Fry BrownCandler School of Theology will open the 2015-2016 academic year with fall convocation on Thursday, August 27 at 11:05 a.m. in Cannon Chapel.

During the service, Dean Jan Love and Emory University President James Wagner will install Teresa L. Fry Brown as the fourth Bandy Professor of Preaching. Fry Brown has been a Candler faculty member since 1994, and in 2010 became the school’s first African American woman to attain the rank of full professor. She also serves as historiographer of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  

Robert M. Franklin Jr., James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership, will give the convocation address, “The Vocation of Argument.”

Watch the convocation via livestreaming.