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About John V. G. Matthews

John Matthews is a native of South Africa, with experience working in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.  Responsibilities have included pastoring, teaching, and administration. At Andrews University, Matthews teaches in both the School of Education and the SDA Theological Seminary in the areas of religious education, educational foundations, and ideological diversity issues.  He has consulted for UNICEF-Pakistan as the chief contributor to a faith-integrated (Islam) teaching manual for the training of illiterate traditional birth attendants; and has presented in Thailand as a featured speaker for a conference on sustainable development in education, as well as at an international conference on Buddhism on the topic of cultural and religious understanding.  In the USA he has presented at AERA and NAPCE professional conferences.

Positions

Present Director, MA (Religious Education), Andrews University Discipleship & Religious Education Department
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Present Director, PhD (Religious Education), Andrews University Discipleship & Religious Education Department
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Present Professor of Educational Foundations and Religious Education, Andrews University Discipleship & Religious Education Department
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Education

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1988 PhD, Andrews University
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1975 MA, Andrews University
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1974 BA, Newbold College
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Contact Information

Office Location: BH 213 Phone: (269) 471-6499

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