Communications and Operations Director, Project on Lived Theology
In Communications, I led the planning, development, and implementation of the Project on Lived Theology's (PLT) online platform development, production of digital media content, communications and public relations activities. This included the development and implementation of the new website and social media strategy, including, but not limited to:
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of the PLT's online platform
- Responsibility for the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action
- Management of the development, distribution, and maintenance of all online content, including, but not limited to e-newsletters, website, and social media posts
- Supervision and mentorship of office assistants generating online content
- Coordination of web page maintenance with the website developing company
In Operations, I worked with the director and staff to ensure all projects and events fit within the vision and goals of PLT. This included developing ideas and projects that furthered the mission of PLT. Responsibilities included:
- Oversight of all Project activities in coordination with Project staff, including but not limited to grant-based financial administration, coordination of publicity and publication efforts (print and online), management of PLT Programs, maintaining correspondence, office administration
- Supervision of Project staff and weekly staff meetings
- Development and maintenance of PLT event, project, and daily calendars for the Executive Director and staff
- Event planning and coordination of conferences, visiting lectures, seminars, and conferences
To find out more about the Project on Lived Theology, please visit www.livedtheology.org.
Previous work with the Project on Lived Theology
2013-2015 Assistant Director
2013-2014 Conference Coordinator, “Virginia Seminar in Lived Theology,” June 18-20, 2014
2012-2013 Conference Coordinator, “Spring Institute for Lived Theology 2013: After Ten Years,” May 22-24, 2013
2012-2013 Conference Coordinator, “Virginia Seminar in Lived Theology,” June 19-21, 2013.
2009-2011 Project Manager, The Civil Rights as Theological Drama digital website.
2009-2013 Graduate Research Assistant
As Project Manager of The Civil Rights as Theological Digital Archive, I conceptualized and developed a website dedicated to the research of Professor Charles Marsh on the Civil Rights Movement, including personal interviews and annotated document entries. Please click on the picture above to view the digital archive.
The 2015 Graduate Student Conference in SIP, entitled "Weaponizing Scripture?" explored ways that scripture transforms the character of debates and the purposes for which it is deployed in both religious and secular discourse.
As Chair, I directed a conference planning team of three other students in the conceptualizing, planning and execution of this inter-Abrahamic conference that was held at the University of Virginia on March 22-23, 2015. There were 14 conference participants who came from 10 different institutions, including Yale, University of Chicago, Howard, NYU, and the American University at Cairo, just to name a few.
List of graduate conference presenters, please click here.
Conference paper panels and faculty respondents, please click here.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Aref Nayed Libyan Ambassador to the U.A.E. who gave a lecture entitled "Scriptures as Operational Artifacts":
Scripture, Interpretation & Practice Program
2011-2015 Board Member, Scripture, Interpretation and Practice Program Administrative Board
2013-2014 Student Director, Scripture, Interpretation and Practice Program Administrative Board
- Facilitation of the evolving institutionalization and implementation of the program in coordination with the Faculty Director of the SIP Program, and in coordination with two student board members.
- Oversight of developing guidelines for current students with regard to both methodology and basic requirements (class recommendations, language requirements, comprehensive exams, etc.) and the creation of informational materials regarding its values and methodologies to disseminate to other universities interested in creating analogous programs in their institutions
- Oversight of the organization of SIP events (Student orientation, Scriptural Reasoning Sessions, social events, speaker, paper presentations, etc.)
- Advocacy on behalf of the needs of current SIP graduate students to the combined student-faculty SIP Board
For more information about the Scripture, Interpretation and Practice Program, click here.