Adjunct Profile: Krista Clements Orlan


Krista Clements OrlanAdjunct Profile: Krista Clements Orlan

Name: Krista Clements Orlan

Department: Core Curriculum

What courses do you teach?

Serving the Common Good; Unified Mission Seminar

How long have you been teaching at Viterbo University?

3 years

What is something you do in the classroom that has proven effective?

I use a Socratic seminar method in the classroom.  Students really take charge of their learning and I don't need to be the "talking head" at the front of the classroom.

What is something you do outside of the classroom (e.g. scholarly work, research, publication)?

I am involved in developing my community through service in a variety of ways:  Vice President of the Aquinas Music Association, volunteer at the Kane St. Community Garden, cantor at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish and St. Rose Convent.  I also work part time in the Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare Spiritual Care department in the Integrative & Healing Arts program.  I work mostly with Reverie Harp relaxation therapy.

What is something you do for fun (e.g. hobbies, interests beyond teaching)?

I love the outdoors, reading, spending time with my family, and travel.  I love food:  growing food, cooking food, and sharing food with others.