Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Dr. Gregory Ellison

Ellison has written several articles and speaks extensively on issues related to adolescence, hope, marginalization, and muteness and invisibility in African American young men. Ellison is the author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men and the co-founder of Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots community empowerment initiative to improve the lives of African American young men. His current research focuses on caring for marginalized populations, pastoral care as social activism, and 20th and 21st century mysticism. Ellison has two books in progress with Westminster John Knox Press, Fearless Dialogues: The Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century and Anchored in the Current: The Eternal Wisdom of Howard Thurman in a Changing World.

In 2010-2011, Ellison was the recipient of Candler’s “Faculty Person of the Year" award. Three years later, Ellison received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Emory University’s most prestigious faculty teaching honor. He is an ordained Baptist minister who has served in Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

Greg Ellison is on leave during the 2015-16 academic year. 


Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.7291
Email: gelli01@emory.edu