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Tim Westbrook : Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

 

  • Harding University, B.A. 1995. Summa Cum Laude. Major: Psychology, Minor: Greek andMissions.  GPA 3.96.
  • Harding University Graduate School of Religion, M.A. 2002. Major: Doctrine.  GPA 3.7. Thesis: “Lajos Csia: An Investigation of Primitivism in the Work of a Modern Hungarian Reformer.”
  • Harding University Graduate School of Religion, M.Div. 2008. Concentration in Old Testament. GPA 3.85.
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ph.D. 2015, education and intercultural studies. GPA 4.0. Dissertation: "Breaking the Cycle": A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Perceptions of African American Adult Learners at Faith-Based, Predominantly White, Adult Degree Completion Programs.

 

Experience

  • Director of the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry at Harding University (2010-present). Associate Professor of Bible. Duties include teaching Bible classes online, scheduling online courses, developing new academic programs for off-campus students, hiring new adjunct faculty, recruiting students, and managing quality control of courses and programs.

  • Associate Director of the Institute for Church and Family at Harding University (2005-2010). Duties include developing the Distance Delivery of Bible Program for undergraduates, managing the Ministers Retirement Program, and consultant for the Arkansas Christian Herald.

  • Adjunct Professor at Harding University (2005-present).  Have taught Research and Resources (602, graduate research class), Life of Christ, Acts, Israelite Poetry, Old Testament Survey, Pentateuch, Israelite History, World Christian, Missionary Principles and Practices, and Seminar in European Missions.

  • Assistant Editor for the Truth for Today Commentary series (2003-present).  Duties include formatting and proofreading the commentary volumes, as well as writing. 

  • Freelance Writer (2004-present).  I have written for Restoration Quarterly, Stone-Campbell Journal, Gospel Advocate, Arkansas Christian Herald, and Truth for Today

  • Congregational work: Preacher and Bible class instructor (by appointment).

  • Fund Raiser for Truth for Today World Mission School (2004-05).

  • Visiting Professor of Missions at Harding University (2002-03).

  • Lámpás és Tarisznya (LÉT) Bible School director, teacher (1998-2003).

  • Lámpás és Tarisznya (LÉT ) Christian Foundation president (1997-2003; 2006-present). The LÉT foundation was designed to meet the educational needs of the developing Hungarian churches of Christ.  I, working with my teammates and our Hungarian brethren, developed this unique organization in 1997.  The LÉT’s primary supporter, Bob Pruett of Granville, Tennessee, was designated founder, and I was designated president, which also involved creating a board of directors.

  • Missionary to Northeast Hungary (Team leader,1995-2003).  During this period I took part in planting churches in Szolnok, Miskolc, and Debrecen.  Leadership training was one of my primary objectives.

Academic publications and presentations

 

Academic Publications

 

Other Publications

Research Presentations

 

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Spirituality, Community & Race Consciousness in Adult Higher Education. " Presented at Christian Adult Higher Education Association (2018).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. “An Investigation into the Implications of Dewey’s ‘Learning Situation’ for Online Education.” Presented at Association for Christian Distance Education (ACCESS) (2018).
  • Hopperton, Lawrence, Sebastian Mahfood, Rebecca Hoey, and Timothy Paul Westbrook. “Connecting the Changing Concept of Disability and Accessibility in Online Learning with Reflection on Student to Student Engagement.” Presented at Association for Christian Distance Education (ACCESS) (2018).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Embracing the Mission: A Case Study from an Online Orientation for Adjunct Faculty." Presented at Assessment Institute (2017).
  • Westbrook,Timothy Paul, Jordan McDonald, and Morgan Miller. “An Investigation into the Implications of Dewey’s ‘Learning Situation’ for Online Education.” Presented at Christian Scholars' Conference (2017).
  • Westbrook,Timothy Paul, Jordan McDonald, and Morgan Miller. “An Investigation into the Implications of Dewey’s ‘Learning Situation’ for Online Education.” Presented by Cana Moore at Stone-Campbell Journal Conference (2017).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Spirituality, Community, and Race Consciousness in Adult Higher Education: Breaking the Cycle of Racialization." Presented at AAC&U: Diversity, Learning, and Student Success (2017).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. “'Breaking the Cycle': A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Perceptions of African American Adult Learners at Faith-Based, Predominantly White, Adult Degree Completion Programs." Presented at Society of Professors in Christian Education (2016). 
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "eQuality: Race and the Internet." Presented at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference (2016).

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul, Rollin Guyden, Mindi Thompson, Andrew Arroyo. "The e-Quality Project: Highlighting Matters of Race, Gender, and International Participation in OnlineLearning Communities." Presented at Association for Christian Distance Education (ACCESS) and Faith-Based Online Learning Directors (FOLD) (2016).
  • Capper, John, Sebastian Mahfood, Timothy Paul Westbrook. "FaceMOOC: Establishing Globally-Oriented Massive Open Online Courses on the Facebook Group Platform." Presented at Association for Christian Distance Education (ACCESS) and Faith-Based Online Learning Directors (FOLD) (2016).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Embracing the Mission-Faculty Perceptions of Online Professional Development." Presented at Christian Adult Higher Education Association (2015).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "'Breaking the Cycle': A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Perceptions of African American Adult Learners at Faith-Based, Predominantly White, Adult Degree Completion Programs." Presented at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference (2015).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "'I'm an Adult, Why Do I Have to Take a Bible Class?':An Investigation into the Role of Bible Courses in ADCPS." Presented at the Christian Adult Higher Education Association (2014).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "New Reflections on Mirror Neuron Research, the Tower of Babel, and Intercultural Education." Presented at the Society of Professors in Christian Education (2014).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Global Contexts for Learning," in the Harding University, Center for Learning with Technology Colloquium Series: Evaluations of Distance Education (2014).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Global Contexts for Learning: Exploring the Relationship Between Low-Context Online Learning and High-Context Learners." Presented at the Christian Scholars Conference (2014).

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "New Reflections on Mirror Neuron Research, the Tower of Babel, and Intercultural Education." Presented at the Stone Campbell Journal Conference (2014).

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "An Investigation into the Relationship Between Low-Context Online Learning and High-Context Learners."

    Presented at North American Professors of Christian Education/Society for Professors of Christian Education Conference (2013).

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Mission at a Distance: A Case Study for Online Faculty Development." Presented at North American Professors of Christian Education/Society for Professors of Christian Education Conference (2013).

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "'Let Harry Do It!': An Investigation into the Life and Legacy of Harry C. Munro." Presented at Stone-Campbell Journal Conference (2013).

  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "A Suggestion for Function of the Stele (MFA 1982.201) 'Depicting Weapons.'" Presented at the American School for Oriental Research (2012).

 Professional Presentations

  • "Faculty Panel--Review of the New Summer Online Courses." Faculty Technology Showcase, Harding University (2017).
  • Westbrook, Timothy Paul. "Making Our Churches Welcoming to All: Seeing Color Through a Scriptural Lens, Part 1"; Making Our Churches Welcoming to All: Seeing Whiteness Through an Experiential Lens, Part 2." Harding University Lectureship (2017).
  • Douglass, Carolyn, Amy Qualls, Rizelle Aaron, and Timothy Paul Westbrook, “Race Relations: It’s Not My Fault, But It Is My Problem.” Panel discussion at Harding University (2017).
  • Freed-Hardeman University Annual Bible Lectureship (2012). "Prepare Your Minds for Action."
  • Harding University Lectureship 2006, 2007, 2012: classes on adult learning and missions.
  • Association of Theological Schools Formation in ContextWebinar (2009): class on teaching online.
  • Arkansas Blackboard User’s Conference (2008): class on teaching online.
  • Spring Conference at Harding University (2007): series on adult learning.
  • Seminar in Hungary (2007): Ecclesiastes.
  • Pan European Lectureship (2007): “How to Begin a Mission Work.”
  • Central States Blackboard User’s Conference (September 2007): class on teaching online.

Peer Reviewer

  • Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Christian Higher Education
  • NET: An eJournal of Faith-Based Distance Learning (editorial board member)
  • Educational Studies



Professional Organizations

  • American Research Center of Egypt
  • Association of Christian Distance Education
  • Critical Race Studies in Education Association
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Faith-Based Online Learning Directors
  • Society of Professors of Christian Education
  • Christian Adult Higher Education Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honors and awards

  • Omicron Delta Kappa (inducted as a faculty member, 2014)
  • USAA's All-American Scholar (Harding University Graduate School of Religion, 2001).
  • Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges (Harding University Graduate Schoolof Religion, 2000).
  • Who's Who Among American College Students (Harding University, 1994-95).
  • Gaston Region II scholarship, runner-up (Alpha Chi Region II Symposium, 1994-95).
  • Service Award (presented by Jimmy Carr) (1995).
  • Psychology Major of the Year (1995).
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society (Harding chapter student president, 1994-95)
  • Psi Chi (honor society for psychology majors).
  • Phi Eta Sigma (inducted 1992, honor society for freshman).

Volunteer organizations

 

 

  • Deacon of Hungary and Albanian missions at the College Church of Christ (2009-present).
  • Deacon of Family Enrichment Ministries at the College Church of Christ (2009-present).
  • Chairman of the Distribution Committee for books distribution in Sudan through Truth for Today (2005). 
  • College Church of Christ Missions Committee (2002-present).
  • Consultant for the LÉT Christian Foundation (2003-2006).
  • Leadership Council for Harding School of Theology (2004-present).
  • European Consultant for Missionary Resource Network (2002-present)
  • Soccer coach for the Searcy soccer association (2004-2010).

 

References

 

  • Dr. Evertt Huffard, Dean, Vice President, Professor of Missiology, Harding School of Theology: (901) 761-1352. ehuffard@harding.edu
  • Dr. Dale Manor, Professor of Bible/Archaeology, Harding University: (501) 279-4456. dmanor@harding.edu
  • Dr. Bruce McLarty, President, Harding University. bmclarty@harding.edu
  • Dr. Monte Cox, Dean of the College of Bible and Religion, Harding University: (501) 279-4449.mcox@harding.edu

 

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