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Our faculty shines for being intellectually, theologically, and experientially diverse—while united in a deep commitment to scholarship and social progress.

Meet the Faculty

The scholarly pursuits of our faculty form the core of our learning and worshipping community. Find out what our professors are thinking, writing, and preaching about by exploring the grid below or view our faculty by name/division.

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bennet Tanya Linn Bennett

Associate Dean for Vocation and Formation | Associate Professor in the Practice of Public Theology and Vocation

M.Div., M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University
B.A., Allegheny College

Seminary Hall 107
tbennett@drew.edu
973-408-3718

bosel Chris Boesel

Associate Professor of Christian Theology

M.T.S., Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Westmont College

Seminary Hall 107
cboesel@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3789

kbrown Katherine Brown

Associate Professor of Language and Culture in the Practice of Ministry | Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages

Seminary Hall B011
kgbrown@drew.edu
973-408-3397

corrington Robert S. Corrington

Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Philosophical Theology

M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University
B.A., Temple Unversity

12 Campus Drive
rcorring@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3682

davis Morris L. Davis

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Wesleyan/Methodist Studies | Director of Wesleyan/Methodist Studies

M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University
B.A., Houghton College

Seminary Hall 104
mdavis@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3419

elkins Heather Murray Elkins

Frederick Watson Hannan Professor of Worship, Preaching, and the Arts

Ph.D., Drew University
M.Div., Duke University
M.A., University of Arizona
B.A., Prescott College

Seminary Hall 103
helkins@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3273

fewell Danna Nolan Fewell

John Fletcher Hurst Professor of Hebrew Bible | Chair, Graduate Division of Religion

M.T.S., Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Louisiana College

Seminary Hall 105
dfewell@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3543

dgood Deirdre Good

Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Visiting Professor of New Testament

Th.D. Harvard University
S.T.M. Union Theological Seminary
Cert. Ed. Cambridge University
M.Theol. St. Andrews University

Seminary Hall 102
dgood@drew.edu
973-408-3823

debaufre Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre
(on sabbatical leave)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

M.A., Th.D., Harvard University
B.A., Eastern College

Seminary Hall 102
mjjohnso@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3823

kjordan Kimberleigh Jordan

Director of Craig Chapel | Associate Professor of Religion and the Arts

Ph.D., New York University
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
B.A., University of North Carolina

Seminary Hall
pkjordan@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3000

kearns Laurel Kearns

Associate Professor of the Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies

M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Florida State University

Seminary Hall 108
lkearns@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3009

keller Catherine Keller

George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.Div., Eden Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Heidelberg

Seminary Hall 110
ckeller@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3268

skendall Susan Kendall

Director of Doctoral Studies | Associate Professor in the Practice of Theology and Leadership

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary

Seminary Hall
skendall@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3452

lee Hyo-Dong Lee

Associate Professor of Comparative Theology

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.Div., United Theological College
B.A., B.Th., M.A., McGill University
B.A., Yonsei University

Seminary Hall 22
hlee5@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3129

mannfaculty Jesse Mann

Associate Professor in the Practice of Bibliography and Theological Research | Theological Librarian

M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
B.A., Dickinson University

Library 127A
jmann@drew.edu
973-408-3472

miller Mark A. Miller

Associate Professor of Church Music and Composer in Residence

M.M., The Juilliard School
B.A., Yale University

Seminary Hall 206
mamiller@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3844

moore Stephen Moore

Edmund S. Janes Professor of New Testament Studies

Ph.D., University of Dublin
B.A., University College, Galway

Seminary Hall 106
smoore@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3313

newburgh Kevin Newburg

Assistant Professor in the History of Christianity

M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University
M.A., Nazarene Theological Seminary
B.A., M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University

12 Campus Drive
knewburg@drew.edu
973-408-3928

ngwa Kenneth Ngwa

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary | B.A., M.A., Yaoundé Faculty of Protestant Theology, Cameroon

Seminary Hall 23
kngwa@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3780

ortega Elìas Ortega-Aponte

Assistant Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies

M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., Calvin College

12 Campus Drive
eortega@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3305

ott Kate M. Ott

Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics | University Scholar in Everyday Ethics

Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary
M.A.R., Yale University
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Seminary Hall 28
kott@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3298

pressley Arthur Pressley

Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion

Ph.D., Northwestern University
M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Seminary
B.A., Allegheny College

Seminary Hall 208
apressle@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3594

samuel Virginia Samuel

Associate Professor in the Practice of Christian Ministry | Director, Center for Clergy and Congregational Health and Wholeness

D.Min., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div., Drew University
A.B., Lycoming College

Seminary Hall 102
vsamuel@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3418

savage Carl Savage

Associate Professor of Biblical Archeology

M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University
M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary
A.B., Princeton University

Seminary Hall 19
csavage@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3586

simpson Gary V. Simpson

Associate Professor of Homiletics

D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
B.A., Denison University

Seminary Hall 16
gsimpson@drew.edu
973-408-3992

son Angella M. Pak Son

Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.S.B., University of Minnesota

Seminary Hall 25
ason@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3260

spencer Althea Spencer-Miller

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Th.M., Emory University
B.A., University of the West Indies

Seminary Hall 29
aspencer@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3281

sweet Leonard Sweet

E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism

Ph.D., University of Rochester
M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School
B.A., University of Richmond

lsweet@drew.edu
Personal site
973-722-0954

todd J. Terry Todd

Associate Professor of American Religious Studies | Chair, Doctor of Ministry Program

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Div., Harvard University
B.A., Boston University

Seminary Hall 114
jtodd@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3847

viera Javier Viera

Dean of the Theological School

Professor of Pastoral Theology

Ed.D., Columbia University
S.T.M., Yale University
M.Div. Duke University
B.A., Florida Southern College

Seminary Hall 102
jviera@drew.edu
973-408-3255

west Traci C. West

James W. Pearsall Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies

Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary
M.Div., Pacific School of Religion
B.A., Yale University

Seminary Hall 203
twest@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3082

westfield Nancy Lynne Westfield

Associate Professor of Religious Education

Ph.D., The Union Institute
M.A. , Scarritt Graduate School
B.A., Murry State University

Seminary Hall 15
lwestfie@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3063

Esteemed Scholars

Our faculty authors are illuminating a marvelous range of theological, philosophical, and ethical questions. Click a title on our faculty bookshelf to see what the critics have to say.

Ardent Mentors

The great reward of academic mentorship, say faculty, is seeing students claim their growing strength as thinkers and scholars.

Drew Faculty Inbox

From: Virginia Samuel
Subject: Doctor of Ministry

When I see Angelita, I see a ripple that will go on forever. What she is doing—healing people who have suffered trauma—is enormous. For me to have had a small hand in that ripple—as a minister and a teacher, I am enormously grateful.

Virginia Samuel
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry

From: Angelita Clifton
Subject: Re: Doctor of Ministry

As I developed my D.Min. project, a trauma-informed ministry model, Dr. Samuel helped me work through my initial ideas and refine them to be user-friendly. She guided me in transitioning my project from an academic endeavor to a practical model that I now use successfully in the church setting. She was extremely available and always made every effort to assist in any way she could.

Angelita Clifton
T’08,’13
Associate Minister, Fountain Baptist Church, Summit, NJ

From: Danna Nolan Fewell
Subject: Doctor of Philosophy

I met Dong Sung as a master’s student in my class Intro to Biblical Literature. Now, as a PhD candidate, he is my teaching assistant in that class—as well as a wonderful scholar who uses biblical narratives to reflect on issues of personal identity.

Danna Nolan Fewell
Professor of Hebrew Bible

From: Dong Sung Kim
Subject: Re: Doctor of Philosophy

As a mentor and adviser, Dr. Fewell is always devoted to giving critical feedback for my writing and research. Her guidance has been indispensable in developing my thinking and writing skills. Most of my papers from courses she taught have been accepted for presentation at regional and national academic conferences.

Dong Sung Kim
’07,T’11

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