Dr. Barbara S. Boyd, Director of Outreach, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Religious Studies


Barbara S. Boyd

Barbara 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 ethical education.

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.


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Religious Studies Courses taught by Dr. Barbara Boyd


RELS 1113 - Introduction to Religious Studies

RELS 3113 - Internship

RELS 3123 - Comparative American Christianity

RELS 3133 - Introduction to Christianity

RELS 3143 - Christian Scriptures

RELS 3153 - Historical Jesus

RELS 3643 (With Tom Boyd) - Study Abroad




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