Each year the Calvin community is enriched by the presence of several visiting scholars. This year we are pleased to welcome:

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier is a practical theologian. She explains her research as follows: “The different aspects of worship—preaching, music, liturgy, education—are a part of my work as a scholar. My method of inquiry is qualitative as it connects best with Freirean pedagogies. This means that bringing communities together for sharing and critical thinking is at the crux of my work. As the Coordinator of Relations for Theological Entities for the Association for Hispanic Theological Education (AETH), I seek to bring together different communities that they may share their practices, theories and resources so as to be mutually enhancing. Considering the possibilities for creating such spaces between AETH and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is what I hope to work on collaboratively. I am also writing a book on Hispanic theological education, and I hope to write about the ways that such collaborative projects help to generate theology and knowledge for la pastoral as well as look at how it might foster foundations for doing the work of social justice in some form together.”

Hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, June 3, 2019 to June 30, 2022.
Conde-Frazier CV | ec58@calvin.edu

Garrett Crow
Crow, Garrett

Dr. Crow recently retired after teaching taxonomy for 33 years at the University of New Hampshire and serving as Director of the UNH Herbarium and chair of the Department of Plant Biology. He has served on the faculty at Au Sable Institute as well as helping in the Calvin University Herbarium. Additionally he is continuing botanical research at the Michigan State University Herbarium-recently having completed the taxonomic treatment of Utricularia (bladderworts) and Pinguicula (butterworts) for Flora of North America North of Mexico. While having a broad interest in floristics (including botanical expeditions to Tierra del Fuego, Siberia, Crimea and Caucasus, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Amazonia, and Mexico), much of his research has focused on aquatic plants of temperate and Neotropics regions. He is co-author of Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Northeastern North America, 2 volumes (G.E. Crow and C. B. Hellquist, Univ. Wisconsin Press). In 1999-2000 he spent a year-long sabbatical in Costa Rica under a Fulbright Fellowship where he wrote a bilingual field guide, Plantas acuáticus de Parque Nacional Palo Verde, Costa Rica (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica), which is widely used by students studying at the Organization for Tropical Studies field station at Palo Verde.

Hosted by the Biology Department, September 2013 to June 2023, Crow CV | gc25@calvin.edu