Three Candler faculty members will be installed in chaired professorships during spring convocation on January 14. Dr. Emmanuel Lartey will become the L. Bevel Jones III Chair in the Practice of Ministry, a new chair to be inaugurated at Candler through the generosity of the friends and family of Bishop Bev Jones. Dr. Ian McFarland will become the Bishop Mack B. and Rose Stokes Chair in Theology, a second new chair to be inaugurated at Candler due to the generosity of the Stokes family. Dr. John Snarey will become the Franklin Nutting Parker Chair in Human Development and Ethics.
Distinguished Senior Scholar-in-Residence the Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. recently published In Peace and Freedom: My Journey In Selma, a memoir in which he recounts his years in the city that played a key role in the movement toward racial equality in the United States.
Assistant Professor of Preaching and Ethics Dr. Ted Smith 04PhD has been awarded a grant from the Lilly Endowment for his upcoming project, “Basic Issues, Changing Times.” Through this project, Dr. Smith will bring together theological educators to reflect on theological education and the challenges it faces today.
Dr. Brent Strawn was recently promoted to Professor of Old Testament.Dr. Jacob L. Wright, associate professor of Hebrew Bible, has published the first i-book written by a Candler faculty member. King David and His Reign Revisited can be downloaded through the Apple iBooks Store or by visiting http://www.kingdavidsreign.com/.
Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations Mathew Pinson and his wife, Susan, welcomed their first child, Elizabeth Avary, on December 2.Me'Ashia King joined Candler's staff as senior secretary in the Dean's Office.