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Academy of Homiletics Workgroups

The Academy of Homiletics has a number of workgroups that focus on various aspects of our discipline. Each workgroup has a convener, and each group meets in break-out sessions during the Annual Meeting. Academy members are encouraged to develop and further their research by writing papers for workgroup sessions. In addition, Academy members are encouraged to read carefully the papers and attend the workgroups of their choice to join in lively conversations around the cutting edges of our discipline. 

When an Academy member has a paper that meets the submission guidelines (cf. below), she or he should submit it directly to the workgroup convener via an attachment to an email. Conveners are not editors and will return papers that do not strictly follow the submission guidelines. Qualified doctoral candidates must work through their doctoral advisers in making workgroup submissions.

Workgroup Conveners

§  Hermeneutics and Biblical Studies:  Karoline Lewis

§  History of Preaching: Raewynne Whiteley

§  Justice, Ethics, and Preaching: Debra Mumford

§  Narrative and Imagination: Thomas Troeger

§  Pedagogy: André Resner

§  Performance Studies: Richard Ward

§  Rhetoric: Robert Stephen Reid

§  Theology of Preaching Group: Fred Baumer

§  Worship and Preaching Group: Gennifer Brooks

Paper Submission Guidelines


  • Papers may be submitted by Academy members or by sponsored doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework in a homiletics-related field.
  • Papers by doctoral candidates are to be submitted to a workgroup convener only by a sponsoring member of the Academy on behalf of the candidate.
  • Papers addressing aspects of theme of the annual meeting are encouraged. Papers also may be works in progress.
  • Academy papers are not juried; however, conveners may refuse papers lacking in correct style or academic quality.
  • Copyright remains with the author, and the Academy retains the right to intervene in cases of papers being distributed publicly without permission of the authors.

·       Papers must be submitted by email attachment to a workgroup convener on or before August 15, 2013.

·       Papers will be vetted by workgroup conveners and submitted to the First Vice President by September 15, 2013.

·       The First Vice President will collect and publish the book of papers to the Academy webpage by November 1, 2013.

·       Papers will be presented in workgroups on Friday afternoon of the Annual Meeting, with 35 to 60 minutes allotted for presentation and discussion, according to the number of papers being presented.


  • Submit papers only in Word format—up to ten pages, single-spaced, with one-inch margins.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, with Times New Roman 10-point for footnotes.
  • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian), with footnote citation.
  • Do not insert page numbers.

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Author’s Name
Academic Rank and Title (or Ph.D./D.Min. Candidate and Program)
Sponsor: Name of Sponsor with Academic Rank and Title (for doctoral candidates only)
School or Institution, City, School Web Address
Copyright ©2013 Author's Name