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Kirk VanGilder

Associate Professor

Arts and Humanities

S135C Hall Memorial Building

202-250-2602 (videophone)

202-448-6918 (alt)

About

B.S. (Sociology) - Ball State University (Muncie, IN), 1993

M. Div (Theology/Justice and Peace) - Iliff School of Theology (Denver, CO), 1997

Ph.D (Practical Theology/Missions) - Boston University School of Theology (Boston, MA), 2011

  • CAP-320 Field Experience (2009/02)(21)
  • GSR-150 Intro to Integrated Learning (2010/02)(17H)
  • GSR-210 Comparing Multicult Perspectiv (2011/02)(01H)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2010/01)(02)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2011/01)(02)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2012/01)(02)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2009/02)(02)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2012/02)(03H)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2009/01)(04)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2013/01)(06)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2014/01)(06)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2011/01)(08)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2013/01)(09)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2013/02)(09)
  • GSR-241 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2010/01)(05)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2011/02)(01)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2014/01)(02)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2013/02)(04)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2012/02)(06)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2014/02)(07)
  • REL-210 Religion and Literature (2013/01)(01)
  • REL-295 Special Topics (2014/02)(01)
  • REL-310 Native Amer Religion & Culture (2011/02)(01)
  • REL-355 Religion and Society (2011/01)(01)
  • REL-355 Religion and Society (2014/01)(01)
  • REL-395 Special Topics (2012/01)(01)
  • REL-495 Special Topics (2009/02)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2011/01)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2013/01)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2009/02)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2012/02)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2009/01)(02)
  • COM-235 Intergroup Dialogue (2017/02)(01)
  • GSR-101 First Year Seminar (2019/01)(01)
  • GSR-150 Intro to Integrated Learning (2019/02)(09S)
  • GSR-150 Intro to Integrated Learning (2016/02)(14A)
  • GSR-150 Intro to Integrated Learning (2017/02)(15AR)
  • GSR-210 Comparing Multicult Perspectiv (2018/01)(03)
  • GSR-210H HON Compar Multcult Persp City (2018/02)(01)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2015/01)(02)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2016/02)(02)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2015/02)(02H)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2016/01)(03)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2017/01)(04)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2017/02)(04)
  • GSR-240H HON Eth Eval & Actions w/City (2019/02)(01)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2019/01)(04)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2015/01)(06)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2015/02)(07)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2017/01)(08)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2018/01)(08)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2016/01)(10)
  • PHI-499 Independent Study (2015/01)(03)
  • REL-201 World Religions (2016/01)(01)
  • REL-201 World Religions (2019/01)(01)
  • REL-210 Religion and Literature (2017/02)(01)
  • REL-295 Special Topics (2018/01)(01)
  • REL-295 Special Topics (2016/02)(01)
  • REL-310 Amer Indian Sprtlty & WrldView (2017/02)(01)
  • REL-355 Religion in American Society (2018/02)(01)
  • REL-395 Special Topics (2015/01)(01)
  • REL-410 Mysticisms (2015/02)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2017/01)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2018/01)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2015/02)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2016/02)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2019/02)(01)
  • SOC-101 Intro to Sociology (2018/02)(01)
  • HON-487 Proposal for Univ Hnrs Cpstne (2020/02)(01)
  • HON-487 Proposal for Univ Hnrs Cpstne (2020/02)(02)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2021/01)(06)
  • HON-488 Univ Honors Capstone Progress (2021/01)(02)
  • REL-355 Religion in American Society (2021/01)(01)
  • REL-499 Independent Study (2021/01)(01)
  • Advising Load 2009/01: Total:1 Undergraduate:1
  • Advising Load 2009/02: Total:1 Undergraduate:1
  • 2017 Student Affairs and Academic Support Dedicated Faculty Award
  • 2017 Kappa Gamma Faculty/Staff of the Year
  • 2017 Institutional Diversity and Equity Champion
  • 2017 Advisor’s Award; Buff and Blue Student Newspaper
  • 2015 Institutional Diversity Champion
  • 2014 The Kathryn “Kitty” Baldridge Award for Excellence in Teaching General Studies
  • 2012 Diversity Trailblazer Award
  • 2011 Diversity Trailblazer Award
  • Making Sadza with Deaf Zimbabwean Women: A Missiological Reorientation of Practical Theological Method
  • Innovations in Deaf Studies: The Role of Deaf Scholars
  • It’s a Small World: Inquiries into Deaf International Spaces
  • Speaking Out: Gifts of Ministering Undeterred by Disabilities
  • Disability and Religious Diversity: Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Perspectives
  • Learning While Teaching: Disability and Religion in the Classroom
  • Deaf America’s Encounter with Methodism: A Brief Look at a Culture and a Church
  • Deaf, Ministries with the
  • Harkness, Georgia
  • Shaw, Anna Howard
  • Biblical traditions, References to Deaf in
  • Charles-Michel de L’Épée
  • Christianity
  • Education of the Deaf
  • Laurent Clerc
  • On Breaking through Doors and Flipping Tables
  • Intersectionality and Disclosure as Pedagogical Tools
  • A Student’s Perspective on the Accessible Classroom
  • World Religions and Disability: An Introduction
  • The Church and Deaf People: A Study of Identity, Communication and Relationships with Special Reference to the Ecclesiology of Jürgen Moltmann
  • Personal Transformation: An Executive’s Story of Struggle and Spiritual Awaken and “After the Fall"
  • Exploring the Contours of Deaf-Same: Kinship Bonds and Mutuality in United Methodist Short- Term Missions
  • Interfaith Diversity and Experiences at Gallaudet
  • Discovering new content for curriculum
  • Universal Design in Teaching
  • Negotiating Disclosure at Gallaudet University
  • The Church and People with Disabilities: Awareness, Accessibility, and Advocacy
  • The Strange Ritual of the Gallaudet Rat Funeral
  • Making Sadza with Deaf Zimbabwean Women
  • The Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession: An Invitation to Conversation
  • Embodying Christ
  • Being in Missions
  • Without Walls: What Temporary Deaf Spaces Can Tell Us About Managing Identity Politics
  • A Journey to the Promised Land: Examining Quasi-Religious Metaphors in Deaf Cultures in Relation to Gallaudet University
  • Experiences of Disability and the Teaching of Religion: A Roundtable Discussion
  • The World is My Parish: Deaf Connecting with Deaf Through International Service
  • Prison Chaplains Consultation
  • Witness Speaker
  • Chaplain and Keynote Speaker
  • First We Must Listen: Living in a Multicultural Society
  • Language Needs of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Infants and Children: Information for Spiritual Leaders and Communities
  • Diversity, Disability, & Inclusion in Our Field: Re-Centering PJSA’s Mission for Inclusive Peace & Justice.
  • Town Hall Livestreamed Conversation on Trauma, Grief, and Spirituality in the Time of COVID-19.
  • Response to Rev. Mpho Tutu Van Furth
  • Unlikely Friends
  • Trevor DeRosch-HIstory (Honors Capstone) 2011/01-2011/02
  • Faculty-Student Affairs Committee: Chair 2018/01-2019/02
  • Faculty-Student Affairs Committee: Member 2017/01-2017/02
  • Faculty Senate: Member 2014/02-2016/02
  • General Education Redesign Team 2018/03-2019/02
  • Honorary Degrees and Faculty Emeriti Committee 2015/01-2017/02
  • Status of Persons with Disabilities in the Profession Committee: American Academy of Religion 2012/02-2019/01
  • Steering Committee, Religion and Disability Studies Group: American Academy of Religion 2009/02-2016/01
  • President: United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2015/03-2017/03
  • Moderator: Deaf ELM 2014/03-2017/03
  • Member: Deaf ELM 2013/03
  • Vice President: United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2013/03-2015/03
  • Member: The United Methodist Committee on Ministry with Deaf, Late Deafened, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind Persons, The United Methodist Church 2000/02-2008/02
  • Petitions Chairperson: United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 1999/03-2007/03
  • Member: The United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 1996/03
  • Member: General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church 1995/03-1999/03
  • The National Committee on Deaf Ministry: The United Methodist Church 1995/03-1999/03
  • International Service Mission to Kaaga School for the Deaf (Meru, Kenya) and Njia Special School (Maua, Kenya): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 1997/03-1997/03
  • Volunteers in Mission Program (Culebra, Puerto Rico): Campus Ministries of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church 1998/03-1998/03
  • International Service Mission trip Kaaga School for the deaf (Meru, Kenya), Njia Special School (Maua, Kenya) and Deaf Ministries of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church: United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 1999/03-1999/03
  • International Service Mission Trip Kaaga School for the deaf (Meru, Kenya), Njia Special School (Maua, Kenya) and Deaf Ministries of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist ChurchGazanfer Bilge School for the Deaf (Karamursel, Turkey): The United Methodist Campus Ministry at Gallaudet University 2000/02-2000/02
  • International Service Mission Trip Kaaga School for the Deaf (Meru, Kenya) and Njia Special School (Maua, Kenya): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2001/03-2001/03
  • International Service Mission Trip, Africa University (Mutare, Zimbabwe) : Africa University 2003/02-2003/02
  • International Service Mission trip to Deaf Ministries of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (Mutare, Zimbabwe): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2003/03-2003/03
  • International Service Mission trip to Deaf Ministries of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (Mutare, Zimbabwe): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2005/03-2005/03
  • International Service Mission Trip Kaaga School for the Deaf (Meru, Kenya) and Njia Special School (Maua, Kenya): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2012/03-2012/03
  • International Service Mission Trip to Deaf Ministries of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (Mutare, Zimbabwe) and Kaaga School for the Deaf (Meru, Kenya) and Njia Special School (Maua, Kenya): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2015/03-2015/03
  • International Service Mission trip to Deaf Ministries of the Zimbabwe Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (Mutare, Zimbabwe): United Methodist Congress of the Deaf 2017/03-2017/03
  • Society of Biblical Literature: June 2016-January 2017
  • American Academy of Religion: June 2005-Ongoing
  • American Society of Missiology: June 2011-Ongoing
  • Contact Me

    Kirk VanGilder

    S135C Hall Memorial Building

    202-250-2602

    202-448-6918

    202-250-2602

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