Faculty: 2019 Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-wide Interfaith Excellence

IFYC has invited six renowned faculty partners to facilitate the Institute:

Barbara McGrawBarbara A McGraw is director of the Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism and Professor of Social Ethics, Law and Public Life at Saint Mary’s College of California. The areas of expertise that Dr. McGraw brings to the Institute include interfaith civic engagement, experiential educational opportunities, interfaith competencies for professional life, interdisciplinary program development, and dialogue methods.

carlson2.jpgJeffrey Carlson is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Theology, at Dominican University. The areas of expertise that Dr. Carlson brings to the Institute include core curriculum design, interfaith program development, faculty and staff competency and capacity building, campus-community partnerships, and experiential education opportunities.

Reyes.JPGKyle A Reyes is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Education at Utah Valley University. He previously served as UVU’s Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. Dr. Reyes’ expertise includes development and implementation of strategic inclusion plans, student success among historically marginalized populations, the intersections of identity, leadership, and intercultural competence in higher education, campus-wide interfaith and interreligious initiative development, student interfaith leadership, and staff and faculty interreligious capacity building. 


Suzanne Watts Henderson is Dean of Belk Chapel and Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Henderson's expertise includes interfaith pedagogies in the classroom, interfaith studies program development, collaboration between academic and co-curricular departments (especially Chapel and religious life), and strategic planning that engages diverse campus partners. 

Baxter.jpgKatie Bringman Baxter is the Vice President of Program Strategy for Interfaith Youth Core. The areas of expertise that Katie brings to the Institute include cultivating administrative support, faculty and staff capacity building, strategic planning for interfaith cooperation, bridging the curricular and co-curricular, and interfaith program design and implementation.

Roncolato.jpgCarolyn Roncolato is the Director of Academic Initiatives for Interfaith Youth Core. The areas of expertise that Dr. Roncolato brings to the Institute include interfaith studies pedagogies, interfaith program development, strategic planning for interfaith cooperation, interfaith and intersectional identity, and staff and faculty capacity building.

In addition to these faculty, Institute attendees will have the option of attending sessions with the faculty at the Institute for Integrative Learning and Signature Work. For a list of these faculty see this link.