Johnson Spotlight: Jody Owens

Welcome to Johnson Spotlight on the blog! Johnson Spotlight is posted every Wednesday and seeks to connect the hardworking people at Johnson University Tennessee who do so much behind the scenes to our students, alumni, and friends. This week we would love for you to meet Jody Owens!

What is your title/position at Johnson University?

Professor of Bible

How long have you worked at Johnson University?

16 years (including 4 years as an adjunct)Jody Owens

What is your favorite food?

Fried shrimp from Speeds Kitchen in Shellman Bluff, Georgia

If you could spend 15 minutes with anyone living, who would you meet and why?

I would like to visit with the commander of a Trident II Ballistic missile submarine (otherwise known as a boomer). I’d like to hear his thoughts regarding leadership on one of the most powerful military weapons of our age.

What are your hobbies?

Building WWII model aircrafts, gardening, snorkeling, travel, and reading classic literature.

What would you do if you had a million dollars?

To quote St. Francis of Assisi, “I would finish hoeing my garden.”

What is the best gift you ever received?

A rechargeable electric screwdriver. I use it all the time.

What is your favorite quote/scripture?

Ephesians 3:14-22

Thank you for all you do for the students at Johnson University Tennessee- we are blessed by you!

Story and photo submitted by Gretchen Robards ('14)

Posted: 2/14/2014 1:07:30 PM


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