The contributors in this volume offer diverse vantage points from which to understand the impact of spirituality on well–being, its influence on classroom pedagogy and interpersonal relationships with students and colleagues, and its utility as a coping mechanism. The authors use autoethnography to capture the diversity of their perspectives and to display the power of the reflective voice.
This is the 120th volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report New Directions for Teaching and Learning, which offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
Katherine Grace Hendrix is an associate professor in the Communication Department at the University of Memphis. She is an instructional communication scholar dedicated to the scholarship of teaching, with a particular interest in the pedagogical contributions of and creditability challenges faced by professors and graduate teaching assistants of color. She has published in numerous journals and edited books.
Janice D. Hamlet is an associate professor of communication at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois. Her research interests focus on African American culture and rhetoric, womanist epistemology and theology, rhetorical theory and criticism, and culture and pedagogy. She has edited two books and published in numerous journals and edited books.