Staff & Office Directory

For faculty profiles and contact information, see the Faculty section. For an alphabetical listing of staff, click here.

General Information
Candler School of Theology
Rita Anne Rollins Building
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Email: candler@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.6322
Fax: 404.727.2494

Admissions and Financial Aid

The Admissions and Financial Aid Office assists prospective students with the application process, financial aid and scheduling campus visits. To request information on Candler's degree programs, please complete this online inquiry.

URL: http://candler.emory.edu/admissions/index.html

Admissions:  candleradmissions@emory.edu

Financial Aid:  candlerfinancialaid@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6326

Fax: 404.727.2915

Mailing Address:
Emory University
Candler School of Theology
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 301
Atlanta, GA 30322

Mary Lou Boice

Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Email: mboice@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6326

Brandon Maxwell

Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: brandon.maxwell@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.2057

Scott Graves

Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Email: scott.graves@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4431

Lisa Parker

Financial Aid Advisor

Email: lvpark@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4403

David Logeman

Assistant Director of Admissions

Email: david.malcolm.logeman@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6326

Jory Nagel White

Program Coordinator

Email: jory.nagel@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6326


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Advanced Studies

Dr. Steven J. Kraftchick
Director of General and Advanced Programs and Professor in the Practice of New Testament Interpretation
Email: skraftc@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.2883


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Aquinas Center

The Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University provides a Catholic scholarly presence, ecumenical in spirit, for the benefit of Emory University, the Archdiocese and the region. It assists inquiring persons to enhance their knowledge of the living Catholic tradition and to engage in the intellectual and moral life of the church.

Telephone: 404.727.8865

Fax: 404.727.8862

Mailing Address:
The Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University
The Luce Center
825 Houston Mill Road, Suite 137
Atlanta, GA 30329

Phillip Thompson

Executive Director, Aquinas Center

Email: pthomp8@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.8860


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Baptist Studies

The Baptist Studies program prepares men and women for ordination in the Baptist church.

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 330

David W. Key, Sr.
Director of Baptist Studies
Email: dkey@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.6350


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Black Church Studies

The Black Church Studies program prepares men and women for leadership in black and multiracial churches, and educates and engages the broader community on the origins, development and diversity of the black church tradition.

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 433

Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown
Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies
Email: tfry01@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.4436

Brenda Bennefield

Program Associate for Black Church Studies, Religious Education, Women, Theology, and Ministry, and Youth Theological Initiative

Email: bsteven@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4160


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Communications

April Bogle

Co-Director of Communications

Email: cstcommunications@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4023

Laurel Hanna

Co-Director of Communications

Email: cstcommunications@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4481

Lisa Stone

Online Communications Strategist and Content Producer

Email: lisa.stone@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4212

Claire Asbury

Communications Specialist

Email: claire.asbury@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.9565


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Contextual Education

The Contextual Education Office oversees Contextual Education I and II, as well as Teaching Parish, Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Ministry Internship program.

URL: www.candler.emory.edu/academics/con-ed/index.html

Telephone: 404.727.4178

Fax: 404.727.2494

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 433

Dr. Thomas W. Elliott, Jr.
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of Contextual Education II, Director of the Teaching Parish Program and Ministry Internships
Email: thomas.elliott@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.2494

The Rev. Richard Landers

Director of Contextual Education I and Clinical Pastoral Education; Senior Program Coordinator for the Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership

Email: richard.landers@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6326

Debra Riggs

Program Coordinator, Office of Contextual Education

Email: debra.l.riggs@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4178


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Dean's Office

The Dean's Office provides administrative support for Dr. Jan Love, Dean of Candler School of Theology. To request an appointment with Dean Love, please contact Michael Christopher McGuire.

The Dean's Office also encompasses faculty and academic affairs, events planning, finance administration and human resources. Faculty and Academic Affairs is responsible for academic and curricular programs and planning, as well as acting as a liaison between Candler faculty and administration to address academic questions, concerns and policies. Please direct questions related to event planning to Alice Tarkington or call 404.727.9142.

Telephone: 404.727.6324

Fax: 404.727.2494

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 533

Dr. Jan Love
Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics
Email: jan.love@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.6324

Dr. Ian A. McFarland
Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs and Bishop Mack B. and Rose Stokes Professor of Theology
Email: ianmcfar@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.6327

Michael Christopher-McGuire

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Email: mchris7@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6154

Robyn Pollette

Coordinator for Academic Affairs; Assistant to the Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs

Email: robyn.pollette@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6327

Brad Jones

Director of Finance and Administration

Email: bdjones@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6321

Don Newsome

Accountant

Email: dnewsom@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.0730

Ron Rezendes

Financial Analyst

Email: rrezend@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4242

Alice Tarkington

Events Manager

Email: alice.tarkington@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.9142

Charli Costa

Events Coordinator

Email: charli.sky.costa@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1663

Me'Ashia King

Senior Secretary, Office of the Dean

Email: me'ashia.king@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6324

Sara McKlin

Cannon Chapel Program Coordinator

Email: sara.mcklin@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6325


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Development & Alumni Relations

The Development & Alumni Relations Office provides support for donors, alumni and friends, answers questions about giving, volunteering and staying connected with the school.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/development/index.cfm

Email:  candleralum@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6352

Fax: 404.727.4699

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building

Mathew Pinson

Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

Email: mathew.pinson@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6352

Megan Lineberry

Development Services Manager

Email: megan.lineberry@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6835

Jessica McDaniel

Director of Development for Major Gifts and the Youth Theological Initiative

Email: jessica.dubois@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.0058

Shawn Scott

Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Email: sfscott@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4482

Kelly Shannon

Administrative Assistant, Development and Alumni Relations

Email: kelly.shannon@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6352

L. Bevel Jones

Special Assistant for Development

Email: lbjone@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6532


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Episcopal Studies

The Episcopal Studies program is a fellowship dedicated to equipping students for ministry in The Episcopal Church and all the churches in the Anglican Communion.

URL: http://candler.emory.edu/programs/denominational-other-programs/episcopal-studies/index.cfm

Location: Cannon Chapel, Room 304

Keith B. Whitmore
Director of Episcopal Studies, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta
Telephone: 404.727.6326


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Faculty Development & Support

The Faculty Development & Support Office assists faculty and staff with maintenance requests, ordering supplies, managing listservs, managing incoming and outgoing mail and more.

Please send an email requesting office supplies to dvande2@emory.edu and include the smart key to be charged. Building repairs may be emailed to Nikki Jackson or Deborah van der Lande, for placing work orders with Facilities Management.

Telephone: 404.727.7380

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 353

Brenda Roberts

Manager, Faculty Development and Institutional Support Services

Email: brenda.roberts2@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.2457

Deborah van der Lande

Administrative Assistant, Faculty Support Services

Email: dvande2@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.7380

Anequa Nikki Jackson

Sr. Office Assistant, Faculty Support Services

Email: ajack03@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4143


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Graduate Division of Religion

The Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) is a unit of the Laney Graduate School, drawing on the resources of the Department of Religion in Emory College and Candler School of Theology.

Telephone: 404.712.6561

Fax: 404.727.7597

Mailing Address:
Emory University
Graduate Div. of Religion
S214 Callaway Memorial Center
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

Dr. Carol A. Newsom
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament; Director of the Graduate Division of Religion
Email: cnewsom@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.4183

Andy Boyles

Program Associate, Graduate Division of Religion

Email: aboyles@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6561


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Information Technology

The Information Technology Office provides information security, desktop support, and audiovisual and computer services for Candler.

For support for Candler-owned computers or printers, or for help with email, network or wireless issues, please fill out a service request form or contact csthelp@emory.edu. To request media services, including audiovisual equipment, recording and support services, please fill out the A/V Request form. For problems with the Candler website, contact cstweb@emory.edu.

Telephone: 404.727.6340 or 404.727.6712

Fax: 404.727.1772

Location: 1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 562

Jose Rodriguez

Director of Information Technology

Email: jose.rodriguez@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.8278

Roxanne Russell

Sr. Instructional Content Developer

Email: roxanne.russell@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.2824

John Peterson

Desktop Consultant

Email: jdpete2@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.2983

Carlos de Leon

Computing Support Specialist I

Email: carloshdeleon@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.2801

Stanley Taylor

Senior Media Specialist

Email: stanley.taylor@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6712


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Lifelong Learning

The Lifelong Learning program promotes continuing education for ordained clergy, diaconal ministers, church professionals and laity of all denominations.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/programs/oll/index.cfm

Email: oll@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.0714

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 416

Dr. Robert W. Winstead
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology
Email: bob.winstead@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.3842

Richard Kravako

Program Coordinator for Lifelong Learning and United Methodist Studies

Email: rkravak@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1276


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Methodist Studies

The Methodist Studies program promotes the ethos of the Wesleyan heritage by offering a range of courses in Methodist studies, stewarding denominational and conference relations, mentoring candidates seeking ordination and organizing denominational activities.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/programs/denominational-other-programs/methodist-studies.cfm

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 418

Dr. Anne Burkholder
Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology and Church Leadership
Email: anne.burkholder@emory.eduTelephone: 404.727.1351

Michelle Levan

Assistant Director, Course of Study School

Email: michelle.levan@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4587


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Pitts Theology Library

Pitts Theology Library is one of Emory University's six instructional libraries, and its collection of theological materials provides resources for the Candler School of Theology and Emory University community, as well as visitors from around the world. For reference questions, stop by the library, send an email, call the circulation desk to be routed to a librarian, or contact us online. Here, library users can send online instant messages to Pitts Theology Library reference staff to receive library assistance at their point of need. This service is available from 9 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

URL: http://www.pitts.emory.edu/

Hours: http://www.pitts.emory.edu/about/hours.cfm

Telephone: 404.727.4166

Fax: 404.727.1219

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Suite 560

Dr. M. Patrick Graham
Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography and Librarian
Email: libmpg@emory.ed
Telephone: 4040.727.4165

Debra Madera

Special Collections Reference Assistant

Email: dmadera@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1223

Robert Presutti

Curator of Archives and Manuscripts

Email: rpresut@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1222

Richard Bo Adams

Reference and Systems Librarian

Email: rmadams@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1218

Rebekah Bedard

Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

Email: rebekah.bedard@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.5094

Mark Johnson

Circulation Specialist

Email: mjohn4@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1237

Myron McGee

Circulation Specialist

Email: libmbm@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.2652

Jeff Murray

Interlibrary Loan Specialist

Email: jmurra2@emory.edu

Telephone: 404/727.1048

Tracy Powell Iwaskow

Head of Public Services and Periodicals and Reference Librarian

Email: tracy.powell@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1221

Jenny Vitti

Reserves Specialist

Email: jvitti@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.5535

Marianna Anderson

Sr. Accounting Assistant (Book Processing)

Email: marianna.n.anderson@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1224

Christina Fanciullo

Library Specialist (Resource Mgmt.)

Email: christina.fanciullo@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1224

Denise Hanusek

Catalog Librarian

Email: dhanuse@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1220

Fesseha Nega

Catalog Librarian

Email: fnega@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.5934

Margaret Peddle

Scanning Technician

Email: mpeddle@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.5446

Armin Siedlecki

Catalog Librarian

Email: asiedle@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.5088

Joe Fernander

Bibliographic Information Specialist

Email: jdfern4@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.0522

Hannah Parks

Circulation Specialist

Email: hcparks@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1237


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Registrar

The Registrar's Office maintains academic records and provides services for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Currently enrolled students, faculty, staff and alumni can access their academic and personal information, the most current course offerings, including enrollment information, online billing and order transcripts, among other things, through OPUS.

URL:  http://www.candler.emory.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm

Email:  candlerregistrar@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.0792 or 404.727.6480

Fax: 404.727.4373

Mailing Address:
Emory University
Candler School of Theology
Office of the Registrar
1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 534
Atlanta, GA 30322

Shelly Hart

Director of Academic Administration and Registrar

Email: shelly.hart@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6480

Trenadia Gatson

Coordinator of Academic Services

Email: trenadia.m.gatson@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.0792


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Religious Education Ministries

The Religious Education Ministries program prepares students for educational leadership in congregations, schools and communities, in the context of our diverse and changing world.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/programs/denominational-other-programs/religious-education/index.cfm

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 433

Dr. Jennifer R. Ayres
Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program
Email: jennifer.r.ayres@emory.edu
Telephone: 4040.727.6329

Brenda Bennefield

Program Associate for Black Church Studies, Religious Education, Women, Theology, and Ministry, and Youth Theological Initiative

Email: bsteven@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4160


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Student Programming

The Office of Student Programming (OSP) is the hub of student activity at Candler School of Theology. To submit an article to the Chronicle, Candler's weekly online newsletter, visit this page: http://candler.emory.edu/news/chronicle/index.html.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/life/index.cfm

Telephone: 404.727.4430

Emailcandlerosp@emory.edu

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Suite 311

Ellen Echols Purdum
Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation
Email: ellen.echols.purdum@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.4538

Audrey Hindes

Assistant Director of Student Life and Academic Support

Email: ahindes@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6987

Audrey Roberson

TESL Instructor

Email: audrey.p.roberson@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.1062


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Women, Theology, and Ministry

The Women, Theology, and Ministry program educates women and men to be transformative leaders and advocates for the well being of girls and women in the church and in the world, through education, vocational formation and advocacy.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/programs/denominational-other-programs/wtm/index.cfm

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 433

Dr. Karen D. Scheib
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology; Director of Women, Theology, and Ministry Program
Email: kscheib@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.2423

Brenda Bennefield

Program Associate for Black Church Studies, Religious Education, Women, Theology, and Ministry, and Youth Theological Initiative

Email: bsteven@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.4160


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World Methodist Evangelism Institute

The World Methodist Evangelism Institute is a cooperative ministry of World Evangelism, World Methodist Council and Candler School of Theology, and offers opportunities for study and research in the nature and practice of evangelism.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/programs/institutes-initiatives/wmei/index.cfm

Telephone: 404.727.6344

Email:  wmei@emory.edu

Mailing Address:
Emory University
World Methodist Evangelism Institute
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Location: Cannon Chapel, Room 302

Winston Worrell

Director, World Methodist Evangelism Institute

Email: wworrel@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.727.6344


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Worship

The Office of Worship coordinates worship services at Cannon Chapel, and provides resources for students, instructors, clergy and lay leadership in planning and leading worship.

URL: http://www.candler.emory.edu/life/worship/index.cfm

Location: Cannon Chapel, Room 204

Barbara Day Miller
Associate Dean of Worship and Music
Email: bdaymil@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.6153


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Youth Theological Inititive

YTI partners with Candler's Religious Education Program on a certificate in youth ministry for MDiv and MTS students, and with students from Candler and Emory's Graduate Division of Religion on research and the YTI Summer Academy. Sign up to be added to the mailing list for the Summer Academy.

URL: http://yti.emory.edu

Email: yti@emory.edu

Telephone: 404.712.9160

Fax: 404.727.2494

Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 433

Dr. Elizabeth Corrie
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and Director of the Youth Theological Initiative
Email: ecorrie@emory.edu
Telephone: 404.727.2917


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