The faculty of Johnson University participate in many activities beyond their normal teaching responsibilities, including writing, speaking, presenting at academic meetings, mission trips, and community involvement. Occasionally, we will publish updates on these activities. The list below describes some faculty activities in December 2014.
In December, Trevor Egli (Assistant Professor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, TN) published (with co-authors Leslie Fisher and Noah Gentner) a research article based on his dissertation entitled “AASP-Certified Consultants’ Experiences of Spirituality within Sport Psychology Consultation” in The Sport Psychologist 28 (2014): 394-405. The paper describes the experiences of nine AASP-certified sport psychology consultants (SPCs) working with athletes who invoke spirituality in their consulting sessions.
Jess Hale (Affiliate Faculty in Public Administration, Ethics, and Leadership) published a book review entitled “Who Would Have Thought It? A Lawyer Leads the Way to Justice and Mercy: A Review of Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy (2014)” in Englewood Review of Books 5, no. 1 (Advent 2014): 18-19.
On December 18, Jerome Prinston (Associate Professor of Bible and Education, TN) was the keynote speaker at a major youth forum held at Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County in Delray Beach, Florida. This forum gathered young people, their parents, religious leaders, local government, law enforcement, politicians, and community stakeholders to discuss efforts to help solve the problem of youth delinquency (particularly Haitian youth) in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Five members of the administration and faculty of Johnson University Tennessee attended the annual meeting of SACSCOC in Nashville, Tennessee, from December 5 to 9: Gregory Linton (Associate Provost for Accreditation), John Ketchen (Associate Provost for Online Education), Jerome Prinston (Associate Professor of Bible and Education, TN), Tommy Smith (Provost), and Gary Weedman (President).