Faculty scholarship update: Spring and Summer 2018

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School of Divinity faculty publish regularly. This update will help you explore the depth and breadth of our faculty’s most recent publications and ongoing research.

School of Divinity staff member Fred Bahnson giving a lecture

Fred Bahnson is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ecological Well-Being and Director of the School of Divinity’s Food, Health, and Ecological Well-Being Program.

School of Divinity faculty member Christopher T. Copeland records episodes of his podcast, Heart of the Enneagram.

Christopher Copeland is Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life.

  • Logo for the Heart of the Enneagram PodcastIn the Spring, Copeland launched a popular podcast (50,000+ downloads to date) and published a companion guide, Heart of the Enneagram. Both are in collaboration with Sandra C. Smith. The podcast, now in its third season, is for those who want to take their exploration of the Enneagram deeper. The podcast and guide facilitate the opening of the heart, a liberating act that releases limitation and fear and expands gratefulness and compassion.

Podcast available on iTunes

Listen on Google Play Music


School of Divinity faculty member Elizabeth Gandolfo lectures

Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo is Earley Assistant Professor of Catholic and Latin American Studies.



School of Divinity faculty member Gary Gunderson

Gary Gunderson is Professor of Faith and Health of the Public.






School of Divinity professor Katherine Shaner lectures

Katherine Shaner is Assistant Professor of New Testament.



A Snapshot of Our Faculty

The School of Divinity faculty come from 12 states and 2 countries (United States, South Korea), 16 undergraduate colleges and universities (having majored in more than 10 different areas of study), 14 masters programs, and 13 doctoral programs. 26% identify as an ethnic minority and 37% identify as female. They come from 11 religious affiliations and 75% are ordained. Over the last five years they have collectively published over 100 books, chapter contributions, edited volumes, co-edited volumes, and translations.

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