Our Faculty

Our faculty will help you evolve into inspiring leaders of faith.

Faculty on the Road

Faculty travel, speak, and engage communities around the globe.

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Meet the Faculty

The Faculty at the School of Divinity is more than a collection of instructors. Just as you are invested in your education, our faculty are invested in you. Discover why they chose to teach here and read more about the accomplishments of our diverse faculty.

The School of Divinity models the idea that community need not be homogenous in order to be faithful and fruitful. Our common life is much richer for the differences each of us brings to studies, worship, and ministry goals.

Katherine A. Shaner

Assistant Professor of New Testament
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As a University-based seminary, students can utilize the broad offerings of Wake Forest and our joint degree programs for specialized studies. These types of connections enhance conversations and engagement of issues.

Bill Leonard

Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies
Professor of Church History
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We are forming and tending a distinctive culture. What you think matters; what you feel matters; what you do matters, and it matters to more than just yourself. Here you can examine, test, and practice what is on your heart and mind.

Mark E. Jensen

Teaching Professor of Pastoral Care
and Pastoral Theology
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Crainshaw They SpinThey Spin With Their Hands: Women’s Ordination Rites: Renewing God’s Story with God’s People
by Jill Crainshaw
Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology
The book chronicles the ordination stories of several women and the power of the rites, practices, and distinct nature of the women’s ordination services. Crainshaw says the book is intended to amplify unique theological voices and themes that emerge out of women’s ways of ordaining.