Our Faculty. Inspiring Leaders.

 

Our Faculty – Inspiring Leaders

Engaging Teachers

Our faculty shine for being spiritually, intellectually, theologically and experientially diverse—while united in a deep commitment to innovative scholarship, social progress, and the pursuit of wisdom.

Inspiring Leaders

Innovative and provocative, they challenge you and each other. Alums say working with faculty mentors was among the most valuable experiences of their Drew education.

Drew Theological School changed my life. After my first semester, I was about to transfer schools because I didn’t think I would be successful but after talking with Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre and Dr. Arthur Pressley, I decided to stay. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. The faculty helped me become a courageous ministerial leader. They allowed me to be my authentic self and helped me develop in areas that needed growth. I will forever be grateful for all of my professors and classmates. I thank God for my time in Seminary Hall. ”
The Rev. George William Whitfield T’21

Faculty

Edwin David Aponte
Dean of the Theological School
Professor of Religion and Culture

PhD, MA, Temple University
MATS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
BA, Gordon College

Seminary Hall Room 102
eaponte@drew.edu
973-408-3276

Edwin David Aponte CV – 2022

Tanya Linn Bennett
Associate Dean for Vocation and Formation
Associate Professor in the Practice of Public Theology and Vocation
University Chaplain

MDiv, MPhil, PhD, Drew University
BA, Allegheny College

Seminary Hall 102
tbennett@drew.edu
973-408-3718

Tanya Linn Bennett CV – 2022

Chris Boesel
Associate Professor of Christian Theology

MTS, PhD, Emory University
BA, Westmont College

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

Chris Boesel CV – 2022


Katherine Brown
Associate Teaching Professor of Language and Culture
Directory of Theological Language and Learning

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

Danna Nolan Fewell
John Fletcher Hurst Professor of Hebrew Bible

MTS, PhD, Emory University
BA, Louisiana College

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

Danna Nolan Fewell CV – 2022

Jonathan Golden
Assistant Teaching Professor in Religious Studies
Director, Center of Religion, Culture & Conflict
Convener, Conflict Resolution and Leadership Certificate

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Brandeis University

jgolden@drew.edu
973-408-3511


Meredith E. Hoxie Schol
Assistant Teaching Professor in Religious Education & Leadership
Director of Doctoral Studies

PhD, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
MDiv, Boston University
BA, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Seminary Hall 21
mhoxieschol@drew.edu
973-408-3452

Meredith Hoxie Schol CV – 2021

Gladson Jathanna
Assistant Professor of the History of Christianities

ThD, Georg August Universität
MTh, Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute
BD, Karnataka Theological College
BA, Mangalore University

Seminary Hall 108

Gladson Jathanna CV – 2022

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

MDiv, ThD, Harvard University
BA, Eastern College

Seminary Hall 105
mjjohnso@drew.edu
973-408-3823

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre CV – 2021


Laurel Kearns
Professor of Ecology, Religion and Society

MA, PhD, Emory University
BA, Florida State University

Seminary Hall 103
lkearns@drew.edu
973-408-3009

Laurel Kearns CV – 2022

Catherine Keller
George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology

PhD, Claremont Graduate University
MDiv, Eden Theological Seminary
BA, University of Heidelberg

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

Catherine Keller CV – 2021

Hyo-Dong Lee
Associate Professor of Comparative Theology

PhD, Vanderbilt University
MDiv, United Theological College
BA, BTh, MA, McGill University
BA, Yonsei University

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

Hyo-Dong Lee CV – 2022


Jesse Mann
Associate Teaching Professor in the History of Christianity and Practice of Theological Research
Theological Librarian

MA, PhD, University of Chicago
BA, Dickinson College

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

Jesse Mann CV – 2022

Mark A. Miller
Director of Craig Chapel
Professor of Church Music
Composer in Residence

MM, The Juilliard School
BA, Yale University

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

Mark Miller CV – 2020

Stephen Moore
Edmund S. Janes Professor of New Testament Studies

PhD, University of Dublin
BA, University College, Galway

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

Stephen Moore CV – 2022


Kevin Newburg
Associate Teaching Professor in the History of Christianity and Methodist Studies

MPhil, PhD, Drew University
MA, Nazarene Theological Seminary
BA, MA, Point Loma Nazarene University

Seminary Hall 17
knewburg@drew.edu
973-408-3928

Kevin Newburg CV – 2022

Kenneth Ngwa
Professor of Hebrew Bible
Director, Religion and Global Health Forum

PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, MA Yaoundé Faculty of Protestant Theology, Cameroon

Seminary Hall 11
kngwa@drew.edu
973-408-3780

Kenneth Ngwa CV – 2022

Minjung Noh
Assistant Professor of Transnational Christianity and Gender Studies
Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Temple University
MA, The Seoul National University
BA, The Seoul National University

Seminary Hall 19
mnoh@drew.edu
973-408-3361

Minjung Noh CV – 2022


Francisco Pelaez-Diaz
Assistant Teaching Professor in Latinx Studies and Ministries

PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Theology, Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de México

Seminary Hall 29
fpelaezdiaz@drew.edu
973-408-3410

Francisco Pelaez-Diaz CV 2022

Arthur Pressley
Associate Professor of Psychology and Religion

PhD, Northwestern University
MDiv, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary
BA, Allegheny College

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

Arthur Pressley CV – 2020

Eli Rosenblatt
Wallerstein Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Sarah Lawrence College

Seminary Hall 28
erosenblatt@drew.edu
973-408-3350

Eli Rosenblatt CV – 2022


Robert Paul Seesengood
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Theological School
Associate Teaching Professor of Bible and Cultures

PhD, Drew University
ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
MDiv, Harding School of Theology
BA, Arkansas State University

Seminary Hall 102
rseeseng@drew.edu
973-408-3820

Robert Paul Seesengood CV – 2022

Daniel D. Shin
E. Stanley Jones Chair in Evangelism
Associate Professor of Theology and World Christianity

PhD, University of Chicago
MDiv, Yale University
BA, MA, Wheaton College

Seminary Hall 23
dshin@drew.edu
973-408-3746

Daniel Shin CV – 2022

Gary V. Simpson
Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Formation

DMin, United Theological Seminary
MDiv, Union Theological Seminary
BA, Denison University

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

Gary Simpson CV – 2021


Angella M. Pak Son
Professor of Psychology and Religion

PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
BSB, University of Minnesota

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

Angella M. Pak Son CV – 2022

Althea Spencer-Miller
Assistant Professor of New Testament

PhD, Claremont Graduate University
ThM, Emory University
BA, University of the West Indies

Seminary Hall 24
aspencer@drew.edu
973-408-3281

Althea Spencer-Miller CV – 2020

J. Terry Todd
Associate Professor of American Religious Studies

PhD, Columbia University
MDiv, Harvard University
BA, Boston University

Seminary Hall 112
jtodd@drew.edu
973-408-3847

Terry Todd CV – 2021


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

PhD, Union Theological Seminary
MDiv, Pacific School of Religion
BA, Yale University

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

Traci C West CV – 2022



Emeriti Faculty

S. Wesley Ariarajah
Professor Emeritus of Ecumenical Theology

Robert S. Corrington
Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology

MPhil, PhD, Drew University
BA, Temple University

rcorring@drew.edu

Heather Murray Elkins
Emerita Professor of Worship, Preaching, and the Arts

PhD, Drew University
MDiv, Duke University
MA, University of Arizona
BA, Prescott College


Leonard Sweet
Professor Emeritus of Evangelism

PhD, University of Rochester
MDiv, Colgate Rochester Divinity School
BA, University of Richmond

lsweet@drew.edu
973-722-0954



Affiliate Faculty