About Our People

Jennie Harrop (DPS), Rae Casey (DPS) and Michelle Shelton (DPS) recently published an article titled “Knowles, Kolb, and Google: Prior Learning Assessment as a Model for 21st-Century Learning” in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education (Volume 66, Issue 2). The article highlights George Fox’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program for degree completion students, arguing that PLA can provide adult students with a broader, more expansive understanding of how to think about learning, the workplace, and an internet-connected world where students are daily called to engage with integrity and intentionality. The full-text article can be accessed at this link.

Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s (English) latest book, Shame the Stars, was chosen by the Texas Center for the Book at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as Texas’ Great Read for 2018. Each year, states are asked to highlight a book representative of the region’s literary landscape at the National Book Festival, an event sponsored by the Library of Congress. Those selected for the honor will showcase their books at an event in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 1. More information on the book and award are available here. Guadalupe has written a sequel to the book, All the Stars Denied, scheduled for release on Oct. 9, 2018.

Debby Thomas (College of Business) recently published an article, “Jesus’ Cross-Cultural Model of ‘Leader as Servant’ In Luke 22:24-30,” in the Theology of Leadership Journal. She also attended the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference June 6-9 at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, where she presented on the topic “The Golden Shadow of Classroom as Organization” and participated in a panel presentation on how to teach classroom as organization, an experiential and transformational approach to teaching that can be applied to teach any management topic.

Randy Woodley (Seminary) wrote a chapter, “Truth to Power: Daniel Chapter 3,” published in the book Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization (Mennonite Press). He also wrote the chapter “The Poor and Poverty in North American Indigenous Traditions” that appears in Poverty and the Poor in the World’s Religious Traditions, Vol. 2, (Praeger/ABC-CLIO). In addition, he’s recently published a number of articles and been interviewed, including by Why Hunger magazine in August, for which he discussed the topic “The Need for Twenty-First Century Reparations.” His piece “Integrating Pedagogical Vulnerability in Distance Learning” was published on the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning’s website, and his article “Reading Scripture through the Eyes of Jesus’ Shalom Kingdom” appeared on Zondervan NRSV Bible’s webpage. Randy also wrote an article, “Why I Vote,” for Sojourner’s magazine (November 2018). He also was the plenary speaker at the Inhabit Conference on April 27-28 in Seattle, speaking on “Eight Fallacies of a Western Christian Worldview” and presenting a workshop, “Dis-empowering the Myth of Whiteness from Your Parish.” He also kicked off the Creationtide sermon series at Murray Hills Christian Church; conducted a plenary Skype address on “Models of Shalom” for Re-Imagining Faith and Re-Claiming Fellowship in Diaspora: We Ourselves or In Solidarity? The Asha Vahishta Initiative (AVI); taught “Imagining Faith and Theology through an Indigenous Worldview” at Vancouver School of Theology’s Indigenous Nations Studies Program last summer; and started a new podcast with former student Bo Sanders, titled “Peacing it All Together” (iTunes and Stitcher).

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