Janet E. Buhrmann
Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Burhmann is dedicated to shedding light on issues of social injustice, and the 'social constructions' we maintain around race, gender, and social class. She is also passionate about educating students about environmental quality, sustainability, and issues of environmental justice.
B.A. University of Texas, San Antonio; Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
Kent D. Elwood
Professor of Psychology
Professor Klein earned a Doctorate of Arts, D.A., in Economics Education from Illinois State University and has taught at Illinois College since 1986. While at Illinois College he has helped develop the economics and environmental studies programs and has twice received the college’s highest teaching award, The Dunbaugh Award, in 1997 and again in 2004. In 1999, he participated as a Fulbright Scholar in the Fulbright German Studies Seminar to study alternative energies in Germany. This trip led to him sponsoring several BreakAway trips for students at Illinois College to Germany, Austria, and Ireland. His research interest are in the areas of application of economics to public policy, especially environmental policy. Dr. Klein has co-authored and published three introductory economics textbooks, seven study guides, six instructor manuals and six test banks as well as several other professional publications. In his spare time he is a married father of two daughters and is an amateur photographer specializing in prairie plant photography on his farm in rural Murrayville, Illinois. Many of his photographs can be found at http://www2.ic.edu/prairie
and several have been published in books of poetry.