Faculty on the Road

Members of the School of Divinity faculty take their academic and ministerial passions to cities across the country, preaching in congregations, presenting at conferences or workshops, meeting with students, and gathering with alumni. Below is a list of upcoming destinations of our faculty. Want to meet with a faculty member who will be in your area? Read more about our faculty here.

Fred Bahnson

Bahnson serves as the Director of the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ecological Well-Being.

Date Location Details
October 15 – 16, 2015 “Come to the Table” Conference, United Theological Seminary; Dayton, OH Plenary Talk
November 7, 2015 Carolina Farm Stewardship Association 30th Anniversary Conference; Durham, NC Big Ideas Lecture, “Soil and Sacrament: Food, Faith, and Growing Heaven on Earth”
January 27 – 29, 2016 Western Carolina University; Cullowhee, NC Jerry Jackson Lecture in the Humanities and Visiting Writer Talks
February 10 – 12, 2016 University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ Keynote Speaker for Food, Faith, and Climate Conference
March 9 – 11, 2016 Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary; New York, NY Value of Food Series Talk
Jill Y. Crainshaw

Crainshaw serves as Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology.

Date Location Details
Every Fourth Wednesday Heritage Woods Independent Living Community; Winston-Salem, NC Leader, Worship and Eucharist Celebration, 11:00am


Derek S. Hicks

Hicks serves as Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture.

Date Location Details
October 11, 2015 St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church; Winston-Salem, NC Preaching, National Lay Day
October 14, 2015 Knollwood Baptist Church; Winston-Salem, NC Presentation, “Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition”
October 16, 2015 Georgetown University; Washington, D.C. Lecture, “Liberative Logos: Baby Suggs Holy and the Narrative of Splendor in Degraded Flesh”
October 21, 2015 Knollwood Baptist Church; Winston-Salem, NC Presenting, “Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition”
February 22, 2016 Race and Faith Dialogue Series; Duke University Divinity School; Durham, NC Inaugural Lecture, “Feeding Debased Flesh and Broken Spirits: Religion, Food, and Race in African American Life” (tentative)
Kevin Jung

Jung serves as Associate Professor of Christian Ethics.

Date Location Details
November 20, 2015 International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR) Pre-AAR Conference; Hilton Downtown, Room 206-207 (Level 2); Atlanta, GA Panelist for Science and the Next Generation of Religious Leaders: The Science for Seminaries Project, 1:00 – 5:50 p.m.
November 21, 2015 AAR Annual Meeting; Hilton Downtown, Room 205 (Level 2); Atlanta, GA Paper Presenter, “Normatvity in Comparative Religious Ethics,” 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
January 8, 2016 Society of Christian Ethics/Society of Jewish Ethics Annual Meeting; Fairmont Royal York, Territories Room; Toronto, Canada Paper Presenter, “Emmanuel Levinas and Covenantal Ethics: A Jewish-Christian Discussion,” 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Bill J. Leonard

Leonard serves as Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies and Professor of Church History.

Date Location Details
December 13, 2015 Harvard Memorial Church; Cambridge, MA Worship Leader
Katherine A. Shaner

Shaner serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament.

Date Location Details
October 12 – 14, 2015 North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Theological Conference Workshop Leader: Preaching the Advent Story: Thinking About Advent C
November 1 – 3, 2015 Lutheran-Moravian Women-in-Ministry Retreat; Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center, Laurel Springs NC Co-presenter with Moravian Bishop Kay Ward


Michelle Voss Roberts

Voss Roberts serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology.

Date Location Details
November 22, 2015 AAR Annual Meeting; Westin-Overlook (Level 6); Atlanta, GA Award Recipient, Award for Excellence in the Study of Religions in Constructive-Reflective Studies, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.


Sunggu Yang

Yang serves as the Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow in Preaching and Worship.

Date Location Details
December 3-5, 2015
The Academy of Homiletics Annual Meeting, Vanderbilt University; Nashville TN Paper Presentation, “Homiletical Aesthetics: A Paradigmatic Proposal for Holistic Experience of Preaching”
January 7-10, 2016
North American Academy of Liturgy Annual Meeting; Houston TX Paper Presentation,  “A Freudian-Ritualistic Analysis of Liturgical Preaching: Therapeutic Merits Found”