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 April of 2014.
On April 4, 2014, Dr. Jacqueline Faulhaber, Affiliate Faculty in Leadership at Johnson University and Lecturer in Political Science at the University of South Dakota, presented a paper at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The title of her paper was “John Ponet’s 1556 Short Treatise on Political Power: Can Ponet’s theological and philosophical views on church, state, individual conscience and liberty apply to politics and policymaking today?”
For the last eighteen months, Professor Pat Fuller, Assistant Professor of Education (TN), formed and served on a mentoring team from Laurel Church of Christ in Knoxville to assist a single mother who is involved in The Restoration House of East Tennessee. On April 11, the single mother graduated from the program and was asked to join the mentoring team as they work with another single mother in the future. The Restoration House was founded by Johnson alumni Daniel and Mandy Watson to help restore single mothers and their children back to God’s good intent for their lives.
From April 23 to 25, Mr. Jon Hale, Assistant Librarian (TN), attended the 16th Distance Library Services Conference in Denver, CO.
Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, Professor of New Testament (TN), was named chair of steering committee for the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, which provides SBL members with opportunities to experience biblical material in media other than silent print, including both oral and multimedia electronic performances. This program unit's three foci are (a) the original media world of the Scriptures, (b) the Bible in electronic media, and (c) the history of the Bible in various media.
Dr. Linda F. Whitmer, Professor of Intercultural Studies (TN), will speak at the Pioneer Mission Institute and Discovery, which will be held from June 8 to 13 at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, TX. This program is designed for those interested in learning more about Pioneer Bible Translators' ministries and finding where God might be leading them to serve.