Dr. Barbara S. Boyd, Director of Outreach,
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Religious Studies
Barbara S. Boyd
S. Boyd, D.Min.
Dr. Barbara S. Boyd wears two hats in the Religious Studies Program.
She is the Director of Outreach for Religious Studies (see link
below) as well as faculty in the Program. Her area of specialization
and teaching is Christianity and Biblical Studies. Her teaching
includes courses in Historical Jesus, Christian
Scriptures, and American Christianity. Dr. Boyd received
her graduate degrees from the consortium of seminaries linked to
the University of Chicago Divinity School, with her degrees granted
specifically from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
Her Outreach tasks include providing the Religious Studies Program
with speaker events, interfaith dialogue forums, conferences with
global impact, fund raising and travel abroad opportunities for
Religious Studies students and faculty. She coordinated preparation
of the campus inter-religious Reflection Room in the Oklahoma Memorial
Union, sponsored by the Religious Studies Program under her direction.
After the first Study Abroad event coordinated by Dr. Boyd, Religious
Studies students participated in the making of a film, "Freaks
Like Me," with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield of the Jewish Center
for Learning and Leadership in New York.
Dr. Boyd is the faculty advisor for the Religious Studies Club
and works with students throughout the year, including accompanying
students on educational trips abroad. She recently received the
Educator's Award granted by the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue
for her work with a Muslim community committed to world peace through
Barbara is a published poet, as recently as 2005-2006, in World
Literature's Today Windmill, and was featured in the University
Library's Books That Inspire Exhibit.
Religious Studies Faculty
Religious Studies Home
Religious Studies Outreach
Studies Courses taught by Dr. Barbara Boyd
1113 - Introduction to Religious Studies
3113 - Internship
3123 - Comparative American Christianity
3133 - Introduction to Christianity
3143 - Christian Scriptures
3153 - Historical Jesus
3643 (With Tom Boyd) - Study Abroad