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Dr. Monica A. Coleman selected for Wabash Center Teaching and Learning Workshop

Posted Mar 1, 2007

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.

Contact:

The Rev. Dr. Kathleen D. Billman
Dean of Academic Affairs
773-256-0721
kbillman@lstc.edu

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, forms visionary leaders who bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. It provides high-quality seminary and graduate education for women and men in a community that is global, multicultural, ecumenical, interfaith, and urban. LSTC faculty provides resources for the whole church through their research, writing, and workshops and presentations around the world. Graduates serve in every type of ministry setting as they work to realize the gospel vision of peace and justice.

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