Published on December 2, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
John Marc Green
John Marc Green

Samford broadcasting instructor John Marc Green is co-author (with Josephine Prado, Gönül Uguralp-Cannon, Melinda Harrison and Laurie Franz Smith) of a chapter in the new book Peacebuilding in Language Education: Innovations in Theory and Practice, edited by Rebecca Oxford.

The chapter, "Seeking Connection through Difference: Finding the Nexus of Transformative Learning, Peacebuilding and Language Teaching," was a collaborative effort of Green and University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty and graduate students who shared stories of transformative learning that impacted their practice of teaching English as a second language.

Green, who has a master's degree in instructional design and development, has also received a Samford Faculty Development Grant to support his creation of a course tentatively titled “Building Online Branching Case Study Scenarios.” The project will help faculty combine case studies with their subject matter expertise to create engaging, interactive online modules for courses in Samford’s Canvas learning management system.

 
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.