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 October 2018.
Carl Bridges (Professor of New Testament) presented a lecture on biblical interpretation across cultures during Johnson University’s 125th anniversary celebration.
James Gorman (Associate Professor of History) led the Johnson University Tennessee hiking club on a hike to Ramsey Cascades on October 13. On October 27, he also gave a lecture for Johnson University’s 125th anniversary celebration titled “’Your Mother in the Gospel’: The Remarkable Story of Emma Johnson.”
Kristel Headley (Associate Professor of Counseling) presented “If Haidt is Right: Adjusting Counseling Pedagogy to Reflect the Moral Intuitions Model” at the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tony Krug (Professor of Educational Technology) presented “The Scope of Google Expeditions Virtual Reality” at the Association of Christian Schools International Professional Development Forum in Winston-Salem, NC, on October 11-12.
Gregory Linton (Vice Provost for Academic Services & Professor of New Testament) attended a lecture at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable on “The U.S. Grant Memoirs: A Reluctant Writer Composes a Masterpiece” by John Marszalek. He also attended a lecture of the Archaeological Institute of America on “The Practicalities of Ancient Greek Sacrifice” by Jacob Morton (Carleton College), which was presented at the McClung Museum on October 16.
Carrie Beth Lowe (Library Director) published three book reviews in The Christian Librarian 61.2 (2018): “Thielges, ‘All in for Him: Twenty-one devotions for college athletes’”; “Tucker’s ‘Katie Luther, first lady of the reformation: The unconventional life of Katharina von Bora’”; and “Whiting’s ’52 weekly devotions for busy families’.”
Gerald Mattingly (Director of Honors Program & Professor of Intercultural Studies) began teaching a series on the Sermon on the Mount at Gap Creek Christian Church. On October 5-6, he hosted two veteran missionaries to the Philippines, Jeannie Hoffman and Joni Miller, who donated their archive of Restoration Movement missions in the Manila area to Glass Memorial Library. On October 9, he attended a lecture at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable on “The U.S. Grant Memoirs: A Reluctant Writer Composes a Masterpiece” by John Marszalek. On October 11, he attended an on-campus dinner with students and faculty of Knoxville’s Tayseer Seminary and gave them a tour of the Museum of Archaeology. From October 9 to 16, he hosted three members of the Karak Resources Project, who visited campus to conduct research and writing. On October 14, he hosted 48 members of the Church of the Savior (Knoxville) for a catered lunch, a lecture on the archaeology of Jordan, and a visit to the Museum of Archaeology. From October 15 to 17, he hosted David and Karen Roadcup so that Dr. Roadcup could speak in chapel and in classes. On October 16, he attended a lecture of the Archaeological Institute of America on “The Practicalities of Ancient Greek Sacrifice” by Jacob Morton (Carleton College), which was presented at the McClung Museum. On October 26, he spoke about lessons learned by the Karak Resources Project concerning ancient Moab during Johnson University’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Daniel Overdorf (Dean of the School of Congregational Ministry) spoke for a men’s retreat at Seymour Heights Christian Church on October 5-6. He also spoke for the East Tennessee Christian Convention on October 28-29.
Nicole Saylor (Professor of Human Services) co-authored an essay titled “Coping Skills Strategies,” which was published in John C. Thomas (ed.), Counseling Techniques: A Comprehensive Resource for Christian Counselors (Zondervan, 2018), pp. 221-240.
Chris Templar (Director of Educational Technology) spoke twice at the Professional Development Forum of ASCI in Winston-Salem on October 11-12. One presentation was on “Screen-Free Robots,” and the other was on “Coding in the Elementary and Middle Schools Using Robots.”