Wabash Center Grant Awarded to STH Homiletical Theology Project
The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology has awarded Professor David Jacobsen and the Homiletical Theology Project a grant for a research consultation on in-class sermon feedback and intercultural competency. The small project grant is titled Exploring Intercultural Instructional Communication for Homiletical Pedagogy: Facework Theory, Cultural Competence, and “Peering Behind the Curtain.” The project will be co-directed by both Professor Jacobsen and Amy McLaughlin-Sheasby, an instructor at Abilene Christian University and PhD student at STH. The consultation will meet from January 4-6 here on the Charles River Campus with University of Portland’s Professor of Communication Studies Jeff Kerssen-Griep, whose expertise in interpersonal and intercultural communication in instructional contexts will be utilized. Ultimately, the consultation will develop research articles on in-class sermon feedback for submission to The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching in 2020.