In addition to our students, our staff is what makes the School of Divinity engine turn. Use this listing to contact the appropriate staff member for your question, or if you’re looking to get in touch with or learn more about a specific faculty member, please visit our Faculty Listings.

Senior Administration

Name Position Education Email
Gail R. O’Day Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching BA, Brown University; MTS, Harvard Divinity School; PhD, Emory University
Michelle Voss Roberts Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Theology BA, Calvin College; MTS, Candler School of Theology, Emory; PhD, Emory University
Shonda Jones Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services BA, Texas Christian University; MDiv, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University; EdD, University of Alabama
Sheila Virgil Assistant Dean of Development BA, St. John’s College (Annapolis); MNO, Case Western Reserve University


Name Position Education Email
Fred Bahnson Director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ecological Well-Being BA, Montana State University; MTS, Duke Divinity School
Mark Batten Director of Creative Strategies and Admissions Operations BA, Campbell University; MDiv, Emory University
Thomas P. Benza Associate Director of Financial Aid BS, BA, Appalachian State University; MA, Wake Forest University
Christopher T. Copeland Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality BS, Wake Forest; MDiv/JD, Emory University
Christie M. Dalton Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations BA, Arizona State; MDiv, Wake Forest University
Andrea N. Edwards Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment BS, Wake Forest University; MDiv, Howard University School of Divinity
Hilary Floyd Academic Skills Instructor and Program Associate for Community and Lifelong Learning BA, Furman University; MDiv, Wake Forest University
Janice Huesman Assistant to the Dean BM, Furman University
Kaeley McMahan Research and Instruction Librarian
Arts, Religion, Divinity
BA, Wheaton College; MA, Wake Forest University; MLIS, UNC-Greensboro
Susan Robinson Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs BA, University of California at Berkeley
Sally Ann Morris Musician in Residence BM, St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Dixie Ross Business Manager BA, MBA, Vanderbilt University
John Senior Director of the Art of Ministry, Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethics and Society AB, Bowdoin College; MDiv, Harvard Divinity School; PhD, Emory University
Nan Smith Project Coordinator, Divinity Development
Lauren Trethaway Financial Aid Counselor
Mary Ellen Walter Admissions Office Manager BA, UNC-Chapel Hill