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The Professor's Puzzle

Teaching in Christian Academics

Dr. Michael S. Lawson


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The Professor’s Puzzle is designed as a handbook for new and aspiring professors to help them transition from the independent research of their doctoral program to classroom teaching. Unfortunately, acquiring a Ph.D. often does not involve real preparation for teaching. One cannot assume that mastering content necessarily means one is qualified to teach it.
Drawing from years of experience training young faculty members, professor Michael S. Lawson gathers together the best of educational research and practices, leavened with the yeast of Christian theology, so that readers are equipped to put the “teaching puzzle” together. Ideal for aspiring professors in Christian higher education, as well as all who enter the teaching profession, so they may learn artful teaching and careful administration.
 The following translations are available from the publisher: Chinese, German, French, Russian, and Spanish. 

B&H Academic, 9781433684104, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

About the Author

Michael S. Lawson (Ph.D., Oklahoma University) is senior professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and Coordinator of the Doctor of Educational Ministries Degree.