Midland University - Fremont, Ne

Dr. Jeremy Rehwaldt

Dr. Jeremy Rehwaldt

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Dr. Jeremy Rehwaldt is a professor of religion at Midland University, where he has taught since 2002, with a primary emphasis in ethics.

While at Midland he has taught courses across an array of disciplines and topics, including global religions (Encountering the Other; Religions of the World); African American studies (African American Experience); ethics (Business Ethics; Bioethics; Applied Christian Ethics; and Power, Social Structures, and Moral Responsibility); sociology (Guys and Guns: Masculinities, Violence, and the Media; Sociology of Religion; and Principles of Sociology); theology/Christian history (Development of Christian Thought; Contemporary Christian Theologies; and Jesus and the Prophets); and first-year writing.

He earned degrees from Macalester College, Harvard Divinity School, and Vanderbilt University and received Midland’s award for teaching excellence for the 2004–2005 and 2010–2011 academic years.

Jeremy is particularly interested in the ways that religious traditions, as well as other social groups, construct understandings of and responses to contemporary social problems. His research has examined intentionally multiracial megachurches, responses to Latino/a immigration in the Midwest, Christian hipsters, and Lutheran ethics. He was a writer for a project on the cultural legacy of enslaved Africans and currently serves as the managing editor of the Journal of Africana Religions ( His recent publications include “Expanding the Context of Moral Decision Making: A Model for Teaching Introductory Ethics,” Teaching Ethics 19, no. 1 (2019): 35–51, and “Responses by White Christians to Recent Immigration in the Rural Midwest,” Religions 6 (2015): 686–711 (

Outside of academia, Jeremy has worked in the nonprofit sector as a community organizer, grantwriter, editor, and board member for organizations addressing a range of social issues, including homelessness, police misconduct, sexual assault and domestic violence, youth violence, capital punishment, and racism.