The faculty members of Johnson University participate in many activities beyond their normal teaching responsibilities, including writing, speaking, presenting at academic meetings, mission trips, and community involvement. The list below describes faculty activities in March 2017.
Brent Brewer (Professor of Intercultural Studies) took nine students to Washington, D.C., and New York City over Spring Break for a cultural immersion experience. The students learned about different types of church planting taking place in large urban areas. They also visited with Passion for Planting in Washington, D.C., Global City Missions Initiatives (GCMI), and the Orchard Group in New York City.
Matthew Broaddus (Associate Professor of Communication, Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts) attended the national conference of the College Media Association in New York City from March 11 to 14.
Heather Gorman (Associate Professor of New Testament) preached twice as part of a series on the Letter to the Hebrews at Crossings: A Faith Community in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Kristel Headley (Associate Professor of Counseling, Director of the Graduate Counseling Program) co-presented a paper on “Integrating Skills and Content in the Clinical Classroom” at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, which met from March 30 to April 1.
April Kilinski (Professor of English and Literature) presented a paper entitled “Constructing a Homeland: Trauma and Immigration in Edwidge Danticat’s Krik? Krak!” at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tony Krug (Professor of Educational Technology) attended the EdTech Tennessee Summit for Google Suite in Education, which met in Manchester, Tennessee, from March 30 to 31.
Gregory Linton (Professor of New Testament, Vice Provost for Academic Services) attended the southeastern regional meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Raleigh, North Carolina, on March 4-5. He was elected vice president and program chair for the 2018 meeting. He also attended a lecture on “Appomattox: The Days before the Surrender” at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable on March 14. He attended the annual research and writing conference of the Karak Resources Project held on campus from March 16 to 19. On March 21, he attended a lecture on “The Ark before Noah” by Irving Finkel at the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which was held at McClung Museum on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
Gerald Mattingly (Professor of Intercultural Studies) attended a lecture on “Appomattox: The Days before the Surrender” at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable on March 14. He organized and hosted the annual research and writing conference of the Karak Resources Project held on campus, with 28 in attendance, from March 16 to 19. On March 21, he attended a lecture on “The Ark before Noah” by Irving Finkel at the East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, which was held at McClung Museum on the campus of the University of Tennessee. He also made multiple visits to the exhibit at the McClung Museum on “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt.” He also continued teaching a series of lessons on 1 Corinthians on Wednesday evenings at Gap Creek Christian in Knoxville, TN.
Daniel Overdorf (Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry), Jody Owens (Professor of Bible and Pastoral Ministries, TN), and Mark Ziese (Professor of Old Testament, FL) led a study trip to Israel-Palestine that included 21 students from the Tennessee, Florida, Online, and ExtendEd Indianapolis campuses.
Nicole Saylor (Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences) attended the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from March 30 to April 1. The title of the conference was “Breaking the Barriers: Poverty, Culture, Race and Ethnicity.”
Jon Weatherly (Professor of New Testament, Dean of the School of Bible & Theology) had several speaking engagements in March. On March 5, he spoke at the morning services for Area 10 Faith Community in Richmond, Virginia, on the topic “Thinking Biblically.” On March 12, he spoke at the morning services for Connect Christian Church in Cincinnati, OH, on the topic “Invest in the Next Generation: Making Disciples Out of Things That Live in Your Basement.” From March 21 to 24, he delivered lectures with a translator for Colegio Biblico in Piedras Negras, Mexico, on “La Obra del Espiritu Santo” (“The Work of the Holy Spirit”). On March 28, he led a seminar with ministry staff and elders of Northeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, on the biblical understanding of and ministry with sexual minorities.