Reporting Professional Activities


Reynolda Campus





I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

II. Papers and Presentations

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

IV. External Grants Received

V. Awards


I.  Publications, Performances, Exhibits



Steve Boyd


Sermon.  “Where Is My Neighbor?”  Wake Forest Baptist Church.  February 12, 2006. 


Conference Speaker.  “Theological Roots for Community Organizing.”  Faith-based initiatives of Surry County.  February 17, 2006. 


Workshop.  Union Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, “Developing Passion for Making a Difference in Your Community.”  (with Chris Baumann, CHANGE).  NC.  2nd Annual Passion Conference.  March 30 – April 2, 2006. 


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. 


Jay Ford


Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan. New York: Oxford University Press, June/July, 2006.


“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 Daniel Leighton. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2006, pp. 97-125.


“Confronting the Challenges of Religious Pluralism.” Four-part lecture series, Centenary Methodist Church. Winston Salem, NC. October 16-November 6, 2005


“Conceptions of the Afterlife in Asian Religions.” Two-part lecture series, Centenary Methodist Church. Winston Salem, NC. May 14 and 21, 2006.


Mary Foskett


“Virginity as Purity in the Protevangelium of James” in Amy-Jill Levine, ed., A Feminist Companion to Mariology. Sheffield Academic Press, 2005.


“Historical Memory” in Patrick Gray and Mark Roncace, eds., Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction.


Fred Horton


A Reckless Faith: Studies in the Gospel of Mark. Greensboro: School of Ministry, 2005.


The Melchizedek Tradition: A Critical Examination of the Sources to the Fifth Century A. D. and in the Epistle to the Hebrews. SNTSMS 30. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, was reissued in 2005 in paperback.


Simeon Ilesanmi


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


Megan Moore


Philosophy and Practice in Writing a History of Ancient Israel (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament 435; New York: T&T Clark), scheduled publication date June 6, 2006.



II.   Papers and Presentations Presented at Professional Meetings



Steve Boyd


Workshop.  North Carolina Campus Compact 8th Annual Service-Learning Conference.  Elon College.  (based on Fall 2005 course “Religion and Public Life.”)  February 15, 2006. 


Keynote Speaker.  Theme: No Man is an Island: Masculinities in Relation.  American Men’s Studies Association.  14th Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities.  Eastern Michigan University.  Ypsilanti, Michigan.  April 7-9, 2006.  Keynote address:  On Being Here: Time, Space & an Ethic of Reciprocity




Mary Foskett


“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.


Kenneth Hoglund


Presentation:  “Abuse at Accession: The Chronicler’s View of Royal Fratricide,” Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Phila., PA Nov. 2005.


Simeon Ilesanmi


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).


 “Securing the Gains of Modernity: Constitutionalism, Democracy and Human Rights in Africa” (Presented at the Workshop on Africa and Modernity at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, December 2 – 3, 2005).


“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 (Wake Forest University, April 19, 2006)


“Empowering or Victimizing? The Ambiguous Response of NGOs to Human Rights Atrocities” (Presented at the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Florida State University Law School, June 3, 2006)


Charles Kimball


Presentation:  Two plenary lectures (“Religious Pluralism and Diversity: Obstacles and Opportunities for Iraq and Its Neighbors” and “A Minority Within and Majority Outside: Christians and the Middle East”) and panel presentation at The Chautuaqua Institution,   

 Chautauqua, NY (August 15-19, 2005)


Presentation:  Lecture at Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly (“Struggle for the Soul of Islam:  What in the World is Going On….and Why?”), Bonita Springs, FL (Jan. 13, 2006)


Jarrod Whitaker


2006, July. 13th World Sanskrit Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: “Masculinity and Violence in the Rgveda: Reconsidering the roles of nár, vīrá, and śura.”


2006, March. 216th Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Seattle, WA: “How Exactly is the Dragon Killed? The Importance of śávas in the Rgveda.”



III.  Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies  (Parts L, M, and N in that order)



Steve Boyd


Associate Editor, Journal of Men’s Studies


Board of Directors, American Men’s Studies Association


Steering Committee, Men’s Studies in Religion Group, American Academy of Religion


Jay Ford


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 Japan. 






Mary Foskett


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).


Kenneth Hoglund


Member, Hebrew Bible editorial board, Smyth-Helwys Commentary Series


Vice-President and Program Chair, SE Regional Society of Biblical Literature


Fred Horton


Tell el-Hesi Publication Committee

Principal Investigator, Field E project, Caesarea Maritima


Divinity School: ATS Steering Committee (2003-2005)


Divinity School: Director of Lessons and Carols Advent Service


Ethics Committee, Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County


Patient-Family Chaplain, Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County


Theologian-in-Residence, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


Board of Examining Chaplains, Diocese of North Carolina


Board of the School of Ministry, Diocese of North Carolina


Instructor, Biblical Studies Courses, Deacon Formation Program, Diocese of North Carolina


Develop and Maintain Tell el-Hesi Server and Database



Simeon Ilesanmi


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


Charles Kimball


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 Middle East and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations (1-2 hours per week).



IV.  External Grants Received 



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

Requested: $500,000

Funded: Awaiting response



V. Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Research, or Professional Activities 



Steve Boyd


Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service


Jay Ford


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.


Mary Foskett


Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life


Kenneth Hoglund


Nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who in Humanities Higher Education on the basis of teaching excellence.