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Faculty notes

  • Noah, T. (2019, May). Facilitating conversations about difficult topics in the college classroom. Invited workshop presented at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
    Tolulope Noah, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Liberal Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Bentz, J. (2019, April). [Nonfiction book mentor], Writing the irresistible nonfiction book. Mentor workshop conducted at the annual Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon, CA.
    Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English
  • Lafreniere, S. L. (2019). God first leadership educators: Christian leadership educator identity and faith integration. In D. R. Dunaetz (Ed.), God first: Essays in honor of Michael M. Whyte and Gary D. Lemaster (pp. 121-130). Claremont, CA: Martel Press.
    Shawna L. Lafreniere, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
  • Bentley, K. J., Mancini, M., Jacob, A., & McLeod, D. A. (2019, April). Teaching social work research through the lens of social justice, human rights, and diversity. Journal of Social Work Education. doi:10.1080/10437797.2018.1548985
    Anupama Jacob, Ph.D., Associate Professor, BSW Program, Department of Social Work
  • Rawlings, M., Castaneda, R., Valdovinos, I., Payne, J., & Yu, C. H. (2019, March). Spiritually responsive SBIRT in social work education. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. [Online First]. doi: /full/10.1080/1533256X.2019.1590702 Yu, C. H., Lee, H. S., Lara, E., & Gan, S. G. (2019, April). Adult learning across USA, Canada, and New Zealand: A cross-cultural study of PIAAC. International Education Studies, 12(5), 1-16. doi:10.5539/ies.v12n5p1 Yu, C. H. (2019, May). Is the creation account in the Bible unscientific? From Concordism to created cosmic order. Journal of International Society of Christian Apologetics, 12(1), 65-87.
    Chong Ho (Alex) Yu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Dunaetz, D. R. (2019). Evangelism, social media, and the mum effect. Evangelical Review of Theology, 43, 138-151. Dunaetz, D. R. (Ed.). (2019). God first: Essays in honor of Michael M. Whyte and Gary D. Lemaster. Claremont, CA: Martel Press. Dunaetz, D. R. (2019). Missionary credibility: Characteristics of the messenger that make the message more persuasive. In D. R. Dunaetz (Ed.), God first: Essays in honor of Michael M. Whyte and Gary D. Lemaster (pp. 187-199). Claremont, CA: Martel Press.
    David Dunaetz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology