Joel Stoker

Faculty Assoc
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Religious Studies
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Current Positions:

Faculty Associate, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), 2010 - current

Faculty Associate, Arizona State University Polytechnic (Mesa, AZ), 2012 – current

Faculty Associate, Arizona State University Online (Scottsdale, AZ), 2012 – current

Adjunct Faculty, Glendale Community College (Glendale, AZ), 2011 - current

 

Language Skills:   

Fluent in English and French, conversational in Indian Ocean French Creole, and a reading comprehension of Spanish

     

Paper Presentations:

 

Teaching:

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), 2010-current:

REL 100: Religions of the World (online)*

REL 207: Ritual, Symbol, Myth (in-person)

REL 320: American Religious Traditions (online and in-person)*

REL 321: Religion in America (in-person and hybrid)*

 

Arizona State University Online (Scottsdale, AZ), 2012-current:

REL 100: Religions of the World (online)*

SOC 420: Sociology of Religion (online)*

Arizona State University Polytechnic (Mesa, AZ), 2012-current:

SOC 420: Sociology of Religion (online)*

*denotes multiple sections

 

Computer/eLearning skills: 

Trained and certified in LearningStudio, Canvas, and Blackboard eLearning systems

Utilized LearningStudio, Canvas, and Blackboard for online course delivery

Quality Matters trained

Drupal trained

Adobe Presenter trained

Microsoft Office proficient

Google software proficient

  

Interviews:

The State Press Tempe, AZ. “Presentation details Guantanamo human rights history”.  March 4, 2010.

Telemundo Phoenix, AZ.  Mormons and Politics.  October 23, 2012.

 

 

Research Interests

Religion in the Americas, Sociology of Religion, Religion and Environmental Ethics, the American Social Gospel, Religion in the American West, Global Christian Missions

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
REL 202 Religion and Popular Culture
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
REL 321 Religion in America
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 315 Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SOC 420 Sociology of Religion
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
SOC 420 Sociology of Religion
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOC 420 Sociology of Religion
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOC 420 Sociology of Religion
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
SOC 420 Sociology of Religion
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 321 Religion in America

Presentations

Western Regional American Academy of Religion, March 2015 (Santa Clara, CA): Disaffected LDS Youth and the Internet Resolution

American Academy of Religion, November 2014 (San Diego, CA): On My Own

Western Regional American Academy of Religion, March 2014 (Los Angeles, CA): The Renegades Saint: St. Exp�dit and the Peripheral Believer

Yale-Edinburgh Group Meeting, June 2012 (Edinburgh, Scotland): Without Purse and Scrip: Revitalization of the Mormon Missiological Enterprise, 1890-1930

Western Regional American Academy of Religion, March 2012 (Santa Clara, CA): Exercising the Precautionary Principle: The Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture: Religion, Nature and Art, October 2011 (Vatican City):Sacred Grove, Sacred Art: Divinity within the Trees of Upstate New York

Western Regional American Academy of Religion, April 2011 (Whittier, CA): Depoliticizing the Environment: A New Genesis of Mormon Environmentalism

Intellectual Intersections, the Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Northern Arizona University, February 2011 (Flagstaff, AZ):St. Exp�dit and the Sacred Imagination: The New Age of Experience and Unification

Western Regional American Academy of Religion, March 2010 (Tempe, AZ) : Revisioning Polygamy in the Contemporary, American Pluralistic Society: Blurring the Boundaries of Normative Marriage

Southwest Graduate English Symposium, March 2009 (Tempe, AZ) :  Spreading the Kingdom, The Encounter of The Holy Ghost and Us Society and Chief Alfred Sams Back to Africa Movement: Cultural and Racial Dynamics in Early Pentecostalism

Honors/Awards

Maricopa Community Colleges Outstanding Faculty Nomination, 2013

Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies Grant, 2011-2012

Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies Grant, 2010-2011

Arizona State University Graduate College Deans Fellowship, 2009-2010

 

Professional Associations

<p>Member of the Association for the Sociology of Religion</p> <p>Member of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity</p> <p>Member of the American Academy of Religion</p> <p>Member of the American Society of Church History</p> <p>Member of the American Historical Association</p> <p>Member of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture</p>

Service

Panel chair: What's in a Name? The Name of God and Eschatology in History, Philosophy, and Art (Tempe, AZ):“What’s in a Name? The Name-Glorifiers and Religious Controversy in Russia”, April 2009

Co-chair, Ecology and Religion section, American Academy of Religion (Western Region), 2011 - 2013

Chair, Ecology and Religion section, American Academy of Religion (Western Region), 2014-2015

Panel chair, Religion and Ethics section, American Academy of Religion (Western Region) 2012

Work History

<p>Faculty Associate, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), 2010 - current</p> <p>Faculty Associate, Arizona State University Polytechnic (Mesa, AZ), 2012  current</p> <p>Faculty Associate, Arizona State University Online (Scottsdale, AZ), 2012  current</p> <p>Adjunct Faculty, Glendale Community College (Glendale, AZ), 2011 - current</p> <p>Co-chair, Ecology and Religion section, American Academy of Religion (Western Region), 2011 - 2013</p> <p>Chair, Ecology and Religion section, American Academy of Religion (Western Region), 2014 - 2015</p> <p>Research Assistant, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), 2010 - 2011</p>

Expertise Areas