Dr. Jonathan Tran

The 2013 Diversity Award recipient, Dr. Jonathan Tran, is a professor in the Dept. of Religion and Faculty-in-Residence at Brooks Flats. The application we received, along with letters of support by his colleagues, said the following about Dr. Tran�“he serves as the conscience of his Department by making faculty aware of how diversity relates to our life together, he exemplifies respect for diversity as a scholar (as evidenced in a book he authored entitled The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country and Living Out the Gospel: Asian American Perspectives and Contributions), as a teacher (he taught Bioethics and proposed and developed a course on race and identity {Race, Racism, and Religion in America}, as a servant-leader (shown by his involvement and leadership of BMIST (Bias-Motivated Incident Support Team), and as a public intellectual (he initiated a reading group to learn more about feminist theory and giving a lecture on President Obama's Policy of Drone Strikes at Truett Seminary that was sponsored by the T.B. Maston Foundation)".

Dr. Tran's commitment to fostering the kind of environment that will be open to diverse perspectives can be seen in so many aspects of his life.

It is with great pleasure that the Campus Diversity Committee name Dr. Jonathan Tran as the 2013 Annual BU Diversity Award recipient!

To learn more about Dr. Tran, please visit this site.