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Shelly Cunningham

Associate Professor of Christian Education

  • Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Wheaton College

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Dr. Cunningham is a Christian educator whose ministry experience includes staff positions in youth ministry and Christian education in the local church. She was a contributor to The Life Recovery Bible; Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation; Baker Dictionary of Christian Education; The Journal of Higher Education; and Theological Education. Her work has appeared in Children's Ministry Magazine and Faculty Dialogue. She continues to be involved in the local church, serving as a consultant and retreat speaker and developing teacher training workshops. Dr. Cunningham is an Instructional Consultant for the Center for Faculty Development at Biola University.

Affiliations

  • American Anglican Council
  • National Association of Professors of Christian Education
  • Christian Ministries Training Association
  • North American Professors of Christian Education
  • David C. Cook Church Ministry (consultant)
  • Center for Faculty Development, Biola University (instructional consultant)
  • American Anglican Council
  • National Association of Professors of Christian Education
  • Christian Ministries Training Association
  • North American Professors of Christian Education
  • David C. Cook Church Ministry (consultant)
  • Center for Faculty Development, Biola University (instructional consultant)

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Faculty Excellence Award, 1991
  • Dr. Bill Bynum Memorial Award for Significant Achievement in Doctoral Studies, 1994-95
  • Leadership Mentorship Program: Exemplary, Quality Service, 1997

Publications

Articles

  • “Children's Ministry in Changing Times.” Sundoulos, Summer 1992.
  • “Toddlers in University Classrooms.” Faculty Dialogue, Winter 1992.
  • “Who's Mentoring the Mentors? The Discipling Dimension of Faculty Development in Christian Higher Education.” Theological Education, Spring 1998.
  • “The Nature of Workplace Mentoring Relationships Among Faculty Members in Christian Higher Education.” The Journal of Higher Education, July/August 1999.
  • “Ministry to Kids in Gangs.” with Guzman, B. Children's Ministry Magazine, Spring 1992.

Books and Chapters

  • Two chapters written for “Foundations of Ministry.” Victor Books.
  • “Lesson Plan Models.” chapter written for Curriculum Development and Publishing, David C. Cook, 2003.
  • Contributor to “Life Recovery Bible.” Tyndale.
  • Contributor to “Heart Watch.” Victor Books.
  • Contributor to “Baker Dictionary of Christian Education.” Baker Books, 2001.
  • “Creative Teaching Methods.” chapter written for Introducing Christian Education: Foundations for the Twenty-first Century textbook, Baker Books, 2001.

Research Interests

  • Instructional Design and Faculty Development
  • Women in the Academe and Christian Women Professionals
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