The Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman, assistant professor of systematic theology, has been selected to participate in the 2007-08 Wabash Center Teaching and Learning Workshop for pre-tenured theological school faculty members. The workshops are held for one week each summer for two years and on a winter weekend retreat. Topics include course design, student learning styles, ethics in the classroom, teaching to prepare minister, and issues of tenure preparation.
Dr. Coleman holds degrees from Harvard University, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Claremont Graduate University. She is an ordained elder in the Michigan Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In addition to many scholarly articles and book chapters, her work with congregations to respond to sexual violence resulted in the book The Dinah Project: A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence.
She most recently held the position of assistant professor of religion and director of womanist religious studies at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. The African-American Pulpit, a nondenominational preaching and ministry journal recently named Dr. Coleman one of the ‘Top 20 to Watch" in "The New Generation of Leading Clergy: Preachers Under 40."
Her areas of teaching competency include but are not limited to systematic theology, 19th Century philosophical theology, process theology, feminist and womanist theologies, and African American religions.
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