Instructor, Philosophy and Religion
Allan W. Eickelmann was awarded the first John Randall Hunt prize for outstanding D.Min. thesis by the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary. His thesis integrated insights from the subdisciplines of ecclesiology, church history and biblical studies with insights from the interdisicplines of organizational behavior and organizational development. Virtually all of Dr. Eickelmann's graduate work was interdisciplinary in nature. He holds his formal appointment in the department of philosophy and religion and serves as the advisor for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program on the Gulf Coast. In 2005 he served as the lead editor for the multidisciplinary volume, Justice and Violence, published by Ashgate. His paper, "The Place of Interdisciplinary Studies at USM" was selected for presentation at the 34th annual conference of the Association for Integrative Studies in October of 2012. In 2013 he presented the paper, "Appearances Can be Revealing: Phenomenology, Prgagmatism, Art and Interdisciplinarity." He has created five religious studies courses for the USM curriculum. He is currently working on a typology of religiously motivated violence. His loves include, first and foremost, his wife, Margene Minor, traditional jazz, his cats, his dog and the city of New Orleans.