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
Amy Hale 2018 2021
Brian K. Pennington Chair 2020 2023
Mary T. Stimming 2020 2023
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