About Our People

Anderson Campbell and Steve Sherwood (Christian Studies) published an overview of the book they collaborated on, Praying for Justice: A Lectionary of Christian Concern (Barclay Press, 2017), on the Evangelicals for Social Action website Feb. 6. In addition, Anderson and Steve were interviewed about the book by a Christian radio station in New Zealand. You can listen to the broadcast here.

Rae Casey, Jennie Harrop, Carol Hutchinson and Michelle Shelton (Department of Professional Studies) presented a session, “From Ad Hoc to Intentional: One Department’s Online Journey,” at the Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) 37th Annual Conference in Sunriver, Oregon, on Jan. 27. Their discussion traced the remarkable growth DPS has experienced from its first online course offerings in 2010 to today.

The George Fox University String Ensemble, led by Rebekah Hanson (Music), performed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Jan. 28 as part of the Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Series. The performance was very well received, and the String Ensemble has been invited to perform again next year.

Anna Berardi (Graduate Counseling) and Brenda Morton (Education) wrote a paper, “Trauma-informed School Programming: Applications for Mental Health Professionals and Educator Partnerships,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. In addition, their paper, “A rationale for a trauma-informed school approach to maximize academic success with students in foster care,” was published in the Journal of At-Risk Issues. They were also invited to present their co-founded Trauma-Informed School Initiative to the Oregon Adverse Childhood Experiences Collaborative. This presentation followed the teaching of the first cohort in Oregon pursuing certification as trauma-informed educators.

Mark David Hall (Politics) was recently appointed associated faculty at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and has agreed to write monthly essays on religious liberty for the blogs “Law and Liberty” and “Learn Liberty.” Even with this new position at Emory, he will remain at George Fox as the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics.

Kelly Friesen (Undergraduate Admissions) was named Employee of the Month for February.

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