The Thousand Oaks resident, who will now be an emerita faculty member, taught courses in Christian and religious ethics. She is known for her devotion to her students and has brought activists and community leaders to campus to expose students to complex domestic and global social justice issues.
A Christian social ethicist and activist, Brubaker has passionately sought peace, justice and advocacy for the disadvantaged. She has participated in several World Council of Churches consultations on economic globalization and recently was a member of the Christian perspectives panel at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Kingston, Jamaica. She has been an active member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics.
Brubaker has conducted research throughout the world and published extensively on the topics of economic ethics and feminist studies in religion. She has written or co-written several books including Globalization at What Price? Economic Change and Daily Life, Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community, and World and Women Don’t Count: The Challenge of Women’s Poverty to Christian Ethics.
Born in Richmond, Ind., Brubaker earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, a master’s degree from United Theological Seminary in Ohio and a master’s degree and doctorate in Christian social ethics from Union Theological Seminary in New York. Before coming to CLU in 1994, she taught at Cleveland State University and College of Wooster.