Published on March 19, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
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Faculty in Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences are developing new courses to address key issues at the intersection of faith and higher education, with help from the university’s William E. and Wylodine H. Hull Fund for Christian Scholarship.

Biblical and religious studies professor Will Kynes earned a grant to support his development of a new course– Defiant Faith: Biblical and Contemporary Responses to Suffering–for spring semester 2021.

Chemistry and biochemistry professor Corey Johnson and Biblical and religious studies professor Josh Reeves will use their Hull Grant to develop a new course on Science and Religion in London, which the pair hope to teach at Samford’s Daniel House facility in London in spring semester 2022.

 Hull grants, which honor the former Samford provost and his wife, offer support for course development, faculty research, distinguished visiting scholars, faculty short courses and development and participation in conferences and seminars.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.