The Reverend Stacy Williams-Duncan

3737 Seminary Rd. #191 • Alexandria, Virginia 22304

510-673-5993 • stacywilliamsduncan@gmail.com 

Co-creative priest fulfilling my baptismal ministry by integrating teaching and learning, research and practice, ministry and theological education within and beyond the parish, seminary, and digital contexts.

 

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Education

Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction                                                                                              Candidate

University of Virginia, Curry School of Education – Charlottesville, VA

M.Div. with an emphasis in Christian Education and Spirituality                                                   2002

Church Divinity School of the Pacific – Berkeley, CA

B.A. in Communication and Philosophy                                                                                             1994

William Jewell College – Liberty, MO

 

Certifications

Daring WayTM Certified Facilitator – Brené Brown’s Daring Education – Houston, TX                 2015

Professional Certificate in Online Education – University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI                2014

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner – CPP, Inc. – Sunnyvale, CA                 2005

 

Holy Orders

Ordination to the Priesthood – Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri                           January 18, 2000

Ordination to the Diaconate – Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri                                  June 26, 1999

 

Theological Education and Educational Development Experience

Interim Director of Digital Learning & Trotter Visiting Professor                                      2016-Present

Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA                                                                                         

Completed an institution wide technology mapping and needs assessment, facilitated a comprehensive RFP process for a new Learning Management System and Student Information System, and successfully implemented Brightspace LMS. Taught the introduction to theological education course for entering students and developed introductory and advanced chaplaincy courses. Served as a student advisor, formation group leader and participated regularly in worship leadership.

Faculty for Online Teaching Training, Wabash Center, Crawfordsville, IN                       2015-Present

Part of a team charged with designing and implementing a comprehensive program to prepare theological school faculty to teach online.

Field Education Program Evaluation, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA    2016-2017

Guided the Design and execution of a comprehensive evaluation of the seminary’s intensive year-long internship program and the traditional twelve-hour per week field education program.

Faculty Development Research Consultant, Association of Theological Schools, Pittsburg, PA    2015

Collaborated with Deborah Gin, Director, Research and Faculty Development, to conduct a mixed-methods study identifying faculty development needs of theological educators and determining how ATS can address these needs.  Worked with Stephen Graham, Senior Director of Programs and Services, to design the peer group process for the Educational Models and Practices Project.

Educational Technology Consultant, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA          2014-2016

Oversaw the customization, launch, and faculty training for a major update of the learning management system. Led an intensive, four-day faculty development program on using research-based teaching and learning to design seminary courses that effectively integrate educational technology and prepare students for 21st Century ministries (August 2014 & August 2015). Introduced an electronic portfolio tool capable of being used in individual courses and for program level assessment.

Graduate Student Associate, UVa – Center for Teaching Excellence, Charlottesville, VA    2013-2015

Co-Instructor, Curry School of Education – EDLF 7280: Creativity and Problem Solving       Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant, UVa – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education                                  Fall 2014

Curriculum Coordinator, UVa – Young Women Leaders Program, Charlottesville, VA        2012-2013

 

Episcopal Parish and School Experience

Priest in Residence (non-stipendiary), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Ivy, VA                         2015 – 2017

Assisting Priest (part time), Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Greenwood, VA                                    2014

Assisting Priest (part time), St. Paul’s Memorial Church, Charlottesville, VA                        2012-2013

Senior Chaplain & Religious Studies Chair, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC      2008-2012

Chaplain, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School, San Mateo, CA                                               2005-2008

National Godly Play Teacher Trainer, Godly Play Foundation, Ashland, KS                          2003-2007

Associate Rector, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Fremont, CA                                                  2002-2004

Assistant Rector, Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish, Menlo Park, CA                                           2000-2002

Curate and Youth Minister, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Vallejo, CA                         1998-2000

Youth Minister & Liturgical Coordinator, Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO    1995-97

 

Educational Research Experience

Co-Principal Investigator for “Faculty Development Needs in Theological Education”, a mixed-methods study to identify faculty development needs of seminary faculty and determine areas in which the Association of Theological Schools should focus their faculty development resources. Approved by the UVa Institutional Review Board, Protocol # 2015-0068-00.

Principal Investigator for “Technology-Enhanced Seminary Courses” which seeks to determine if technology-enhanced courses increase student learning and prepare future ministers to serve in a digital world. Approved by the UVa Institutional Review Board, Protocol #2015-0037-00.

Co-Principal Investigator for “Young Seminarian Development: The Importance of Self-Authorship”, a qualitative study of individuals who started seminary before the age of 25. Approved by the UVa Institutional Review Board, Protocol #2012-0036-00.

Principal Investigator for “A Flipped Biomedical Engineering Course”, an in-depth analysis of student responses to the flipped classroom model and its impact on their learning. Approved by the UVa Institutional Review Board, Protocol #2014-0014.

Principal Investigator for “Hybrid Challenge for Engaged Courses” that is investigating the experiences of 20 faculty as they develop technology enhanced courses as well as students’ perceptions of them. Approved by the UVa Institutional Review Board, Protocol #2013-0166

 

Academic Publications

Gin, D, & Williams-Duncan, S. (In Press). Three Insights about Faculty Development in Theological Education. Accepted for Publication.

Streifer, A., Palmer, M., & Williams-Duncan, S. (2016). Systematic assessment of a high impact course design institute. To improve the academy: A journal of educational development, 35(2), 339-361.

Gin, Deborah H.C. & Williams-Duncan, S. (2015). Who Are the Faculty? Perceptions about Their Work. The Association of Theological Schools. Retrieved from www.ats.edu/uploads/resources/publications-presentations/documents/who-are-the-faculty.pdf

Lewis, B. & Williams-Duncan, S. (2013). Using Video Cases to Scaffold Mentoring Competencies: A Program Design from the Young Women Leaders Program. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 696-704). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/48192.

 

Theological Education & Academic Conference Presentations

Oliver, K., Kimball, L., Williams-Duncan, S., & Blanchard, I. (2016, November). Digital media for ministry asset mapping: An exploratory study in theological education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Religious Education Association, Pittsburg.

Palmer, M., Streifer, A., & Williams-Duncan, S. (2015, November). Systematic assessment of a high impact course design institute. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Professional Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, San Francisco.

Fentress-Williams, J. & Williams-Duncan, S. (2015, June). Redesigning and assessing an Old Testament course. Paper and workshop presented at the Pedagogical Possibilities: New Paradigms in Teaching for Ministry Conference, Nashville.

Williams-Duncan, S. (2014, November). Faculty development and multiple perspectives of a flipped course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Professional Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Dallas.

Trevett- Smith, M. & Williams-Duncan, S. (2014, October). How can we better understand the design process, faculty teaching experience, and student satisfaction of technology-enhanced learning?. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Quebec.

Williams-Duncan, S. & Helmke, B. (2014, October). Expected and unexpected barriers to learning in a flipped biotransport course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Association, San Antonio.

Merritt, J, Levy, M. & Williams-Duncan, S. (2013, September). Bringing out the best in middle school girls: The Young Women Leaders Program. Interactive Workshop presented at the annual meeting of Virginia Education Research Association, Charlottesville.

Lewis, B. & Williams-Duncan, S. (2013, March). Using Video Cases to Scaffold Mentoring Competencies: A Program Design from the Young Women Leaders Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, New Orleans.

 

Church Publications

Spiritual Life and Religious Studies at NCS, National Cathedral School Magazine, Fall 2010

A Surprising Transformation, The Vestry Papers, June 2004.

Contributor to Via Media: A Program of Episcopal Evangelism, Every Voice Network, 2004.

Attending to Our Children in a Time of War, Every Voice Network, 2003.

Contributor to The World Peace Village, Child and Family Institute, 2002.

Contributor to Alive in Christ!, Episcopal Church Province VIII, 2003.

 

Academic Fellowships and Scholarships

Chickasaw Nation Scholar           2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13

Margaret Phillips Scholarship                                       2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13

James H. Skinner Fellowship                                        2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12

POD Network Conference Scholarship                                                                                               2015

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference Scholarship     2013

 

Memberships

American Academy of Religion

Religious Education Association (Association of professors, practitioners, and researchers)

Forma (Community of Christian educators, formation professionals, and their institutional partners)

The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning