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 January and February of 2014.
In February, Dr. Kristel W. Headley, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences (TN), presented “Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!: Use of metaphor and other creative techniques in counseling sessions” at the annual Smoky Mountain Counseling Association One-Day Conference in Jefferson City, TN.
On February 5, Dr. Lila L. Holt, Professor of Education (TN), presented “Self-directed learning readiness with technology in higher education: A pilot study” at the 28th International Self-Directed Learning Symposium in Cocoa Beach, FL.
On February 14, Dr. April C. Kilinski, Professor of English and Literature (TN), presented “Christianity and resistance: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s The River Between” at the 23rd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference in Savannah, GA.
In January, Dr. Rafael Rodriguez, Professor of New Testament (TN), published Oral tradition and the New Testament: A guide for the perplexed (Bloomsbury T&T Clark). Also, his article entitled “Textual orientations: Jesus, written texts, and the social construction of identity in the Gospel of Luke” appeared in T&T Clark handbook to social identity in the New Testament (ed. J. Brian Tucker and Coleman Baker; Bloomsbury T&T Clark).