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Footnotes: Featured Alumnus James Keating

GTF Featured Alumnus James KeatingWe are pleased to introduce a new section in our monthly newsletter which will feature a GTF alumnus. This month, we feature Dr. James Keating of Butler University.

James Keating earned his Doctor of Education from the GTF in 2004 and holds a M.B.A. in Leadership and a M.A. in History, Political Science and English from Butler University where he has taught in the English Department since 1987. As part of his studies at the GTF, he attended the Oxford Theology Summer School and, in 2014, was awarded an Oxford Foundation Fellowship from the GTF to pursue a sabbatical in Oxford, England, with use of the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

Recently, Dr. Keating was appointed by Butler University as the General Editor of the Global Studies Reader which is published in coordination with Pearson Publishing. The reader will be published this summer. The reader, which includes historical, demographic, and religious studies articles compiled from works by internationally known academics working in the fields of Asian and Middle Eastern religions, politics, and culture, is used in a program described as Global Historical Studies which was originally created at Butler in 1983 and which is now taught under various rubrics at a number of universities in the U.S.

Routinely writing and publishing in the field of history and education, Dr. Keating is currently working on a book entitled, The King’s English in the Authorized Psalms, which is related to his research conducted as an Oxford Foundation Fellow. Active in his community, he has served as a member of the National Grants Selection Committee for the Nike Foundation, the Scholarship Awards Committee of the Sociedad Amigos de Colombia (Friends of Colombia Society), as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and on the Board of Governors of the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Indianapolis.

Also active as part of the GTF community, he is a contributor to our blog where he has written about his experiences in the Oxford Theology Summer School, provided advice for those attending the Oxford program, and reflected on traveling to Oxford and throughout England. For the past 10+ years, Dr. Keating has been greatly appreciated as part of our annual support staff for the Runcie Convocation Lecture Series and GTF commencement.