As a teacher, I am passionate about creating a learning environment that encourages students to learn about and to do history, theology, and spiritual formation; I want them to know the basics, and I also want them to draw upon their own denominational histories and their personal contexts and experiences. I invoke history, theory, popular culture, and current events to involve students in the learning process. As a member of the Foursquare Church, I am especially committed to mentoring ministers and ministers-to-be in Pentecostal-Charismatic movements.
Expertise and Research Interests
American religious history, church history, historical theology, women and American religion, Pentecostalism, gender and performance theory, hermeneutics, and theology and popular culture.
Research Bibliography and Select Presentations
- DMIN 714 - History and Theology of Christian Spirituality
- DMIN 741 - Historical Models for Spiritual Formation
- BIST 542 - Biblical Theology
Outside the Classroom
Before entering the academy I worked in the music business for grammy award-winning producer and artist Charlie Peacock, and I appreciate music of all sorts (right now I am loving singer-songwriters like Hozier and Portlanders Portugal. the Man - I always love Dave Grohl and Lauryn Hill... I'm a child of the 90s). In my spare time, I enjoy chatting with friends and family, reading good fiction, watching great t.v. (I am a HUGE sci-fi/fantasy/general nerdery fan) and sipping delicious coffee (what can I say? I'm an Oregonian!).