Meet our Team

Sowing the Seed is a student-scholar digital magazine that models enriched conversation on the issues too important not to talk about. Contributors come from across the humanities and social sciences, sharing their insights in the interest of making the academic far less academic.

Richard-Newton PictureRichard Newton, PhD, Curator of Sowing the Seed. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Elizabethtown College.

Maya Aphornsuvan, Production Assistant and Guest Contributor. Political Science and Religious Studies double major, Elizabethtown College ’18.

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Andie Alexander, Guest Contributor. Methodologies in Religious Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder’s Department of Religious Studies (MA program).


Miriam Balasundram, Guest Contributor. Biology: Pre-Medicine major. Elizabethtown College ’17.

jennifer-bird-by-jessica-johnsonJennifer Grace Bird, PhD, Guest Contributor. Independent Scholar and Featured Blogger at The Huffington Post.

hanna ciocco head shotHannah Ciocco, Guest Contributor. History major, Art History –Religious Studies.Elizabethtown College ’19.

Garrett_Clark.pngGarrett Clark, Guest Contributor. Political Science and Religious Studies double major, Peace and Conflict Studies minor, Elizabethtown College ’16.

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Matthew J. Cressler, PhD, Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of Charleston.

tinyMadi Dodge, Guest Contributor. Communications major– Mass (communications concentration). Elizabethtown College ’17.

dominguezIsrael Dominguez, Guest Contributor. Decolonization in U.S. and Mexico Borderlands Religious Traditions. University of Colorado-Boulder’s Department of Religious Studies (MA program).

Emily EgolfEmily Egolf, Guest Contributor. Business Administration major (management concentration), Human Services minor. Elizabethtown College ’19.

Sam EppsSam Epps, Guest Contributor. Business Administration – Interfaith leadership Studies double major. Elizabethtown College ’19.

Kirsten Head shotKirsten Gerdes, PhDc, Guest Contributor. Senior Adjunct Professor at Azusa Pacific University and Adjunct Professor at California Lutheran University.

Megan GoodwinMegan Goodwin, PhD, Guest Contributor. Visiting Assistant Professor of Race, Religion, and Politics, Syracuse University.

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Shayda Kafai, PhD, Guest Contributor. Lecturer in Ethnic and Women’s Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

jessica-loving-picJessica Loving, Guest Contributor. Japanese Language and Biology minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

picture Matt KuraskaMatthew Kuraska, Guest Contributor. English-Professional Writing major, Computer Science and Sociology minor, Elizabethtown College ’16.

rsz_newto-twila-editTwila McAdams, Guest Contributor. Social Work major, Religious Studies minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

Brady Morgan-HeadshotBrady Morgan, Guest Contributor. Biology: Pre-Medicine major, Elizabethtown College ’19.

Sam Mundorff-headshot.jpgSamantha Mundorff, Guest Contributor. Biology major, Religious Studies  minor, Elizabethtown College ’16.

Nicholaus Pumphrey Nicholaus Pumphrey, Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Curator of the Quayle Bible Collection, Baker University.

Samantha H. Poremba, Guest Contributor.  Sociology-Anthropology major with minors in both Women & Gender Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies, Elizabethtown College

Samantha H. Poremba, Guest Contributor. Sociology-Anthropology major, Women & Gender Studies/Peace & Conflict Studies (double minor), Elizabethtown College ’16.

Amanda Robbins Pic Amanada Robbins, Guest Contributor. Sociology-Anthropology and Religious Studies (double major), Elizabethtown College ’17.

Abby Sanders-picAbby Sanders, Guest Contributor. Psychology and Occupational Therapy (double major), Spanish minor. Elizabethtown College ‘18.

finallyMarlee Schwalm, Guest Contributor. Allied Health Biology major and Religious Studies minor, Elizabethtown College ’18.

Shorner-Johnson-KevinKevin Shorner-Johnson, PhD. Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor and Director of the Music Education Program, Elizabethtown College.

Emily Soltys-Headshot Emily Soltys, Guest Contributor. Sociology-Anthropology and English (double major), Elizabethtown College ’17.

14826314_10210849492212710_1811045465_nBrad Stoddard, PhD. Guest Contributor. Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, McDaniel College.