Assistant Professor of World Christianity
My goal of teaching is to discover new knowledge, to grow curiosity, and to acquire critical thinking with my students as co-learners. I see teaching as a triangular dialogue among God the Creator, the teacher, and the students in all our intentional listening and active participation. To accommodate students’ diverse learning styles, I have a few optional assignments for students to bring out their creativity. Our shared and unique skills, interests, and experiences all contribute to the journey of learning and transformation.
In my field of World Christianity, the lesser-known but significant stories of Christian women and men from vast cultures in the past centuries often amaze me. I am delighted and grateful to have traveled to many places and have learned from students when I lectured in various countries.
I enjoy sharing meals with family and friends, hiking and arch hunting, and being lost in art museums and churches. Of course, like the famed Dr. Albert Schweitzer, music and my cat Adrian have also become my two means of “grace.”