Faculty on the Road

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.


Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo

Gandolfo is Earley Assistant Professor of Catholic and Latin American Studies.

Date Location Details
October 8, 2018 Walking In Hope: A Weeklong Celebration of the Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero; St. Louis, MO Academic Lecture, “San Romero, Risen in the Salvadoran People and Canonized by the Salvadoran People: Prophetic Practices of Remembering Romero in the Ecclesial Base Communities of El Salvador”; 11:00am; Saint Francis Xavier College Church Ballroom
October 8, 20189 Walking In Hope: A Weeklong Celebration of the Canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero; St. Louis, MO Community Lecture, “The Prophetic Mission of the Church in a Time of Great Suffering: Lessons from San Romero’s Sentir Con La Iglesia“; 7:00pm; Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University


Bill Leonard

Leonard is Professor of Divinity Emeritus. 

Date Location Details
October 22, 2018 Baylor University; Waco, TX Public Lecture, “Telling the Truth: Cultivating Conscience, Teaching Dissent,” 2:00 p.m.
February 5, 2019 Annual Religion Lecture Series; Campbell University; Buies Creek, NC 3:30pm and 7:00pm (Butler Chapel)


Katherine A. Shaner

Shaner serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament.

Date Location Details
October 1-2, 2018 Northern Rockies Institute of Theology; Montana Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Great Falls and Havre, MT Workshop Leader, “Reading Luke from the Edge of the World”
October 25-26, 2018 NC Homegrown; Raleigh, NC Workshop Leader, “Preaching the Community Voice from Paul”


Porter Taylor

Taylor serves as Visiting Professor of Episcopal Studies.

Date Location Details
September 29, 2018 Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina Recovery Eucharist Keynote Speaker
October 29 – 31, 2018 Clergy Conference, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia Speaker
December 8 – 9, 2018 “Storytelling as Evangelism” Retreat of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Winston-Salem; Chattanooga, TN Leader