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Faculty

Core Faculty

Victor Anderson
Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society
Professor of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies
Email
(615) 343-3973
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Ethics and Society
Ellen Armour
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Religion, Gender and Sexuality
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Associate Professor of Feminist Theology    Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
Email
(615) 343-5536
223
Theological Studies
Annalisa Azzoni
Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible
Director of Global Education
Email
(615) 343-3972
211
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
Stephanie Budwey
Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts
On leave Fall 2021
Email
(615) 343-1316
212
Homiletics and Liturgics
James P. Byrd
Professor of American Religious History
Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies
Chair of The Graduate Department of Religion
Associate Dean for Graduate Education  
Email
(615) 343-3976
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Historical Studies
Paul DeHart
Professor of Theology
Email
(615) 343-7516
225
Theological Studies
Juan Floyd-Thomas
Associate Professor of African American Religious History
Email
(615) 322-2619
217
Historical Studies
Stacey Floyd-Thomas
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Ethics and Society
Associate Professor of Ethics and Society  
Email
(615) 343-4074
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Ethics and Society
Yara González-Justiniano
Assistant Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Email
(615) 343-8151
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Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Jaco Hamman
Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Director of the Program in Theology and Practice
Email
(615) 343-5404
203C
Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Forrest Harris
Professor of the Practice of Ministry
Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies
Email
(615) 343-0489
253
Leadership and Ministry
James Hudnut-Beumler
Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History
Professor of History in the College of Arts and Science On leave Fall 2021
Email
(615) 343-3978
241
Historical Studies
Paul Lim
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
Associate Professor of History, College of Arts & Science Associate Faculty of Religious Studies, College of Arts & Science
Email
(615) 343-3975
261
Historical Studies
Herbert R. Marbury
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Email
(615) 343-3974
206
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
Viki Matson
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry
Director of Field Education
Email
(615) 343-3995
209
Field Education
David Michelson
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
Associate Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Studies, History, and Islamic Studies in the College of Arts and Science
On leave Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
Email
Website
(615) 343-3990
214
Historical Studies
Bruce Morrill
Edward A. Malloy Chair of Roman Catholic Studies
Professor of Theological Studies; Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Email
(615) 322-4199
208
Theological Studies
Joe Pennel
Professor of the Practice of Leadership
Email
(615) 343-5528
251
Leadership and Ministry
Graham Reside
Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Email
(615) 322-4491
213
Ethics and Society
Joerg Rieger
Distinguished Professor of Theology
Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies

Founding Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice

Affiliate Faculty, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, Owen Graduate School of Management
Email
Website
(615) 875-9184
219
Theological Studies
Fernando Segovia
Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
On leave Fall 2021
Email
(615) 343-3992
243
New Testament and Early Christianity
Choon-Leong Seow
Vanderbilt, Buffington, Cupples Chair in Divinity
Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible
Email
(615) 875-9598
221
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
Phillis Isabella Sheppard
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
Director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements
Email
(615) 343-3982
210
Religion, Psychology, and Culture
C. Melissa Snarr
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Ethics and Society
Email
(615) 343-3965
239
Ethics and Society
Lisa L. Thompson
Associate Professor and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Faculty Fellow of Black Homiletics and Liturgics
Email
(615) 343-5974
207
Homiletics and Liturgics
Emilie M. Townes
Dean of the Divinity School
Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
Email
(615) 343-3960
137E
Ethics and Society

Dual and Secondary Appointment

Sandra Barnes
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Professor of Sociology of Religion
Professor of Human and Organizational Development
Email
2-8714
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Ethics and Society
Dennis C. Dickerson
James M. Lawson, Jr. Professor of History
Email
(615) 343-4329
209 Benson
Historical Studies
 Michael Eric Dyson
Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies
University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society
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Peter Lake
University Distinguished Professor of History
Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School
Email
2-3333
211 Benson
Historical Studies
Keith Meador
Professor, Psychiatry and Health Policy
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt Divinity School Director, Mental Health and Chaplaincy
Email
615-322-0480
Ethics and Society
 John Metzl

Postdoctoral Fellows

Aaron Stauffer
Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice
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Administrative Officers and Support Staff

Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Staff

 April Baker
Lecturer of Church and Ministries
Field Education
 Arelis Benítez
Lecturer of Church and Ministries
Field Education
 William Cantrell
Adjoint Instructor in the Practice of Integrative Chaplaincy
 Alexandra Chambers
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Divinity
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 Matthew Charlton
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Methodist Studies
 Jin Young Choi
Adjunct Professor of New Testament
 Ira Helderman
Adjunct Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
 Teresa Hornsby
Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies
Victor Judge
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
 Lecturer in Literature and Religion
Email
(615) 343-3964
137H
Administrative Officers and Support Staff
 Andrew Krinks
Lecturer of Church and Ministries
Field Education
 Herbert Lester
Lecturer of Church and Ministries
Field Education
 Aaron Marble
Lecturer of Church and Ministries
Field Education
 Jason Nieuwsma
Bruce Rogers-Vaughn
Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Counseling
EmailReligion, Psychology, and Culture
Amy Steele
Assistant Dean of Students Affairs and Community Life
Email
(615) 343-5749
203B
Administrative Officers and Support Staff
 Christal Williams
Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Ministry
 Jennifer Wortmann
Adjoint Assistant Professor in the Practice of Integrative Chaplaincy