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EDUCATION  
1982  Ph.D. The University of Chicago, The Divinity School Theology Dissertation: “The Possibility of Offense”: An Aesthetic Analysis and Interpretation of Sacraments.

 

1979 A.M. The University of Chicago, The Divinity School
Religion and Literature

 

1974    M.Div. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary theology and Biblical Studies

 

1971 B.A. Georgetown College English and Music
   
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

1982


Whittier College
Assistant Professor [1982]
Associate Professor [1987]
Professor [1992]
C. Milo Connick Professor [2005]
Genevieve S. Connick Professor [2008]

1985 University of California, Riverside
Visiting Lecturer
1981 The University of Chicago, Extension Division
1982 Lecturer
   
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE  
2008-10  Chairperson, Whittier College Faculty
2003-06 Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies
2001-11 Special Assistant to the President for Community Relations
1999-2001 Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Institutional Planning
1998-99  ACE Fellow, Harvey Mudd College
1996-98 Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies
1994-2002  Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Associate Editor
1992-98 Faculty Master, Garrett House
1992-94 Chairperson, Whittier College Faculty
1990-93  Chairperson, Department of Religious Studies
1990-92 President, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1989-94 Religious Studies Review, Associate Editor and Editor
1986-88 Director, NEH Grant: "Whittier College Introductory Courses in Religion"
   
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  
2005-06 President, Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce
Whittier, California
1979-82 Resident Head of Bishop House undergraduate residence hall
The University of Chicago

 

1979-82 Manager, Divinity School Coffee Shop
The University of Chicago 
1975 Associate Pastor (summer), Branch’s Baptist Churc
Richmond, Virginia 
1974  Associate Pastor (summer), First Baptist Churc
Bluffton, Indiana 
1973 Counselor, Jefferson County Jail
Louisville, Kentucky 
1972-74  Minister of Music, Rolling Fields Baptist Churc
Jeffersonville, Indiana 
1969-71 Minister of Youth and Music, First Baptist Church
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky 
1969 Minister of Music, First Baptist Church
Falmouth, Kentucky 
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