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Meet Friday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Stephanie M. Crumpton


We are pleased to introduce Stephanie M. Crumpton, Friday’s plenary speaker for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

Stephanie is a scholar, teacher, and ordained minister. In 2006 she began doctoral research on Black women’s experiences of intimate and cultural violence. During this time she also worked as a Georgia State Court Appointed Family Violence Advocate in the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office (Atlanta, Georgia), and consulted with the Georgia Commission on Family Violence’s initiative to equip faith communities with networks and practical resources for responding to intimate violence. This work continues to inform her trauma sensitive approach to psychological, physical, and emotional health and her ongoing research, teaching, and community engagements as an assistant professor of practical theology. Her course portfolio includes introductory level courses in pastoral care and religious education, and elective courses on pastoral theological method for justice work, womanist/feminist pastoral care and counseling, and the role of African cosmology and ritual in pastoral care.

Meet Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, David W. Lewis

David W. Lewis

We are pleased to introduce David W. Lewis, our second plenary speaker for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

David currently serves as the Dean of the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library. He has also been named the 2018 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year.

He began his library career as a reference librarian and late became a library administrator. He worked at SUNY Farmingdale (1975-76), Hamilton College (1976-78), Franklin and Marshall College (1978-83), Columbia University (1983-88) and the University of Connecticut (1988-93). He came to IUPUI in 1993 as the Head of Public Services and has been the Dean of the University Library since 2000.

Meet Thursday’s Plenary Speaker at ATLA 2018, Timothy Beal


We are pleased to introduce Thursday’s plenary speaker, Timothy Beal, for the 2018 ATLA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 13-16.

Timothy Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He has published thirteen books, most recently The Book of Revelation: A Biography (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2018), for which he won a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts, which was named the Best Print Reference in the Humanities by Library Journal in 2015. He has written essays on religion, media, and culture for The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe New York Times, and CNN.com, among others.