Jennifer R. Ayres
Assistant Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Religious Education Program
She currently is researching issues of faith formation through religious practices of food justice.
Elizabeth M. Bounds
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Associate Director of the Graduate Division of Religion, Coordinator of Initiative in Religious and Practical Theology
Professor Bounds' research interests include the communal dimensions of church and civil society, feminist and liberation ethics, the public voice of religion, and transformative pedagogical practices.
Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology and Church Leadership
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Youth Education and Peacebuilding and Director of the Youth Theological Initiative
Barbara Day Miller
Assistant Dean of Worship and Music
Dean Day Miller leads the planning and organizing of worship and teaches in practical liturgics. Her interests include congregational planning and participation in worship, creative worship and the arts, and global hymns and songs. She has cowritten a youth musical, and is the founding director of Cantemos, a multicultural youth choir.
Teresa L. Fry Brown
Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies
Professor Fry Brown has written articles for Those Preaching Women, Vol. 3; and The Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual. Professor Fry Brown's research interests include homiletics with an emphasis in African American and womanist styles, and womanist ethics, sociology, and history focusing on African American spiritual values.
Susan E. Hylen
Associate Research Professor of New Testament
Marie Friedmann Marquardt
Ellen Ott Marshall
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation
Joy Ann McDougall
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Professor McDougall's research interests inclue twentieth-century German theology, political an liberation theologies, and feminist-womanist debates in the doctrines of God and Christology.
Carol A. Newsom
C.H. Candler Professor of Old Testament
Professor Newsom's current research focuses on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Wisdom tradition, and apocalyptic literature. She is author of The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford University Press 2003).
Karen D. Scheib
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Professor Scheib works in the area of practical and pastoral theology. She is the author of Challenging Invisibility: Practices of Care with Older Women (2004). Her current writing explores the intersection of ecclesiology and practices of care. Her other research interests include faith and health, theological and cultural dimensions of crises and trauma, and narrative theory and therapy.
Andrea C. White
Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture