2001 (August)-Present W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion, Lyon College, 2300 Highland, Batesville, Arkansas, 72501.
2000 (August)-2001 Professor of Religious Studies, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, Kansas, 67401.
“Introduction to Ethics”; “Professional Ethics”; “Introduction to Philosophy”; “Philosophy of Religion”; “Senior Seminar: Issues in Feminist Thought”; “Issues in Religion and Science”; “World Religions”; “Old Testament Survey”; “New Testament Survey”; “Jesus and His Teachings”; “Paul and His Teachings”; “The Prophets”; “Early and Medieval Christianity”; “Reformation and Modern Christianity”; “Introduction to Process Thought”; “The Christian Faith”; “Biblical Seminar: New Testament Ethics”; “Seminar in 20th Century Theology.”
Chairperson of the Department of Religion and Philosophy (since 1988), responsible for administrative duties associated with curriculum development, scheduling, budgeting, recruiting and advising students. Extensive committee responsibilities, including at various times: Computer Resource, Academic Affairs, Religious Life, among others.
Chairperson of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts (since 1999; three year term), responsible for chairing peer reviews of Division faculty, reviewing curriculum proposals, advising the Academic Dean.
1992 (August)-2000 (May) Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, Kansas, 67401.
1988 (January)-1992 (May) Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Kansas Wesleyan University, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, Kansas, 67401.
1987 (Spring and Fall) Part-time Lecturer in Religious Studies Department, California State University, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA, 90840.
Courses Taught: “Introduction to Religious Studies”; “Introduction to the Bible.”
1984-1987 Adjunct Faculty Member in the College of Professional Studies (Southern California Extension), University of San Francisco, Ignatian Heights, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.
Classes Taught: “Organizational Ethics” (graduate program); “Social Ethics” (undergraduate program).
Other Teaching Experience:
St. Paul School of Theology Course of Study module on “Pastor as Interpreter of the Bible,” for four years: June 16-27, 1997; July 13-24, 1998; July 12-23, 1999; July 10-21, 2000; in Kansas City, MO.
Salina Regional Health Center's “Seminar on Health Care Ethics for School Teachers,” team taught with Dr. Alan Lubert for three years: July 26-31, 1998; July 25-30, 1999; July 23-28, 2000. A variation of this seminar was taught twice, July 5-9, 1999, for Pastors and Social Workers.
Theological Ethics; Social Ethics; Professional Ethics; Biblical Ethics, Introductory Biblical Studies, Introductory Philosophy
1999 Kansas Wesleyan University Exemplary Teaching Award, sponsored by Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church and Pepsicola of Salina.
Conversations with Pragmatism (edited with Jeffery Geller, including my article, “Twin Children of Different Mothers: The Theologies of Gordon Kaufman and John Cobb,” (Value Inquiry Book Series of RODOPI, Atlanta, 2002).
"Process Theology” in Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society, ed. Andrew Linzey (Routledge Press, 1996)
“From Monoculture to Polyculture: The Possibilities for Community” in Home Territory: Essays on Community and Land, eds. Wes Jackson and William Vitek (Yale University Press, 1996)
“Abortion: Law, Religion and Society,” in Bioethics Forum (Winter, 1993)
“John B. Cobb, Jr.: A Christian Natural Theology and Christ in a Pluralistic Age in Le Volume III de l'ENCYCLOPEDIE PHILOSOPHIQUE UNIVERSELLE, ed. J.F. Mattei , (1992).
Ethics in John Cobb's Process Theology, Scholars Press Academy Series, November, 1988.
“Stephen T. Franklin, Speaking From the Depths: Alfred North Whitehead's Hermeneutics” in Process Studies, Summer, 1993.
Academic Papers Given:
“Confessions of a Techno-Junkie: Use of Computer Technology in Introductory Biblical Studies Courses.” Given at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 23, 1998.
“Will the Real Jesus (Scholar) Please Stand Up?” Given at the SBL Central State Region Meeting, Kansas City, MO, April 6, 1997.
“Twin Children of Different Mothers: The Theologies of Gordon Kaufman and John Cobb.” Given at A Symposium on Gordon Kaufman, Bethel College, Newton, KS, November 4, 1996.
“The Morality of Homosexuality.” Given at a workshop, “Homosexuality: Ethical Dimensions and Personal Realities” at Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, March 24, 1994.
“Reclaiming the Role of Conscience.” Given for the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion Annual Convention, Kansas City, Kansas, November 23, 1991.
“Affirmative Action in the Light of Process Theology.” Given for the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion Annual Convention, Anaheim, California, November 19, 1989.
“Petitionary Prayer in Christian Social Ethics.” Given for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Western Division, Loma Linda, California, February 20, 1987.
“The Role of Christ in John Cobb's Ethics.” Given for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Western Division, Pasadena, California, February 15, 1986
Ph.D.: Conferred December 20, 1986, by the University of Southern California.
Dissertation title: “Ethics in John Cobb's Process Theology.”
Director: Professor John P. Crossley, Jr., School of Religion, University of Southern California.
Qualifying Examinations: passed November 11, 1983.
Major Area: Theological and Philosophical Ethics, with special attention to the problems of the relationship of ethics to religion, the ethics of empirical theology, Aristotle and Kant.
Minor Areas: Freudian approaches to social criticism and social change; hermeneutics and descriptive ethics.
A.B.: University of Notre Dame, 1976.
Majors: Theology and Philosophy.
Sabbatical: graduate studies in Old and New Testament at Wichita State University and in learning technology at Emporia State University, Spring, 1996.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers on “Pragmatism and Cultural Criticism,” at the University of Santa Barbara, directed by Giles Gunn, Ph.D., 1994.
“A Holy Experiment: The Ethics of Homosexuality.” Given for the Laity Luncheon at the Kansas West Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, May 26, 1999, Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS.
“Business Ethics and the Four Way Test.” Given for Salina Rotary, May 3, 1999.
“The Ethics of Homosexuality.” Given at the Kansas West United Methodist in Diologue on Homosexuality on October 24, 1998, Red Coach Inn, Salina, KS.
“Top Ten Ethical Issues in Health Care.” Given for the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Health Foundation, September 25, 1998, Great Bend, KS.
“Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Death and Dying.” Given as a workshop for “AIDS/HIV Up Close and Personal,” a conference sponsored the Kansas Area United Methodist Church, in Salina, KS, April 24-25, 1998.
“Biblical Authority and Biblical Images of God.” Given as part of a conference on “Beliefs and Boundaries” by the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church, Great Bend, Kansas, November 12, 1994.
“Prolonging Life or Prolonging Death: Religious Views on the Right to Die.” Given as part of the Kansas Humanities Council “Health Care and Human Values” initiative, in various locations around Kansas, 1994, and for the Interterm on “Death and Dying” for Bethany College, January, 1995.
“This is Our Story: Christian Ethics from a Narrative Perspective.” A three-day workshop on Christian Ethics given for the Area-wide Seminar for Professionals in Ministry of the Kansas West Conference, Hutchinson, Kansas, January 11-13, 1994.
“Water and Spirit.” A presentation on environmental ethics and religion given for Interterm on “Water” at Bethany College, January, 1994.
“The Ethics of Caring for Those Affected by HIV/AIDS.” A paper given as part of a conference on HIV/AIDS, “The Silent Crisis,” sponsored by Asbury Regional Medical Center and the Salina District of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church, in Salina, Kansas, November 12, 1993.
“Personal Morality and Professional Responsibility.” A series of presentations given during a seven hour workshop for nurses, social workers, and clergy, held at four locations in Kansas, sponsored by the Kansas School of Religion, September 24 & 25, and October 1 & 2, 1993.
“Medical Ethics.” Given for medical residents of the Smoky Hill Family Practice Clinic (a program of Kansas University School of Medicine), Salina, Kansas, August 26, 1993.
“A Dialogue on Abortion,” a presentation of the Kansas Wesleyan University Ethics in Public Life lecture series, April 22, 1993, Salina, Kansas. Served as one of four presenters exploring diverse approaches to the morality of abortion.
Professional and Community Activities
1999-present Member of the board of Directors for Salina Habitat for Humanity.
1998-present Member of the Steering Committee of the Ethics Section of the American Academy of Religion.
1997-1999 Elected as Presiding Officer of Faculty of Kansas Wesleyan University; responsibilities include serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, sitting on the President's Cabinet, serving on the College Budget Committee, and presiding over monthly faculty meetings.
1997-present Salina District Board of Ordained Ministry, Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.
1993-1999 Member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas Humanities Council; chair of Program Planning Committee and member of the Executive Committee of KHC.
1993-present Member of Editorial Review Board for Bioethics Forum, a publication of Midwest Bioethics Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
1991-present Member of the Ethics Committee for Salina-Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas (prior to 1995, Asbury Regional Hospital)..
1991-1997 Member of the Commission on Church and Society of the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church.
1990-present Grant writer and project director of Humanities Lecture Series, “Ethics in Public Life,” at Kansas Wesleyan University. Awarded three consecutive grants from Salina Arts and Humanities Commission Horizons Program; three grants from the Kansas Committee for the Humanities; and a grant from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.
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