Mary Jane Haemig joined the Luther Seminary faculty as associate professor of church history in 1999 after serving as assistant professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., where she had been since 1994. In 1991 and 1992 she served as a teaching fellow at Harvard Divinity School and Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges.
Haemig graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of arts degree in 1977, and received both a master of theological studies (M.T.S) from Harvard Divinity School and a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D) degree from Harvard Law School in 1981. She worked as an attorney for Continental Bank in Chicago from 1982-1989, before commencing doctoral studies at Harvard Divinity School, which she completed in 1996.
In addition to her teaching experience, Haemig has delivered several scholarly presentations, numerous church group presentations, and has written several articles and book reviews
Haemig's honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the Regency Advancement Award of Pacific Lutheran University (1997), and the Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellowship awarded by Harvard University (1993-1994), and a fellowship from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (1981-1982).