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Dr. Karla L. McGehee

Dr. Karla L. McGehee

Assistant Professor of Christian Education

Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Office: HSC 268B
Office Phone: (504) 816-8052
Fax: (504) 816-8591
E-Mail: kmcgehee@nobts.edu

Education

  • PhD (Christian Education), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019
  • ThM (Christian Education), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015
  • MDiv (focus in Christian Education), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010
  • BA, Leavell College, 2007
  • Additional studies at Wheaton College (Educational Ministries)

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor of Christian Education, August 2019 - Present
  • Instructor of Christian Education, August 2016 - July 2019
  • Special Contract Teacher, Christian Education, 2013 - July 2016
  • Adjunct Instructor of Christian Education, 2011 - 2013
  • Teaching Assistant in Christian Education, NOBTS, 2007 - 2013

Teaching Specializations

  • Educational Ministries, Christian Education, Age-Graded Education and Ministry, Discipleship, Spiritual Formation, Leadership, Administration, Educational Technology, Educational Foundations, Educational Theory

Ministry Experience

  • Minister of Education, First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse, Belle Chasse, LA, 2007 - 2015
  • Discipleship, Evangelism and Missions Intern, Tinley Park, IL, 2006

Publications

Publications
  • Book Review - Dynamic Discernment: Reason, Emotion, and Power in Change Leadership, Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning (July 2020)
  • Book Review - Emerging Self-Directed Learning Strategies in the Digital Age (2017), Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning (April 2020)
  • More - August 2013, LifeWay Christian Resources (devotional magazine for 1st and 2nd graders); coauthored with Dr. Donna Peavey, NOBTS
  • "Youth Mission Study - Walker Community Ministries," LBC Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering 2011
  • "Youth Mission Study - Reaching the Lost Hispanic Peoples of Louisiana," LBC Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering 2010
  • "How Do I Conduct an Assessment of Our Equipment and Furnishings?" published in Sunday School: Published in Sunday School: How to Manual, edited by Wayne Poling, Nashville: LifeWay Press, 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Baptist Association of Christian Educators (BACE)
  • Competency-Based Education Network
  • Louisiana Pathways Trainer, Level III
  • Society of Professors in Christian Education

Professional Presentations and Workshops

  • Presenter. “An Exploration of Competency-Based Theological Education.” The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Houston (TX), December 2019.
  • Co-presenter with Drs. Thomas Strong and Sandra Vandercook. “Developing a Common Rubric to Assess General Education Competencies.” The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, Houston (TX), December 2019.
  • Presenter. “An Exploration of the Perception of and Experience with CBTE Among Select Senior Administrators, Faculty, and Students: A Case Study.” CBExchange, Palm Springs (CA), October 2019.
  • Presenter. “Exploring the Perception of and Experience with Competency-Based Theological Education Among Select Senior Administrators, Faculty, and Students: A Case Study.” Society of Professors in Christian Education Annual Meeting, Minneapolis (MN), October 2019.
  • Workshop leader. “Teaching from Your Overflow.” FBC Slidell Childhood Learning Center, Slidell (LA), October 2019.
  • Presenter. “Exploring the Perception of and Experience with Competency-Based Theological Education Among Select Senior Administrators, Faculty, and Students: A Case Study.” Baptist Association of Christian Educators Annual Meeting, Hoover (AL), March 2019.
  • Conference leader. “Teaching from Your Overflow.” Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, New Orleans (LA), February 2019.
  • Co-presenter with Drs. Thomas Strong and Sandra Vandercook. “Starting Over: Reinventing Your General Education Assessment Process.” The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting, New Orleans (LA), December 2018.
  • Workshop leader. “Read Me Another Story—Becoming a Storyteller.” FBC Slidell Childhood Learning Center, Slidell (LA), October 2018.
  • Conference leader. “Living from Your Overflow.” New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Senior Fest, New Orleans (LA), April 2018.
  • Workshop leader. “Multiple Intelligences.” FBC Slidell Childhood Learning Center, Slidell (LA), October 2017.
  • Conference leader. “Self-Regulation” and “Read Me Another Story– Becoming a Storyteller.” Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, Bossier City (LA) and New Orleans (LA), July 2017.
  • Conference leader. “Teaching from Your Overflow.” Louisiana Baptist Convention Childhood Education Workshop, New Orleans (LA), February 2017.
  • Conference leader. East Fork Baptist Church Vacation Bible School Training, Kentwood (LA), April 2015.
  • Conference leader. “Promotion Ideas” and “Appreciating and Training VBS Workers.” Louisiana Baptist Convention Vacation Bible School Retreat, Woodworth, (LA), March 2015.
  • Co-presenter with Dr. Donna B. Peavey, "Family Engagement in Selected Spiritual Disciplines" at the Southern Baptist Research Fellowship 2013 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 19, 2013.
  • Conference Leader at LBC's Childhood Education Workshop 2013 July 19-20 (Benton, LA) and July 22-23, 2013 (New Orleans). Two conferences led: Children and Technology, Teaching from Your Overflow.
  • Conference leader at Hunter Street Baptist Church's (Hoover, AL) "Go Conference," May 5 - 8, 2013. Conference led: New Orleans and the Ministry of FBC Belle Chasse (LA)..
  • Conference Speaker at NOBA's Vacation Bible School Associational Training, April 18, 2013..
  • Conference Speaker at LBC's Early Weekday Childhood Workshop (New Orleans, LA), January 12, 2013. Conference Title: Raising the Bar; conference led: Teaching from Your Overflow.
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