Carolyn Davis will serve Andover Newton during her 2013-2014 T&P externship year as Instructor in Systematic Theology. Carolyn's dissertation, “Aflame With Passion: Seeking a Theology of Adolescent Sexuality” is rooted in her previous experiences as a youth minister and proposes a new theological foundation for adolescent sexuality education in the church. Her teaching and research interests draw from training in feminist and systematic theologies as well as critical theories of race and gender and philosophy of language.
In 2010, Carolyn was ordained a deacon in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has received Dempster and Diaconia fellowships from the UM General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Carolyn also holds an M.Div. from Candler School of Theology (Emory University) and a B.A. from Southern Methodist University. She was raised in Texas and enjoys returning home to Houston whenever she can. Currently, Carolyn serves on a volunteer basis as the "Deacon-in-Residence" at Union United Methodist Church in Boston, MA.