Rev. Dr. Frederick P. Lampe

Instructor of Religion, Anthropology, and the Human World


  • Wartburg Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty


IN 102W
Jesus Christ and Plural Worlds


Dr. Lampe is an applied cultural anthropologist (PhD Syracuse ’06) who focuses on the intersections between religion, community development, and faith-based NGOs in Africa. His expertise is based on professional engagement, teaching, and research in this nexus. Dr. Lampe teaches graduate and undergraduate seminars on applied anthropology and anthropological theory. He also teaches symbol, myth, and ritual as well as focusing on peoples of Africa, Melanesia, and Alaska. In addition to his work in Africa, Fritz has lived in Papua New Guinea and Alaska for extended periods of time and remains conversant in the literature from those geographic regions.


Prior to his appointment as Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University, Dr. Lampe served as the Director of the Master of Arts in Theology, Development, and Evangelism at Wartburg Theological Seminary. He has served as a campus pastor in New York, Nebraska, and in Arizona and as a parish pastor in Alaska and Oregon. In addition to teaching Dr. Lampe has led seminars on culture and cross-cultural encounters at local, regional, and national events.