Theological Writing Center

Bridwell Library Theological Writing Center Staff

Jane ElderJane Elder, Bridwell Library Reference

Education:

  • ThM, Perkins School of Theology, in progress
  • MTS, Perkins School of Theology
  • MLS, Texas Woman's University
  • MA, History, Southern Methodist University
  • BA, History, Southern Methodist University
  • BFA, Journalism, Southern Methodist University

Research Interests:

Church History, History of Methodism, History of Texas and the American Southwest, Film History, Biography, Non-Fiction Writing, Writing Best Practices

Selected Publications:

  • Fiasco: George Clinton Gardner's Correspondence from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849-1854. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2010.
  • Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002.
  • Trading in Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence with James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press / DeGolyer Library, 1996.

Selected Professional Distinctions:

  • The Philip Schaff Prize in Church History, Perkins School of Theology, 2013
  • SMU Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award, 2012
  • Alice Fayle biography review in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times
  • Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez Award for historic survey and research from the New Mexico Historical Society for Trading in Santa Fe, 1997
  • Award of Merit from the Santa Fe Trail Association for Trading in Santa Fe, 1997


Leslie FullerLeslie Fuller, Bridwell Library Reference and Digital Services

Education:

  • PhD, Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University
  • MDiv, Columbia Theological Seminary
  • BA, French, Furman University

Research Interests:

Biblical Studies, Reception History, Second Temple Literature, Song of Songs, Hebrew Poetry, Bible in Film Feminist Theory, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Selected Publications:

  • "Introductions and Reflections" on Ezra and Nehemiah in The CEB Women's Bible, Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2016.
  • "Gomer" in The CEB Women's Bible, Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2016.
  • "PARAKLESIS" with Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles and Ben Boeckel in the online Contexticon of New Testament Language, Cambridge, MA: Contexticon, 2016.

Selected Professional Distinctions:

  • Schubert M. Ogden Fellowship for Academic Excellence in Theology, Southern Methodist University Graduate Program in Religious Studies, 2016-2017
  • Dissertation Fellowship, Southern Methodist University Dedman College, 2016-2017
  • Columbia Friendship Circle Fellowship, Columbia Theological Seminary, 2012
  • Ludwig R.M. Dewitz Old Testament Studies Award, Columbia Theological Seminary, 2011
  • Congregational Fellow, The Fund for Theological Education, 2009

 

Caroline Collins, Bridwell Theological Writing Center Assistant 

Education:

  • MTS, Perkins School of Theology in progress
  • BA, Religion, Southwestern University, Magna Cum Laude

Research Interests:

Biblical Studies, Philosophy, Methods of Biblical Interpretation, Linguistics

Academic Distinctions:

  • MAST Program, Perkins School of Theology, 2020
  • David Knox Porter Pre-Theology Award, Southwestern Theology, 2020

Fun Facts:

  • Born & Raised in Houston, TX
  • Authors / Theologians Who Inspire Me: Sheldon Vanauken, Dante, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Flora Slosson Wuellner, CS Lewis, Mark Larrimore, Erich Auerbach
  • Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Hiking
  • Enneagram (if you’re into that): 4w5

 

Yolanda M. Santiago Correa, Bridwell Theological Writing Center Assistant

Education:

  • PhD Candidate, Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University
  • MDiv, Duke Divinity School
  • BA, Psychology, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

Research Interests:

Latinx theology, blackness, blackness in Latin America, culture, music, and the interaction of culture and religious practice

About Me:

I have been the teaching assistant for Moral Theology, Intro to Western Religions, and Judaism, Christianity, and the Bible,  which I am currently teaching for Dedman College. I am bilingual (Spanish and English) and have a basic understanding of written Portuguese.