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 for November 2018.
Susan Calderón (Lecturer in Intercultural Studies) attended ICOM in Cincinnati from November 15 to 18.
Heather Gorman (Associate Professor of New Testament) attended the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Denver on November 16-20. She served on the steering committee for the Synoptic Gospels group. She also preached a sermon titled “He’s With Us” in chapel on November 29.
Dametraus Jaggers (Assistant Professor of Arts and Sciences and Director of Future of Hope) successfully defended his dissertation on “Navigating White Spaces: A Phenomenological Study of Black Women’s Involvement in Predominantly White Student Organizations,” which was the final step in his completion of a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He was also accepted to be a participant in the Foundations of Christian Leadership program sponsored by Duke Divinity School.
Carrie Beth Lowe (Library Director) was featured as the Association of Christian Librarians’ Member of the Month in October.
Gerald Mattingly (Director of Honors Program & Professor of Intercultural Studies) spoke to a Lee University class on “Ancient Rome” when they visited the Karak Resources Project office and Museum of Archaeology on November 8. He attended the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research from November 14 to 17 in Denver. At the meeting, he organized and chaired a five-paper session on “Recent Fieldwork Related to Iron Age II on Jordan’s Karak Plateau.” He also set up an exhibit of artifacts from ancient Egypt in the Museum of Archaeology. The items are on loan from Mississippi State University’s Institute of Archaeology for the 2018-2019 school year.
Roy Miller (Dean of the Templar School of Education), along with the faculty and staff, hosted a midterm accreditation visit by ACSI from November 12 to 14. The visit was successful, and the team was very complimentary of the work at the school.
Paulette Prinston (Lecturer in French) is a member of the board of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher Association. At the 50th Annual TFLTA Conference, she presided at a workshop on “Content-Based Instruction in World Language/Focus,” which was presented by Tina Hargaden of Portland Public Schools.
Rafael Rodríguez (Professor of New Testament) had his fifth book published by Abingdon Press. The title is Jesus Darkly: Remembering Jesus with the New Testament, and the foreword was written by Joel Green.