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Faculty Resource Grant Reports

Faculty Resource Grants have been awarded to Peter Altmann, Tina Armstrong, Joey Fung, Rob O’Lynn, and Michael P. Hardin.

Peter Altmann, PhD

I have taken the grant approval to purchase several volumes unavailable to me as an adjunct faculty as an opportunity during the first half of 2021 to read and reflect on these volumes as well as others that might offer me deeper insights into the challenges and insights of people of color and immigrants that come about when interpreting and applying biblical, especially Hebrew Bible texts.

The grant allowed me to purchase the following volumes:
Angel F. Méndez Montoya, Theology of Food (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
M. Daniel Carroll R., The Bible and Borders: Hearing God’s Word on Immigration (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2020).
Cain Hope Felder, ed., Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991).

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Tina Armstrong, PhD

The development of the Black Women’s Spirituality Research Team and Black Women’s research Consultation Group has been an opportunity to lean into the vision of Fuller NEXT while living out the principles and practices articulated in the Strategic Approach Toward Inclusive Excellence (SATIE). This research team and consultation group not only exposed students to culturally congruent and competent methods for engaging in research, it has also offered mentorship and professional development to emerging professionals black women graduate students and been instrumental in providing intentional guidance on mapping out a sustainable and thriving career. These spaces have allowed women of color and largely Black women to show up fully and authentically. The resources that this grant helped to purchase helped to shape and frame our work together. As one student noted, the lab provided the opportunity to reimagine what research looked like with her experience as a Black woman at the center….This has been a great resource to inform my work with students.

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Joey Fung, PhD

I am grateful for the Faculty Resource Grant that I received this year, which allowed me to purchase books in preparation for a new class that I am teaching. PG825: Psychology Teaching Methods is a new elective class offered to psychology doctoral students who are interested in careers related to teaching in higher education. The class included both lecture and lab components, where students learn about teaching methods, faith and learning, and the role of a Christian educator. A primary learning goal is to help students develop competence in effective teaching, oral communication, and dissemination of psychological concepts and theories.

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Rob O’Lynn, DMin

As a recap, I requested funds to assist in the purchase of the two resources from the highly scholarly Routledge Research in Education series. This summary report will review each volume in turn, noting the content of each volume and how each volume has informed my teaching practice. The summary report will end with a plan for continued professional development in light of this grant project.

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Michael P. Hardin, PhD

Please accept my deepest and sincerest appreciation for the journey you have helped me have over this last year. In my first quarter I had the opportunity to meet with Fuller’s Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dr. Alexis Abernethy. I was able to gain some understanding of Fuller history regarding diversity and hear a vision of how professors could play an important part of weaving minority voices into the academic and spiritual content students receive.

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