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Dialogue on Teaching, hosted by Nancy Lynne Westfield, Ph.D., is the monthly podcast of The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Amplifying the Wabash Center’s mission, the podcast focuses upon issues of teaching and learning in theology and religion within colleges, universities and seminaries. The podcast series will feature dialogues with faculty teaching in a wide range of institutional contexts. The conversation will illumine the teaching life.Webinar Producer: Rachel Mills Sound Engineer: Dr. Paul O. Myhre Original Podcast music by Dr. Paul O. Myhre

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Dialogue on Teaching, hosted by Nancy Lynne Westfield, Ph.D., is the monthly podcast of The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Amplifying the Wabash Center’s mission, the podcast focuses upon issues of teaching and learning in theology and religion within colleges, universities and seminaries. The podcast series will feature dialogues with faculty teaching in a wide range of institutional contexts. The conversation will illumine the teaching life.Webinar Producer: Rachel Mills Sound Engineer: Dr. Paul O. Myhre Original Podcast music by Dr. Paul O. Myhre

    Administration as Vocation: Steed Davidson

    Administration as Vocation: Steed Davidson

    Dr. Steed Davidson is the Executive Director of the Society of Biblical Literature.In what ways do faculty positions prepare you for administrative jobs? What kind of professional formation is needed to be an administrator? How important is your team to achieving an organizational vision? What if imagination is the best skill of an administrator?

    • 26 min
    Transitions in Life & Mental Health: Phillis Sheppard

    Transitions in Life & Mental Health: Phillis Sheppard

    Phillis Sheppard is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, Culture and Womanist Thought, and Executive Director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University. Life is a series of transitions. Transitions of an academic career can leave one feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or agitated and angry. How might life transitions be negotiated for wellness, mental health, and thriving?

    • 28 min
    Artificial Intelligence, Theology and Teaching: Philip Butler

    Artificial Intelligence, Theology and Teaching: Philip Butler

    Philip Butler is Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Post-Human Artificial Intelligence Systems at Iliff School of Theology. What if teaching had the audacity to pose questions which disrupts reality? What if the disruption was generative, imaginative, and healing? This conversation grapples with what it means to teach at the intersection of neuroscience, technology, spirituality, and Blackness to prepare futures and reimagine leaders.

    • 24 min
    Understanding Neurodivergence & Accommodations: Phillis Sheppard

    Understanding Neurodivergence & Accommodations: Phillis Sheppard

    Phillis Sheppard is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, Culture and Womanist Thought, and Executive Director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University. When adult learners have learning styles and processes which are not expected, what is the role of the Academic Dean, the role of the faculty person, the role of the student? What pedagogical innovations are needed to support learning? When you...

    • 25 min
    What Counts as Teacher Failure?: Angela Parker

    What Counts as Teacher Failure?: Angela Parker

    Angela Parker, PhD is Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek with Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology.Adult students sometimes feel confronted or disrespected when their personal faith is disrupted in bible and theological courses. In what ways does a professor prepare students for deeper learning? How do professors cope with belligerent students? What does it take to build trust between teacher and students? What happens when no trust is to be found?

    • 24 min
    Questioning to Make Connections: Richelle White

    Questioning to Make Connections: Richelle White

    Richelle White, PhD is Professor of Youth Ministry and Director of Field Practicum and Internships and Kuyper College. Questioning as a tool of teaching is a skill to be developed and honed. Facilitating dialogue with provocative, poignant, even powerful questions takes consideration and practice. Connecting students with the right questions, especially about turbulent issues and during challenging experiences, can be the precursor to insights and more caring communities.

    • 23 min

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