Faculty & Staff News: May 2018

Sarah Bogue 17G, reference and instruction librarian at Pitts Theology Library, received the award for Staff Person of the Year.

Congratulations to Robert M. Franklin Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, for being named a 2018 Gomes Memorial Honoree by the Harvard Divinity School Alumni/Alumnae Council, recognized as "a voice for moral leadership and formation within the academy." Recipients were honored at a ceremony on April 12. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2ERCg9F. Franklin will also will deliver the 2018 Commencement address at Centre College on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Steven Kraftchick, professor in the practice of New Testament interpretation, asks "What is a monster?" in his contribution to a new book released on the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein." Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon, the Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley’s Creation (Pegasus Books, 2018) includes chapters written by five Emory faculty from the fields of Chemistry, Physics, Theology, and Literature. Learn more: http://news.emory.edu/features/2018/03/frankenstein/

Kwok Pui Lan, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theology, received the award for Faculty Person of the Year. Kwok will continue to teach at Candler during the 2018-19 academic year.

Congratulations to Emmanuel Lartey, L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling, who received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from South Africa's University of Pretoria in recognition of his "unique and important contributions” on April 20.

Congratulations to Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies Rex Matthews and Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Religion Steven Tipton, who have both recently had books published by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Matthews' Ministerial Orders and Sacramental Authority in The United Methodist Church and Its Antecedents, 1784—2016 provides a historical look at sacramental authority as a key to understanding United Methodist ministerial orders (learn more: http://bit.ly/2HucEoU). Tipton's The Life to Come: Re-Creating Retirement helps recent retirees find their true calling in this new chapter of life (learn more: http://bit.ly/2H9RXLt).

Nichole Phillips, assistant professor of sociology, religion and culture, spoke at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference in March, joining a panel of other Mellon Faculty Fellows at Emory. Read more about the conference: http://bit.ly/2Hg5PH8