Religion Lecturer Honored by Senior Class as Collins Outstanding Professor

May 5, 2020
Dr. David MosemanSenior religion lecturer David Moseman, Ph.D., has been selected by the Baylor senior class as the 2020 Collins Outstanding Professor.

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By Cacey Vigil, student newswriter, Baylor Media and Public Relations

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2020) – David Moseman, Ph.D., senior lecturer in religion at Baylor University, has been selected as the 2020 Collins Outstanding Professor, an honor voted on annually by the senior class.

The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation, which recognizes and honors outstanding teachers at Baylor University.

“I have been absolutely blessed to work with the students at Baylor. I love them and have great hope for the future because of how I see God transforming them and using them,” Moseman said. “To be chosen as the Collins Outstanding Professor by these wonderful young men and women is an incredible honor and profoundly humbling.”

The Collins Professor receives an award of $10,000, recognition in University publications, a citation and recognition in the commencement program. Moseman also will deliver a special lecture, date to be determined, on a subject of his choice. His lecture will be published and made available to the University community.

“I have known Dr. Moseman since his days as a graduate student. He is a fine educator and is completely committed to his students and to their learning in the classroom,” said W.H. (Bill) Bellinger Jr., Ph.D., The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chairholder in Bible, department of religion chair and professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. “When Dr. Moseman came to Baylor, the hope was that he would find the Baylor classroom to be an ideal place to care for students and to help them learn, especially to help them learn how to read the Bible more profoundly.”

Moseman has been on the Baylor faculty since 2007. His areas of academic interest and research include the Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings), the Primary History (Genesis to 2 Kings) and the stories of Habakkuk, Jonah and Abraham and their relevance for spiritual development today. He teaches several classes, including Intro to Christian Scriptures, Christian Heritage, Introductory and Intermediate Hebrew, Former Prophets and Senior Seminar and enjoys being part of his students’ journeys. In recent years, he has been the faculty leader for Christian Pre-health Fellowship mission trips to Nicaragua and Uganda. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Woodway.

Previous recipients of the Collins Outstanding Professor Award include Dr. Joe Cox (1994), Dr. Rosalie Beck (1995), Dr. Randall O’Brien (1996), Dr. F. Ray Wilson (1997), Dr. D. Thomas Hanks (1998), Prof. Rachel Moore (1999), Dr. Chris Kearney (2000), Dr. Robert G. Packard (2001), Prof. Robert Jones (2002), Dr. Blaine McCormick (2003), Dr. Susan Wallace (2004), Prof. Maxey P. Parrish (2005), Dr. Michael F. Korpi (2006), Dr. Martha Colvin Agee (2007), Dr. Mona M. Choucair (2008), Dr. David W. Eldridge (2009), Dr. William D. Hillis (2010), Dr. Marcie Hannemann Moehnke (2011), Dr. Blair W. Browning (2012), Prof. Timothy Thomasson (2013), Dr. Paul M. La Bounty (2014), Dr. Mark D. Jonklaas (2015), Dr. Bruce E. Hodson (2016), Dr. Jonathan Tran (2017), Dr. Rebecca McCumbers Flavin (2018) and Dr. Jane Haas Damron (2019).


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