The faculty members of Johnson University Florida 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 faculty activities from August to November 2016.
Nealy Brown (Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences) was selected to rewrite the curriculum for the Chaplain Candidate Intensive Internship for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command. From August to September, she wrote the curriculum, which consists of 22 units of training over a period of six weeks, including classroom lessons, experiential exercises, interactive modules, and hands-on experience.
Kendi Howells Douglas (Professor of Intercultural Studies) serves as the editor of the International Journal of Urban Transformation, which is a bi-annual academic journal dedicated to scholarly investigation and research and analysis of urban issues and trends affecting best practices in urban missiology and applicable in the urban areas of the world, not least among the urban poor. As such, this journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research between urban missiologists and practitioners interested in advancing the kingdom of God. The first issue came out in October.
Lora Erickson (Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences) was recently named the recipient of the Faculty Development Promotions Committee Grant of $1,000 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to support her cross-cultural research in Guatemala. This will be instrumental in completing the data collection for her dissertation.
Ruth Reyes (Professor of Music & Assistant Dean of the School of Communication & Creative Arts) traveled on the first weekend in August to Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ, as part of the Johnson University faculty team working with CCV's facilitators and coaches in the Master's Residency Program. A follow-up meeting occurred at Knoxville when the Phoenix team visited Johnson University for the first time. She was also invited by her home church, Real Life Christian Church, to write the promotional material on the church website that emphasized the story of the partnership of Johnson University and Real Life in the Orlando Residency Program. She also traveled to Kansas City in October to serve on the North American Christian Convention’s Board of Stewards’ strategic planning meeting. She also continues to teach at Real Life's women's ministry program called Girls Night Out and serves as a volunteer host/presider at Real Life's worship services.
Robert Ritchie (Professor of History) preached eight times at McIntosh Christian Church, McIntosh, FL, from August to November.
Mark Ziese (Professor of Old Testament) delivered a keynote address and workshop at the 10th annual International Christian Evidences Conference, which met November 11-13, 2016, on the campus of York University, York, NE. His topic for the gathering was “The Lively Discipline of Biblical Archaeology.” On November 27, he preached at Titusville Christian Church in Titusville, FL.