01 Mar 2024
01 Mar 2024

2024 ATS Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty

  • Price: $300.00

Overview

By registration; The Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty will encourage vocational reflection, address key issues for newly appointed theological educators, and promote professional relationships.


Agenda
Meeting Goals

1. To encourage reflection on your vocation as a theological educator.
2. To address key issues for newly appointed theological educators.
3. To promote professional relationships.

Preconference
Friday, March 1

7:45 a.m.     
Registration | Lafitte Foyer

8:00 a.m.     
Breakfast buffet

8:30 a.m.
What’s Changing in Scholarly Publishing and Academia
| Lafitte Rooms
Patrick Alexander, Director, The Pennsylvania State University Press

Julia Kostova, Director, Publishing Development at Frontiers (formerly with Wiley and Oxford U Press)

9:00 a.m.
Developing a Publishing Strategy

9:30 a.m.
Book Publishing

10:15 a.m.
Elevator Speech and Coffee Break | Lafitte Foyer

10:45 a.m.  
Approaching a Publisher | Lafitte Rooms

11:15 a.m.   
Journal Publishing

12:00 p.m.   
Lunch | Holmes A

Roundtable Seminar
Friday, March 1

3:30 p.m.     
Registration | Lafitte Foyer

3:45 p.m.     
Gathering Prayer | Lafitte Rooms
Allie Utley, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Practical Theology, Phillips Theological Seminary

4:00 p.m.     
Welcome, Introductions, and Assumptions of the Seminar
Deborah H.C. Gin, Director of Research and Faculty Development, The Association of Theological Schools

4:45 p.m.     
Plenary Presentation—The Context of Your Work
Deborah H.C. Gin, Director of Research and Faculty Development, The Association of Theological Schools

6:00 p.m.     
Dinner Buffet | Holmes A

Saturday, March 2    

8:00 a.m.     
Breakfast buffet | Lafitte Foyer

8:45 a.m.     
Morning Prayer | Atrium Courtyard
David Bjorlin, Assistant Professor of Worship, North Park Theological Seminary

9:00 a.m.     

Exploring Your Vocation—Experiential Exercise
Khalia Williams, Associate Dean of Worship and Spiritual Formation, Associate Professor in the Practice of Worship, and Co-director of the Baptist Studies Program, Candler School of Theology of Emory University

10:30 a.m.   
Coffee Break | Lafitte Foyer

10:45 a.m.   
Faculty Members Reflect on Their Vocational Journeys | Lafitte Rooms
timone davis, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies

Khalia Williams, Associate Dean of Worship and Spiritual Formation, Associate Professor in the Practice of Worship, and Co-director of the Baptist Studies Program, Candler School of Theology of Emory University

12:00 p.m.   
Lunch Buffet | Garden Courtyard (outdoor deck, weather permitting)
Atrium Courtyard (indoor alternative)

1:30 p.m.     
Articulating Your Core Why | Lafitte Rooms
Chris Meinzer, Senior Director and COO, The Association of Theological Schools

3:30 p.m.     
Snack Break | Lafitte Foyer

Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, March 3

8:00 a.m.     
Breakfast buffet | Lafitte Foyer

8:45 a.m.     
Morning Prayer | Lafitte Rooms
timone davis, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Loyola University Chicago Institute of Pastoral Studies

9:00 a.m.     
Academic Deans Reflect on the Importance of Faculty for the Mission of a School
Susan Abraham, Professor of Theology and Postcolonial Cultures, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty, Pacific School of Religion

Gregg A. Okesson, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Asbury Theological Seminary

10:30 a.m.   
Snack Break | Lafitte Foyer

10:45 a.m.   
Concluding Comments | Lafitte Rooms
Deborah H. C. Gin, Director of Research and Faculty Development, The Association of Theological Schools

11:55 a.m.   
Adjournment


Workshops

Accommodations

The Hyatt Centric Hotel, French Quarter, New Orleans is located at 800 Iberville Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70112; 15 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. CT
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m. CT

Parking
Valet parking is available at $45 USD daily.

Transportation Information
Rideshare company is recommended (Uber, Lyft, etc.)
For more details visit The Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans.

 

 

 

 


Presenters
Susan Abraham

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Susan Abraham

Susan Abraham is professor of theology and postcolonial cultures, vice president of academic affairs, and dean of faculty at Pacific School of Religion. She is the author of Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), co-editor of Shoulder to Shoulder: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress, 2009), Blessed are Those Who Mourn: Depression, Anxiety, and Pain on the Path of an Incarnational Spirituality (Marymount Press, 2020) and numerous essays and articles in anthologies of contemporary theology and peer reviewed journals. She is also the president of the board of editors of Concilium: An International Journal of Theology. In 2023, she was elected to the presidential line of the Catholic Theological Society of America and will serve as its president in 2025.

 

Patrick H. Alexander

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Patrick H. Alexander

Patrick H. Alexander is the director of The Pennsylvania State University Press. Involved in academic publishing for more than 35 years, he has served on the advisory boards for Project Muse, Purdue University Press, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the International Catacomb Society, and Qatar University Press. He has served on the executive board of the Association of University Presses. Alexander is also a member of the publications committee for the American Schools of Oriental Research and is the institutional representative for the AAU/ARL/AUP Task Force on Open Access Monograph Publishing (now called TOME). He recently served a three-year term as a director on the Council of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. He is the editor of two books, and he has also written or presented for The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, the Society of Biblical Literature, STM-US, Inside Higher Ed, the Journal of Electronic Publishing, the Scholarly Kitchen (blog), and Against the Grain. In 2017–18, he worked with Qatar University to establish a university press on the Doha, Qatar, campus. Developing business models for arts and humanities publishing that promote both access and sustainability and integrate new forms of technology figure prominently in Alexander's professional objectives. In 2019, he published, along with Julia Kostova of Frontiers, The ATS Guide to Religious and Theological Publishing: Building a Scholarly Career. Together with Kostova, he has been leading workshops and educational activities for faculty and university administrators around publishing for almost 10 years.

timone davis

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timone davis

timone davis serves as an associate professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. In her spare time, she serves as the associate convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Her first ministry was with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, where she not only welcomed others into the Church, but also revitalized her own spirituality. davis’ energy and spirituality enhance her brand of teaching that engages one's spirit using storytelling. No matter the occasion, her mission is to help others open their hearts and minds to the soul-saving power of God's grace, love, and mercy.

Julia Kostova

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Julia Kostova

Julia Kostova is director of publishing and head of the US division at Frontiers, the sixth largest scholarly publisher in the world. In this role, Kostova leads Frontiers' strategy in the US with the mission of making research open, accessible, and trustworthy, supporting researchers, authors, and institutions in this transition. She is also engaged in research, science, and technology policy, advocating for investment in research and support for sustainable open science.

Previously, Kostova was executive editor at Wiley's research division, where she managed a portfolio of high-profile journals published on behalf of leading scholarly societies. Prior to joining Wiley, she was acquisitions editor at Oxford University Press, where she oversaw the press's digital and scholarly reference publishing program in the humanities, with a focus on literature, religion, philosophy, and cinema and media studies.

In addition to her diverse work in the scholarly publishing arena, she and Patrick Alexander of The Pennsylvania State University Press have developed and conducted specialized workshops on publishing to help faculty and administrators navigate the changing landscape of scholarly publishing.

Kostova is an advocate of cultivating and mentoring women executives and leaders, having held a fellowship at Women in Power at 92Y in New York City. She holds a PhD in French literature from Rutgers University and has taught at Columbia and Rutgers universities for more than a decade.

Gregg A. Okesson

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Gregg A. Okesson

Gregg A. Okesson serves as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Asbury Theological Seminary.Previously, he was a faculty member at Scott Christian University in Kenya, East Africa for 10 years, where he served as deputy vice chancellor for academic affairs and a lecturer in theology. Okesson and his family lived in East Africa for 13 years.

Okesson has authored numerous articles and edited books. He is the author of Re-Imaging Modernity (Wipf & Stock, 2012) and co-author of Advocating for Justice (Baker Academic, 2016). He is also the author A Public Missiology: How Local Churches Witness to a Complex World (2020), which received the Christianity Today 2021 book award. More broadly, Okesson is interested in attending to linkages between theology, missiology, and global realities, particularly those dealing with poverty, development, power, institutions, and societal engagement.

He received MA degrees in biblical studies and intercultural studies from Wheaton Graduate School and a PhD in theology and religious studies from University of Leeds, UK (African Christianity).

Khalia Williams

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Khalia Williams

Khalia J. Williams is the associate dean of worship and spiritual formation, associate professor in the practice of worship, and co-director of the Baptist Studies Program at Candler School of Theology of Emory University. She is an ordained minister and liturgical scholar with interests in embodiment, liturgical theology, and womanist spirituality. She is the co-author of A Worship Workbook (Abingdon Press), and co-editor of Theological Foundations of Worship (Baker Academics), as well as several articles. Over the years, her work as a liturgical practitioner and scholar has been called upon in the academy and the church to re-imagine sacred ritual and worship planning. She is also noted for her work with many different ecclesial bodies, leading the worship planning and design for several conferences across the country. Williams received an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, MA from Columbia Theological Seminary, and PhD from Graduate Theological Union.


Other

Registration
Notification of decision concerning nominations will be made by Friday, January 5, 2024.
Applicants who are selected to participate must register online by Monday, January 22, 2024.

Fees
Attendees' institution will be invoiced the $300 registration fee. Participants attending the Roundtable Seminar are encouraged to attend the preconference workshop on publishing for an additional fee of $100. The reduced fee is being offered for this post-pandemic season.

Cancellation Policy
A refund of the registration fee will be provided upon written request. An administrative fee of $75 will be deducted from refund checks. No refunds after February 22, 2024.

Additional Information
Saturday, March 2 is a free night during the seminar for attendees to explore the area.
Dress is business casual.

Event Contact
Monica L. Laughery

 

 

 

 

Date & Time
Fri, Mar 01, 2024 , 8:00 a.m. CT
Sun, Mar 03, 2024 , 12:00 p.m. CT

Location
The Hyatt Centric Hotel, French Quarter, New Orleans

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