My research agenda focuses on the intersection of information literacy and research
method pedagogy in theological education. The facet of information literacy that most
intrigues me is how to "evaluate information," particularly in a religiously
pluralistic context. To this end, I am exploring the philosophy of information, social
epistemology, the epistemology of testimony and the epistemology of disagreement as one
inquiry; and as another line, the history of the book, scholarly communication, and
academic writing. 

Books

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Quality Research Papers For Students of Religion and Theology (with Nancy Jean Vyhmeister) (2014)

This updated third edition of Quality Research Papers---fast becoming a standard reference textbook for writing...

 

Contributions to Books

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The Postmodern Shift in Library Instruction, Revisiting Postmodernism: An Old Debate on a New Era (2013)

Fifty years ago, prior to the digital revolution, library instruction consisted of a knowledgeable librarian...

 

Articles

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The Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom Hierarchy Goes to Seminary, Advances in the Study of Information and Religion (2013)

In Information Science studies, the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom (DIKW) hierarchy is a conventional construct for making sense...

 

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The Implications of Arminius’ Understanding of the Intellect on Knowledge Exchange Strategies in the Mission of the SDA Church, Journal of the Adventist Theological Society (2012)

Arminius differed from the Calvinism he debated in the causal role of information in bringing...

 

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The Impact of Computer Literacy and Library Anxiety on Students' Library Experience (with Lauren Matacio), Journal of Adventist Education (2011)

Despite growing up with technology, are college freshmen well prepared for library research, or does...

 
An ‘Information Literacy’ Perspective of the Creation/Evolution Debate, Andrews University Seminary Studies (2011)

The conventional information literacy standards do not suffice for engaging the creation/evolution debate. The data...

 

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Academic writing and theological inquiry, Andrews University Seminary Studies (2007)

A comparison of two approaches to academic writing and research pedagogies demonstrates that, for Vyhmeister,...

 

Presentations/Posters

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Why Go To the Library? Pedagogical Reflections [Poster], 10th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium (2014)

Why should Seminary students “go to the library”? Because of the ubiquity of online resources,...

 

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Celebrating Milestones: James White Library's 75th Anniversary [Poster] (with Lauren Matacio and Cynthia Helms), ATLA 2013 Annual Conference (2013)

James White Library celebrated its 75th anniversary with a series of activities in the year...

 
Adventist Mission and the ‘Information Literate’ Audience, First Symposium on Postmodern Sensitive Mission (2012)

(edited and published as book chapter with new title)

 

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Evaluating Information in Theological Education: A Framework for Discussion [Poster], ATLA 2012 Annual Conference (2012)

Information literacy as pedagogy targets the novice learner, and provides guidance in evaluating sources. Critical...

 

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Evaluating Information in Religious Communication: Information Literacy Applied in a Seminary Course on World Religions, First Annual Conference on Information & Religion (2011)

In Library Science, a core pedagogical outcome in higher education is “information literacy.” One component...

 

Unpublished Papers

Other

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GSEM620 Course Syllabus (2013)

Fall Semester, 2013