Barry Drum, Ph.D.
Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Ed, Emmanuel College
M.Div, Duke University
B.S., Emmanuel College
B.A., University of North Carolina
Although I borrow from a number of sources, my pedagogical philosophy is strongly influenced by the late Dr. Paolo Friere, namely that as a teacher I am not merely an expert lecturer, making “banking” deposits into the accounts of passive students, but a teacher/student who is learning from teacher/students. I learn something new every day in this learning community. Professors who are no longer learning are dead, as are their lectures.
Courses Recently Taught
Most recently I have taught REL 101, 115, 220, and 325; however, I have taught practically every course offered in our department in the past, including many which have been cross-listed as Philosophy courses such as PHI 202, 340, 342, and 401. I have also worked on numerous independent studies.
How long have you been at NCWU?
What's your favorite class that you teach?
Introduction to Religion (REL 101)
What are your research & teaching interests?
Church history, particularly Pentecostal history and early Methodist history. I am currently editing my doctoral dissertation, The Wesleyan Way: A Methodist Methodology of Making Disciples, into a book to be published in 2022. I previously served as the Chaplain at NCWC for 18 years, and am a pastor in the North Carolina Annual Conference.
What is a fun fact or an interesting hobby of yours?
I graduated from all four of the ACC's "Big Four" colleges: UNC, Duke, NC State and Wake Forest (Southeastern Baptist Seminary at Wake Forest, located on the original WFU campus).