Dr. Jeremy Fyke, assistant communications professor, was a co-recipient of the The Christian Scholarship Award at the annual University Scholarship and Awards ceremony held April 20.
The Christian Scholarship Award honors faculty scholarship that engages the Christian intellectual tradition and advances the scholarly conversation between Christian faith and learning. The award is presented each year to a full-time Belmont faculty member who has produced scholarly work
that has made a contribution to the Christian scholarly conversation in his/her discipline.
As his nominator observed:
“Jeremy’s interest in the intersections of Christianity and work is traced back to his upbringing in a Christian home, one that placed a heavy emphasis on hard work and stewardship of one’s gifts for the glory of God. One of his early research projects was in his first year as a graduate student when he conducted an independent study on the “Purpose-Driven Company,” loosely based on the book The Purpose-Driven Life. This program of research led to various papers and projects in related areas, some of which were featured at conferences and inspired subsequent publications in areas related to values and purpose…. he has conducted research in the areas of nursing practice and faith-centered communication with patients; Christianity in corporate training and development practices; integrating faith and purpose into one’s career development process; and values-based leadership in business. Across these different examples, you can see how Jeremy seeks to connect to a variety of disciplines that can benefit from the Christian perspective.”
In addition to his academic scholarship, Dr. Fyke enjoys sharing his perspectives and research on faith, purpose and vocation with students and other audiences through various invited lectures and speaking events. He is active in Nashville’s Christian community and serves as a lay preacher and speaker at various churches whenever he is given the opportunity.