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 May 2018.
Brent Brewer spoke at the Citywide Ramadan Iftar Dinner sponsored by the Muslim Community of Knoxville on May 23. The Mayor of Knoxville was the keynote speaker, and Prof. Brewer was the only other non-Muslim speaker.
Carl Bridges (Professor of New Testament) preached at Cornerstone Christian Church in Knoxville on May 27.
Duan Hua (Director of International Relations & Assistant Professor) attended the 11th National Chinese Language Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on May 17-20. She also published an article titled “A Narrative Inquiry Concerning Women Pastors in Contemporary Protestant Churches in Mainland China” in Review of Religion and Chinese Society 5.1 (2018): 101-130.
Carrie Beth Lowe (Library Director) published a book review titled “Catchings and Petersens’ Catch a star: Shining through adversity to become a champion” in The Christian Librarian 61.1 (2018): Article 29.
Jody Owens (Professor of Bible) preached at Woodlawn Christian Church in Knoxville on May 27.
Gerald Mattingly (Director of Honors Program & Professor of Intercultural Studies) led 42 people on a study tour to Greece, the islands, Ephesus in Turkey from May 10 to 21. From May 21 to 25, he hosted 12 members of the Karak Resources Project on campus. The long-time team members, from eight states, did research and wrote reports about various aspects of the archaeological work in Central Jordan. During the three weeks of Senior Saints in the Smokies, he taught a class about “The Treasures of Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the Old Testament.”
Camden Morgante (Assistant Professor of Human Services & Undergraduate Program Director) spoke on “Finding Treasure in Our Work” at the Women’s Conference at Johnson University on May 19.