The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.
Episode 1: Katie Clark: A Passion for Progress
Katie Clark, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Augsburg Central Health Commons, looks back on her own transformative education in healthcare and how her experience informs a transcultural nursing emphasis in her courses.
Episode 2: Reinaldo Moya: Composing the Future
Reinaldo Moya, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition, empowers his students to trust in their own creative potential and dig deep into musical discovery.
Episode 3: Dale Pederson: Science and Faith
For Dale Pederson, associate professor of biology, the two terms [OR science and religion] are not mutually exclusive standpoints, but rather sympathetic traditions that can coexist in harmony — each offering their own rich and valid perspective on our human experience.
Episode 4: Marc McIntosh: From Wall Street to Cedar-Riverside
Marc McIntosh, Professor of Finance, views finance as an ethical, humane tool for improving the public good. He works to promote financial literacy and equip his students and community with the means to create positive change through responsible, community-focused financial understanding.
Episode 5: Tim Pippert: Empathetic Learning
Tim Pippert, Professor of Sociology and Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, has dedicated many years to researching inequality and understanding how and why such disparities in wealth, opportunity, and access exist in our communities. In these stories, Tim reflect on inequalities found very close to home — and how sometimes the smallest kindnesses can make the greatest difference.
Episode 6: Meghan Peyton: Coaching the Spirit
Meghan Peyton, Cross Country Head Coach and Track & Field Assistant Coach, trains Augsburg’s runners with equal parts bold vision, strong leadership, and personal connection.