Congratulations to Rema Elmostafa, Robert Howell, Alicia Johnson, and Garrett Shuler, all of whom earned honors for the Honors Seminar. Their projects are in the drop-down menus above. Enjoy reading their exciting projects!

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About David B Gowler Dr

Dr. David B. Gowler is the Dr. Lovick Pierce and Bishop George F. Pierce Chair of Religion; Founding Director, The Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement, Oxford College of Emory University; and Senior Faculty Fellow, the Center for Ethics, Emory University. Dr. Gowler is the author of Host, Guest, Enemy, and Friend: Portraits of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts; What Are They Saying about the Parables?; What Are They Saying about the Historical Jesus?; and James through the Centuries. His books have been translated into French, Korean, and Japanese. Gowler’s current project is a book on the reception history of the parables that will be published by Baker Academic Press. He has also published dozens of articles, book chapters, and book reviews, is the editor or coeditor of seventeen books—the most recent being a 2012 volume with Oxford University Press, Radical Christian Voices and Practice—and has served as coeditor of Emory Studies in Early Christianity since 1991. Dr. Gowler previously taught at Berry College and was assistant dean for academic affairs and professor of religion at Chowan University. Since arriving at Oxford, Gowler has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2014 Emory Williams Teaching Award, the Phi Theta Kappa Teacher of the Year, the Mizell Award for Superior Performance in Furthering the Education of Students, and a national award, the Jerry G. Gaff Award for Faculty Excellence from the Association of General and Liberal Studies. Gowler also has received numerous grants for teaching, Pierce Institute initiatives, and his academic research, including a stint as a visiting theologian on theFaculty of Theology, University of Oxford, England. As the founding director of the Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement, he created and manages the Pierce Institute, which now houses 26 affiliated programs that focus on ethical leadership and/or engagement with the community. Dr. Gowler also joined the faculty of Emory University’s Center for Ethics in August 2009.

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