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 March and April 2018.
Alicia Crumpton (Professor of Leadership Studies & Ph.D. Program Director) co-presented the following workshops at the Exponential Conference in Orlando, FL, from February 27 to March 1: “How creating an APEST leadership pipeline can lead to a movement”; “Why Using APEST to equip leaders in calling and function is essential to church-as-movement”; “How creating a maturing APEST culture while moving it towards movement”; “Multiplication movements--leadership revolution: Using APEST to create movemental culture.” She also presented “An exploration of the concept of worldview within leadership studies literature” at the “Philosophy, Religion, & Worldview Expressions: Leadership for the 21st Century Conference” in Riverside, CA, on March 19-21.
Heather Gorman (Associate Professor of New Testament) attended the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference at Milligan College on April 5-7. She sponsored Benjamin Hull’s paper “Victory over Death in Hebrews” in the undergraduate student paper competition.
James Gorman (Associate Professor of History) presented “’This Revival Cut the Bonds of Many Poor Slaves’: Barton Stone, Evangelical Revivalism, and Slavery in the Early National Era," at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference at Milligan College on April 7, 2018. He also offered a panel response to Richard T. Hughes’s paper "White Supremacy and the Gospel of Grace” at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference.
Kristel Headley (Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Counseling) was an invited panelist at the featured ASERVIC (Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling) session “Diverse Voices in Religion and Spirituality” at the annual conference of the American Counseling Association in Atlanta, GA, on April 25, 2018. In conjunction with the Iglesia Bautista La Gran Comision (Grand Commission Baptist Church) in Morristown, TN, she has been volunteering Psychological First Aid and supportive counseling to families affected by the recent ICE raid that resulted in nearly 100 detained workers.
Landon Huffman (Assistant Professor of Sport & Fitness Leadership) attended the REACH Gathering in Asheville, NC, on April 24-26. This is a national conference committed to catalyzing and further uniting the movement of reproducing gospel-centered, local church sports, recreation, and fitness leaders.
Gregory Linton (Vice Provost for Academic Services & Professor of New Testament) attended the southeast regional meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research on Saturday, March. 3. This year, he served as vice president and program chair, and this coming year he will serve as president. He also participated in an On-site Reaffirmation Committee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Accreditation (SACSCOC) from March 13 to 15. From April 9 to 13, he visited an institution in Canada as part of an accreditation team for the Association for Biblical Higher Education. On April 26, he attended a Title IX Summit sponsored by the University of Tennessee.
Carrie Beth Lowe (Library Director) attended the Appalachian College Association’s library directors meeting in Richmond, KY, on April 12-13.
Gerald Mattingly (Director of Honors Program & Professor of Intercultural Studies) had three essays published in the Archaeology Study Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018): “Daily Life in Israel in Old Testament Times” (pp. 5-8); “Archaeological Dating” (pp. 1927-9); and “A Short History of Archaeology in the Near East” (pp. 1934-6). On March 2-3, he attended a lecture series at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) on “Moses and Jesus in the Quran,” by Gabriel Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame), which was sponsored by the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam. On March 8, he attended an Archaeological Institute of America lecture at the University of Tennessee on “Reconstructing and Firing a Greek Kiln—A Project in Experimental Archaeology,” which was presented by Lisa C. Kahn of George Mason University. He also presented a lecture about “Karak Resources Project, 1995-2018” for the Encore Program at Lee University (Cleveland, TN) on March 22. He also took Honors Program students to see the special exhibition “In the Footsteps of Sergeant York” at the East Tennessee History Center on March 10, and he also took a group to see the Knoxville Opera’s performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot on February 25.
Camden Morgante (Assistant Professor of Human Services & Undergraduate Program Director) presented a seminar on “Integrating Christian Meditation and Dialectical Behavior Therapy” at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference in Norfolk, Virginia, on April 13.
Daniel Overdorf (Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry) spoke at the Metro Christian Convention in New York City on April 21.
Rafael Rodríguez (Professor of New Testament) taught on Matthew 24-25 at Crossings in Knoxville on Sunday, March 11. The link is available here, with a follow-up discussion (“Continuing the Conversation”) available here. In April, he was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus. He also published “What Is History?: Reading John 1 as Historical Representation” in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 16 (2018): 31-51.