Berkeley College Co-Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Ralph Peters

Ralph Peters

Co-Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Liberal Arts


B.A., Bethany College
M.Phil., Drew University
Ph.D., Drew University

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Co-Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences, Berkeley College, July 2010 – present
  • Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Berkeley College, July 2008 – present
  • Assistant Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences, Berkeley College, January 2010 – July 2010
  • Professor, Psychology, Concordia College, 1996-2006
  • Guidance Counselor, Queens Lutheran School, 1985-1996

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • “Allegory and Science Fiction Films,” Conference of the Consortium of Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking, Berkeley College, October 2012
  • “The Gaian Politics of Lindisfarne’s William Irwin Thompson: A Lifetime Achievement Review,” Earthlight, 2002/2003
  • “The Emergence of the Postmodern Family: Crosscurrents and New Directions,” Reweaving the Fabric: The Family in Context, April 1999
  • Emotional Intelligence workshop, East Coast Lutheran Educators Conference, October 1996

Awards and Recognitions

  • Faculty of the Year Award, School of Liberal Arts, Berkeley College, 2010
  • Nehemiah Award for Meritorious Service, Concordia College, 2006
  • 20-Year Service Award, Lutheran Schools Association, 2005
  • Presidential Recipient, Lutheran Disaster Response, in Recognition of Exemplary Work Performed by Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education in the Wake of 9/11, 2002
  • Lutheran Schools Association Distinguished Service Award, 1996

Professional Affiliations

 Member, American Teilhard Association

Interview Topics

Psychology, Ethics, Religion, Pop Culture 

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