The Boston University School of Theology (STH) is excited to consolidate its current online resources and opportunities and expand into two new arenas: mini-courses for alums and other faith-based leaders, and spiritual growth groups. Toward this end, STH proposes a three dimensional online lifelong learning program that attends to the life-patterns, spiritual growth, and practical needs of ministers and others in religious leadership. This is envisioned as a two and a half year pilot program that will broadly test the demand, explore the potential for expansion, propel the next wave in theological education, engage the wider community, and allow STH to assess the best avenues for sustainable online lifelong learning for faith-filled and justice-driven leadership.
School of Theology Lifelong Learning
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April 21, 2020 (press release): BUSTH Launches New Online Lifelong Learning Program
With support from the Digital Education Incubator, the School of Theology (STH) launched an Online Lifelong Learning pilot project in Spring 2020. The program offers practical mini-courses for Boston University alums and other people in the faith-based community. Read the Q&A.
Dr. Theodore Hickman-Maynard, Associate Dean for Students and Community
Teddy Hickman-Maynard is Associate Dean for Students and Community Life and Assistant Professor of Black Church Studies at Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Hickman-Maynard’s research addresses the ongoing public witness of the church in contemporary American society with particular emphasis on the future of the Black Church tradition. He previously conducted research on collegiate gospel choirs and their use of Black Church worship practices in the creation of multi-racial and multi-religious communities of faith formation and practice. He is currently researching theologies and practices of church renewal and pastoral leadership among black churches in northeast United States. As a member of the research team at the Center for Practical Theology at STH, Dr. Hickman-Maynard is also working on a project entitled, “Creative Callings.” Through this project, Dr. Hickman-Maynard and his colleagues assist local congregations in developing innovative ministries that will help parishioners discover their passions and live with a sense of purpose.
Dr. Eileen M. Daily, Director, Online Lifelong
Eileen Daily was brought onboard as Lecturer and Director of the new Doctor of Ministry degree in Transformational Leadership just before the program launched in the summer of 2014. Her background is in religious and theological education and was a graduate program director for several years before coming to BU. She is especially interested in how technology can (and should) mediate theological and religious education and is the author and architect of art/y/fact.Xn, an app for mobile devices that helps users make sense of or meditate with Christian artworks in museums, in churches, on the tourist trail or on the Web. Her other research interests are in interfaith religious education, public religious education, and religious education through visual art.
Ms. Kimberly Macdonald, Marketing and Communications
Kimi Macdonald is the Marketing and Communications Manager at the School of Theology since joining in September 2016. Prior to arriving at STH, Kimi worked in the corporate financial industry as the head of creative services at her previous firm. An experienced creative professional, Kimi hopes to broaden the reach of the School of Theology’s brand through work with school’s administration and the Boston University’s Marketing Communications team. She is a native of New Hampshire and holds a B.F.A. from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.
Mr. Andrew E. Kimble, Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
Andrew Kimble is Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at the Boston University School of Theology. Andrew is joining the STH Office of Development and Alumni Relations after completing his master of divinity with a focus on community and global engagement. He brings highly valued experience from his leadership roles at Boston University, fellowships in ethics and spiritual formation, and ministry positions at churches in Los Angeles and Boston. In earlier years, he worked with law firms in conflict analysis and taught middle school chess afterschool. In his free time, Andrew enjoys listening to jazz, running outdoors, and visiting the used book section in local bookstores.