Karen Bruhn is an Assistant Dean and Honors faculty fellow in Barrett, and has taught in Barrett since 1998. Her field is late medieval and early modern European religious development, with an emphasis in Tudor and Jacobean England. Her current research centers on how the Protestant and Catholic disputes figures in the plays of Shakespeare. Besides The Human Event, she has taught courses on religion and culture on a variety of Barrett Summer Study Abroad programs. She is on the graduate faculty in both history and religious studies and is a faculty affiliate for the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In 2006, she received the inaugural Barrett Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2010, she received the Barrett Award for Excellence in Service. In 2012, the ASU Alumni Association presented Dr. Bruhn with the Founders Day Award for Excellence in Teaching.