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 October 2014.
Dr. Alicia Crumpton (Dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership) participated in the Stone-Campbell Dialogue held at Abilene Christian University on October 5 and 6. The dialogue is an ongoing effort between Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ and Christian Churches to discuss overcoming divisions and their common heritage in the Stone-Campbell movement. The dialogue originated in 1999 when nine people from the three groups met in Cincinnati. They committed to begin a series of dialogues to develop relationships and to bring understanding and healing to rifts between the groups that shared the same beginnings. During the worship service, Dr. Crumpton provided an “Invitation to Communion.” The topical focus this year was alternative church movements.
Dr. Alicia Crumpton (Dean of the School of Business and Public Leadership), Dr. Jacqueline Faulhaber (Affiliate Faculty in Leadership), and Dr. Mark Weedman (Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, TN) participated in a symposium at the 16th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, which met in San Diego from October 30 to November 2. The title of the conference was “Conscious Leading for Global Change: Emergence of Our Collective Realities,” and the title of the symposium was “In-Between: Exploring Social Spaces and Interdependencies.” The title of Dr. Crumpton’s paper was “Experienced Spaces: The Importance of Placemaking.” The title of Dr. Faulhaber’s paper was “Civil Spaces: Dignity, Respect, Justness, and Human Flourishing.” The title of Dr. Weedman’s paper was “Reconciling Spaces: Leadership and the Role of Human Flourishing in Reconciliation.” On October 31, Dr. Faulhaber also participated in an interactive roundtable entitled “Is Privatization of Faith Possible in Public Leadership Decision Making?”
Dr. John Ketchen (Assistant Provost for Online Education) attended the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference in Orlando, Florida, from October 29 to 31.
On October 18, Dr. Tony Krug (Professor of Educational Technology, TN) and Dr. Lila Holt (Professor of Education, TN) presented “Game-Based Learning” at the Appalachian College Association Summit in Knoxville.
Dr. Gregory Linton (Assistant Provost for Academic Services and Professor of New Testament, TN) presented “Implementing Learner-Centered Teaching in Your Classroom” at the Appalachian College Association Summit in Knoxville on October 18. On October 14, he attended a lecture on “The Battle of Nashville” by Ross Massey at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable. On October 21, he attended a lecture by Kenneth Harl on “Make Haste Slowly: Constantine, Coinage, and the Conversion” at the Archaeological Institute of America meeting at University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum. On October 22, he attended a meeting on student retention conducted by the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association at Belmont University in Nashville. On October 24, he spoke to the monthly meeting of the East Tennessee College Association on “The Current State of State Authorizations” at the Knoxville campus of Tennessee Wesleyan University. In October, he was appointed by Dr. Gary Weedman as the Accreditation Liaison for Johnson University.
Dr. Gerald Mattingly (Professor of Intercultural Studies, TN) published the article “Let’s Get Down to Bedrock” in the summer issue of the Johnson magazine. From October 1 to 5, he hosted team members from the Karak Resources Project, who met on campus to discuss their work. On October 12, he took his Cultural Anthropology students to the McClung Museum at the University of Tennessee for “Can You Dig It?: Archaeology and Fossil Day.” He also visited the exhibition on “Birds, Bugs, and Blooms: Natural History Illustration from the 1500s-1800s” at the McClung Museum. On October 14, he attended a lecture on “The Battle of Nashville” by Ross Massey at the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable. On October 18, he attended the Appalachian College Association Summit in Knoxville to participate in the Ledford Scholars Program with Benjamin Settlemyre, who conducted research on ancient weapons in the Callaway Collection under his supervision. On October 21, he attended a lecture by Kenneth Harl on “Make Haste Slowly: Constantine, Coinage, and the Conversion” at the Archaeological Institute of America meeting at University of Tennessee’s McClung Museum. He continues to teach a series on the Johannine Epistles at Woodlawn Christian Church on Sunday mornings and a series on the Pastoral Epistles at Gap Creek Christian Church on Wednesday evenings.
Dr. Wilbur Reid III (Professor of Organizational Leadership) has been appointed Director of the online Master of Business Administration program, effective January 1, 2015. The MBA program is still pending approval by our accrediting agencies. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, an M.B.A. with specialization in Finance from University of Tennessee, and a B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Science from Milligan College. Dr. Reid has extensive corporate experience in finance, strategic pricing, supply chain logistics and distribution, and consulting. He will be the third Wilbur Reid to serve at Johnson University.
Dr. Jon Weatherly (Dean of the School of Bible and Theology) delivered lectures on "The Kingdom of God in the Synoptic Gospels" at Collegio Biblico in Piedras Negras, Mexico, from October 21 to 24. About 107 people, including students and faculty from the college and church leaders from various points around Mexico, were in attendance. From October 27 to 29, he attended a conference in Nashville held by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention on "The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage." He will write an article on the conference to appear in Christian Standard at a later date.
Dr. Gary Weedman (President) served as a panel member on Tennessee’s Education Summit: Progress of the Past, Present, and Future which was hosted in Nashville on September 18 by Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, and House Speaker Beth Harwell. On October 4 and 5, he spoke at First Christian Church in Anna, IL. On October 21, he participated in a Roundtable Discussion on Education Reform hosted by Sen. Lamar Alexander at Pellissippi Community College's Hardin Valley Campus. Participants included Dr. Joseph DePietro, President of University of Tennessee and Dr. L. Anthony Wise, Jr., President of Pellissippi State Community College. On October 28-29, he chaired the Tennessee College and University Association (TICUA) Board Meeting in Nashville.