2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Rocky Mountains-Great Plains
Deadline: November 4, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Undergraduate Deadline: December 15, 2019

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Open Registration:




Committee on Teaching and Learning

Charge:  The Teaching and Learning Committee promotes excellence in teaching and learning in religion by developing programs for members.

Composition:  Up to six members, plus the Spotlight on Teaching editor, an ex officio position.

Term of Service:  Four years, non-renewable.

Meetings Schedule:

  • One in-person meeting at the Annual Meetings in November.
  • Spring and Fall meetings via Zoom.

Duties and Responsibilties:

Members of the Teaching and Learning Committee are expected to participate in the following:

Timeline of Activities:

  • Work peaks in March for planning at the following Annual Meeting, and then again in the Fall in preparations for the sessions.

Member Position Term Start Term End
Anna Bialek 2018 2021
Rosemary P. Carbine 2017 2020
Jamil Drake 2017 2020
Kathryn Gin Lum 2016 2019
Amy Hale 2018 2021
Sarah Jacoby Spotlight Editor 2016 2019
Davina C. Lopez Chair 2018 2019
Jessica Tinklenberg Spotlight Editor 2018 2021

Staff Liaison Job Title Phone Number
Marchell Jackson

Teaching and Learning Resources

Religion in the Schools

Spotlight on Teaching

Syllabus Project

Teaching About Religion: AAR Guidelines for K-12 Public Schools

Teaching and Learning Committee Newsletters:

Committee Syllabi:

Swasti Bhattacharyya Introduction to Biblical Heritage
Reid Locklin Catholicism
  Religious Pluralism and the Church
Tina Pippin Interpreting Sacred Texts and Traditions
  The Politics of Apocalypse
Ellen Posman Death and the Afterlife in the World’s Religions
  Religion and Violence
  Sustainability in the World’s Religions
David Ratke Medieval Christian Thought
  The European Reformations: Movements and Ideas
Susan Willhauck Graduate Project and Seminar

Religion and Ecology Syllabi:

Whitney Bauman Technology and Human Values
Willis Jenkins Environmental Ethics
  Environmental Theologies
Bobbi Patterson Religion and Ecology: Emory as Place Sustainability and Spiritual Practices
Carol Robb Environmental Ethics (Introduction to Ethics)
Laura Stivers Environmental Philosophy and Ethics