Tyndale University College Faculty Update

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tyndale University College has 31 faculty members researching and teaching across a diverse range of academic disciplines. The following are some recent contributions that faculty members have made to their field of research:

  • Dr. Paul Franks was recently promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy. He was also appointed to the position of Visiting Research Fellow at Ryerson University for the 2014-2015 academic year [Read Full Article]. Dr. Franks is the co-author of two forthcoming articles. The first is titled “Counterpossibles and the ‘Terrible’ Divine Command Deity” (co-authored with Dr. Richard Davis, Professor of Philosophy), and will be published in Religious Studies. Dr. Franks will also be lecturing on this same topic at the Religious Studies at 50 Conference, which will take place on June 26, 2014, at the University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom. Dr. Franks’ second forthcoming article is titled “On Jesus, Derrida, and Dawkins: Rejoinder to Joshua Harris (also co-authored with Dr. Davis), and will be published in Philosophia Christi.
  • From May 5 to 6, 2014, Dr. Paul Arsenault, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, spoke at the International Workshop on Linguistic Microareas in South Asia, which took place at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. The title of his lecture was “Retroflex Consonant Harmony: An Areal Feature in South Asia.” The paper presented evidence that a large number of South Asian languages have developed a co-occurrence restriction on coronal obstruents that can be described as retroflex consonant harmony.
  • On April 4, 2014, Dr. Bradley Noel, Director of Pentecostal Studies, was promoted to Associate Professor of Christian Ministries. In May, Dr. Noel was granted the Doctor of Ministry [DMin] degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. His dissertation was entitled “Pentecostalism, Secularism, and Post-Christendom.” This is Dr. Noel’s second doctorate degree, having previously earned a Doctor of Theology [ThD] from the University of South Africa in 2008.
  • In December 2013, Dr. Daniel Scott, Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, wrote an article published in the Presbyterian Record entitled “Pray for Peace: Living Faith Seeks Justice.” Also in 2013, Dr. Scott wrote a chapter in Social Engagement: The Challenge of the Social in Missiological Education (First Fruits Press, 2013), entitled “‘Save the Mothers: A Maternal Health Missiology.” Dr. Scott was invited to the Saving Every Woman, Every Child Summit hosted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Toronto, Ontario from May 28 to 30, 2014. With a focus on reducing the preventable deaths of newborns, women and children younger than the age of five in developing countries, the Summit brought together global leaders and Canadian experts to galvanize support for the next phase of efforts and ensure that maternal, newborn and child health remains a global priority.
  • Dr. Scott Masson, Associate Professor of English, was a speaker at Calvary Christian School’s annual supporters event on April 29, 2014. His talk, “Education for Life,” addressed the necessity of Christian education and its impact in all areas of life. From May 5 to 8, 2014, Dr. Masson gave four lectures at a Christian Legal Institute event which took place at Western University in London, Ontario. The event’s topics included: “What’s in a Word? Language and Law”; “Education and the Battle for the Mind”; “Biblical Sexuality vs. Plastic Sexuality”; and “Her Choice, Her Fault: Moloch Worship.”

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