The Rev. Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker joined Candler as associate dean and professor in the practice of leadership in January 2022, to expand access to Candler-based theological education, collaborating with congregations, denominations, and community organizations to ensure the school’s offerings meet their educational needs. She also serves as a senior advisor to the dean on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Solis-Walker previously served as special assistant to the president on diversity and associate professor of practical theology at Northwest Nazarene University’s College of Theology and Christian Ministry.
Prior to her role at Northwest Nazarene, Solis-Walker was assistant dean of global theological education and director of education for Latinos and Latinas at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, and director of the Latino Latina Studies Program at Asbury Theological Seminary. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
A frequent speaker at theological institutions, universities, and churches both within the U.S. and globally, Solis-Walker is a member of Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana (AETH), Cooperación Misionera de Hispanos en Norte América (COMHINA), the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI), and a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).