President Heidi Hadsell and Dean Efrain Agosto are pleased to announce two one-year teaching appointments:
Dr. Lucinda Mosher will serve as Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies for the academic year 2011-12. Dr. Mosher will help organize the summer course in Interfaith Religious Leadership and will help organize the new Graduate Certificate in Interfaith Chaplaincy. She also will teach “Christian-Muslim Encounter: The Theological Dimension.”
Dr. Mosher comes to Hartford Seminary from years of service in interfaith work, in particular Christian-Muslim Relations. She is an alumna of the Seminary, receiving her Master of Arts in 1992. Later she received a Doctor of Theology from General Theological Seminary in New York City.
Dr. Mosher is the founding instructor for the annual Worldviews Seminar — an innovative introduction to America?s religious diversity taught since 2002 at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is a Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary, conducting research for its Center for Multifaith Education on how religious leaders-in-training are taught about religious difference and is participating in the 2011 Building Bridges Seminar, an international gathering of Christian and Muslim scholars convened annually by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Dr. Ed Waggoner, who received his Ph.D. from Yale University, will serve for one year as a Visiting Professor in Theology and Ethics. Dr. Waggoner has taught at Yale College, Yale Divinity School and the University of New Haven, as a visiting professor and adjunct instructor. His specialty is Systematic Theology, especially studies on the doctrine of the Trinity. In the fall, he will teach “Putting Your Theology Together,” and in the spring a course called “The Triune God.”
Dr. Waggoner works in the areas of systematic theology and religion and politics. His current projects include a new interpretation of Friedrich Schleiermacher?s theological naturalism; a constructive doctrine of the Trinity as the basis for claims about human experience of divine ?persons;? and a critique of religious support for militarization in the United States.