Conferences for Doctoral Programs

Bi-Annual Gathering of Doctoral Programs in Religious and Theological Studies

To increase the ability of Ph.D./Th.d granting schools to include sustained conversation about teaching and learning as a part of the doctoral student experience.

All doctoral programs in religious and theological studies are invited, please contact us for information about the next gathering.


2018 Graduate Program Directors and Deans Conference

October 21-23, 2018 Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis

Dates October 21-October 23, 2018 Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis

Purpose: To increase the ability of Ph.D./Th.d granting schools to include sustained conversation about teaching and learning as a part of the doctoral student experience.

Agenda

Participants:

Elizabeth Agnew Cochran, Duquesne University
Barbara Ambros, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Richard Averbeck, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Lyle Bierma, Calvin Theological Seminary
Mark Boda, McMaster Divinity College
Gerhard Bode, Concordia Seminary (MO)
Virginia Burrus, Syracuse University
Rudy Busto, University of California – Santa Barbara
Charles Cosgrove, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Allison deForest, United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Nicola Denzey Lewis, Claremont Graduate University
Paul Dilley, University of Iowa
Douglas Duckworth, Temple University
Rose Dunn, Princeton Theological Seminary
Sarah Fredericks, University of Chicago Divinity School
Deirdre Fulton, Baylor University
Mark George, University of Denver
Matthew Goff, Florida State University
Garth Green, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Matthew Hedstrom, University of Virginia
Beth Hoeltke, Concordia Seminary (MO)
James Hoesterey, Emory University
Meredith Hoxie Schol, Drew Theological School
Marinus Iwuchukwu, Duquesne University
Doris Jakobsh, University of Waterloo
Kirsteen Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary
Matthew King, University of California – Riverside
W.J. Torrance Kirby, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Kathleen Kook, Graduate Theological Union
Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
Joel LeMon, Emory University
G. Lester, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Lauren Leve, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Eugen Matei, Fuller Theological Seminary
Bradley McLean, Toronto School of Theology
Gordon Mikoski, Princeton Theological Seminary
Robert Miller, Catholic University of America
J. Michelle Molina, Northwestern University
James Nogalski, Baylor University
Lalsangkima Pachuau, Asbury Theological Seminary
William Portier, University of Dayton
Jake Pratt, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Paul Rajashekar, United Lutheran Seminary – Philadelphia
Kathryn Reklis, Fordham University
Bo Rice, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Jeffrey Riley, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Richard Sarason, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Colleen Shantz, Toronto School of Theology
Brian Smollett, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Nanette Spina, University of Georgia
Benjamin Stewart, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Bryan Stone, Boston University School of Theology
Annette Stott, University of Denver
Marvin Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology
Richard Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary
Daniel Thompson, University of Dayton
Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame
James Watts, Syracuse University
Jeffrey Williams, Brite Divinity School at TCU
Sarah Wolf, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Phil Zylla, McMaster Divinity College

Wabash Center Staff:
Nadine Pence, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Tim Lake, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Mary Stimming, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

2016 Graduate Program Directors and Deans Conference

Dates October 30-November 1, 2016 Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis

Purpose: To increase the ability of Ph.D./Th.d granting schools to include sustained conversation about teaching and learning as a part of the doctoral student experience.

Agenda

Participants:
Jennifer Davidson, American Baptist Seminary of the West
Miguel Astor-Aguilera, Arizona State University
J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University
Lalsangkima Pachuau, Asbury Theological Seminary
James D. Nogalski, Baylor University
Mikeal C. Parsons, Baylor University
Bryan P. Stone, Boston University School of Theology
Joretta Marshall, Brite Divinity School at TCU
Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
Marvin A. Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology
Gerhard Bode, Concordia Seminary (MO)
Beth Hoeltke, Concordia Seminary (MO)
Richard A. Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary
Susan Kendall, Drew Theological School
J. Ross Wagner, Duke Divinity School
Elizabeth Agnew Cochran, Duquesne University
Marinus Iwuchukwu, Duquesne University
Joyce Flueckiger, Emory University
Kathryn Reklis, Fordham University
Eugen Matei, Fuller Theological Seminary
Charles Cosgrove, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Luis R. Rivera, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Theresa M. Sanders, Georgetown University
Nili S. Fox, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Richard Sarason, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Pamela Eisenbaum, Iliff School of Theology
Sarah Emily Imhoff, Indiana University
Richard Kalmin, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Robert L. Masson, Marquette University
Joseph Mueller, Marquette University
Garth W. Green, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Charles A. Ray, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Rose Ellen Dunn, Princeton Theological Seminary
Gordon S. Mikoski, Princeton Theological Seminary
Brian K. Sholl, Saint Louis University
Charles Quarles, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Jonathan T. Pennington, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Philip Arnold, Syracuse University
William Alden Robert, Syracuse University
Bradley H. McLean, Toronto School of Theology
Craig Ott, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Andrew Gow, University of Alberta
Aaron T. Hollander, University of Chicago Divinity School
Teresa Owens, University of Chicago Divinity School
Annette Stott, University of Denver
Diana Cates, University of Iowa
Lauren Leve, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Randall G. Styers, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame
Joseph Wawrykow, University of Notre Dame
Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania
Kathryn E. Lofton, Yale University

Wabash Center Staff:
Nadine Pence, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Tim Lake, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Mary Stimming, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

2014 Graduate Program Directors and Deans Conference

Dates October 26-28, 2014 Alexander Hotel, Indianapolis

Purpose: To increase the ability of Ph.D./Th.d granting schools to include sustained conversation about teaching and learning as a part of the doctoral student experience.

Agenda

Participants:
Miguel Astor-Aguilera, Arizona State University
Christopher Duncan, Arizona State University
Lalsangkima Pachuau, Asbury Theological Seminary
William Bellinger, Baylor University
James Nogalski, Baylor University
Bryan Stone, Boston University School of Theology
Jeffrey Williams, Brite Divinity School at TCU
Thomas (Tal) Lewis, Brown University
Christopher Born, Catholic University of America
Charles Jones, Catholic University of America
Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
Marvin Sweeney, Claremont School of Theology
David Maxwell, Concordia Seminary (MO)
Richard Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary
Stephen Moore, Drew Theological School
J. Ross Wagner, Duke Divinity School
Stephen Chapman, Duke University
Luis Rivera, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Kathleen Kook, Graduate Theological Union
Nili Fox, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Haim Rechnitzer, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Constance Furey, Indiana University
Aaron Stalnaker, Indiana University
Shuly Schwartz, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Benjamin Sommer, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Wendy Cotter, Loyola University Chicago
Susan Ross, Loyola University Chicago
Paul Lokken, Luther Seminary
Paul Rajashekar, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Robert Masson, Marquette University
Joseph Mueller, Marquette University
Ian Henderson, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Patricia Kirkpatrick, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Mark Boda, McMaster Divinity College
Phil Zylla, McMaster Divinity College
James Benn, McMaster University
P. Travis Kroeker, McMaster University
Allen Jackson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Charles Ray, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Rebekah Miles, Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University
Rose Dunn, Princeton Theological Seminary
Jonathan Pennington , Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Gail Hamner, Syracuse University
James Watts, Syracuse University
Donald Guthrie, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Samuel Balentine, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Felice Lifshitz, University of Alberta
Brandon Cline, University of Chicago Divinity School
Margaret Mitchell, University of Chicago Divinity School
Diana Cates, University of Iowa
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, University of Iowa
Lauren Leve, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Randall Styers, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame
Joseph Wawrykow, University of Notre Dame
Dominique Cote, University of Ottawa
Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa
Anthea Butler, University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Harris, University of Toronto
Jeff Wilson, University of Waterloo
James Byrd, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Paul DeHart, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School

Wabash Center Staff:
Nadine Pence, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Tim Lake, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

2012 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates September 30-October 2, 2012 – University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI

Leadership Team
Eugene Gallagher, Connecticut College
Willie Jennings, Duke Divinity School
Patricia Killen, Gonzaga University
Joretta Marshall, Brite Divinity School at TCU
Barbara Wheeler, Auburn Theological Seminary


Participants:
Ellen Aitken, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Andrew Bartelt, Concordia Seminary (MO)
William Bellinger, Baylor University
Carson Brisson, Baylor University
Virginia Burrus, Drew University
James Byrd, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Diana Cates, University of Iowa
Peter Cha, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Stephen Chapman, Duke University
Paul DeHart, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Susan Eastman, Duke Divinity School
Pamela Eisenbaum, Iliff School of Theology
Nili Fox, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Frances Garrett, University of Toronto
David Grafton, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Jennifer Harris, University of Toronto
David Hogue, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Arthur Holder, Graduate Theological Union
James Kay, Princeton Theological Seminary
Patricia Kirkpatrick, McGill Faculty of Religious Studies
Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
Mark Leeds, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Paul Lokken, Luther Seminary
Maureen Maloney, Graduate Theological Union
Bruce Marshall, Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University
Eugen Matei, Fuller Theological Seminary
Terry Muck, The Louisville Institute
Joseph Mueller, Marquette University
Carol Newsom, Candler School of Theology – Emory University
James Nogalski, Baylor University
Vivian-Lee Nyitray, University of California – Riverside
Shawn Oliver, Princeton Theological Seminary
Lalsangkima Pachuau, Asbury Theological Seminary
Charles Ray, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Lallene Rector, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Don Richter, The Louisville Institute
Susan Ross, Loyola University Chicago
Timothy Sandoval, Chicago Theological Seminary
Bruce Schuchard, Concordia Seminary (MO)
Jayakiran Sebastian, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Aaron Stalnaker, Indiana University
Bryan Stone, Boston University School of Theology
Randall Styers, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Richard Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary
Tite Tienou, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Todd Walatka, University of Notre Dame
Laceye Warner, Duke Divinity School
Joseph Wawrykow, University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Williams, Brite Divinity School at TCU
John Wimmer, Lilly Endowment Inc.
Susan Wood, Marquette University

Wabash Center Staff:
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Nadine Pence, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

2008 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates
October 3-5, 2008 – University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI

Participants:
J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame
William Bellinger, Baylor University
Elias Bongmba, Rice University
Michael Brown, Wabash College
James Byrd, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Euan Cameron, Union Theological Seminary, NY
John Carroll, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Anthony Ciorra, Fordham University
Wendy Cotter, Loyola University Chicago
Robert Foster, Southern Methodist University
Joel Green, Fuller Theological Seminary
Jay Hammond, Saint Louis University
Thomas Hughson, Marquette University
Richard Jaffe, Duke University
Randy Maddox, Duke Divinity School
Maureen Maloney, Graduate Theological Union
John Marshall, University of Toronto
Stephen Moore, Drew Theological School
Thorsten Moritz, Bethel University
Robert Priest, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Richard Rosengarten, University of Chicago Divinity School
Katharine Sakenfeld, Princeton Theological Seminary
Eileen Schuller, McMaster University
J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Randall Styers, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Richard Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary
Terrence Tilley, Fordham University
Theodore Vial, Iliff School of Theology
James Watts, Syracuse University
Charles Wood, Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University
Phil Zylla, McMaster Divinity College

Wabash Center Staff:
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Nadine Pence, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

2006 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates: October 5-7, 2006 – University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI

Leadership team:
Eugene V. Gallagher, Connecticut College
Patricia O’Connell Killen, Pacific Lutheran University
Larry Golemon, Virginia Theological Seminary

Participants:

J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame
Elias K. Bongmba, Rice University
Elizabeth Bounds, Emory University
James Brashler, Union Theological Seminary-PSCE
James P. Byrd, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
John R. Fitzmier, American Academy of Religion
James Ginther, Saint Louis University
Patrick Horn, Claremont Graduate University
Thomas Hughson, Marquette University
Robert Kevin Jaques, Indiana University
Adam Kamesar, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Francis P. Kilcoyne, Boston College
Pamela Klassen, Emmanuel College
Margaret A. Krych, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Maureen A. Maloney, Graduate Theological Union
Eugen Matei, Fuller Theological Seminary
Raymond Mentzer, University of Iowa
Larry G Murphy, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
William Myers, Association of Theological Schools
Bruce Nielsen, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Lucinda Nolan, Catholic University of America
William L. Pitts, Baylor University
Robert J. Priest, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Charles A. Ray, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Kent Richards, Society of Biblical Literature
Richard A Rosengarten, University of Chicago Divinity School
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, Princeton Theological Seminary
Gene Szarek, Loyola University Chicago
Richard A. Taylor, Dallas Theological Seminary
James W. Watts, Syracuse University
Charles M. Wood, Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University

Wabash Center Staff:
William Placher, Advisory Committee Chair, Wabash College
Lucinda Huffaker, Outgoing Director
Nadine S. Pence, Incoming Director
Paul Myhre, Assoc. Director
Thomas Pearson, Assoc. Director

Description:
This year we focused on recent research by the Carnegie Foundation on teaching in seminaries and by Barbara Walvoord (Notre Dame) on teaching introductory courses to undergraduates as a frame for discussing how we prepare students to teach in either of these settings.

2004 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates
September 30 – October 2, 2004 – University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI

Leadership Team
Lucinda Huffaker, Wabash Center
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center
William Placher, Wabash College

Graduate Student Presenters:
Ridgeway Addison, Catholic University of America
Eileen Campbell-Reed, Vanderbilt University
Michael Kraftson-Hogue, University of Chicago
Anni Judkins, Baylor University
Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez, Princeton Theological Seminary

Participants:
James Ashley, University of Notre Dame
William Bellinger, Baylor University
David Brakke, Indiana University
James Byrd, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Euan Cameron, Union Theological Seminary, NY
Cynthia Crysdale, Catholic University of America
Donald Dietrich, Boston College
Christine Hinze, Fordham University
Michael Kraftson-Hogue, Meadville Lombard Theological School
Patrick Horn, Claremont Graduate University
Robert Hurteau, Loyola Marymount University
Adam Kamesar, Hebrew Union College – J I R
Margaret Krych, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Gary Laderman, Emory University
Carol Hess, Emory University
Maureen Maloney, Graduate Theological Union
John McClure, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Larry Murphy, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Bruce Nielsen, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Robert Priest, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ruben Rosario-Rodrigues, Saint Louis University
Richard Rosengarten, University of Chicago Divinity School
Katharine Sakenfeld, Princeton Theological Seminary
Ken Stone, Chicago Theological Seminary
Gene Szarek, Loyola University Chicago
Augustine Thompson, University of Virginia
Katherine Turpin, Iliff School of Theology
Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School
Guy Welbon, University of Pennsylvania

Other Guests:
Barbara De Concini, American Academy of Religion
William Myers, Association of Theological Schools
Kent Richards, Society of Biblical Literature
John Wimmer, Lilly Endowment Inc.

Purpose: The purpose of the meeting was to engage with the question of preparing graduate students to teach through hearing about the AAR reports related to undergraduate religion and theology programs from recent Wabash Center grant recipients on this topic, and from invited graduate students.

2002 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates: October 20-22, 2002 – Wabash College

Leadership team:
Lucinda Huffaker, Wabash Center
William Placher, Wabash College

Participants:
Yaakov Ariel, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
William Barnard, Southern Methodist University
Ted Brelsford, Emory University
John Carroll, Union Theological Seminary – PSCE
Anne Collier-Freed, Fuller Theological Seminary
Barbara De Concini, American Academy of Religion
Donald Dietrich, Boston College
Catherine Dooley, Catholic University of America
David Eckel, Boston University School of Theology
Mark Edwards, Harvard Divinity School
Charles Foster, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
David Haberman, Indiana University
Christine Hinze, Fordham University
Adam Kamesar, Hebrew Union College
Rosemary Keller, Union Theological Seminary, NY
Douglas Knight, Vanderbilt University/The Divinity School
Margaret Krych, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
Maureen Maloney, Graduate Theological Union
Eric Meyers, Duke University
Bruce Nielsen, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
William Placher, Wabash College
James Poling, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School
Jack Seymour, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Winnifred Sullivan, University of Chicago Divinity School
Gene Szarek, Loyola University Chicago
Augustine Thompson, University of Virginia
Richard Valantasis, Candler School of Theology – Emory University
Joseph Wawrykow, University of Notre Dame
Melissa Wilcox, Whitman College
Robert Wilson, Yale Divinity School

Description:
The purpose of this Wabash Center meeting was to learn about initiatives some of the schools have undertaken, to discuss strategies for the future, and to discuss ways the Wabash Center can assist schools.

1999 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates
October 17-18, 1999 – University Place Conference Center and Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

Leadership Team
Raymond Williams, Wabash Center
Lucinda Huffaker, Wabash Center
Dianne Oliver, Wabash Center

Participants:
Mary Boys, Union Theological Seminary, NY
Mary Callaway, Fordham University
Richard Cogley, Southern Methodist University
Don Compier, Graduate Theological Union
Vince Cornell, Duke University
Donald Dietrich, Boston College
Michael Duffey, Marquette University
David Eckel, Boston University
Chuck Foster, Emory University/Candler School of Theology
John Grabowski, Catholic University of America
Edward Gray, American Academy of Religion
Kathleen Greider, Claremont School of Theology
Stephen Haynes, Rhodes College
Adam Kamesar, Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion
Ken Kuntz, University of Iowa
Anne Monius, University of Virginia
Harry Nasuti, Fordham University
Bruce Nielsen, Jewish Theological Seminary
Wade Roof, University of California, Santa Barbara
Rick Rosengarten, University of Chicago Divinity School
David Scholer, Fuller Theological Seminary
Frank Seeburger, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology
Jack Seymour, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Greg Sterling, University of Notre Dame
Charles Swezey, Union Theological Seminary/Presbyterian School of Christian Education
Gene Szarek, Loyola University Chicago
Kathy Talvacchia, Union Theological Seminary, NY
Eugene TeSelle, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Janet Weathers, Princeton Theological Seminary
Richard Wood, Yale Divinity School

Description:
The purpose of the meeting was to learn from some of the schools who have undertaken specific initiatives, to discuss strategies for the future, and to recommend the shape of our grant program for PhD/ThD schools.

1996 Graduate Program Directors Conference

Dates:
October 20-22, 1996 – Wabash College

Leadership Team:
Raymond Williams, Wabash Center

Participants:
Maureen O’Brien, Boston College
David Eckel, Boston University
William Loewe, Catholic University of America
Kathleen Greider, Claremont School of Theology
Charles Foster, Emory University
Mary C. Callaway, Fordham University
Kent Yinger, Fuller Theological Seminary
Barry Stenger, Graduate Theological Union
Tyler Roberts, Harvard University
Richard MIller, Indiana University
Bruce E. Nielsen, Jewish Theological Seminary
Patrick Carey, Marquette University
Katharine Sakenfeld, Princeton Theological Seminary
Mary Boys, Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University
Dean McBride, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
William Schweiker, University of Chicago Divinity School
Robert Baird, University of Iowa
Paul Groner, University of Virginia
Peter Hodgson, Vanderbilt University
Marilyn Adams, Yale University

Description:
Twenty representatives from Ph.D. granting institutions convened to discuss how their programs prepare doctoral students for future careers as teachers in theology and religion.

The group came up with some specific suggestions for initiatives:
(a) designs for a teaching portfolio
(b) competitive grants for teaching fellowships in the schools with graduate programs, creating opportunities for students to teach independent courses at their home institutions
(c) subvention for a faculty mentor
(d) competitive visiting fellowships at other institutions, supporting the teaching of doctoral candidates at undergraduate liberal arts institutions
(e) grants to support the production of course syllabi on teaching
(f) grants to foster meetings between faculty and graduate students at different institutions to discuss the challenge of undergraduate pedagogy and the training of graduate students for careers as teachers

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