Isabelle Petersen

Tempe Campus
USE 125
Tempe
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604

Biography

Isabelle Rucks Petersen joined the Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies in 2018 after teaching three years in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication at ASU. A passionate advocate for interdisciplinary humanities education, she has taught a wide variety of courses over three decades, spanning a multitude of humanities and social science disciplines in both traditional classrooms and online. Her research and teaching interests have been as diverse as Native American literature, medieval love poetry, comparative religion, cultural history, media studies, and creativity studies.

In a previous position, she co-developed a university-wide, cross-curricular critical thinking program. Two of her recently developed courses for ASU’s Liberal Studies program include an exploration of social activism through the arts as well as an interdisciplinary survey of happiness studies. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards from various institutions and strongly believes in the intellectually, socially, and personally transformative power of interdisciplinary education.

Education

  • M.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities, Arizona State University, 1996
  • B.A. Literature, University of Konstanz, Germany, 1991

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470 Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470 Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470 Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470 Liberal Studies Seminar
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
LST 470 Liberal Studies Seminar
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIS 301 Found of Interdisc Studies
LST 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
BIS 301 Found of Interdisc Studies
BIS 370 Dimensions of Liberal Studies
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition

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