Dr. Rick Yount
Dr. Rick YountVisiting Professor of Christian Education


Office: Dodd 213
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455
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E-Mail: RYount@nobts, WYount@aol.com

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Research, University of North Texas, 1985
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Foundations of Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976
  • Master of Arts, Foundations of Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Counseling, University of Maryland, 1973

Teaching Experience

  • 1981-2012, Professor, Foundations of Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1996-2012, Guest Professor, annual short-term courses in Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia

Teaching Specializations

  • Principles of Teaching
  • Educational Psychology
  • Quantitative Research Design and Statistical Analysis
  • Philosophy of Education

Ministry Experience

  • Minister of Education, FBC Willow Park, TX 1995-1996 (interim)
  • Minister of Education, FBC Burleson, TX 1987-1994 (interim)
  • Minister of Education, FBC Crowley, TX 1985-1987 (interim)
  • Minister of Education, Gambrell Street Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX 1982-1984 (interim)
  • Minister of Education, Columbia Baptist Church, Falls Church, VA 1977-1981
  • Minister to the Deaf, FBC Irving, TX 1973-1976
  • Minister to the Deaf (volunteer), Columbia Baptist Church, Falls Church, VA 1970-1971

Publications

Books

  • The Disciplers' Handbook: From Transmitting Lessons to Transforming Lives in Sunday School (Korean Translation), 2011
  • Created to Learn: A Christian Teacher's Introduction to Educational Psychology (2nd), B&H, 2010
  • The Disciplers' Handbook: From Transmitting Lessons to Transforming Lives in Sunday School (Russian Translation), 2009
  • Teaching Ministry of the Church (2nd), B&H, 2008
  • Called To Reach: Equipping Cross-Cultural Disciplers, B&H, 2007
  • Called To Teach: An Introduction to the Ministry of Teaching, B&H, 1999
  • Created to Learn: A Christian Teacher's Introduction to Educational Psychology (1st), B&H, 1996
  • Four Chapters in Eldridge, Teaching Ministry of the Church (1st), B&H, 1995
  • The Disciplers' Handbook: From Transmitting Lessons to Transforming Lives in Sunday School (Self), 1977-2006

Major Articles

  • “Marks of a Mature Teaching Ministry.” Publication of my Fall 1998 Convocation Address at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Southwestern Journal of Theology, Summer 2002.
  • “Jesus and Teaching Ministry in the Former Soviet Union.” Formal paper, in two parts, published in the regular newsletter of IMB missionaries serving in Russia and the former Republics of the Soviet Union. Summer 2001.
  • Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education. Michael J. Anthony, ed. (“Jerome Bruner,” “Concrete Operational Thinking,” “Echoic Memory,” “Findley Edge,” “Experiential Learning,” and “John B. Watson.” Baker Book House, Publishers. 2001.
  • “Learning Theory for Christian Teachers.” Paper delivered before a convocation of (50) Russian academics (scientists, doctors, philosophers), Yalta, Ukraine. May 2000.
  • “Educational Psychology and Biblical Faith: Forever Enemies?” Paper delivered before a convocation of (40) Russian academics (scientists, doctors, philosophers), Yalta, Ukraine. May 1998. Originally published in Russian by Moscow Baptist Theological Seminary, Fall 1997.

Major Conferences

  • NAPCE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: "THE ROLE OF SCRIPTURE IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION." (Session 1) "Scripture as Structural Steel of Christian Education," (Session 2) "Christian Education as Scriptural Life." North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE) annual conference, Seattle, WA, October 21-22, 2011.
  • "THE DISCIPLERS’ MODEL: FROM TRANSMITTING LESSONS TO TRANSFORMING LIVES." Florida state-wide Ministry Multipliers training conference, Ocala, FL, October 13, 2011.
  • “EQUIPPING THE SAINTS: A MISSIOLOGICAL MANDATE FOR SHORT-TERM MISSIONS.” March 23-24, 2007. Presented at the annual Evangelical Missiological Society regional conference. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Fort Worth, Texas.
  • “THE MINISTRY OF TEACHING: CREATED TO LEARN, CALLED TO TEACH, CALLED TO REACH. Guest Professor, Ph.D. Colloquium, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. July 24, 2006.
  • “THE DISCIPLERS’ MODEL AND METHOD.” Southern Baptist Conference for the Deaf (SBCD) Pastors’ Conference. Glorieta, NM. June 25-28, 2006. Conference led in American Sign Language.
  • “TEN WAYS TO MOTIVATE LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM: A TRIADIC APPLICATION.” Faculty Retreat, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, August 2005.
  • “NEUTRALIZING TOXIC TEACHING AND TESTING.” Faculty Professional Development Conference, Huntington College, Huntington, Indiana. August 2004
  • “THE CHRISTIAN TEACHERS’ TRIAD AND EVANGELISM: BARRIERS AND SOLUTIONS IN SHARING THE GOSPEL.” Three-hour conference for (40) Young Adult Mission Volunteers, ICW Bibelseminar, Bornheim, Germany. June 2003.
  • CONSULTANT, TASK FORCE ON RUSSIAN BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL CURRICULA Participated in Task Force (Dr. Jere Phillips, chairman) that met with leaders of the Russian Baptist Union in Moscow for three days to help strengthen efforts in providing Russian-developed Bible study literature for Russian Baptist Sunday Schools. September 2002.
  • GUEST PROFESSOR, NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY. TWO INVITATIONS. Five-week course, using Created to Learn as the text, as part of a special Master’s degree program which trains lay men and women to teach spiritual formations in Catholic parochial schools. June-July 2000, 2002.
  • “DEAF MISSIONS AND THE DISCIPLERS’ MODEL.” Conference for (25) IMB missionaries to deaf populations world-wide, IMB Mission Learning Center, Richmond, Virginia. March 2002.
  • “TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHING AND THE DISCIPLERS’ MODEL.” Conference for (120) strategy coordinators of the North Africa and Middle East region (NAME) of the IMB. Ashburnham, England, March, 2001.
  • “SEMINARY TEACHING THAT TRANSFORMS.” One-day faculty development seminar, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, August 2000.
  • “RESEARCHING THE JOURNEY: PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR ENGAGING THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.” Paper delivered at the North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 2000.
  • “WORKSHOP ON TESTING AND EVALUATION.” One-day faculty development seminar on creating an optimal learning environment through the use of linked objectives and test items. Emphasis on student attitudes, student learning, honest measurements of learning, and test construction fundamentals. Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, MO. August 1994.
  • TEACHING IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. From 1996 to present, I have taught courses in Educational Psychology and Principles of Teaching in seminaries and Bible colleges in the former Soviet Union. Thirty-five (35) separate courses have been taught between 1996 and 2012 in Ukraine (Odessa, Kiev, Borislav, Donetsk), Russia (Moscow, Tyumen), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek, Osh, Balykchi), Kazakhstan (Almaty).

Honors

  • DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD Baptist Association of Christian Educators (BACE), Presented at the Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, March 2012
  • WARREN S. BENSON DISTINGUISHED CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR AWARD (NAPCE) North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE), Presented at the Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY, October 2009
  • BROADMAN & HOLMAN PUBLISHERS' DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Presented at the NAPCE Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA, October 2007, given in recognition of the recipient's consistent contribution to the field of Christian Education through writing.
  • HONORARY PROFESSOR, WESTERN UKRAINIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Given in recognition of outstanding pioneer work accomplished over several teaching trips by the president of the seminary, Lviv, Ukraine, May, 2003.
  • ALBERT G. MARSH AWARD Given once every three years to the outstanding doctoral student by the faculty of the Religious Education School of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, May, 1977.
  • J. M. PRICE AWARD Given each year to the “First Year Student Deemed Most Likely to Succeed” by the faculty of the Religious Education School of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX, May, 1974.

To contact me by phone, please use my cell number: 817-938-1303

DiscipleZone blog site: www.drrickyount.com

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