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Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Stephen Pattee, Ph.D.
Stephen Pattee
Interdisciplinary Studies - Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies - Chair

(507) 457-1656
spattee@smumn.edu

Stephen Pattee is a tenured Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Critical Pedagogy
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Biblical Studies
Interdisciplinary Course Construction around Thematic Units

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Stories of God & the Human Condition
Perspectives on the Good Human Life
Our Modern Heritage
Global & Multicultural Issues
Capstone

Professional Organizations
Association for Core Texts and Courses
Association of Integrative Studies
Catholic Biblical Association
Chicago Society of Biblical Research
Society of Biblical Literature

Education
M.Ed., Teaching and Learning, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, MN, 2004
Ph.D., Religious Studies, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1991
M.C.S., Christian Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, 1981
B.A., History, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 1974

Teaching Experience
2003 to Present: Associate Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1998-2004: Director, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2003-2004: Associate Professor, Institute for Pastoral Ministries, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2001-2002: Assistant Professor, Institute for Pastoral Ministries, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1994-2003: Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1993-1994: Instructor, Milwaukee Theological Institute, Milwaukee, WI
1992-1993: Visiting Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College, Winona, MN
1986-1992: Lecturer and Instructor, School of Theology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
1991-1992; 1994-1995: Instructor, Carthage College
1990: Instructor, Carroll College

Other Professional Experience
1991-1992: Assistant to the Dean of Administration, School of Law, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Honors
1990: Arthur J. Schmitt Family Fellowship
1989: Marquette University Graduate Lectureship
1987: Marquette University Teaching and Research Assistant

Selected Presentations
"Observations and Reflections on the Interaction between Christianity and African Traditional Religion in Kenya," 2005 Upper Midwest Regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN, 2005

"Paulo Meets Paul: An Autobiographical Reading of Paul's Attitude Toward the Law," 2002 Upper Midwest Regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, MN, 2002

"Planning, Implementation and Maintenance of Learning Communities: The Mosaic Experiment," (with Drs. Michael Bowler, Ruth Schroeder and Janel Schultz) 2000 Fall conference of the Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, 2000

"Border Crossing into Contested Territories: The Nomadic Wanderings of Interdisciplinarians," (with Michael Bowler and Drue Fergison) 1999 Association of Integrative Studies Conference, 1999

"Syllabus Negotiation: The Bane and Boon of My Existence," 1998 Learning Paradigm Conference, San Diego, CA, 1998

"The Interactive Classroom," (With Deborah K. Pattee), Faculty Workshop, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 1997

"Alexis at the Bat: Sports and Tocqueville's Understanding of American Identity," Conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses, 1997

"The Structure of Hermeneutical Revolutions: The Adaptation of a Socratic Maxim," Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, 1997

"'Obedience to God' and the Christianization of Socrates," General Meeting, Catholic Biblical Association, 1996

The Creation of a Constructivist Pedagogy," Faculty Development Series on Student-Centered Learning, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 1996

"Contradictions in Scripture and Paul's View of the Law," Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, 1994

"Paul's Critique of Jewish Exclusivity," Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, 1993

"Lev 19:18: A Nexus of Pauline Soteriology," Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, 1992

Publications
"Interdisciplinarity as Critical Pedagogy," in Approaches to Liberal Education: Essays by the Faculty of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Edited by Mark W. Barber, 1997

"Paul's Critique of Jewish Exclusivity: A Sociological and Anthropological Perspective," Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal (78:3-4), 1995