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W. Daniel Blair, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language
Director, Center for Deaf Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-4762
E-mail: dblair@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 284
Office Hours: MWF 2:00-4:00 PM [By Appointment]; T/R 3:30-5:00 PM [By Appointment].TUES: By Appointment.WED: 10:00a-12:00p [By Appointment]; 2:00p-4:00p [By Appointment].THURS: By Appointment.FRI:10:00a-12:00p [By Appointment].

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Research University of Alabama 2006
M.Div. Theology/Ministry Beeson Divinity School, Samford University 1995
B.G.S. General Studies Samford University 1992

Courses Taught

* Theological Perspectives on Disability in Appalachia (Travel Seminar)
* Supervised Experience in Ministry
* Deaf Ministry
* American Sign Language
* Spiritual Foundations
* Christian Leadership
* Women's Ministry Studies
* New Testament Survey I & II
* Theology II - Person & Work of Christ
* Inspiration & Authority of the Bible
* Hermeneutics

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

* Biblical/Theological Studies
* Deaf Studies
* Disability Studies
* Educational Research, Leadership & Administration
* Qualitative research & analysis

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Teaching Experience

* Assistant Professor of American Sign Language & Director, Center for Deaf Studies, California Baptist University, 2006 to present
* Visiting Instructor (2000 - 2003), Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama,1996-2001
* Assistant Professor of Leadership & Administration, VP for Enrollment & Academic Services, Criswell College, Dallas, Texas, 2001 - 2004
* Founding Director of Harvest Institute for Biblical Studies, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2004 - 2006

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Blair, W. D. (2006) Transforming attitudes in theological education about disability. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Alabama.

Anderson, R. C., & Blair, W. D. (2003). Survey of theological education and people
with disabilities. Birmingham, Alabama: The Center for Religion and Disability,
Inc.

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Church Membership & Activities

Harvest Christian Fellowship:

* Deaf Ministry
* Supply preacher, worship leader

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Community Service & Involvement

* Deaf Christian Fellowship
* Mayor's Model Deaf Community Commitee
* Advocate for people with disabilities
* Leaders Empowering Advocacy for the Deaf (L.E.A.D.)
* Hector Project (supporting deaf immigrants)
* interpreter for the deaf

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Interests & Hobbies

Wife: Angela McAdams Blair (Anniversary 1/31/1991)

Children: Kathryn, Matthew, Jonathan; Krista

Sister: Frances Blair, Ashland, Kentucky

Interests/Hobbies: Piano, guitar, singing-songwriting, drawing, photography, basketball, fitness, swimming, hiking, travel

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Personal Philosophy

"I have become all things to all men so
that by all possible means I might save some" (1 Corinthians 9:22, NIV);

Philosophy of Education:

"...Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others" (2 Timothy 2:2, NIV).

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