Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy   

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, May 2014

  • AOC: Philosophy, Church History
  • Supervisor: Dr. Ted Cabal
  • Dissertation: Toward a Baptist View of Metaphilosophy: An Analysis of E. Y. Mullins, John Newport, Richard Cunningham, and L. Russ Bush
  • AOC: History of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Early Church/Patristics

Master of Divinity        

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, December 2008

  • Theology
  • Major: Christian Ministries; emphasis in Philosophy

Bachelor of Science     

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, December 1998

  • Major: Mathematics                             

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – ACADEMIC

The Learning House

  • Full-time online training to college professors in best practices for teaching college-level online courses.
  • Serve on editorial staff for the new Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Research and write training material for use in online courses and live sessions
  • Work with Course Designers and Instructional Media Specialists to enhance delivery of online learning content in current Best Practices series.
  • Develop survey and cull data regarding adjunct professor needs
  • Maintain enrollment numbers for training services consumed and develop various reports based on unique faculty reached, total enrollments, etc.
  • Course taught: Advanced Principles in Online Course Delivery
  • September 2015 – present

Boyce College

  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
  • Mentor and Senior Thesis Supervisor for Boyce College’s The Augustine Honors Collegium
  • Courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Reasoning, Worldview Analysis, Introduction to Ethics, Church History I & II, Apologetics I, II, & III, Metaphysics, History and Philosophy of Science
  • August 2014 – present

Boyce College Online

  • Adjunct Professor of Christian  Worldview and Apologetics (2013-2018)
  • Re-designed and developed PH108 Worldview Analysis for Boyce Online
  • Courses taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Worldview Analysis, Introduction to Ethics, Religion in the Public Square
  • August 2013 – August 2018

Liberty University Online

  • Adjunct Professor of General Studies
  • Courses taught: PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas, INQR 101, and RSCH201 Research
  • August 2012 – present 

Daymar College Online

  • Full-Time Program Leader for General Education
  • Courses taught: College Math, Critical Thinking
  • June 2014 – September 2015

Daymar College Online

  • Full-Time Instructor for General Education
  • Courses taught: College Math, Critical Thinking, Composition I, Composition II, Introduction to Literature, Strategies for Success
  • April 2008 – June 2011

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Garrett Fellow for  Dr. Mark Coppenger in Christian Worldview and Apologetics; August 2011– May 2014
  • Garrett Fellow for Dr. Jim Parker III in Christian Worldview and Apologetics; August 2011 – May 2014
  • Garrett Fellow for Dr. Paul Helm in Christian Worldview and Apologetics; January 2012 and January 2014

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Center for Ancient Christian Studies

  • Senior Fellow
  • Editorial Board for CACS journal, Fides et Humilitas
  • September 2014 – present

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • African American Intellectual Historical Society

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Articles:

“The Holy Spirit, Caritas, and the Bond of Unity in Augustine’s Anti-Donatist Writings,” Fides et Humilitas3 (Winter 2016): 84-110.

“Natural Selection and an Epistemology of Evil: An Incompatible Pair,” Themelios42:3 (August 2017): 285-96. Available at http://themelios.thegospelcoalition.org/article/natural-selection-and-an-epistemology-of-evil-an-incompatible-pair.

“Philosophical Questions and the Unity of the Trinity: Re-engaging Christ-shaped Philosophy,” Christ-Shaped Philosophy Project, Evangelical Philosophical Society (2017): 1-26. Available at http://epsociety.org/userfiles/McDonald%20(Philosophical%20Questions%20Unity%20of%20the%20Trinity-final.pdf.

Book Reviews:

Review of Lawrence Feingold, The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters.Naples, FL: Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology17, no. 1 (2013): 68–69.

Review of John Frame, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2015. Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies(November 2016), [online] http://jbtsonline.org/review-of-a-history-of-western-philosophy-and-theology-by-john-frame/

Review of David Herbert, Charles Darwin’s Religious Views: From Creationist to Evolutionist. Kitchener, Ontario: Joshua Press, 2011. Books At a Glance(May 2017), [online] http://www.booksataglance.com/book-reviews/charles-darwins-religious-views-creationist-evolutionist-charles-darwins-religious-journey-workbook-david-hebert/

Review of Nancy Pearcey, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2018. Augustine Collegiate Review2, no. 2 (Winter 2019): 97–99.

Review of Philip Rolnick, Origins: God, Evolution, and the Question of the Cosmos. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015. Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies(May 2016), [online] http://jbtsonline.org/review-of-origins-god-evolution-and-the-question-of-the-cosmos-by-philip-rolnick/.

Review of Mark Sheridan, Language for God in Patristic Tradition: Wrestling with Biblical Anthropomorphism. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015. Fides et Humilitas2 (Summer 2015): 94–100.

Review of Christopher Ben Simpson, Religion, Metaphysics, and the Postmodern: William Desmond and John D. Caputo. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2016. Augustine Collegiate Review1, no.1 (August 2017): 57–59.

Review of R. Scott Smith, “Non-Foundational Epistemologies and the Truth of Scripture.” In The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, ed. D. A. Carson, 831–871. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016. Books At a Glance(September 2017), [online] http://www.booksataglance.com/book-summaries/enduring-authority-christian-scriptures-chapter-26-edited-d-carson/.

Review of Anthony C. Thiselton, Approaching Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction to Key Concepts, Methods, & Debates. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018, [online] http://jbtsonline.org/review-of-approaching-philosophy-of-religion-an-introduction-to-key-thinkers-concepts-methods-debates-by-anthony-c-thiselton/.

Review of J. D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. New York: Harper, 2016. Augustine Collegiate Review2, no. 1 (Summer 2018): 89­–91.

Contributions:

Researcher and Collaborator for “Prologue: A Theistic Universe,” in Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World(Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2017), lix–lxxix.

Manuscripts in Preparation:

“Narrative and Knowing: Narrative as an Epistemological Act,” Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry(forthcoming).

“E. Y. Mullins on the Nature and Value of Philosophy,” (forthcoming).

One Faith, One Heart, One God: 30 Reflections Connecting Christian Apologetics’ Past to Today(proposal submitted to Reformation Heritage Books and under review)

Presentations:

“Draw Near to Listen”: Reading Scripture, Listening, and Moral Formation,” August 2019, Ecclesia and Ethics IV, Brisbane, Australia.

“Identifying and Supporting At-Risk Students in Online Programs,” June 2017, Connect 2017: Higher Education Summit, Louisville, Kentucky.

“Narrative and Knowing: Narrative as an Epistemological Act,” March 2017, Evangelical Philosophical Southeast Regional Meeting, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

“Philosophical Questions and the Unity of the Trinity: Re-Engaging Paul K. Moser’s Christ-Shaped Philosophy,” November 2016, Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

“Natural Selection and An Epistemology of Evil: An Incompatible Pair,” March 2016, Evangelical Philosophical Society Southeast Regional Meeting, Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.

“Ignatius and Ὃμόνοια: Unity As a Means to Attain God,” June 2015, CACS Summer Greek Reading Group: Selected Readings in the Letters of Ignatius, Louisville, Kentucky.

Interviews:

“Andragogy: The New Face of College/University Students.” Interview with Dr. Lucy Lambert-Guesnard. The Dr. Lucy Show: Perspectives on Education. 660 AM The Answer, KSKY, March 12, 2017.

Panel Discussions:

“Does God Exist?” Can I Ask That?Sunday Evening Series at Ninth and O Baptist Church, Louisville, KY. July 15, 2018.

“Pursuing Gospel-Centered Racial Reconciliation.” Panel Discussion at Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY. February 25, 2018.

Online Publications:

“4 Strategies for Helping the At-Risk Online Student.” uncompromisingEDU.Appeared April 13, 2017. Available at http://www.uncompromisingedu.com/2017/04/13/4-strategies-for-helping-the-at-risk-online-student/

“Always Be Prepared to Make a Defense.” The Southern Blog. Appeared October 9, 2015. Available at http://www.sbts.edu/blogs/2015/10/09/always-be-prepared-to-make-a-defense.

“Asynchronous vs Synchronous Communication in the Online Classroom.” Center for Teaching and Learning. Appeared October 6, 2016. Available at http://www.learninghouse.com/center-for-teaching-and-learning/asynchronous-vs-synchronous-communication-in-the-online-classroom/.

“Critical Thinking in the Online Classroom.” Center for Teaching and Learning. Appeared February 27, 2018. Available at https://ctl.learninghouse.com/critical-thinking-online-classroom/.

“How to Apply Logic to Arguments: Part I.” The Southern Blog. Appeared September 15, 2015. Available at http://www.sbts.edu/blogs/2015/09/15/how-to-apply-logic-to-arguments-part-1.

“How to Apply Logic to Arguments: Part II.” The Southern Blog. Appeared September 18, 2015. Available at http://www.sbts.edu/blogs/2015/09/18/how-to-apply-logic-to-arguments-part-2.

“Science vs. Scientism: A Necessary Distinction.” The Southern Blog. Appeared December 1, 2015. Available at http://www.sbts.edu/blogs/2015/12/01/science-vs-scientism-a-necessary-distinction/.

“Southern Baptists Need to Move Forward in Racial Reconciliation.” Kentucky Today. Appeared July 11, 2017. Available at http://kentuckytoday.com/stories/southern-baptists-to-move-forward-in-racial-reconciliation,8014.

“Three Ways the Gospel Changes Apologetics.” Southern Equip. Appeared May 23, 2018. Available at http://equip.sbts.edu/article/3-ways-gospel-changes-apologetics/. 

“When Should You E-Mail Students in Your Online Class?” Center for Teaching and Learning. Appeared January 16, 2019. Available at https://ctl.learninghouse.com/when-should-you-e-mail-students-in-your-online-class/.

“Writing Discussion Forum Questions.” Center for Teaching and Learning. Appeared October 13, 2016. Available at http://www.learninghouse.com/center-for-teaching-and-learning/writing-discussion-forum-questions/.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

The Learning House

  • Design, develop, and update online training courses regarding online course delivery.
  • Research current topics in teaching methodology and online course delivery. 
  • Edit articles for the Center for Teaching and Learning website.

Boyce College 

  • Serve as mentor in The Augustine Honors Collegium
  • Course Development–Introduction to Ethics and Worldview Analysis for Online

Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Visiting professor for TH302 Christian Apologetics, May 28 – June 1, 2018, Klang Valley Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Daymar College Online

  • Managed a staff of nine adjunct instructors and one full-time instructor.
  • Developed and designed training course for new online adjunct instructors.
  • Developed and designed Winter 2015 adjunct faculty in-service.
  • Course Development–Critical Thinking, College Math, Writing I, Meteorology, Earth Science, General English

University of Phoenix – Louisville

  • Academic Counselor for bachelor- and masters-level students.
  • August 2006 – April 2008

Daymar College – Louisville

  • Director of Financial Services, Jan 2006 – July 2006
  • Registrar, January 2005 – December 2005
  • Financial Aid Officer, August 2004 – December 2004