Congrats to Dr. Jill DeTemple, recipient of 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award

American Academy of Religion

Originally Posted: March 27, 2018

The Committee on Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce Jill DeTemple is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. The AAR Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field.

Dr. Jill DeTemple is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University. She received her BA in Asian Studies from Bowdoin College, her MTS in Christianity and Culture from Harvard Divinity School, and her PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include faith-based economic development, Latin American religions, Pentecostalism, and the use of dialogue in classrooms to promote intellectual humility, conviction, civic engagement, and learning. She is the author of Cement, Earthworms and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador, published in 2012 by the University of Notre Dame Press, and is a co-principal investigator on an ongoing research project funded by the University of Connecticut and the Templeton Foundation, “The Dialogic Classroom: A Pedagogy for Engaging Difference with Intellectual Humility.” READ MORE

Dr. DeTemple’s Teaching Statement


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