Fellows of the Center for Faith and Inquiry
Harold Heie, Ph.D.
B.M.E. Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
M.S.M.E. University of Southern California
M.A. and Ph.D. Princeton University
Harold Heie is a Senior Fellow at The Colossian Forum and at the Center for Faith & Inquiry at Gordon College. He served as the Founding Director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon from 1994 to 2003. He previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Messiah College (1988-1993) and Northwestern College in Iowa (1980-1988). Prior to that, he taught mathematics at Gordon College (1975-1980) and The King’s College (1963-1975). Heie has held a number of leadership positions at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), primarily focusing on leading national and regional faculty development workshops. He has spoken or consulted at over 50 CCCU institutions, and now serves the CCCU as a Senior Fellow. He is also a member of the Board of Fellows for the Ph.D. Program in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University. He has been active for many years with the Center for Public Justice (Annapolis, MD), including service as a trustee for 9 years.
He is also the creator of respectfulconversation.net, a welcoming space for dialogue on a range of issues.
Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.
B.A. University of Salzburg, Austria
M.A. University of Vienna, Austria
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gregor Thuswaldner is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics and a Fellow in Gordon’s Center for Faith and Inquiry. He is also Co-Founder and Academic Director of The Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts. A native of Salzburg, Austria, he studied German and English at the University of Salzburg, Bowling Green State University, the University of Vienna (Mag. phil.) and received his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Thuswaldner has organized many academic panels and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences in the U.S. and in Europe and has published articles on Christoph Martin Wieland, Thomas Bernhard, Michael Haneke, Michael Scharang, Stanley Hauerwas, literary theory, linguistics, German and Austrian literature, culture, politics and religion. His articles and book reviews have also appeared in German, Austrian, and American newspapers, such as Salzburger Nachrichten, Die Furche, Die Zeit, and The Salem News. Dr. Thuswaldner’s latest monograph is entitled "Morbus Austriacus" - Thomas Bernhards Österreichkritik ("Morbus Austriacus": Thomas Bernhard’s Critique of Austria, Vienna: Braumüller, 2011; 2nd edition New Academic Press 2012). Dr. Thuswaldner holds three elected positions: he serves on the boards of the American Friends of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance, the Conference on Christianity and Literature, and the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache. He is also the regional director of the Northeast for the Conference on Christianity and Literature and he heads the Boston branch of the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache.