Alumni Notes and Books - October 2012


Recent Alumni Books

Canebrake Beach: A Novella and Four Short Stories
By John M. Keith, STB '63, published by NewSouth Books

A Portrait of Pacifists: Le Chambon, the Holocaust, and the Lives of André and Magda Trocmé
By Richard P. Unsworth, HDS '63, published by Syracuse University Press

A Quick Overview of the Bible: Understanding How All the Pieces Fit Together
By Douglas A. Jacoby, MTS '82, published by Harvest House

The Role of the American Board in the World: Bicentennial Reflections on the Organization's Missionary Work, 1810–2010
Edited by Cliff Putney, MDiv '88, and Paul T. Burlin, published by Wipf and Stock Publishers

Animals and World Religions
By Lisa Kemmerer, MTS '93, published by Oxford University Press

A Call to the Village: Retooling Public Schools
By Wana L. Duhart, MDiv '96, published by R&L Education

Trinity, Freedom, and Love: An Engagement with the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel
By Piotr Malysz, ThD '11, published by Continuum

Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race
By Jean Halley, MTS '92, Amy Eshlemanand, and Ramya Mahadevan Vijaya, published by Rowman and Littlefield


Alumni Notes

Teresa Joan White, STB '61, has privately produced The (Deaconess) Community of St Andrew: 1861-2011. She helped arrange the celebration for the 150th anniversary of the Deaconess Order of the Church of England, held at Lambeth Palace, London, on July 11, 2012.

David Gollaher, MTS '74, PhD '92, is president and CEO of the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), an association of 300 universities, basic research institutions, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics companies, headquartered in La Jolla, California. After serving as a senior executive at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Gollaher cofounded CHI in 1992. CHI produces public policy and econometric research on the life sciences industry and engages in direct advocacy through its offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

Raymond Yee, MTS '74, successfully auditioned for the Chicago Master Singers and will perform Mahler's Second Symphony next May. He would be happy to buy a ticket for any HDS student or alum. Contact the HDS alumni office if you are interested in touching base with Raymond.

Rex D. Matthews, MDiv '76, ThD '86, received the 2012 Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. These are the university's most prestigious awards for teaching, which "honor faculty for fostering participation, inquiry, and creative expression in the classroom; proving a model for teaching and scholarship; and serving as a mentor to students." Rex also received an Exemplary Teaching Award for 2012 from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. This award "expresses the church's support of and appreciation for faculty who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, excellence in teaching, service to students, and commitment to education."

Rev. Steven E. Swope, MDiv '83, is a bimonthly contributor to ColumbiaFAVS (Faith and Values), a community religion news website created by Religion News Service and partnered with public radio station KBIA and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. 

Jean Halley (formerly Jean Halley Maxfield), MTS '92, lives in Harlem in New York City with her partner Jacob Segal and two children, Isaiah Halley-Segal, 12, and Lena Halley-Segal, 6. This fall she is starting a new job as an associate professor of sociology at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. She published three books in the past few years. In the coming year, her next book, The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. It is a mix of memoir and social history of beef cows in the United States. 

Stephanie Spellers, MTS '96 is the Canon for Missional Vitality for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. She is also a former HDS staff member who served in the Office of Admissions and the Office of Career Services.

Heather Brown, MTS '01, recently began a new position as the director of grant writing and publications in the Office of Research at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A core component of her work will be leading the university's 18-member Grant Writer Network, which was founded in 1998. Since its inception, the network has assisted on nearly 2,000 proposals, helping to secure over $300 million in grant funding.

Monique Moultrie, MTS 02, received a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt University in 2010. In August 2012 she joined the faculty at Georgia State University as an assistant professor of religious studies. Her research explores sexual ethics, religion, and race.

Mina Suk, MTS '02, completed her PhD in political theory at The Johns Hopkins University in May 2012 and is now an Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. From 2010-12 she was a Lilly postdoctoral fellow in the honors college at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Tracy Wells Miller, MTS '06, graduated with an MDiv degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in May 2012 and was ordained in the Episcopal Church on June 24, 2012, at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. She started as associate priest for adult education and outreach at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Franklin, Tennessee, on July 1, 2012.

Carly Daniel Hughes, ThD '07, has been promoted to the rank of associate professor, effective June 2012, at Concordia University.

Quardricos Bernard Driskell, MTS '08, is a federal lobbyist serving as the government relations and advocacy manager with ZERO, America's leading patient advocate in the fight against prostate cancer (formerly the National Prostate Cancer Coalition). He is tasked with increasing federal research funding, which involves contacting the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and sometimes executive branch officials. Part of his role will be dissecting the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), specifically as it relates to ZERO's mission.

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