Past Academy Programs

2019 Academy Program

2019 Summer Academy - Featured Speakers
  • Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing: Professor of New Testament at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • James Martin-Schramm: Professor of Religion at Luther College
  • Jeff Jeremiason: Professor of Chemistry and Program Director in Environmental Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Rev. Abby Mohaupt: Moderator of Fossil Free PCUSA and Co-Director of the Green Seminary Initiative

Nobel Conference 55, September 24-25, 2018, Gustavus Adolphus College: "Climate Changed: Facing our Future"

2018 Academy Program

2018 Summer Academy - Featured Speakers

  • Ben Penner: Farmer, Food Producer, and Owner of Ben Penner Farms
  • Jennifer R. Ayres: Associate Professor of Religious Education; Director of the Religious Education Program at Emory University
  • Lea F. Schweitz: Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science​
  • Linda Kinkel: Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota

Nobel Conference 54, October 2-3, 2017, Gustavus Adolphus College
"Living Soil: A Universe Underfoot"

2017 Academy Program

2017 Summer Academy - Featured Speakers


  • Rev. Dr. Leonard Hummel, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Gettysburg Seminary in Gettysburg, PA
  • Dr. Ann Milliken Pederson, Professor of Christian Theology at Augustana University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Ethics at University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine in Sioux Falls, SD


  • Dr. Gayle Woloschak, Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Gubbels, Associate Professor of Biology at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD

Nobel Conference 53, October 3-4, 2017
“Reproductive Technology: How Far Do We Go?”