Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary professors are involved in research, publishing, and many other academic activities outside the classroom. Along with their rigorous pursuit of knowledge and excellence in their fields, our faculty members put their students' education first, pushing them to higher levels of learning and intellect as mentoring, modeling scholars.
- Dr. Jonathan Marko, assistant professor of philosophical and systematic theology, published a book entitled Measuring the Distance Between Locke and Toland: Reason, Revelation, and Rejection During the Locke-Stillingfleet Debate.
- Dr. Desiree Duff, professor of communication, chaired a panel titled "Women's Voices: Civic Engagement of their Times" at the National Communication Association Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Dr. Jonathan Greer, associate professor of Old Testament and director of the Hesse Memorial Archaeological Laboratory, co-chaired a session titled "The Tell Dan Excavations at Fifty: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Excavations at Tell Dan—Past Discoveries and New Directions" at the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Oriental Research in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition, he presented a paper titled "Bones and the Bible: Recent Zooarchaeological Research from Tel Dan and Implications for Biblical Studies."
On Dec. 8-10, Dr. Greer will participate in an international conference on animal sacrifice at Uppsala University in Sweden.
- Dr. John Hilber, professor of Old Testament, is currently serving as a Senior Research Fellow with the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, presented a session at ETS featuring his work with the Creation Project regarding the contribution of Relevance Theory to reading Genesis 1 and the problem of divine accommodation.
- Dr. Michael Pasquale, Humanities Division chair and professor of linguistics, presented a paper titled "Building Confidence and Motivation in a Language Class" at the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Boston, Mass.
- Dr. Brad Stamm, Business Division chair and professor of economics, published an essay in the Grand Rapids Business Journal entitled "Economic Lessons from Yoko Ono and Moses," reflecting on the importance of family to the the well-being of our economy.
- Dr. David Turner, professor of New Testament, presented two papers at the Society of Biblical Literature conference:
- "Israel's Last Prophet: Matthew 23:29-36 and the Intertextual Basis of Matthew's Rejected Prophet Christology"
- "His Glorious Throne: The Future of Israel and the Gentiles According to Matthew"
- Dr. Michael Wittmer, professor of systematic and historical theology, presented a paper at ETS entitled "Is a Just Price Enough?," featuring insights from Thomas Aquinas, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Tim Keller and Pope Benedict.
- Dr. Erik Benson, associate professor of history, co-presented at AMICAL 2016, a conference hosted by The American University of Rome. In addition, Dr. Benson served as a panelist for "A Different Take: Insights on Teaching Economics and History in Another Culture" at the 2016 Economic and Business History Society Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Dr. Nigel Crompton, professor of biology, participated in the April 2016 Science and Faith Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. He presented on Mendel and Epistasis and on Avian Biodiversity.
- Dr. Sérgio da Silva, associate professor of psychology, co-authored an article published in The Journal of Positive Psychology on May 26, 2016, entitled "Self-Forgiveness and Forgiveness-Seeking in Response to Rumination: Cardiac and Emotional Responses of Transgressors."
- Pamela George, M.A., assistant professor of special education, co-presented "Inclusion: Does It Work?" at the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 3.
- Dr. Timothy Gombis, associate professor of New Testament, published a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. Scot McKnight (B.A. '76) and Joseph B. Modica edited the volume.
- Dr. John Hilber, professor of Old Testament, was selected as one of six recipients for the inaugural Henry Resident Fellowship program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Trinity as a Senior Research Fellow for The Creation Project.
- Dr. Robert Keys, associate professor of science, presented a poster entitled "The Influence of Habitat and Landscape Associations on Breeding Birds in Managed Grasslands of Southwest Michigan" at the 2016 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.
- Dr. Jonathan Marko, assistant professor of philosophical and systematic theology, published an essay in Journal of Markets & Morality (Volume 19, No. 1) entitled "The Promulgation of Right Morals: John Locke on the Church and the Christian as the Salvation of Society."
- Dr. Jeremy Osborn, associate professor of communication, contributed to Christianity & Communication Studies Network's blog with three guest posts during May - June 2016:
- Dr. Michael Pasquale, professor of linguistics and Humanities Division chair, presented "Brazilian Perceptions of Varieties of English" at the 2016 Sociolinguistics Symposium in Murcia, Spain.
In addition, he presented a Detroit Tigers ESL Teachers Affiliate Workshop entitled "Teaching Pronunciation and Listening in Context" in March 2016.
- Don Perini, M.F.A., associate professor of ministry and creativity, served as a speaker for LeadLab at Central Wesleyan Church in May 2016.
- Dr. Michael Stevens, professor of English and co-director of the Honors Program, published a two-part review of baseball resources in Books & Culture and a review of Teaching and Christian Imagination in CCCU Advance.
- Dr. Kent Walters, director of choral studies and professor of music, served as editor for Anamnesis 35: Spring 2016, a publication presented by The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.