June 8, 2015 - Dr. Janice Thompson, associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Theology at King’s College, has been selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. 

Twenty-five faculty members from around the country will participate in the five-day Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar that will take place June in late June  at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The program aims to broaden faculty members’ knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding with the development of new courses and resources.

Thompson earned a doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and taught there as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  A resident of Kingston, she has been teaching theology courses at King’s since 2005. She was granted tenure at King’s in 2011.

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 750 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. 

IFYC’s mission is to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Since its incorporation in 2002, IFYC has worked on five continents and with over 200 college and university campuses, trained thousands in the principles of interfaith leadership, and reached millions through the media. 

Dr. Janice Thompson

Dr. Janice Thompson