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VICTOR ANDERSON, Professor of Ethics and Society; Professor of African American Studies
A.B. Trinity Christian (1982); M.Div., Th.M. Calvin Theological Seminary (1986, 1990); M.A., Ph.D. Princeton (1991, 1992)

DALE P. ANDREWS, Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology
B.A., Wesleyan University (1983); M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary (1991); M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt (1997, 1998)

ELLEN T. ARMOUR, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology; Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality;
B.A. Stetson University (1980); M.A., Ph.D. Vanderbilt University (1989, 1993)

ANNALISA AZZONI, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Laurea, Instituto di Glottologia, Universita degli Studi di Milan (1989); Ph.D. Johns Hopkins (2001)

LEWIS BALDWIN, Professor of Religious Studies; Director of African American Studies
B.A. Talladega (1971); M.A., M.Div. Rochester (1973, 1975); Ph.D. Northwestern (1980)

GREGORY BARZ, Associate Professor of Musicology
B.A. North Carolina School of the Arts; M.A. Chicago; Ph.D. Brown

DIANNA BELL, Mellon Assistant Professor of Religion, Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa
B.A. Brigham Young University (2003); M.A. University of Idaho (2008); Ph.D. Florida State University (2013)

MARK J. BLITON, Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
B.A. Allegheny (1984); Ph.D. Vanderbilt (1993)

JAMES P. BYRD, Associate Dean of the Graduate Department of Religion; Associate Professor of American Religious History
B.A. Gardner-Webb; M.Div. Duke; M.A. Vanderbilt (1997); Ph.D. Vanderbilt (1999)

ROBERT CAMPANY, Professor of Asian Studies
B.A. Davidson College (1981); M.A., Ph.D. Chicago (1983, 1988)

LARRY CHURCHILL, Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics
B.A. Rhodes (1967); M.Div. Duke (1970); Ph.D. Duke (1973)

BETH ANN CONKLIN, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
A.B. Colorado College (1976); Ph.D. California, San Francisco (1980)

PAUL DEHART, Associate Professor of Theology
A.B. Chicago (1987); M.A.R. Yale (1990); Ph.D. Chicago (1997)

DENNIS C. DICKERSON, James M. Lawson, Jr. Professor of History
B.A. Lincoln (1971); M.A., Ph.D. Washington University, (1974, 1978); M.Div. Vanderbilt (2007)

IDIT DOBBS-WEINSTEIN, Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., M.A. York [Canada] (1981, 1982); M.A., Ph.D. Toronto (1983, 1987)

PAUL R. DOKECKI, Profesor of Psychology
B.A. Manhattan (1962); M.A., Ph.D. Peabody (1963, 1968)

JUAN M. FLOYD-THOMAS, Associate Professor of African American Religious History
B.A., Rutgers University (1993) ; M.A., Temple University (1996); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (2000)

STACEY M. FLOYD-THOMAS, Associate Professor of Ethics and Society
B.A. (Vassar College 1991); M.T.S. (Emory University 1993); M.A. (Temple University 1995); Ph.D. (Temple University 1998)

WILLIAM FRANKE, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. (Williams 1978); M.A. (Oxford 1980); M.A. (California, Berkeley 1988); Ph.D. (Stanford 1991)

KATHY GACA, Associate Professor of Classics
B.A., M.A.(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

VOLNEY P. GAY, Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies; Professor of Psychiatry; Professor of Anthropology (GDR)
B.A. (Reed 1970); M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago 1973, 1976)

JAY GELLER, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture and Religious Studies
B.A. (Wesleyan 1975): A.M., Ph.D. (Duke, 1980, 1985)

LENN GOODMAN, Professor of Philosophy; Professor of Religious Studies
A.B. (Harvard 1965); D.Phil. (Oxford 1968)

THOMAS A. GREGOR, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology; Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. (Chicago 1962); Ph.D. (Columbia 1969)

LEOR HALEVI, Associate Professor of History
PhD, Harvard University, 2002

JACO HAMMAN,  Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture; Director of the Program in Theology and Practice
B.A. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (1988); BTh. Stellenbosch University Seminary School (1991); MTh. Stellenbosch University Seminary School (1993); Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary (2000)

JOEL HARRINGTON, Associate Professor of History
B.A. (Notre Dame 1981); M.A., Ph.D. (Michigan 1983, 1989)

WILLIAM J. HOOK, Professor of the Practice of Theological Librarianship; Director, Divinity Library
B.Sc. (Florida Institute of Technology 1974); M.Div. (Emory 1977); M.A., Ph.D. (Vanderbilt 1985, 1992)

JAMES HUDNUT-BEUMLER, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History
B.A. (The College of Wooster, 1980); M.Div. (Church History, Union Theological Seminary 1983); M.A., Ph.D. (Princeton 1986, 1989)

ROBIN M. JENSEN, Luce Chancellor's Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship
B.A. (Concordia College 1973); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary 1977, 1986, 1991)

DOUGLAS A. KNIGHT, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible; Professor of Jewish Studies
B.A. (Ottawa University, Kansas, 1965); M.Div. (California Baptist Theological Seminary, 1968); Dr.theol. (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 1973)

PETER LAKE, Professor of History; Professor of the History of Christianity
B.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge 1973, 1978)

AMY-JILL LEVINE, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies
B.A., (Smith 1978); M.A., Ph.D. (Duke 1981, 1984)

PAUL CHANG-HA LIM, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
B.A. (Yale 1990); M.Div. (Biblical Theological Seminary 1995); Th.M. (Princeton Theological Seminary 1997); Ph.D. (Cambridge 2001)

NANCY G. LIN, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
A.B. Harvard University (2000); M.A. Columbia University (2003); Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley (2011)

BRYAN LOWE, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. Middlebury College (2003); M.A. Princeton University (2009); Ph.D. Princeton University (2012)

HERBERT MARBURY, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
B.A. (Emory 1991); M.Div. (Interdenominational Theological Center 1994); M.A. (Vanderbilt 1999); Ph.D. (Vanderbilt 2003)

LEAH MARCUS,  Edwin Mims Professor of English
Ph.D., (Columbia 1971); M.A. (Columbia 1968); B.A. (Carleton College 1967

JOHN S. MCCLURE, Charles G. Finney Professor of Homiletics and Chair of the Graduate Department of Religion
B.A. (University of the South 1974); M.Phil (Glasgow 1976); M.Div. (Fuller Theological Seminary 1979); Ph.D. (Princeton Theological Seminary 1983)

THOMAS A. J. MCGINN, Associate Professor of Classics
A.B. (Harvard 1978); M.A. (Cambridge 1980); Ph.D. (Michigan 1986) [1986]

RICHARD MCGREGOR, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. (Toronto 1990); M.A., Ph.D. (McGill 1993, 2001) [2003]

KEITH G. MEADOR, Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Preventive Medicine
B.A. (Vanderbilt 1978); M.D. (University of Louisville 1982); Th.M. (Duke 1986); M.P.H. (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1988)

M. DOUGLAS MEEKS, The Cal Turner Chancellor's Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies
B.A. (Rhodes 1963); B.D., Ph.D. (Duke 1966, 1971)

DAVID MICHELSON, Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity
B.A. Hillsdale College (1998); M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2001); M.A. & Ph.D. Princeton University (2003, 2007)

BONNIE J. MILLER-McLEMORE, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture
B.A. (Kalamazoo 1977); M.A., Ph.D. (Chicago 1980, 1986)

BRUCE T. MORRILL, Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies, Professor of Theological Studies; B.A. (College of the Holy Cross 1981); M.A., (Columbia University 1986); M.Div. (Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley 1991); Ph.D. (Emory University 1996)  
 
DANIEL M. PATTE, Professor of Religious Studies; Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
B.A. (Grenoble 1958); B.D. (Montpellier 1960); Th.M. (Geneva 1964); Th.D. (Chicago Theological Seminary 1971)

GRAHAM RESIDE, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions;
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
B.A., (University of Toronto 1988); B. Ed., (York University 1989); M.Div., (Princeton 1994); Ph.D., (Emory 2003)

JOSEPH RIFE, Associate Professor of Classics and Anthropology
Ph.D. University of Michigan

JACK M. SASSON, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible
B.A. (Brooklyn 1962); Ph.D. (Brandeis 1966)

LAUREL SCHNEIDER, Professor of Religious Studies
A.B. Dartmouth College (1984); M.Div. Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School (1990); Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Graduate Department of Religion (1997)

FERNANDO F. SEGOVIA, Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
B.A. (Pontifical College Josephinum 1970); M.A., Ph.D. (Notre Dame 1976, 1978)

C. MELISSA SNARR, Associate Professor of Ethics and Society
B.A. (Furman 1992); M.Div., Ph.D. (Emory 1995, 2004)

TONY STEWART, Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. Western Kentucky University (1976); A.M., Ph.D. University of Chicago (1981, 1985)

ANAND V. TANEJA, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A. Ramjas College, Delhi University, New Delhi (2001); M.A. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (2004); Ph.D. Columbia University (2013)

EMILIE M. TOWNES, Dean of the Divinity School; E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
A.B. University of Chicago; A.M., D.Min. University of Chicago; Ph.D. Northwestern University

MARTINA URBAN, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies
M.A. (Freir Universität Berlin 1993); Ph.D. (Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2003)
 

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