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On November 2, 2021, The Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary extended the call to The Reverend Dr. Margaret Aymer, The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Professor of New Testament Studies, to become the institution’s ninth academic dean in its 119-year history.
President Theodore J. Wardlaw, the ninth president of Austin Seminary, has announced plans to retire in 2022. He plans to stay in office until his successor is named, possibly by June 30 but no later than the end of the 2022 calendar year.
New Testament Professor Bridgett Green reflects on language choices in our faith talk.
The Summer | Fall 2021 issue of Windows introduces readers to the new Austin Seminary Post-Graduate Pastoral Residency program.
The Austin Seminary Board of Trustees at its May meeting approved a proposal to establish De Puertas Abiertas, a program to create nine full fellowships and offer 100% tuition discounts exclusively for students from the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/LatinX, and Asian/Pacific Islander).
Education Beyond the Walls and Professor Gregory Cuéllar given grants for ongoing projects
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during the Covid-19 crisis? In helping prepare online worship, I’ve learned some things about technology and how difficult it can be, at times, for an online meeting platform to be expressive and poetic; but I’ve also learned fresh things about paying attention to a given medium and allowing it to reveal what it’s capable of.
What have you learned while teaching during the Covid-19 crisis? In transitioning to digital learning, I have to transition my pedagogy to help students learn under highly stressful and chaotic conditions.
What do you look forward to once we’re back on campus? Worship in Shelton Chapel is a sacred space, so I look forward to worshipping there with the Seminary community.
Why did you choose your field? The Hebrew Bible has to best stories! And I had lots of questions about them when I encountered them at church. But as happens so often, my questions were not taken very seriously or were deemed annoying and it was only when I started taking academic classes on the Bible as an undergrad, that my questions were finally addressed. And that's, in part, why I became a Biblicist!
What have you learned about yourself as a teacher during Covid-19? That my assumption that technology is evil is not wholly correct, and that, at times, it can be used for good. And that I can indeed teach online, and even enjoy it! Amazing!