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Cindy Kamp

Cindy Kamp is a former adjunct professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago where she taught courses in comparative religion and global studies, and where she was the Vice President of the Adjunct Council. She also served on the Career Services Advisory Board and the Common Reading Committee.

She has worked in the Illinois Governor’s Office, on Capitol Hill, and at the State Department where she served overseas as a Foreign Service Officer. She is currently an Immuno-Oncology Specialist for Bristol-Myers Squibb and has also worked in the Neuroscience and Cardiovascular Divisions.

Kamp has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College. Her research interests include environmentalism, moral autonomy, and the religious and secular roots of nonviolence.

While teaching at Saint Xavier she coordinated and served as moderator for a Panel Discussion, “Bridge Builders for Nonviolence and Tolerance.” Panelists included Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, Jehanzeb Niaz, nephew of Ghaffar Khan, known as the “Frontier Gandhi,” and Samina Khattak, great niece of Ghaffar Khan.

She is married to John Kerlin and they have two sons. She recently gave up urban life in Chicago for a more rural locale near Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently completing the Master Gardener program through Michigan State University. In her free time she enjoys watching cows, frogs and an energetic blue heeler.