Adjunct Associate Professor of Humanities
Humanities / Academic
- Sherman Hall 311
B.A., American University of Beirut
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, Sorbonne (Paris)
M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
I have long wanted to invest myself in humankind, and I have done so by teaching in the Humanities. Global education is my priority which has a geographical component, but treats more seriously the inter-connectedness of all knowledge. Indeed Humanities is incomplete without understanding that Sciences and the Arts are a part of the global picture. Peacemaking with justice is my next emphasis and my motto is that there will be no peace on earth until we make peace with Mother Earth. Of course global education and peacemaking are two sides of the same emphasis on the humanities, and a theology that mixes ecology with eco-justice.
My January Terms used to be off campus; but since 2006, my Jan Term is on campus: “Ethno-Religious-Political Nationalisms in what we call The Middle East.”
My other course is: “African History and Cultures: A Survey.”
(From 1985 to 2004, I was College Chaplain and Associate Professor in the Humanities. After 2004, I have been Associate Professor Emeritus of Humanities)
- History of the Mpongwe people of Gabon until 1860.
- The Palestinian/Israeli impasse.
My wife, Cat Garlit Bucher has a family Facebook.
I am sometimes mentioned in media outside of Texas, but recently most of my op-eds are published by North Texas E-News.
The Herald Democrat has covered some of my activities and opinions.
- Before semi-retirement, I was a sponsor of Amnesty International, Alpha Phi Omega, and CAJA (Central/Caribbean-American Justice Association)
- On the board of The Crisis Center
- Active in Dallas: Dallas Peace Center
- Sponsored many “Alternative Spring Breaks”–mostly in Central America