Faculty Accomplishments

Highlight List 2020–2021

The following is a list of scholarly accomplishments by Wheaton College faculty for the 2020-2021 school year. The academic deans select the top scholarly accomplishments from their departments and include them in the highlights list.


Arts and Communication


Milliner, Matthew J. Université Catholique de Louvain, “Art as an Expression of God’s Presence,” response to Prof. Vasiliki Mavroska, April 15, 2021.

_____. Templeton Foundation Aesthetic Cognitivism panel at the University of Pennsylvania (convened by Dr. Anjan Chatterjee), December 2020.


Corple, Danielle, Linabary, J.R., Cooky, C. “Of Wine and Whiteboards: Enacting Feminist Reflexivity in Collaborative Research. Qualitative Research. (2020).

Conservatory of Music

Okpebholo, Shawn E. Composer. Oh Freedom, Justin Austin, baritone, and Howard Watkins, piano. Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Internationales Musikfest Hamburg, Berlin, Germany, June 4, 2021.

Trotter, John. Music Director of Chicago a cappella: Founded Hervoice: The emerging women choral composers competition and mentorship project. Attracted 70 emerging women composers from 18 states and 13 countries. Each will have mentorship opportunities with a diverse panel of master composers. 2020.

Biblical and Theological Studies

Bacote, Vincent. Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News: In Search of a Better Evangelical Theology. Brill Research Perspectives in Theological Traditions. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Research Perspectives, 2020.

Carroll Rodas, M. Daniel. The Book of Amos, New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2020.

Larsen, Timothy, ed. Every Leaf, Line, and Letter: Evangelicals and the Bible from the 1730s to the Present. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2021.

_____. editor. The Oxford Handbook of Christmas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.

McCaulley, Esau. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020.

Miglio, Adam E., Caryn A. Reeder, Joshua T. Walton, Kenneth C. Way, eds. For Us, But Not to Us: Essays on Creation, Covenant, and Context in Honor of John H. Walton. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock/Pickwick, 2020.

Global Programs and Studies

Human Needs and Global Resources

Huff, James, and Ronald Bueno. “Building Community Capacity During a Crisis”. Christian Relief, Development, and Advocacy: The Journal of the Accord Network 2 (2), 2021: 65-74.

_____. Review of Mano Dura: The Politics of Gang Control in El Salvador, Sonja Wolf. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 25 4 (2020): 647-649.

_____. “Wealth and Power.” In Life Questions Every Student Asks: Faithful Responses to Common Issues, edited by G. Burge and D. Lauber, 97-110. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020.

_____. and Kalei R.J. Hosaka, Ezer Kang, Sheeba Shaw, and Savita Duomai. “Livelihood Intervention and Mental Well-being Among Women Living with HIV in Delhi.” AIDS Care (2020) DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1837336.

Meitzner Yoder, Laura S., ed. Living radical discipleship. Carlisle: Langham, 2021.

_____. “Seeing God’s World: Proximity and Political Ecology within the Lordship of Christ.” In Living Radical Discipleship, edited by Laura S. Meitzner Yoder, 93-107. Carlisle, UK: Langham Publishing, 2021.

_____. and various working group members. “Cumulative Effects of Successive Disasters Research Protocol.” CONVERGE COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research. Funded by the National Science Foundation. Working Group: Katherine E. Browne and Caela O’Connell (leads), Alexa Dietrick, A.J. Faas, Alessandra Jerolleman, Adam Koons, Julie Maldonado, Keely Maxwell, Laura Yoder, Laura Olson, Namrita Singh (members).

_____. “Genealogy of Colonial Land Registration and State Land in Portuguese Timor.” European Legacy 25:5 (2020): 519-534.



Gibson, Richard, and James Beitler III. Charitable Writing: Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2020.


Talbot, Mark. When the Stars Disappear: Help and Hope from Stories of Suffering in Scripture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020.

Mission, Ministry and Leadership 

Christian Formation and Ministry and Higher Education and Student Development

Barwegen, Laura. “The Value of Social Science Research in Christian Education Programs.” Christian Education Journal, 16(3), (2020): 495-510. 

_____. “Noyce Conference Assessment Report: Year one.” National Science Foundation grant evaluation report, 2021.

Dietlin, Olga, Bayne, Hannah B., Jonathan Impellizzeri, Rebecca E. Michel, and Katie Aafjes van Doorn. 2020. “Impact of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election on Politically Divided Relationships.” Counseling and Values Journal 65, no. 2: 137-154. 

_____. “Experiencing Allélón (“Each Other”): Authentic Communities of Care in Online Settings.” Invited presentation, School of Educational Leadership Faculty Development Day, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, January 22, 2021.

Larson, Mimi L. “The Child in Our Midst: The Shifting Trends in Ministry with Children and Families Over the Past Forty Years.” Christian Education Journal, 17 (3) (December, 2020): 434-448.

_____. "Raising the Bar for Ministry with Children: Why Your Children’s Ministry Leader Needs More Education and Training." Christianity Today, 10 Apr. 2021.

McRay, Barrett, and Samuel Ruff. “Who Belongs Among the “We?”: Hospitality, the Gospel, and the Systemic Sin of Christian Higher Education Against LGBTQ+ Students.” Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry (May 3, 2021): 073989132110108. doi:10.1177/07398913211010821.

Setran, David P., and Kevin Lawson. “Editorial: Reflections on Forty Years of Educational Ministry and the CEJ.” Christian Education Journal 17 (December 2020): 429-433.

_____. and Jim Wilhoit. “Christian Education and Spiritual Formation: Recent History and Future Prospects.” Christian Education Journal 17 (December 2020): 530-546.

Evangelism and Leadership, Ministry Leadership, Missional Church Movements

Lee, Michael Hakmin. The Medium Is the Message: Reflections on Disciple-Making in the Age of Social Media. Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society Conference, North Central Regional Meeting (March 20, 2021).

Scheuermann, Rochelle. “Missiology Through the Lens of Disability: Assessing the Unreached People Group Idea.” Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society, Online, October 10, 2020.

_____. “Not Whole Without Us: Including People with Disabilities in our Understanding of the Church, the Gospel, and the World.” Paper presented at the North Central Regional Conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society, March 20, 2021.

_____. and John Cheong. “The Character of the Incarnation in the Dynamics of Preaching with Translators.” Paper presented at the North Central Regional Conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society, March 20, 2021.

Stetzer, Ed, and Josh Laxton. Crisis Leadership From a Christian Perspective. Wheaton, IL: Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, 2020.

_____. “Missional and Missions.” In Conversations on When Everything Is Missions: Recovering the Mission of the Church, 37–56. Bottomline Media, 2020.

_____. and Andrew MacDonald. “How Can and Should We Reach and Train Our Future Pastors and Christian Leaders?Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry 17, no. 1 (2020): 160–76. 

_____. Cooperation and Collaboration in Mission: North American Case Studies. Advisory Board Meeting, Boston University, Boston, MA, April 8, 2021.

Library and Archives    

Wheaton College Library

Avery, Joshua M., and Troupos, Cathy. “Wheaton College: Equipping Lifelong Learners.” In Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs: Structures, Practices, and Contexts, edited by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Elizabeth Galoozis, and Rebecca Halpern. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2020.

Ruenz, Megan.Tracking and Offering Electronic Resources During a Pandemic. The Christian Librarian, 64(1): (2021): 25.

Strickler, Christa. “Pivoting Cataloging Staff to Remote Work Without an Integrated Library System: Gaining Metadata Skills and Promoting Faculty Scholarship with Wikidata.” The Christian Librarian 64 (1): (2021): 27-29.

Wade Center

Downing, Crystal. Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers. Minneapolis, MN: Broadleaf Books, 2020.

Downing, David. “Introduction,” edited by and annotations of the complete text of C. S. Lewis’s Dymer. In Splendor in the Dark: C. S. Lewis’s Dymer in His Life and Work. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2020.

Natural Sciences 

Applied Health Science

Ickes, Scott B.Supportive Evidence for Program Impact Pathways: Food-assisted Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Programs Can Produce Sustained Dietary Improvements.” 2020. Journal of Nutrition. doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa056.


Page, L. Kristen. “Searching Fictional Landscapes to Guide Our View of our Own World.” Lecture 1, “Creation’s Call: Stewardship Lessons from Middle-earth and Narnia.” Ken and Jean Hansen Lectureship, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College. November 2020.

_____. “A Lament for Creation.” Lecture 2, “Creation’s Call: Stewardship Lessons from Middle-earth and Narnia.” Ken and Jean Hansen Lectureship, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College. February 2021.

_____. “Ask the Animals to Teach You: How to Regain Wonder and Rejoin the Chorus.” Lecture 3, “Creation’s Call: Stewardship Lessons from Middle-earth and Narnia.” Ken and Jean Hansen Lectureship, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College. March 2021.

Thom, Nathaniel J., Patrick J. O’Connor, Brett A. Clementz, and Rod. K. Dishman. “The Effects of an Acute Bout of Moderate Intensity Exercise on Anger and EEG Responses During Elicitation of Angry Emotions.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 51 (2019): 1451–59. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001922.


Eggimann, Becky L., Yangzesheng Sun, Robert F. DeJaco, Ramanish Singh, Muhammad Ahsan, Tyler R. Josephson, and J. Ilja Siepmann. “Assessing the Quality of Simulations for Vapor-Liquid Equilibria: An Analysis of TraPPE Data.” Journal of Chemical Engineering Data 65 (2020): 1330-44. doi:10.1021/acs.jced.9b00756.

Geology and Environmental Science

Maneiro, Kathryn A., Ethan F. Baxter, Scott D. Samson, Horst R. Marschall, and Jack Hietpas, “Detrital Garnet Geochronology: An Example from the French Broad River, Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA.” Geology 47 (2019): 1189-92. doi:10.1130/G46840.1.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Wingard, Jeremy B., Darcie A. P. Delzell, Nathan V. Houlihan, Jonthan Lin, Jon P. Gieser. “Incidence of Glaucoma or Sustained Ocular Hypertension in a Controlled Review of Patients Receiving Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Intravitreal Injections for Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” Clinical Ophthalmology 13 (2019): 2563–72. doi:10.2147/OPTH.S232548.

Isihara, Paul, Chaojun Shi, Jonathan Ward, Leo O’Malley, Skyler Laney, Danilo Diedrichs, and Gabriel Flores. “Identifying Most Typical and Most Ideal Attribute Levels in Small Populations of Expert Decision Makers: Studying the Go/No Go Decision of Disaster Relief Organizations.” Journal of Choice Modelling 35 (2020): 100204. doi:10.1016/j.jocm.2020.100204.

Physics and Engineering

Bishop, Robert C. The Physics of Emergence. Institute of Physics Institute of Physics Concise Physics Series. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2019.

Schroeder, James W. R., G. G. Howes, C. A. Kletzing, F. Skiff, T. A. Carter, S. Vincena, and S. Dorfman. “Laboratory Measurements of the Physics of Auroral Electron Acceleration by Alfvén Waves.” Nature Communications 12 (2021): 3103, 

Whitney, Heather M., Hui Li, Yu Ji, Peifang Liu, and Maryellen L. Giger. "Harmonization of Radiomic Features of Breast Lesions Across International DCE-MRI Datasets," Journal of Medical Imaging 7 (2020): 012707. doi:10.1117/1.JMI.7.1.012707.

Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy 

Schultz, Tammy, Aimee A. Callender, Sally Schwer Canning, and Jacey Collins. "Women Exiting Prostitution: Reports of Coercive Control in Intimate Relationships." Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence 5, no. 3 (2020): 8. doi: 10.23860/dignity.2020.05.03.08.

Schultz, Tammy, Sally Schwer Canning, Hannah Estabrook, and Priscilla Wong. "Mental Health Needs and Coping Resources of Participants in a Prostitution Pre-sentencing Court Program." Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 59, no. 8 (2020): 456-477. doi: 10.1080/10509674.2020.1808556.

Edward B. Davis, Stacey E. McElroy-Heltzel, Austin W. Lemke*, Richard G. Cowden, T. J. VanderWeele, Everett L. Worthington, Kevin J. Glowiak*, Laura R. Shannonhouse, Don E. Davis, Joshua N. Hook, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, and Jamie D. Aten. “Psychological and Spiritual Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of U.S. Adults with Chronic Disease.” Health Psychology (2021). doi: 10.1037/hea0001079.

_____. and Thomas G. Plante, Melissa J. Grey, Christina Lee Kim, Darren Freeman- Coppadge, G. Tyler Lefevor, Jeffrey A. Paulez, et al. "The Role of Civility and Cultural Humility in Navigating Controversial Areas in Psychology." Spirituality in Clinical Practice 8, no. 2 (2021): 79. doi: 10.1037/scp0000236.

_____. and Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Stacey E. McElroy‐Heltzel, Don E. Davis, Kenneth G. Rice, Joshua N. Hook, Jamie D. Aten, Crystal L. Park, Laura Shannonhouse, and Austin W. Lemke*. "Perceived and Actual Posttraumatic Growth in Religiousness and Spirituality Following Disasters." Journal of Personality 89, no. 1 (2021): 68-83. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12537.

Moak, Ely*, Grant Morgan, Richard G. Cowden, Edward B. Davis, Kevin J. Glowiak*, Austin W. Lemke*, Everett L. Worthington, and Sandra Y. Rueger. "Functional Social Support Moderates Stress on Depression in Individuals with CID during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Two-Wave Study." International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings 2, no. 13, (2021): 37.

R. McHenry*, Grant Morgan, Richard G. Cowden, Edward B. Davis, Kevin J. Glowiak*, Austin W. Lemke*, Everett L. Worthington, Sandra Y. Rueger, and A. Stamatis. “Religious Coping and Depression: A Five-Wave Study During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Individuals with Chronic Illness and Disease.” In International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings 2, no. 13, (2021): 38.

McConnell, John M., Vincent Bacote, Edward B. Davis, Eric M. Brown, Christin J. Fort, Tao Liu, Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Joshua N. Hook, and Don E. Davis. "Including Multiculturalism, Social Justice, and Peace Within the Integration of Psychology and Theology: Barriers and a Call to Action." Journal of Psychology and Theology 49, no. 1 (2021): 5-21. doi: 10.1177/0091647120974989.

Snyder, Jordan D., David Boan, Jamie D. Aten, Edward B. Davis, Leif Van Grinsven, Tao Liu, and Everett L. Worthington, Jr. "Resource Loss and Stress Outcomes in a Setting of Chronic Conflict: The Conservation of Resources Theory in the Eastern Congo." Journal of Traumatic Stress 33, no. 3 (2020): 227-237. doi: 10.1002/jts.22448.

Johnson, Jake, David J. Van Dyke, and Hana Yoo. "Faith Integration in Marriage and Family Therapy Education: A Delphi Study of the Learning Experiences of Students Enrolled in Christian Faith-Based MFT Graduate Programs." Journal of Psychology and Theology 49, no. 1 (2021): 22-37. doi: 10.1177/ 0091647120914024.

Kiteki, Bellah N. "African Refugee Youth’s Experiences and Impact on Career Development: An Adaptation of a Culturally Responsive Career Exploration Group." The Journal for Specialists in Group Work 46, no. 1 (2021): 90-107. doi: 10.1080/01933922.2020.1856257.

McConnell, John M., Tao Liu, Eric M. Brown, Christin J. Fort, Donna R. Azcuna, Carson A. M. Tabiolo, Camisha D. M. Kibble, and Ashton B. Winslow. "The Multicultural Peace and Justice Collaborative: Critical Peace Education in a Research Training Environment." Peace and Conflict: Journal of Psychology and Theology 49, no. 1 (2021): 5-21. doi: 10.1177/0091647/1209/74989.

Pyykkonen, Benjamin A. "Cognitive Processes and the Impact of Stress upon Doctoral Students: Practical Applications for Doctoral Programs." Christian Higher Education 20, no. 1-2 (2021): 28-37. doi: 10.1080/15363759.2020.1852134.

Struthers, William M., and Kyler Mulhauser. “The Effects of Pornography on Men: A Neurological Perspective.” In Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: Cultivating a Sacramental Imagination in an Age of Pornography, edited by Elizabeth Groppe, 68-82. Washington, DC: Catholic University Press of America, 2020.

Yoo, Hana, Stefana Racorean, and Victoria Barrows. "’They’re Not Bad Parents. They’ve Just Made Bad Choices.’: Mental Health Clinicians’ Perspectives of Parents Involved With Child Protective Services." Qualitative Social Work (2020). doi: 10.1177/1473325020973289.

Mendez, Priscilla*, Sandra Yu Rueger, Hana Yoo, and Maria Cornejo Garcia. "Uniendo Familias Latinas: Testing the Spillover Hypothesis With Latino Mothers and Fathers." The Family Journal (2021). doi: 10.1177/1066480720988121.

Social Sciences and Education

Applied Linguistics and International Education

Barger, R. Pam. “Democratization of Education through Massive Open Online Courses in Asia.IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education, 8 (2). 

Business and Economics

Cook, Jeremy, and Jason Long. “How The Tulsa Race Massacre Caused Decades of Harm.” The Atlantic, May 24, 2021. 

Hill, Enoch, Andrew MacDonald and Ed Stetzer. “How Church Leaders are Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19: One-Year Report” (May 2021). 


Boehm, Thomas L.A Flourishing Quality of Life Amidst Disability.Journal of Disability and Religion (2021):.

Lederhouse, Jillian. "Growth Mindset and the Gospel Community." International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal 15, no. 1 (2020): 1-8.

Humanitarian and Disaster Institute

Davis, Edward B., Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Stacey. E. McElroy-Heltzel, Don E. Davis, Kenneth G. Rice, Joshua N. Hook, Jamie D. Aten, Crystal L. Park, Laura Shannonhouse, and Austin W. Lemke. “Perceived and Actual Posttraumatic Growth in Religiousness and Spirituality Following Disasters.” Journal of Personality, 89 (2021): 68-83. 

Zhang, Hansong, Joshua N. Hook, Adam S. Hodge, Steven P. Coomes, Cameron W. Davis, Logan T. Karwoski, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Don E. Davis, and Jamie D. Aten. “The Effect of Spiritual Fortitude on Mental Health Symptoms Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 39 (2020): 288–300.

Politics & International Relations

McKoy, Michael. “Constructing a ‘Democratic’ Peace: Allied Peacebuilding Strategy in Germany and Japan.” Democracy and Security 17 (1): 30-47.