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Our faculty pursue scholarly inquiry in the form of knowledge production—so-called emergent research—and the dissemination of knowledge as a vital and renewable product. As a private international liberal arts university LCC seeks excellence in university-level course content and classroom instruction informed by up to date scholarship and training.

LCC maintains quality and distinguishes itself in research by building on its unique international profile. We are strong in the area of international faculty mobility. Capitalizing on networks and affiliations with North American scholars for the purposes of enhancing LCC research culture and acting as a bridge between Lithuanian and North American scholarly activity.

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Research support and proffesional growth


Four individuals and groups are regularly awarded to faculty applicants.


Train or teach in a partner institution abroad for up to 2 months with financial support for living and travel expenses. Read more about exchange programs here.

Sabbatical Leaves for Research

Faculty members enjoyed semester-long paid sabbatical leaves for research as part of their rank promotion.


Opportunities to organize conferences, public events, host professional development seminars and workshops.

Course release awards

For example, workload assignments are available for the purposes of specific research needs and requests.


News and Events

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Revival Square: Local Residents' Perception of the Soviet Square


Linas Vaicekauskas graduated from LCC this spring. After his thesis defence Linas’ research was admitted by Klaipeda Municipality as one of the best theses among city students this year as the most adaptive and actual for Klaipeda! So, be involved in the local community, discover it and study at the same time is possible, isn’t it? Read more about Linas’ research in this article.'' I've started this project with a quest to figure out where Klaipėda city center is because it depends on who you have a conversation with. If you ask any international student, most likely they would say it's Akropolis; in other conversations, you could hear Theatre Square being mentioned, however, recent history and the occupation period suggest that Revival Square has the title of the central square. So, I decided to investigate this instance and figure out how Klaipėda's residents perceive Revival Square and if it's really the city center.Locals gladly shared their stories and allowed me to step into their shoes; those insights clearly communicate the need for a community and central place where people could get together, relax, and be involved in Klaipėda's life.It was truly an honor and a privilege to share these thoughts and local residents' vision for Revival Square in the Municipality (Ideal square - should be a relaxation oasis with Lithuanian symbols). Yet this research isn't only relevant to Klaipėda city; such squares that in Soviet times were thriving places, exist all across Lithuania - Lukiškių Square is one of them - as well as many other countries that were occupied by the Soviets. So there is a lot more work to be done, a lot more stories to be heard, and a lot more coffee cups to be drunk not only to understand what vision people have for such squares elsewhere but also how these places go hand in hand with city's overall identity as well as our cultural heritage and collective memory.''

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Beginning of an Online Era At LCC


This week, LCC is starting to operate in the online mode to its full extent. During such uncertain times, it is important to feel connected to the community, help seniors defend their theses, and remain calm. Andrew Jones, Assistant Professor from the Contemporary Communication Department, and Charity Givens, from the English Department, have shared some of their tips on online teaching, important advice to our seniors, and their view on the current situation.Last week, LCC faculty have been figuring out ways on how to transfer their classes to an online format and helping students in various capacities. How are you feeling about the current situation and more importantly how are you adjusting to the new normal?Charity Givens: I do not know what my reaction is. It is not the way that I typically like to have classes, even though I have done online work for a while. Sometimes it can be hard to be enthusiastic about this huge radical shift that is happening now for our institution. However, we tell our students that we want them to be independent and we want them to figure things out. This current situation is a great way to see how they can actually do that, not having immediate access to us. I think that students will be able to grow through this.You appear quite prepared to teach online judging by the equipment available. How are you going to ensure that students get the same quality of education online as they would get it in person?Charity: If I can jump in and answer that, I do not like making quality comparisons between online and in-person education just because they are different. I do not want to talk about quality in comparison. It is going to be different. However, they can still get a good quality education and good quality experience online. We cannot compare them, and that is difficult to do because human beings compare things naturally. If we start with how I can do the same thing that I was doing in my classroom online, that is going to make for a frustrating experience. It is a different media and there are different things that are happening. I think the focus needs to be on how I can create a quality remote learning educational experience.Andrew Jones: It will be difficult to create high-quality online course material in the timeframe that we have available. No one could have predicted this would happen. We will do the best we can with what we have available. LCC is not an online university, and making this shift will not make LCC into an online university. Remote learning is not ideal for our institutional goals or aims, in my opinion. What we are doing now is continuing to provide a service for our students given an unprecedented pandemic. We are still in an emerging situation, a lot of things will be developing over time. As for my courses, I know they are now going to be different than I envisioned them at the beginning of the semester.In times like this, it might be challenging for our students to accept and to adjust to the current situation. Do you think the next six weeks of online learning will help students feel that they finished their courses successfully and grew in their knowledge?Andrew: This is a difficult question to answer, let me instead refer to some of the tools that we have available to use. On Moodle, there is a grading rubric that is designed to evaluate student work in meeting learning objectives as stated on the syllabi. Essentially, we have different levels of mastery in coursework. In the sudden switch to only online courses, I am anticipating all students will at the very least be at satisfactory mastery, which is a lower level for the learning outcomes. Students will still receive a full educational experience and mastery levels in their coursework. If I am speaking about seniors particularly those who have been at LCC for more than 3.5 years, they have already benefited from the vast majority of the experiences that LCC had to offer. They will be prepared to go off into the world and be successful. For instance, Communication majors have taken a Web Design class with Mike Henry from our department. During his course, they learned about remote work, and as we see events unfolding now, more and more people are being asked to work remotely, even if they have never done it before. Already our LCC students are better prepared to enter the real world having completed their studies.Charity, you have 10 years of experience teaching online. What are some of the challenges our faculty might come across when moving their classes online and trying to figure out communication through online channels?First, the important thing to remember is the way that you communicate with students, and to balance it with over-communication. Part of the issue in transitioning to an online environment is not over-communicating with the students because they will get overwhelmed. Also important is how you package the information. In my class, on Moodle, there will be a weekly announcement, updated every Sunday, which is going to help plan the rest of the week. This already reduces the necessity of emailing students daily to inform them about every change. Second, an important aspect of online teaching is creating a community, which can be difficult to do online. This is where it is helpful to use different community building ideas. I am using Moodle, where I posted an assignment description for the next paper that my students are going to be working on. Underneath that post, I have a forum where they can ask questions, after looking through other people’s questions before they can ask their own questions. This way they immediately see that they are not alone and it creates a bit of interactivity in that online space. I will be using other channels of communication as well, but carefully, as it should not be overwhelming for students in terms of where they receive the information from.Third, is to create a sense of community with you directly, the professor. One great feature of Turnitin is to be able to record voice feedback. When students can't see their professor face to face, only seeing written comments on everything can be confusing. By using other media and giving verbal feedback can also maintain that sense of community and presence. It helps underline the idea that there is an actual person on the other side of the screen. LCC has a reputation for building relationships and you can do that with online education as well. It just looks a little bit different. Again, I think the three key things are being organized with your communication, creating a sense of community within the class and student body on your available resources and then creating a sense of community with you, the professor, as you give feedback for students and help them move through the process.You both are advisors to thesis students this year. What are some of the challenges that thesis students are going to face closer to the end of the semester and where should they find the motivation to keep working on their projects?Charity: We will still have weekly meetings as we did before, but that might be in a different format. We might both be logged on to the Google doc at the same time and be commenting back and forth, or doing a video call to discuss face to face. There are numerous ways to maintain a routine. This is going to be a time for students to learn some self-direction, which can be kind of scary when it comes to a thesis. Establishing a routine and knowing that once a week, we will meet and talk through their progress will give a sense of security.Andrew: In addition to being a thesis advisor, I am also a thesis course instructor for Communication majors. The three things that I would want to communicate with thesis students are the following. First, students should really be in the analysis and composition mode for their thesis work, meaning you have all the raw data. You have already presented your proposal for how you are going to analyze the data. Now, you are in the analyzing phase of the data you have already collected, whether that is analyzing a speech according to the methodology that you selected or whether that is analyzing the results of an experiment according to these statistical tools.Second, stay on schedule. I always recommend that students spend half an hour to an hour per day writing their thesis. It is going to be particularly important at this time that you put limitations on your thesis work. It is better to work consistently and gradually with a scheduled time on your thesis, rather than spend five hours at a time working on it, and then burning out.The third thing is the most important thing at this point in the semester. Students who are worried about their thesis are not really worried about their thesis. For the most part, they have a basic understanding of what they need to do. Their thesis is coming together quite well. They are worried about what happens after the thesis since it is a big symbol of the end of LCC and the beginning of the next season. I would just want to remind students who are worried about their thesis that the faculty understand and want to reassure students that there are many options available for you upon completion. Things will definitely be different in a post-COVID-19 world, but you are prepared and you are ready. It will take time. It may be difficult, but I have every expectation that you will succeed, just as you will succeed with a thesis. Also, as you spend some time working on your thesis, also consider spending some time polishing your CV. It is a good time to start thinking about how you are presenting yourself as a potential future employee.How do you see LCC returning back to normal life in the Fall semester and do you think this whole situation has any kind of impact on current students?Andrew: I would like to point out the importance of our LCC alumni support. Alumni support is particularly vital after this, for LCC to make a full recovery. It is not about the targeted #GivingTuesday campaign that we run on our website on the Alumni page: Hopefully, it would be extremely meaningful, if our LCC students who go on to experience success as a result of their LCC education choose to give back for continued success for future students.Charity: I know students have said that they are missing the class meetings together. Of course, especially for freshmen, this is happening right at the beginning of their studies and it seems shocking. My hope is that the online classes will be successful and we get the job done, and at the same time students will be waiting until we can get back to full student life on campus. There will be challenges, of course, but LCC has done a great job building a strong community that teaches other values and not just learning outcomes from the classes. I believe these values will be the reason our students would want to come back to for the Fall semester.Any last words of encouragement for LCC faculty for the next six weeks of online teaching?Charity: I would like to remind our professors that there are some really good resources on the Moodle faculty development page about online education. Also, the need for community aspect is not just a student need, but also for the professors. Keep in touch with other faculty and staff, ask questions and share highs and lows about this online process. We are stronger together.Cover photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

Selected Publications

"Currencies of Love: Political and Ethical Economies of Language in Shakespeare,” in Politics Otherwise: Shakespeare as Social and Political Critique, Leonidas Donskis and J.D. Mininger, eds.

LCC author(s): J.D. Mininger, Ph.D.

Brill, Rodopi, 2012.

“Development, Capabilities, and Shalom,” in Celebrating the Vision (ed. John H. Kok; Sioux Center: Dordt College Press, 2004), pp. 191-206.

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Dordt College Press, 2004.

“God and Martha Nussbaum,” in Capabilities, Gender, Equality: Toward Fundamental Entitlements (eds. Martha Nussbaum and Flavio Comim0

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Cambridge University Press, 2014.

“Obstacles to Change: Overcoming the Hurdles of the State Apparatus in Higher Education.” The Journal of Religious Leadership 15:1 (2017):16-56.

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

The Journal of Religious Leadership, 2017.

“Revisiting αὐθεντέω in 1 Timothy 2:12: What Do the Extant Data Really Show?” The Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 5:1 (Spring, 2015):41-70.

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

The Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters , 2015.

“Rights, Capabilities and Human Flourishing,” in Christianity and Human Rights (ed. F. M. Shepherd; Rowman & Littlefield, 2009), pp. 163-176.

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

“The Anatomy of Nationalism: A Fresh Appraisal Based on Recent Case Studies.” Libertarian Papers 10:2 (2018):137-177.

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

Libertarian Papers , 2018.

A Concise Greek Grammar. .

LCC author(s): Jamin Hübner, Th.D.

Rapid City: Hills Publishing Group, 2018, 2018.

Sydänmaiden kapina: Donald Trump, amerikkalainen konservatismi ja äärioikeiston nousu

LCC author(s): Markku Ruotsila, Ph.D.

Gaudeamus – Helsinki University Press, 2018.

Vertigo Ergo Sum: Kant, his Jewish ‘students’ and the origins of Romanticism

LCC author(s):

European Romantic Review, Routledge, 2015.

“Meškis ir Žąsis” Picture Book for Children

LCC author(s): Nadia Kovaliova

Nieko rimto, 2015.

Believing in ‘Inner Truth:’ The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Nazi Propaganda: 1933 – 1945

LCC author(s): Randall Bytwerk, Ph.D.

Holocaust and Genocide Studies 29, 212-229., 2015.

German Propaganda Archive

LCC author(s): Randall Bytwerk, Ph.D.

German Propaganda Archive, 2017.

The Great Battle of Dialectics and Rhetoric: Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, 1937–1939.

LCC author(s): Randall Bytwerk, Ph.D.

In MEDHURST M. (Ed.), World War II and the Cold War: The Rhetoric of Hearts and Minds (RHUS Vol. 8) (pp. 53-88)., 2018.

The Necessity of Satire in Media Literacy: Stephen Colbert’s Use of Sophistic and Socratic Irony.

LCC author(s): Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

Baltic Journal of Law & Politics, 11:1, 187–207, 2018.

We Are Not Amused: Authenticity as the Media-Metaphor of @realDonaldTrump.

LCC author(s): Andrew Jones, Ph.D.

From the Book edited by R.E. Dentor Studies of Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign,Lexington books. , 2018.

[Review of Milosz: A Biography. By Andrzej Franaszek. Ed. and trans. Aleksandra and Michael Parker.

LCC author(s): Deborah McCollister, Ph.D.

Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2017].Christianity and Literature, 68(2), 336-340. , 2018.

Assessment development process.

LCC author(s): Betty Lanteigne, Ph.D.

Other author(s): In M. DelliCarpini, J. Churchill, Riopel, & C. Coombe (Eds.)

TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. , 2018.

How Ántonia Became “My” Ántonia: the “New” Immigrant Woman as a Model American.

LCC author(s): Aušra Paulauskienė, Ph.D.

In the Country of Lost Borders: New Critical Essays on My Antonia. Ed. Stéphanie Durrans (p. 145-161).. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre., 2017.

Lost and Found: The Discovery of Lithuania in American Fiction.

LCC author(s): Aušra Paulauskienė, Ph.D.

Rodopi: Amsterdam & New York, 2007., 2007.

Unscrambling jumbled sentences: An authentic task for English language assessment?

LCC author(s): Betty Lanteigne, Ph.D.

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 7(2), 251-273., 2017.

An Tobar Nua: A Strategic Mix of Mission and Business

LCC author(s): Larry Locke, JD

Christian Business Academy Review, Vol. 12, No. 1 , 2017.

Capabilities and the Common Good, in New Frontiers of the Capability Approach

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Eds. Flavio Comin, Shailaja Fennell and P.B. Anand, Cambridge

Cambridge University Press, 53- 81., 2018.

Economic Pluralism: The Role of Narrative.

LCC author(s): Jonathan Warner, Ph.D.

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education Vol 9(4), 358-375. , 2018.

Modeling statistics and kinetics of the natural aggregation structures and processes with the solution of generalized logistic equation

LCC author(s): Lev Maslov, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Chebotarev V.

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications journal, 2017.

Pricing Models in a Captive Market: A Case Study of LCC Dormitories.

LCC author(s): Femi Odebiyi

Other author(s): Popov, D.

From CBU International Conference Proceedings, 5, 389-395. , 2017.

Statistical classification of multivariate conditionally autoregressive Gaussian random field observations

LCC author(s): Laura Šaltytė-Vaisiauskė, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Dreižienė L., Dučinskas K.

Spatial Statistics, 26,216-225., 2018.

The Clay Feet of Servant Leadership

LCC author(s): Larry Locke, JD

The Journal of Biblical Integration in Business, Vol. 22, No. 1 , 2019.

The Promise of CRISPR for Human Germline Editing and the Perils of ‘Playing God

LCC author(s): Larry Locke, JD

The CRISPR Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2020.

Understanding Personalities of Online Students: Importance for Successful Teaching

LCC author(s): Lev Maslov, Ph.D.

ATINER’s Conference Paper Proceedings Series, 2020.

‘On Guilt and Post-Truth Escapism: Developing a Theory’

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

Philosophy & Social Criticism, 44(10): 1127-1147., 2018.

‘The New Nomos of the Earth and the Channelling of Violence’

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

Journal of International Political Theory, 13(2): 162-180., 2017.

“Cross-Cultural Values: A Meta-Analysis of Major Quantitative Studies in the Last Decade (2010-2020);”

LCC author(s): Andrew Williams

Other author(s): Jamie L. Goodwin, Patricia S. Herzog

Religions, 2020.

“Studying Religiosity and Spirituality: A Review of Macro, Micro, and Meso-Level Approaches;”

LCC author(s): Andrew Williams

Other author(s): Patricia Snell Herzog, David P. King, Rafia A. Khader, Amy Strohmeier

Religions, 2020.

A Political Theory of Post-Truth.

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

London: Palgrave Macmillan., 2019.

Book Review of Friendship Among Nations

LCC author(s): Lisa Gibson, Ph.D.

Amity: The Journal of Friendship Studies, 2018.

Can the US Embassy in Libya Bridge the Divide with Facebook?

LCC author(s): Lisa Gibson, Ph.D.

University of Southern California, 2019.

Creativity and Limitation in Political Communities: Spinoza, Schmitt, and Ordering.

LCC author(s): Ignas Kalpokas, Ph.D.

London and New York: Routledge., 2018.

How to Give: Effectiveness of Partnership between Public and Civil Society Sectors in International Humanitarian Aid. ISBN-10: 3659277525

LCC author(s): Julianna Giannoutsou, Ph.D.

Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

Istorijos dimensija neoscholastinėje Europos integracijos sampratoje.

LCC author(s): Elena Šiaudvytienė

Politologija, 72 (4), Vilnius, 12/2013, 43-71., 2013.

Transforming a Nonprofit Work Environment for Creativity: An Application of Concept Mapping

LCC author(s): Julianna Giannoutsou, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Jaskyte, K., Byerly, C., Adams, A.,

Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), 77-92., 2010.

Lietuviški jūreivystės terminai Viliaus Pakalniškio leidinyje „Laivybos sąvokų aiškinimas“.

LCC author(s): Vaida Drukteinytė, Ph.D.

Res humanitariae XVIII. 47–66 Lithuania, Klaipėda. , 2015.

Studentų neatpažįstamos dvejybinių linksnių klaidos.

LCC author(s): Vaida Drukteinytė, Ph.D.

Kalbos praktikos problemos 15. 23–31, Lithuania: Klaipėda. , 2017.

Teologinių klausimų specifika literatūroje: nuodėmės refleksija Aido Marčėno eilėraščiuose

LCC author(s): Radvyda Vaišvilaitė

Literatūra 49(1), 58–71, Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla., 2007.

The Problem of Christian Images in Contemporary Lithuanian Poetry

LCC author(s): Radvyda Vaišvilaitė

International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 3(10): 154 – 165. , 2010.

Communicating Day-to-Day in the Workplace (p. 35).

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA David Arnott, Ph.D.

Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant. , 2016.

Communicating in Person: The Most Effective Communication Technique (p. 42).

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA David Arnott, Ph.D.

Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant., 2016.

Impact of Behavioral Styles on Student Interest in Study Abroad. Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, 10, 13.

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA

Other author(s): Rynearson, K., Ball, E., Mills, L., & Vrba, A. M.

Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, 2018.

The Avocation of Leadership (p. 48). Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant.

LCC author(s): David Deviney, DBA David Arnott, Ph.D.

Weatherford, TX, USA: Weatherford College Workforce Grant, 2016.

“Tips for Teachers.” FACTCITE 123, Lincoln Library Press. (2017).

LCC author(s): Daiva Berzinskas

Lincoln Library Press, 2017.

Sustained Silent Reading and Its impact on Reading Comprehension Skills for ESL Students, TNTESOL Journal, (4), 53-63 (2011).

LCC author(s): Daiva Berzinskas

TNTESOL Journal, 2011.

“Attitudes toward professional psychological help-seeking, perceived emotional intelligence, and prior help-seeking experience among students in Lithuania“.

LCC author(s): Gina Levickienė

Other author(s): Gečaitė, J., Mickuvienė, N.

Biologinė psichiatrija ir psichofarmakologija, 18(2), 76-80. , 2016.

A different atmosphere of love: A qualitative study of the experiences of participants in faith-based substance user rehabilitation programs in the Russian Federation. Substance Use and Misuse, 48, 421-428.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D. David Cecil, Ph.D.

Substance Use and Misuse, 2013.

Alcohol use, daily hassles, and religious coping among students at a religiously-affiliated college. Substance Use and Misuse

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Farkas, K. J.

Substance Use and Misuse, 47, 2012.

An elephant in the sanctuary: Denial and resistance in addicted Christians and their churches. Social Work and Christianity, 33, 141-163.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Social Work and Christianity, 2006.

An interprofessional review of cultural competency education: Approaches to strengthen healthcare management education in preparing culturally competent healthcare managers. Journal of Health Administration Education, 34(2), 319-343.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Moore, T.L., Casiday, R., Cortes, C.G., Davey, K., Terry, P.H., & Robertson, A.S.

Journal of Health Administration Education, 2017.

Characterizing the rhythm and tempo of sound production by singing whales.

LCC author(s): Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Mercado, E III

Bioacoustics, 1-18., 2018.

Comparing dimensions of faith and academic life integration at public and Christian universities. Social Work and Christianity, 34, 231-243.

LCC author(s): David Cecil, Ph.D. Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Social Work and Christianity, 2007.

Does enrichment improve well being in animals under human care? A case of two harbor seals (Phoca Vitulina).

LCC author(s): Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Vaicekauskaite, R., Delfour, F.

Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14:1-12. , 2018.

Effects of low-dose mindfulness based practice on patients with somatoform autonomic dysfunction of cardiovascular system.

LCC author(s): Wayne Norman, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Muranovaitė R., Burkauskas, J.

Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, 19(1). , 2017.

Penal substitution, Christus Victor, and the implications of atonement theology for the integration of Christian faith and social work practice. Social Work and Christianity, 39, 310-326.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Social Work and Christianity, 2012.

Relational social work practice with evangelical Christian clients. In J. Rosenberger (Ed.). Clinical social work practice with diverse populations: A relational approach. NY: Springer, Essentials in Social Work Series.

LCC author(s): David Cecil, Ph.D. Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

NY: Springer, Essentials in Social Work Series, 2013.

Spiritual interventions in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse: A review of the literature. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 26(4), 49-69.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 2007.

The experiences of German social workers during the refugee crisis

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D. David Cecil, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Hagues, R.

Journal of Social Work, 2019.

The motivation of Russian Federation social work students for pursuing a social work degree. International Social Work, 60, 847-860.

LCC author(s): Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

International Social Work, 2017.

The role of faith and faith-based organizations in the German response to the refugee crisis. Social Work and Christianity, 45(3), 93- 112

LCC author(s): David Cecil, Ph.D. Kenneth Stoltzfus, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Hagues, R. J.

Social Work and Christianity, 2018.

“The Heart of Meaningful Study in Christian Studies,” in The Heart of Our Work: Stories of Meaningful Studies in Liberal Arts. Edited by Trennis Henderson, Amy Sonheim, and Brooke Zimny. Arkadelphia, AR: Ouachita Baptist University

LCC author(s): Michael Cox, Ph.D.

Arkadelphia, AR: Ouachita Baptist University, 2019.

According to Which ‘Law of Moses’? Cult Centralization in Samuel, Kings and Chronicles.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

Brill: Vetus Testamentum vol., vol. 67, pp. 432-447., 2017.

Four Views on the Axiology of Theism: What Difference Does God Make? Edited.

LCC author(s):

Bloomsbury., 2020.

Jerry Falwell and Civil Religion: An Uneasy Marriage.

LCC author(s): Joseph Harder, Ph.D.

Other author(s): In Civil Religion and American Christianity, ed. Liam J. Atchison, Keith Bates and Darin D. Lenz.

Mountain Home, AR: BorderStone Press. , 2018.

Not Just Cause and Effect: Resituating Martha Nussbaum's Defense of Novels as Moral Philosophy in a Hermeneutical Framework.

LCC author(s): Tricia Van Dyk, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory 19(2), 204–219., 2017.

Sit at My Right Hand: The Chronicler’s Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

New York/London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark., 2016.

Special Forces’: A Stereotype of Benjaminite Soldiers in the Deuteronomistic History and Chronicles.

LCC author(s): Benjamin Giffone, Ph.D.

Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 30 (1): 16–29. , 2016.

The Axiological Status of Theism and Other Worldviews.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Palgrave Macmillan., 2020.

The Epistemic Benefits of Disagreement.

LCC author(s): Kirk Lougheed, Ph.D.

Springer. , 2020.

Recent Fulbright scholars

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Jeff Teo

Inbound: Bluefield College

Fulbright Scholar, Jan 2020-May 2020

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Robert Bethke

Inbound: Azusa Pacific University

Fulbright Researcher, Aug 2019-May 2020

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Larry Locke

Inbound: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, US

Fulbright Specialist, May 2018-Jun 2018

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Barbara Tedrow

Inbound: Independent Scholar, US

Fulbright Specialist, Sep 2017-Oct 2017


Organized to promote and support research activity at LCC International University. The council is comprised of representatives from each academic department, including a representative from the library. The council elects its own chair by majority consensus. The Research Council reports to the Academic Vice-President.

Key Objectives

  • Providing guidance for conducting research that interacts with community services and the region
  • Organizing and recommending IRB application and review procedures, including recommending faculty members for service on the IRB
  • Fostering improved communication throughout the LCC learning community about all research related opportunities (e.g. intellectual resources, conferences, presentation, publication opportunities, professional development and funding opportunities etc.)
  • Advocating (to the Academic Vice-President) for workload for research activity
  • Finding and fostering contacts and collaboration with other like-minded universities
  • Centralizing research information and communication.
  • Identifying LCC-specific definitions of research; the Council works with the LCC research centers and solicits input from faculty in revising and owning the LCC Institutional Research Agenda
  • Promoting student-instructor collaboration
  • Orienting new faculty to LCC research fields
  • Providing leadership to LCC’s academic conference organizing efforts
  • Assisting with institutional and program accreditation processes;
  • Standardizing the resources for research.

Dedication to Ethical Research

Interested in doing research involving human subjects and/or animals at LCC? You must receive prior approval from IRB. Please read detailed instructions.

Center For Faith & Human Flourishing

The CFHF conducts and funds research that seeks fuller understanding of the movement of individuals and communities from "languishing" to "surviving" to "flourishing."

The CFHF is particularly interested in the role of Christian faith in defining and motivating the pursuit of human flourishing.

Opportunities include: research fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, events, and more.

Read more about CFHF >
17 Organizations

CFHF has hosted outside scholars and practitioners affiliated with 17 different organizations

10 Countries

Since its inception in 2017, center welcomed outside scholars and practitioners from 10 countries

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