SUMMARY OF WFU FACULTY INFORMATION FORMS
Reporting Professional Activities
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION
Sermon. “Where Is My Neighbor?”
Roots for Community Organizing.” Faith-based initiatives of
Panel Discussion Participant and Provider of Departmental Funding, Darryl Hunt Panel Discussion, Theme: Death Penalty, Organized by a WFU MALS student.
Benediction. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service Benediction. January 17, 2006.
Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval
“Buddhist Ceremonials (kōshiki)
and the Ideological Discourse of Established Buddhism in Early Medieval Japan.”
In Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism.
Eds. Richard Payne and Taigen
“Confronting the Challenges of Religious
Pluralism.” Four-part lecture series,
“Conceptions of the Afterlife in Asian
Religions.” Two-part lecture series,
“Virginity as Purity in the Protevangelium of James” in Amy-Jill Levine, ed., A Feminist Companion to Mariology.
“Historical Memory” in Patrick Gray and Mark Roncace, eds., Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction.
A Reckless Faith: Studies in the
Gospel of Mark.
The Melchizedek Tradition: A
Critical Examination of the Sources to the Fifth Century A. D. and in the
Epistle to the Hebrews. SNTSMS 30.
Several manuscripts were reviewed for Journal of Religious Ethics; Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics; Orbis Press; Georgetown University Press; University of Virginia Press; Blackwell Publishers; and Baylor University Press
Practice in Writing a History of Ancient
Keynote Speaker. Theme: No Man is an
“Diversity, Curriculum and Course Development,” Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
“Adoption as Theological and Social Practice: Reflections on Ancient and Current Models,” Consultation for Pacific Asian and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry.
at Accession: The Chronicler’s View of Royal Fratricide,”
Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual
Panel Discussant on Humanities and Human Rights Education Project at John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, June 3 – 5, 2005.
“Human Development as a Right: The Capabilities Approach” (Presented at the Conference on NEPAD and the Future of Economic Policy in Africa at United Nations/African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, Dakar, Senegal, November 9 – 12, 2005).
the Gains of Modernity: Constitutionalism, Democracy and Human Rights in
Africa” (Presented at the Workshop on Africa and Modernity at
“Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in Nigeria (Guest Lecture given at the University of South Carolina Law School, Columbia, SC, February 4th, 2006).
"Encountering Modernity: The Rule of Law and the right to Democratic Participation in Africa” (Guest Lecture given at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, April 7, 2006).
Panelist on Freedom of Speech and Religious Sensitivity in
the aftermath of Muhammad Cartoons (
“Empowering or Victimizing? The Ambiguous Response of NGOs
to Human Rights Atrocities” (Presented at the Center for the Advancement of
Presentation: Two plenary lectures (“Religious Pluralism
and Diversity: Obstacles and Opportunities for
Presentation: Lecture at Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly
(“Struggle for the Soul of Islam: What
in the World is Going On….and Why?”),
World Sanskrit Conference,
2006, March. 216th Meeting of the American Oriental
Associate Editor, Journal of Men’s Studies
Board of Directors, American Men’s Studies Association
Steering Committee, Men’s Studies in
Co-Chair, Japanese Religions Group, American Academy of Religion, 2004-2008. (elected November, 2004).
Executive Secretary, Society for the Study of
Japanese Religions, 1999-2005: SSJR is an international association of
approximately 200 scholars committed to the academic study of the religions of
President, Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium.
Society of Biblical Literature Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession.
Selection Committee for the North American Doctoral Fellowships, Fund for Theological Education (periodic consultation throughout the year, one month of intensive work).
Member, Hebrew Bible editorial board, Smyth-Helwys Commentary Series
Vice-President and Program Chair, SE Regional Society of Biblical Literature
Tell el-Hesi Publication Committee
Principal Investigator, Field E project, Caesarea Maritima
Ethics Committee, Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
Patient-Family Chaplain, Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
Board of Examining Chaplains,
Board of the School of Ministry,
Instructor, Biblical Studies Courses, Deacon Formation
Program, Diocese of
Develop and Maintain Tell el-Hesi Server and Database
Executive Committee member, Society for the Study of Black Religions.
Co-Chair, Islamic-Christian Comparative Ethics Group, Society of Christian Ethics
Executive Committee Member, African and African-American Religious Ethics, Society of Christian Ethics
Religious Consultation on Reproductive Technology, Health and Ethics
Consultant (along with Ed Wilson) for NC State University faculty and administration leaders exploring options for better faculty participation in university governance 1 day; Nov. 2005)
Consultant for Churches for Middle East Peace, an ecumenical agency focused on education and public policy advocacy (1-2 hours per month). NOTE: I founded this organization in 1984.
Consultant for the U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East, a national Jewish-Christian-Muslim organization working on education and public policy advocacy (1-2 hours per month). NOTE: I co-founded this organization in 1987.
Consultant to numerous churches and
denominational agencies on educational programs related to Islam, the
Simeon Ilesanmi (Co-applicant with six other faculty members, Dr. Nancy Jones, Department of Pathology, WFU Medical School, Project Director.)
Topic: “Ethics and Education Core” of the NCI proposal entitled “Center for Integrative Nanotechnologies and Cancer Biology”
Agency: National Cancer Institute
Funded: Awaiting response
Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellow: Thee-year appointment (2005-2007)
Ping Fellowship Award to attend CIEE Faculty Development Seminar. “Contemporary and Popular Japanese Culture and Society,” June 24-July 2, 2006.
Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life
Nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who in Humanities Higher Education on the basis of teaching excellence.