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The Don Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology



Date: Wednesday. Oct. 11, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Miller Chapel

Speaker: Dr. Wesley Null, Baylor University

Lecture: The Virtues of a Christian Teacher

(Free and open to the public)

Sponsored by the Department of Religion and College of Education​

What virtues are most foundational to Christian teaching?  What about teacher educators and those who make decisions about teacher education curriculum?  What virtues should they uphold?

The College of Education and the Department of Religion at Ashland University are delighted to announce that Dr. Wesley Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Curriculum at Baylor University in Texas, is to give the second annual Don Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology.

In his lecture, Dr. Null will draw upon his background as a K-12 teacher, teacher educator, educational historian, and university administrator to discuss these and related questions that are at the heart of private and public K-12 schools and universities today.

Dr. Wesley Null is the author of Curriculum: From Theory to Practice, 1st & 2nd eds. (2011, 2017 Rowman & Littlefield).  As a former middle school teacher and teacher educator, Dr. Null has worked closely with curriculum development and the preparation of future teachers. He draws on his love of history and philosophy as well as his deep Christian faith to explore the challenges educators face today. He works with schools and universities alike to focus on their sense of mission as they reimagine their curriculum and the impact they have within their communities.

Dr. Donna Breault, dean of the College of Education said, “ I am thrilled that our Ashland community has the opportunity to learn from Dr. Null. Wes has been influential in K-12 and postsecondary institutions with his curriculum framework and with the many ways he draws lessons from history to inform educators today.”

The Don Rinehart Lecture in Practical Theology is an annual endowed public lecture honoring the memory and continuing the work of Dr. Don Rinehart who, in his 46 years of teaching at Ashland, inspired generations of students. Dr. Peter Slade, chair of the Religion Department said “We are delighted that Dr. Null agreed to give the Rinehart Lecture. The way he integrates his faith and vocation as a Christian educator chimes with Don Rinehart’s legacy here at Ashland.”



Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

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