Faculty: Master of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies at Marylhurst

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Meet the faculty who encourage M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies students to extend their critical thinking beyond a single academic discipline. Contributing diverse backgrounds and unique experience, interdisciplinary studies faculty work alongside students to listen, discuss and analyze academic topics of importance to students’ academic goals.

Jan Dabrowski, Ph.D.

Jan Dabrowski’s career in science began at the age of five with a visit to the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. He maintained an avid interest in astronomy, physics and other sciences ever since. Today, Jan is Associate Professor of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at Marylhurst University.  Read more…

Debrah Bokowski, Ph.D.

With a Ph.D. in Political Science, Dr. Bokowski  has served the Marylhurst community throughout her tenure as chair of the Marylhurst Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Department from 2000-2011, chair of the Graduate College from 2001 until 2011, and as dean of the School of Graduate Studies from 2011 to 2015. Today, Dr. Bokowski leads students in critical discussion and analysis as an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies. Read more…

Sean Gillon - Food Systems Faculty - Marylhurst University

Sean Gillon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gillon serves the Marylhurst community as Chair of the Interdisciplinary & Liberal Arts department and Assistant Professor of Food Systems and Society. As a dedicated educator, Dr. Gillon believes its his responsibility to encourage students to become lifelong, active learners and engaged citizens. His research engagements have included analyses of the politics of US food and agricultural policy, organic food regulation, the social and ecological dimensions of biofuel production, livestock production and food system labor, water quality and climate change’s influence on food systems, nutrient management in dairy agriculture, and agroecological knowledge and practice.   Read more…

These are only a few of our respected faculty who support the interdisciplinary studies program. Are you looking for a particular faculty member or simply interested in learning more? Explore Marylhurst faculty biographies.

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