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ETHICS AND SOCIETY

VICTOR ANDERSON
Professor of Ethics and Society; Professor of African American Studies; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Graduate School, Divinity School, College of Arts and Science)

LARRY CHURCHILL 
Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics
Graduate School, School of Medicine

STACEY M. FLOYD-THOMAS
Associate Professor of Ethics and Society
Graduate School, Divinity School

GRAHAM RESIDE, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions;
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

C. MELISSA SNARR
Associate Professor of Ethics and Society
Graduate School, Divinity School

 EMILIE M. TOWNES
Dean of the Divinity School; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
Graduate School and Divinity School

 

HEBREW BIBLE

ANNALISA AZZONI
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Graduate School, Divinity School

DOUGLAS A. KNIGHT
Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible
Graduate School, Divinity School

HERBERT MARBURY
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Graduate School, Divinity School

JOSEPH RIFE 
Associate Professor of Classics and Anthropology
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

JACK M. SASSON
Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible; Professor of Classics
Graduate School, Divinity School, College of Arts and Science

 

HISTORICAL STUDIES


JAMES P. BYRD
Associate Dean; Associate Professor of American Religious History
Graduate School, Divinity School

DENNIS C. DICKERSON 
James M. Lawson, Jr. Professor of History
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

JUAN FLOYD-THOMAS
Associate Professor of African American Religious History
Graduate School, Divinity School

KATHY GACA 
Associate Professor of Classics
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

JOEL HARRINGTON 
Associate Professor of History; Director, European Studies Program
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

JAMES HUDNUT-BEUMLER
Anne Potter Wilson Professor of American Religious History
Graduate School, Divinity School

ROBIN M. JENSEN
Luce Chancellor's Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship
Graduate School, Divinity School, College of Arts and Science

PETER LAKE
Professor of History; Professor of the History of Christianity
Graduate School, Divinity School

PAUL CHANG-HA LIM
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
Graduate School, Divinity School
 
DAVID MICHELSON
Assistant Professor of Early Christianity
Graduate School, Divinity School
 
 

HISTORY AND CRITICAL THEORIES OF RELIGION

GREGORY BARZ
Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology); Professor of Religious Music
Graduate School, Blair School of Music, Divinity School

DIANNA BELL
Mellon Assistant Professor of Religion
Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

ROBERT CAMPANY
Professor of Asian Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

BETH ANN CONKLIN

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

IDIT DOBBS-WEINSTEIN
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

WILLIAM FRANKE
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

JAY GELLER
Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture and Religious Studies
Graduate School, Divinity School, College of Arts and Science

LENN GOODMAN
Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Religious Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

THOMAS A. GREGOR
Professor of Anthropology; Professor of Religious Studies; Chair of the Department of Anthropology
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

LEOR HALEVI
 Associate Professor of History
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

 NANCY LIN
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Buddhist Traditions of South Asia
and Assistant Professor of History of Art
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

BRYAN LOWE
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Religious Traditions of Japan and Korea
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

RICHARD MCGREGOR
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

TONY STEWART
 Professor of Religious Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

ANAND TANEJA
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Islamic Traditions of South Asia
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science

HOMILETICS AND LITURGICS

DALE P. ANDREWS
Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology
Graduate School, Divinity School

JOHN S. MCCLURE
Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship
Graduate School, Divinity School
 

JEWISH STUDIES

(See Jewish Studies website)

 

NEW TESTAMENT

AMY-JILL LEVINE
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies
Graduate School, Divinity School, College of Arts and Science

DANIEL M. PATTE
Professor of Religious Studies; Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science, Divinity School

FERNANDO F. SEGOVIA
Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Graduate School, Divinity School

 

RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY, AND CULTURE

VOLNEY P. GAY
Professor of Religious Studies; Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Anthropology
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science, School of Medicine 

JACO HAMMAN
Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Director of the Program in Theology and Practice
Graduate School, Divinity School

BONNIE J. MILLER-McLEMORE
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Graduate School, Divinity School

 

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

ELLEN T. ARMOUR
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology; Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
Graduate School, Divinity School, College of Arts and Science

PAUL DEHART
Associate Professor of Theology
Graduate School, Divinity School

M. DOUGLAS MEEKS
The Cal Turner Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies
Graduate School, Divinity School

BRUCE T. MORRILL
Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies, Professor of Theological Studies
Graduate School, Divinity School

LAUREL C. SCHNEIDER
Professor of Religious Studies and
Women's & Gender Studies
Graduate School, College of Arts and Science