Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Reynolds Adjunct Faculty

D. Pulane Lucas, PhD

Publishes Latest Book



Reynolds Community College is pleased to announce that School of Business Adjunct Faculty D. Pulane Lucas, PhD. has published her third book, God and the Self: Insights from Major Thinkers in the Western Philosophical Tradition

In God and the Self Dr. Lucas explores the dynamic and complex notions of God and the self from a number of philosophical perspectives. This three-part volume examines the work of Kant, Coleridge, and Nietzsche before analyzing the views and influences of Descartes, Locke, Hume, and Schleiermacher on conceptions of God and the self. A final section on self-awareness investigates the self and draws upon the works of William James and George Herbert Mead. Each essay in the volume examines a fundamental way of conceptualizing and understanding the self with a historical and theoretical perspective.

Lucas had this to say about her latest book: “I would like readers to gain an appreciation for how the philosophers sought to liberate the mind from oppressive conditions and destructive forces, and how they understood the power of thought and imagination in transforming the human experience and helping individuals and communities recognize their genius.”

Dr. Lucas joined the Reynolds faculty in spring 2014. She teaches face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. She enjoys integrating Harvard Business School case studies into her lesson plans. Her courses include Introduction to Business, Principles of Supervision I, Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Ethical Issues in Management. She states that the case method approach helps students think critically about management, administrative, and leadership dilemmas and sharpens their analytical skills as they grapple with complex, real-world business issues.

Dr. Lucas has served on several Reynolds faculty committees, including the Meta-Majors and Guided Pathways Task Force, the Business Administration Advisory Committee, the School of Business Program Assessment Committee, and the Professional Development and Renewal Committee. She also has participated in the Faculty Learning Community (Strategies for Student Engagement). She is a member of the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association and Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) and has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

Dr. D. Pulane Lucas is a professor, author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration (Health Policy Concentration) from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Arts degree from Harvard University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Dr. Lucas completed her undergraduate studies at California State University, East Bay.