GDR Alumni News

Lerone Martin
has published The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism

Samira Mehta has published The Racism of People Who Love You; Essays on Mixed Race Belonging.

Kate Zubko has received the 2022 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching at UNC Asheville.

Timothy Beal has been named Distinguished University Professor at Case Western University.

David Mellott
has been named President of Christian Theological Seminary.

Collin Cornell 
will be Visiting Assistant Professor of Old Testament for the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. It is a one-year position that began in January 2018 and will continue through December of this year (2018). 

Samira Mehta has published Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States.

Kate Zubko
has been appointed the NEH Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. The NEH professorship is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lerone Martin was featured in an article in the New York Times for his research J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window: The FBI, Religion, and National Security in American History, 1935-7

Dennis James LoRusso's
book Spirituality, Corporate Culture, and American Business: The Neoliberal Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capital was published by Bloomsbury.

Shively Smith is now full-time faculty at Boston University School of Theology.

Tony Alonso has been hired as Director of Catholic Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Candler School of Theology

Carolyn Helsel's new book will be published in March of 2018. Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism (Chalice, 2018). The link to the book can be found here:

Lerone Martin who recently promoted with tenure to Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, at John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.

to two Emory alumni, Lerone Martin and David Reeves Vishanoff, who received NEH Fellowships announced December 2017.

Lerone Allen Martin
Washington University in St. Louis
J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window: The FBI, Religion, and National Security in American History, 1935-7

David Reeves Vishanoff
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Psalms of the Muslim Prophet David: Arabic Edition and English Translation

Davis Hankins has received the William C. Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at Appalachian State. The William C. Strickland Award honors one assistant professor in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has made significant contributions to the intellectual life of the University. 

Jill Marshall has a new book, the publication of her dissertation, Women Praying and Prophesying in Corinth: Gender and Inspired Speech in First Corinthians. It was published in September by Mohr Siebeck Press.

Samira Mehta has been awarded 2 Fellowships. One from The Wabash Institute the other from The Luce Foundation.

Anjulet Tucker was recently profiled in Emory Reports for her exhibition on Chicago Steppin' at the Schatten Gallery in Woodruff Library.

Lerone A. Martin, Assistant Professor of Religion & Politics, Washington University : Nancy Weiss Malkiel Junior Scholars Award (Woodrow Wilson Foundation), 2017.

Recent GDR Alumni Books:

Kevin O’Brien, ed.  2016. Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering: Calming the Storm (Lexington Books).

Annie Hardison-Moody, 2016. When Religion Matters: Practicing Healing in the Aftermath of the Liberian Civil War (Pickwick Publications).

Robert P. Jones, 2016. The End of White Christian America (Simon & Schuster).

Marie Marquardt, 2016. The Radius of Us: A Novel (St. Martin's Griffin).

Matthew Rindge, 2016. Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream (Baylor University Press).

John Senior, 2015. A Theology of Political Vocation: Christian Life and Public Office (Baylor).

Michelle Voss Roberts, 2016. Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection (Fordham).

Spring 2017

Lerone Martin (ARC, 2011) has been awarded the 2015 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History (ASCH)for his book Preaching on Wax, The Phonograph And the Making of Modern African American Religion.  

Spring 2016

Samira Mehta (ARC 2012), Assistant Professor at Albright, has been awarded the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality to spend a year studying American religion and contraception.

Jill Marshall (NT, 2015) received the William G. Dever Fellowship for Biblical Scholars, awarded by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). The award supports two months of archaeological excavation and research in Israel. Jill will join the excavation at Shikhin, a Roman era Jewish settlement, and spend one month at the Albright Institute in Jerusalem. Fall 2014

Allen Black, who received his Ph.D. in New Testament from the GDR in 1985, will assume the role of Dean of Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 1, 2015.

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