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Jennifer Hockenbery
jennifer hockenbery

Jennifer Hockenbery

Dean for Humanities and Professor of Philosophy
Division of Humanities920-403-2998

Jennifer Hockenbery is a professor of philosophy and dean of humanities at St. Norbert College. In her role as dean, she interacts with faculty and students in a multitude of disciplines. Hockenbery’s teaching interests are broad and she has taught courses in philosophy, theology and religious studies, women and gender studies, the Master's in Liberal Studies program and the MBA program.

  • PHIL 120 Philosophy of Human Nature
  • PHIL 389 Special Topics (variety of courses)
  • THRS 117 Theological Foundations
  • WMGS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • LIST 545 Classical Perspectives
  • BUAD 689 Leadership and Happiness

  • B.A. – Bowdoin College (Classics and Philosophy)
  • M.A. – Boston University (Philosophy)
  • Ph.D. – Boston University (Philosophy)

Augustinian Studies. Her most recent book, “Wisdom's Friendly Heart: Augustinian Hope for Skeptics and Conspiracy Theorists,” explores the possibility for philosophy in the 21st century using the ideas of African philosopher and theologian, Augustine.

Gender Studies. Her 2015 work, “Thinking Woman: A Philosophical Approach to Gender,” is a philosophical analysis of the writings of women philosophers who addressed the question of womanhood. This text is meant to start conversations among readers about the nature and vocation of women as well as the best way for feminists to advocate for women.

Pedagogy. Hockenbery has edited a volume on the teaching of philosophy, "Just in Time: Moments in Teaching Philosophy.”

Luther Studies. She has a long list of publications on the topic of Luther's theology in the history of philosophy, including the 2011 edited volume, “The Devil’s Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition.”