Academics

John Walsh

Chaplain

Degrees: Harvard Divinity School (Master of Theology Program in Ethics) 1977; Master of Divinity, Pacific School of Religion 1975; MA, History, San Francisco State University 1972; BA, History and Political Science, Southeast Missouri State University 1970

Office: Chaplain, Chapel

Phone: 909/748-8368 Campus Ext. 8368

E-mail: john_walsh@redlands.edu

Portrait

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Climate Change
  • Peace and Social Justice Issues
  • Non-violence and Social Change
  • Middle East Politics (with a special interest in Iran)

Professional Background Highlights

  • Omer E. Robbins Chaplain to the University and Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Redlands, (1998-present)
  • Senior Minister, Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC (1994-1998)
  • Dean of the Chapel and Lecturer in Religious Studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (1986-1994)
  • Baptist Chaplain and Lecturer in Politics Department, Princeton University (1977-1986)
  • Baptist Chaplain, Harvard University (1975-1977)
  • Baptist Chaplain, University of California Berkeley (1973-1975)

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • First Year Seminar: Moral Imagination
  • First year Seminar: Non-Violence and Social Change
  • First Year Seminar: Human Rights
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Jameson Colloquia (Religious Studies Seminar on Ethics and Society)
  • Christian Scriptures
  • The Historical Search for Jesus
  • A Primer on Europe Today-Salzburg (May 2010)

Degrees Held

  • Harvard Divinity School (Master of Theology Program in Ethics) 1975-1977
  • Pacific School of Religion (Master of Divinity) 1972-1975
  • San Francisco State University (Master of Arts Program in History) 1970-1972
  • Southeast Missouri State University (B.A in History and Political Science (1970)

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Professor in Ethics, Queens College, Charlotte, NC (1996-1998)
  • Middlebury College, Lecturer in Religion and Ethics (1986-1994)
  • Princeton University, Lecturer in Politics Department (1983-1986)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, Lecturer in Baptist Polity (1977-1986)
  • Harvard Divinity School, Lecturer in Baptist Polity (1975-1977)

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • Selected as Volunteer of the Year for San Bernardino County (by the SB County Board of Education)
  • Selected by the Climate Project to be trained by former Vice President Gore as a Presenter of "An Inconvenient Truth"

Presentations

  • Presented a Lecture entitled "The Greening of Religion" at the Oxford Union (2007)
  • Have presented presentation on "An Inconvenient Truth" and Climate Change/Global Warming at over a hundred Churches, Universities, and Civic Clubs.
  • Have appeared on radio and television news shows including: NPR, Nightline, ABC News, CNN News, CBS News, NBC News.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member and Former Chair, City of Redlands Human Relations Commission
  • Co-Chair, Yes on Measure J (Bond issue for a new high school in Redlands)
  • Member and Former Chair, Citizens Community Oversight Committee for the Redlands United School District
  • Member of the University IRB
  • Member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Member, Citizens Community Advisory Board, Redlands Community Hospital

John Walsh is the Advisor to all religious groups on campus and responsible for their support.


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