Mary Hess is associate professor of educational leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, having served at Luther since 2000. Hess’ most recent professional experience includes serving on the editorial board of the premier journal in her field, Religious Education (1999-present), working with the Lexington Seminar and the Wabash Center, and serving as a core member of the International Study Commission on Media, Religion, and Culture. She is a member of the Religious Education Association, the American Academy of Religion, and the Catholic Theological Society of America. Her publications include the books Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions (2008) and Engaging Technology in Theological Education: All That We Can’t Leave Behind (2005). She maintains her own website and has written her weblog, Tensegrities, since 2003. Hess received her MTS degree from Harvard University and her PhD in religion and education from Boston College.