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Faculty Education and Enrichment Development Series (FEEDS)

The Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new speaker and lecture series, FEEDS (Faculty Education and Enrichment Development Series). This series is intended for all SLU faculty to bring awareness to contemporary issues facing higher education and the ways in which faculty teach and facilitate student learning. This series will provide opportunities for professional development from various experts on these issues.

Past Events

John Schmalzbauer Kicked Off FEEDS

John Schmalzbauer, Ph.D., spoke at Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences’ new lecture series, FEEDS (Faculty Enrichment, Education, and Development Series) at 3-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in the Sinquefield Stateroom. This event was open to all SLU faculty.

"FEEDS is a new lecture series meant to bring contemporary issues facing higher education today to SLU faculty to foster conversations about how faculty teach and students learn," said College of Arts and Sciences Dean Donna LaVoie, Ph.D. "This series will give faculty an opportunity to hear from experts on these issues."

Schmalzbauer’s presentation focused on the religious and spiritual lives of college students at church-related colleges and universities. He drew on data found in UCLA’s American Freshman Survey as well as surveys from Catholic, evangelical and Protestant universities. Schmalzbauer discussed “nones," students who do not identify with a religion, and the importance and impact of religious diversity in the classroom, and the relevance of student spirituality for academics.

Schmalzbauer holds the Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University with a focal research interest in the place of religion in American higher education.

For more information, please contact Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Undergraduate Affairs Gary Barker at

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, and the Division of Mission and Identity.