Kristeen L. Black, Ph.D.

EDUCATION

Ph.D.               Spring, 2014 Drew University Theological School Graduate Division of Religion.  Area of Concentration: Religion and Society

Dissertation:  Mormon Kinship: The Symbolic System of Family within Mormon Religious Communities.

M.A.                Drew University Theological School Graduate Division of Religion, 2007. Area of Concentration:  Religion and Society

Thesis:  Prophetic Leadership Case Study: Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and Pastor Jeremiah Wright.                       

B.A.                 University of Montana, 2006. Area of Concentration: Philosophy  Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies

 TEACHING

            Wilson College

                        Fall 2017 –

                        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Philosophy

                        Course: Healthcare Ethics

                        Undergraduate level

Utah Valley University

                        Fall 2014, Fall 2011-Spring 2013

                        Adjunct Instructor, Philosophy

                        Course: Ethics and Values

                        Undergraduate level

Utah Valley University

                        Fall 2014 and Behavioral Science

                        Adjunct Instructor, Behavioral Science

                        Course: Sociology of Family

                        Undergraduate level

Drew University Theological School in conjunction with Edna Mahan Correctional                                 Facility for Women, Clinton NJ

                        Fall 2010

                        Teaching Assistant

Course: Religion and the Social Process

                        Mixed undergraduate and master level

Drew University Theological School

                        Spring 2009, Spring 2010

                        Teaching Assistant

                        Course: Religion and the Social Process

                        Master of Divinity level

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Black, Kristeen (2016), Ward Families or Church: Is the local congregation or the larger denomination the main source for Mormon identity and sense of belonging? Research to be presented at the Association for the Sociology of Religion 2016 Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Black, Kristeen (2016), Ward Families: Who Belongs? Research to be presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2016 Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Black, Kristeen (2014). Ethic of Care and Feeling of Kin, Mormon Senses of Family. Research presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2014 Annual Conference. Indianapolis IN.

Black, Kristeen (2014). Ward Family: The Practice of Kinship in LDS Congregational Life. Research presented at the annual Sunstone Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT.

Black, Kristeen (2014). Church Discipline: Impact on Family, Ward, and the Larger LDS Community. Panel discussion at the annual Sunstone Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT.

Black, Kristeen (2013). Fetishizing the Family: The Affect of the Symbolic Symbol of Family Within LDS Wards.  Research presented at the annual Sunstone Symposium. Salt Lake City, UT.

Black, Kristeen (2010).  Cultural Concepts of Family and Religion in West African Mormonism.  Research presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion 2010 Annual Conference.  Baltimore MD.

Black, Kristeen (2007).  Replacing Prophetic Leaders; a Case Study.  Research presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Annual Conference.  Tampa Bay FL.

Black, Kristeen (2007).  Prophetic Leadership in Transition.  Research presented at the Association for the Sociology of Religion 2007 Annual Meeting.  New York City NY.

Winkler, Celia, Kristeen Black (2005).  Feminism and Spirituality in the Formation of Commitment in Peace and Justice Activists.  Research presented.  National Women’s Studies 26th Annual Conference.  Orlando FL.

Winkler, Celia, Kristeen Black, Lynn Isaacson (2004).  History and Metaphor, Spirituality and Feminism in the Formation of Peace and Justice Activists.  Research presented at the Association for the Sociology of Religion 2004 Annual Meeting.  San Francisco CA.

Black, Kristeen (2004).  Second Wave Professors, Third Wave Classmates: Where do the Non-Traditional Students Fit?  Research paper presented at National Women’s Studies Association 25th Conference, Milwaukee WI.

Black, Kristeen (2004).  Generations of Feminists in the Classroom: How do Non-Traditional Students Fit?  Research paper presented at American Academic University Women Conference, Bozeman MT. This paper was also presented at the 4th Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Montana.

PUBLICATIONS

A Sociology of Mormon Kinship: The Place of Family Within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2016) Edwin Mellen Press.

Black, Kristeen L. "A Capacious Priesthood and a Life of Holiness." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 50, no. 3 (2017).

HONORS

Brigham Young University Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship Summer Seminar: Chosen scholar participant

Drew University: Center for Christianities in Global Contexts, Luce Fellow scholarship

Drew University: Ph.D. Full tuition scholarship

Drew University:  M.A. Full tuition scholarship

University of Montana: Undergraduate research scholarship

University of Montana: Dean’s List

Member of UM national ethics bowl team, Spring 2006.

 

OTHER CERTIFICATES

Certificate, Spiritual Direction, Shalom Program, MT, 2006

Ecumenical spiritual direction and counseling

SERVICE

External reviewer, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2016 - current

Board member, Mormon Social Science Association, 2015-2017

Board member, Bay Area Mormon Studies Council, current

National ethics bowl judge, February 2015.

UVU collegiate ethics bowl team coach, Fall 2014.

Utah County Academy of Science High School ethics bowl team coach, Fall 2014.

Executive Committee Member: Peace and Justice Studies Department, Utah Valley University, 2011- 2014.

Student Convener, Religion and Society Department, Drew University, 2007-2009

Financial Officer, Graduate Division of Religion Student Association, Drew University 2008-2009

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

Utah Valley University Fall 2011 – May 2013

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Philosophy

Center For Christianities in Global Contexts/Drew University 2009-2010

            Luce Fellow

            Drew University 2009

Graduate Division of Religion Office Assistant

Drew University 2007-2008

Research Assistant, Dr. Laurel Kearns

Drew University 2006-2007

DuPont Project Administrative Assistant

Drew University 2006-2007

Psychology Department Office Assistant

University of Montana  April 2003 – June 23, 2006

Program Coordinator – Women’s Studies Program

            University of Montana Sept. 2002 – 2003

            Administrative Assistant – Women’s Studies Program (temporary position)

         

 OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Roscoe Steel 2000-2002

Project Manager

Klemp, Shanghai China 1996-2000

Vice President of International Sales and Acting General Manager

Klemp, Orem Utah 1990-1996

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