Dale P. Andrews
Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
Dr. Dale P. Andrews joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion in 2010 as Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology. Previously he served on the faculty of Boston University School of Theology as the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology. Dr. Andrews earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also was a visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford. An ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr. Andrews has served AME Zion churches in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. In addition to an array of chapters in diverse volumes and journal articles, he has authored Practical Theology for Black Churches: Bridging Black Theology and African American Folk Religion (2002), and co-authored Listening to Listeners: Homiletical Case Studies (2004) and New Proclamation: Advent through Holy Week, Year A, 2004-2005 (2004). He also designed and co-edited Black Practical Theology (2015) and co-edited a multivolume lectionary commentary series, Preaching God’s Transforming Justice (2011, 2012, 2013). Dr. Andrews formerly served as co-editor to the journal Family Ministry, and now serves as co-editor of the journal Homiletic. Current research projects include a homiletics textbook based in apprenticeship pedagogy, and another addressing challenges facing black prophetic preaching.
October 24, 1961-June 23, 2017