Jack E. Beckman
Professor of Education
On faculty since 2004
Ph.D., Cambridge University, 2004
M.Phil., Cambridge University, 2001
M.Ed., Covenant College, 1998
B.S., Georgia State University, 1976
My research interests focus on teacher professional identity, pre-service training and its effects on future professional pedagogy, and the interrelationship of time, narrative and memory with respect to the professional and personal lives of teachers. Moreover, my research pursuits involve the life and work of Charlotte Mason, an English educationalist who lived from 1842-1923.
I enjoy reading on many levels both personal and professional and usually keep four or five books going. My wife and I enjoy having students in our home for meals and conversation and do so as often as possible. Moreover, we work with the Collegian Ministry Team of our local church, St. Elmo PCA. I serve on the Board of Lookout Mountain CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocacy) as well as ChildLight USA.
At present I am the faculty advisor for Student Senate and Education Club, and sit on the Multicultural Faculty Committee.
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Association of Christian Schools International
- When children love to learn. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books. 2004..
- "Gathering the scattered in school communities." In Schools as communities - educational leadership, relationships and the eternal value of Christian schooling. Ed. b James Drexler. 149-71. Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design. 2007.
Fall 2014 Courses
COR100 The Christian Mind
EDU222 Educational Psychology
EDU328 Soc Stu Cont/Skills Early Grds
EDU405 Senior Field Experience
EDU454 Organization and Management
Books That Changed My Life