Author: Evan Curran
Research Snapshot: New Vanderbilt-led research explores human migration changes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Apr. 20, 2021—The choice of where to live is a major economic and social decision and includes factors such as labor markets, schools, housing costs and access to amenities. In 2020, new research shows, a new factor made a prominent appearance: the COVID-19 pandemic. But the way it showed up might not be what you’d expect.
Class of 2021: Divinity student pursues master’s work at the junction of theology and social justice
Apr. 19, 2021—With a heart for serving others and an interest in the intersection of theology and social justice, Erica Johnson was drawn to pursue a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School while working at a social services center for victims of domestic abuse.
Assistant principals have much to offer in advancing equity and improving schools, Vanderbilt-led research finds
Apr. 15, 2021—Effective assistant principals have the potential to greatly impact a school’s success, though they are often underutilized, a new Vanderbilt-led study finds. The report also sheds light on the varied functions of assistant principals and suggests ways to better prepare and support them to increase impact on students.
Apr. 14, 2021—H. Richard Milner IV has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association, the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning in the world.
Apr. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has announced the hiring of Yara González-Justiniano, assistant professor of religion, psychology and culture. González-Justiniano, who will focus on Latinx studies, brings a wealth of experience in theological and cultural study and nonprofit program leadership.
Apr. 9, 2021—While populations’ access to health care is crucial to combating the spread of COVID-19, a team of Vanderbilt researchers has found that understanding the cultural context of health within a community is an equally significant factor—and can help leaders better prepare for future crises.
Apr. 7, 2021—On Thursday, April 8, the Vanderbilt Divinity School will host the first of three panel discussions focused on exploring the experience of Asian and Asian American people.
Apr. 1, 2021—Amid COVID-19, businesses will have to implement new procedures and training methods. Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Megan Lawrence examines what practices work best, and why.
Mar. 31, 2021—The Rev. James Lawson, a civil rights icon and Vanderbilt University distinguished professor, emeritus, has received the prestigious NAACP Chairman’s Award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change.
Mar. 25, 2021—Vanderbilt University Professor of Education H. Richard Milner IV has been honored for his outstanding contributions to the field and elected to membership by the National Academy of Education. Milner was one of 22 education scholars elected from institutions across the country.
Vanderbilt professor’s book explores Jews’ and Christians’ differing interpretations of the same biblical texts
Mar. 24, 2021—People of different religious traditions interpret the Bible differently, but what did those passages originally mean? Professor Amy-Jill Levine explores this in her latest book, "The Bible with and Without Jesus."
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School's Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program will host "Liturgy of Art and Social Healing" on Tuesday, March 16, for the next installment of the Relevant Religion series.