Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Faculty Fellowship

This fellowship has been awarded each year since 2007 to one full-time APU faculty member to support research projects with the potential to make a significant contribution to current understandings of human values, broadly defined, in any area of culture and society. So far, at least four book publications have been supported by this fellowship. Chosen through a competitive selection process, the Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Fellow receives the equivalent of 12 undergraduate semester units of release time from teaching in order to devote an entire semester to his or her scholarship. The deadline for applications is October 15 each year.

Beverly Hardcastle Stanford Fellows

  • Matthew J. Smith (English), 2019-20
  • Kay Higuera Smith (Biblical and Religious Studies), 2018-19
  • Paul Shrier (Practical Theology), 2017-18
  • Joshua Rasmussen (Philosophy), 2016-17
  • William Yarchin (Biblical Studies), 2015-16
  • Mark Eaton (English), 2014-15
  • Pam Cone (Nursing), 2013-14
  • Cheryl Crawford (Practical Theology), 2012-13
  • Craig Keen (Biblical Studies), 2011-12
  • Don Thorsen (Theology), 2010-11
  • B.J. Oropeza (Biblical Studies), 2009-10
  • Emily Griesinger (English), 2008-09
  • Kevin Reimer (Graduate Psychology), 2007-08

Accomplishments of BHS Fellows

Matthew J. Smith (English), 2019-20

  • Matthew J. Smith, Stage, Cathedral, Wagon, Street: Theatricality and Religion in Early Modern England (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018)
  • Matthew J. Smith and Julia Reinhard Lupton, eds., The Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Philosophy, Performance (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

Kay Higuera Smith (Biblical and Religious Studies) 2018-19

  • Kay Higuera Smith, Offering Up Faith: The Embodied World of LatinX Bible Reading and Meaning-Making (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, forthcoming)

Paul Shrier (Practical Theology), 2017-18

  • Paul Shrier, “Messengers of Hope: A Boy with Autism, his Church and the Special Olympics,” Journal of Religion and Disability 21:2 (2017): 230-44.
  • Paul Shrier, “Jonathan and Me: Constructing a Movie, Constructing Ourselves,” in A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections of Adopting Children, eds. John Swington and Brian Brock. (Boston: Brill Academic Publishing, 2017).
  • Paul Shrier, director and producer, Messengers of Hope (DVD, 2017). Film Website

Joshua L. Rasmussen (Philosophy), 2016-17

  • Joshua L. Rasmussen, Defending the Correspondence Theory of Truth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018)
  • Joshua L. Rasmussen and Alexander R. Pruss, Necessary Existence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

William Yarchin (Biblical Studies), 2015-16

  • William Yarchin, “(Para)textual Composition on Both Sides of the Canonical Divide,” in Partners with God: Theological and Critical Readings of the Bible in Honor of Marvin A. Sweeney, Vol. 2, Claremont Studies in Hebrew Bible and Septuagint, eds. S.L. Birdsong and S. Frolov. (Claremont, CA: Claremont Press, 2017), 311-20.

Mark Eaton (English), 2014-15

  • Mark Eaton, “Pathways to Terror: Teaching 9/11 Novels,” in Teaching 21st Century Genres, ed. Katy Shaw. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), 129-45.
  • Mark Eaton, “John Updike’s Terrorist (2006),” in 9/11: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature, ed. Catherine Morley. (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), 105-23.
  • Mark Eaton, “9/11 and its Literary-Religious Aftermaths,” in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, ed. Mark Knight. (New York: Routledge, 2016), 69-79.

Pam Cone (Nursing), 2013-14

  • P.H. Cone and T. Giske, “Nurses’ Comfort Level with Spiritual Assessment: A Study among Nurses Working in Diverse Healthcare Settings,” Journal of Clinical Nursing 26 (19-20) (2017), 3125-36.
  • P.H. Cone and J.M. Haley, “Mobile Clinics in Haiti, Part 2: Lessons Learned through Service,” Nurse Education in Practice 21 (2016), 66-74.
  • P.H. Cone and J.M. Haley, “Mobile Clinics in Haiti, Part 1: Preparing for Service-learning,” Nurse Education in Practice 21 (2016), 1-8.
  • P.H. Cone and T. Giske, “Discerning the Healing Path—How Nurses Assist Patients Spiritually in Diverse Healthcare Settings,” Journal of Clinical Nursing 24 (19-20) (2015), 2926-35.

Cheryl Crawford (Practical Theology), 2012-13

  • Cheryl Crawford, “Thinking Long Term,” in Adoptive Youth Ministry, ed. Chap Clark (Ada, MI: Baker Academic, 2016)

Craig Keen (Biblical Studies), 2011-12

  • Craig Keen, After Crucifixion: The Promise of Theology (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013)
  • Craig Keen, Thomas J. Bridges, and Nathan Kerr, eds., The Transgression of the Integrity of God and Other Essays (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012)

Don Thorsen (Theology), 2010-11

  • Don Thorsen and Steve Wilkens, Everything You Know about Evangelicals is Wrong, or Almost Everything (Ada, MI: Baker, 2010)
  • Don Thorsen and Keith Reeves, What Christians Believe about the Bible (Ada, MI: Baker, 2012)
  • Don Thorsen, Calvin vs. Wesley: Bringing Belief in Line with Practice (Nashville: Abingdon, 2013)

B.J. Oropeza (Biblical Studies), 2009-10

  • B.J. Oropeza, Churches under Siege of Persecution and Assimilation: The General Epistles and Revelation, Vol. 3, Apostasy in the New Testament Communities (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011)
  • B.J. Oropeza, Jews, Gentiles, and the Opponents of Paul: The Pauline Letters, Vol. 2, Apostasy in the New Testament Communities (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012)
  • B.J. Oropeza, In the Footsteps of Judas and Other Defectors: The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Letters, Vol. 1, Apostasy in the New Testament Communities (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011)

Emily Griesinger (English), 2008-09

  • Emily Griesinger, “Religious Belief in a Secular Age: Literary Modernism and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway,Christianity and Literature, Volume 64, Issue 4 (2015), 438-64. Winner of the Lionel Basney Award for Best Essay in Volume 64.

Kevin Reimer (Graduate Psychology), 2007-08

  • Kevin Reimer, Living L’Arche: Stories of Compassion, Love and Disability (London: Bloomsbury, 2009)
  • Alvin Dueck and Kevin Reimer, A Peaceable Psychology: Christian Therapy in a World of Many Cultures (Ada, MI: Brazos Press, 2009)