wealth to promote economic development and democratic transformation in their societies? He will be based at Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu Nigeria, as a Visiting Professor of Political Science. His research interests extend to the examination of the nature and role of the state, and the broader issues of globalization, democratization, and economic development.


Professor Emeriti



Kenneth L. Brown, professor emeritus of philosophy and peace studies
A.B., McPherson College, 1955; B.D., Bethany Theological Seminary, 1958; Ph.D., Duke University, 1964.  Ken died in November 2010.  We miss him.





Allen C. Deeter, professor emeritus of religion and philosophy
B.A., Manchester College, 1953; B.D., Bethany Theological Seminary, 1956; M.A., Princeton University, 1958; Ph.D., 1963.



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