The Office of the President and Office of the Provost welcome the newest members of Emory's faculty. These individuals will contribute to the university's mission to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.

The recruitment of outstanding faculty at all ranks and tracks allows the university to continue advancing its excellence. The ability to recruit leading scholars and teachers influences the academic direction of an institution and is critical to its success.

Here we feature the new tenure-track faculty members. Please refer to the Provost's Office for more complete information.

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Tanine Allison
Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies
Tanine Allison completed her PhD in Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh (2010). Prior to joining the regular faculty at Emory in 2013, Allison held an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship at Emory. Allison's research interests include the intersections of cinema and digital media studies. Her articles have been published in journals including Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Literature/Film Quarterly.

Rizvana Bradley
Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Rizvana Bradley completed her PhD in Literature at Duke University (2013). She joined the faculty at Emory in 2013. Bradley's primary research focus is black feminist theory specializing in African and African American studies with an emphasis on the art and culture of the black diaspora. She has published in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory.

Vincent Bruyere
Assistant Professor of French
Vincent Bruyere completed his PhD in French Studies at the University of Warwick (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Bruyere held positions at Pennsylvania State University and Algoma University. Bruyere's primary research focus is francophone literature of the Americas. His articles have been published in journals including Arena Romanistica and Intermédialités.

Justin Burton
Assistant Professor of Physics
Justin Burton completed his PhD in Physics at the University of California, Irvine (2006). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Burton held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Irvine. Burton's primary research focus is experimental condensed matter physics. His articles have been published in journals including Journal of Applied Physics and Physical Review Letters.

Daniel Dilks
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Daniel Dilks completed his PhD in Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University (2005). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dilks' primary research focus is understanding how the human visual cortex develops, and whether and how it changes in adulthood. His articles have been published in journals including Journal of Neuroscience and Developmental Science.

Francesco Evangelista
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Francesco Evangelista completed his PhD in Computational Chemistry at the University of Georgia (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Evangelista held a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University. Evangelista's primary research focus is the development of new electronic structure theories for studying chemical reactivity, optical properties of molecules, and quantum tunneling effects. His articles have been published in journals including Journal of Physical Chemistry and Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Susan Gagliardi
Assistant Professor of Art History
Susan Gagliardi completed her PhD in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Gagliardi held a position at The City University of New York. Gagliardi's primary research focus is the form, function, and meaning of Komo and Kono masks. Her essays have appeared in publications including Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley and Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

Marko Geslani
Assistant Professor of Religion
Marko Geslani completed his PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University (2011). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Geslani held postdoctoral fellowships at Occidental College and the University of British Columbia. Geslani's primary research focus is premodern Hinduism. His articles have been published in Indo-Iranian Journal and Journal Asiatique.

Dilek Huseyinzadegan
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Dilek Huseyinzadegan completed her PhD in Philosophy at DePaul University (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Huseyinzadegan held a position at Koç University. Huseyinzadegan's primary research focus is the philosophy of Kant and German Idealism, social and political philosophy, and feminist theory. She has published in Proceedings of the Eleventh International Kant Congress.

Danielle Jung
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Danielle Jung completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Jung held a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Jung's primary research focus is on terrorist and insurgent organizations as well as elections in emerging democracies. Her articles have been published in journals including The American Journal of Political Science and Terrorism and Political Violence.

Minsu Kim
Assistant Professor of Physics
Minsu Kim completed his PhD in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2008). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Kim held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Kim's primary research focus is quantitative systems biology and single cell microbiology. His articles have been published in journals including Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Review Letters.

Sabino Kornrich
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sabino Kornrich completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington (2009). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Kornich held positions at the Juan March Institute and the University of Sydney. Kornrich's primary research focus is inequality, gender, and family. His articles have been published in journals including American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Demography.

Gregory Martin
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Gregory Martin completed his PhD in Political Economics at Stanford University (2013). He joined the faculty at Emory in 2013. Martin's primary research focus is American politics and empirical methodology. His articles have been published in journals including Political Analysis.

Dawn Peterson
Assistant Professor of History
Dawn Peterson completed her PhD in American Studies at New York University (2011). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Peterson held a postdoctoral fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. Peterson's primary research focus is the role of race, gender and kinship in the history of U.S. capitalism, settler colonialism and slavery. Her articles have been published in journals including Politics and Culture.

Shawn Ramirez
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Shawn Ramirez completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of Rochester (2013). She joined the faculty at Emory in 2013. Ramirez's primary research focus is the cause and resolution of interstate and intrastate conflict and formal theory. Her articles have been published in journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Eri Saikawa
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Eri Saikawa completed her PhD in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Saikawa held a position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Saikawa's primary research focus is environmental policy and science, focusing on air pollution and climate change. Her articles have been published in journals including Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and World Politics.

Subha Xavier
Assistant Professor of French
Subha Xavier completed her PhD in French Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2007). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Xavier held a position at the University of Miami. Xavier's primary research focus is Francophone literature. Her articles have been published in journals including The French Review and Contemporary French and Francophone Studies.

Oxford College

Jonathan Hulgan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jonathan Hulgan completed his PhD in Mathematical Sciences at The University of Memphis in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at Oxford College in 2013, Hulgan held positions at San Marcos Academy, Texas State University-San Marcos and The University of Memphis. Hulgan's primary research focus is vertex coloring of graphs. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Discrete Mathematics and Acta Arithmetica.

Boris Nikolaev
Assistant Professor of Economics
Boris Nikolaev completed his PhD in Economics at The University of South Florida in 2013. Prior to joining the faculty at Oxford College in 2013, Nikolaev held positions at The University of South Florida. Nikolaev's primary research focus is on income inequality and economic growth in relation to happiness. He has published an article in The Journal of Private Enterprise.

Deric Shannon
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Deric Shannon completed his PhD in Sociology at The University of Connecticut in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty at Oxford College in 2013, Shannon held positions at San Jose State University and The University of Connecticut. Shannon's primary research focus is anarchism. He has written chapters for and coedited a number of books, and his articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Peace Studies Journal, Theory in Action, and Sexualities.

Erin C. Tarver
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Erin C. Tarver completed her PhD in Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty at Oxford College in 2013, Tarver held positions at James Madison University, Georgetown College and Niagara University. Tarver's primary research focus is pragmatism and feminism. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism, and The Journal of Speculative Philosophy.

Goizueta Business School

Tongil "Ti" Kim
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Tongil Kim completed his PhD in Marketing at the University of California–Berkeley in 2013. He received his MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and his BASc in Electrical Engineering from Simon Fraser University, Canada. Kim's research interests include empirical industrial organization, marketing and public policy, and behavioral economics and his main area of research is empirical marketing strategy. His program of research applies advanced empirical industrial organization techniques to difficult to solve problems in franchised systems. His recent work results include a novel solution to the problem of monitoring performance in franchisee systems.

Oliver Randall
Assistant Professor of Finance
Oliver Randall is completing his Ph.D. in Finance at New York University. He received a MPhil in Finance from New York University, an MS in Statistics from the University of Chicago, and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Randall's primary research interests are in the areas of asset pricing and market microstructure. He investigates both theoretically and empirically the relation between bond dealers’ inventory positions, financing costs and bond market liquidity. His recent work provides important insights into the actions of bond dealers in general and in particular during the recent financial crisis and their effects on investors in the market.

School of Law

Urska Velikonja
Assistant Professor of Law
Urska Velikonja completed her JD at Harvard Law School in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Velikonja was on the faculty at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Velikonja's primary research focus is on corporate law and corporate malfeasance. Her articles have been published in a number of leading law journals, including the North Carolina Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, and UC Davis Law Review.

School of Medicine

Robert M. Cohen
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Robert Cohen received his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in 1974. His postgraduate medical training included a Psychiatry Residency at the University of Chicago in 1976. Cohen is an experienced clinician with interest in geriatrics. His faculty appointment effort will be providing inpatient geriatric clinical care and development of an Alzheimer's and memory disorders program.

Cheryl Day
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Cheryl Day received her PhD from Harvard University in 2003, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford. As an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Day initiated studies in TB/HIV immunology in Durban, South Africa, and subsequently joined the faculty of the University of Cape Town. In 2010, Day joined Emory University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Her laboratory is based at the Emory Vaccine Center, where she is currently developing a research program in human T cell immunology of TB and TB/HIV co-infection. Her research goals are to investigate mechanisms regulating T cell immunity in TB and TB/HIV co-infection, as well as defining the phenotypic and functional characteristics of T cells and natural killer cells that are associated with successful immune control of M. tuberculosis infection.

Sandra M. Garraway
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Sandra Garraway received her PhD degree in Physiology in 2000 at the University of Manitoba. She completed her postdoctoral work in Neuroscience at SUNY, Stonybrook, and at Cornell Medical College in 2007. She subsequently became a Research Scientist at Texas A&M University and is currently an Assistant Research Professor of Psychology at the same institution. Garraway's primary research investigates how the spinal cord adapts especially following peripheral or CNS damage. Her articles have been published in some of the leading journals including The Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology and Journal of Neurophysiology.

Joanna B. Goldberg
Professor of Pediatrics
Joanna Goldberg earned her PhD in Microbiology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her first faculty positions were at the Harvard Medical School and then at the University of Virginia. Her research programs relate to bacterial pathogenesis and devising mechanisms to inhibit infections in humans. In particular, she focuses on the life-shortening lung infections in individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF); at Emory, she will continue her research on CF. In addition, she will be Associate Director for Outreach and Education at the Emory Children's CF Center of Excellence where she will establish programs to train the next generation of physicians and scientists, as well as inform and enlighten patients, their caregivers, and the general public about the progress being made in CF research.

Clinton H. Joiner
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinton Joiner completed his MD and PhD in Physiology and Pharmacology at Duke University (1977). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Joiner held positions at Harvard Medical School, University of Alabama School of Medicine, and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Joiner's primary research focus is sickle cell disease. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cell, Blood, American Journal of Hematology, and Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Anna Marie Kenney
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Anna Marie Kenney received her PhD in Neuroscience from Yale University in 1998. She completed her postdoctoral work in 2003 at Harvard Medical School, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Kenney held positions at Harvard Medical School, Weill Cornell Medical College and Vanderbilt University. Her research addresses how signal transduction pathways interact to regulate gene expression and post-translational protein modifications that impact the neural precursor proliferation, differentiation, and transformation into brain tumor cells.

Baek Kim
Acting Professor of Pediatrics
Baek Kim received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Arizona in 1993. He completed his postdoctoral training at University of Washington in 1995. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Kim held positions at the University of Rochester. He has been conducting both biochemical and virological researches that focus on the replication and evolution of HIV-1, establishment of long-living HIV-1 macrophage reservoirs, and role of SAMHD1 on HIV replication. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Cell and Nature Medicine.

Chia-Yi Kuan
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chia-Yi Kuan received his medical degree from National Taiwan University College of Medicine in 1989 and his PhD from Yale University in 2000. He received his postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Neurobiology. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Kuan held positions at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His research focus is on understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of perinatal brain injury, including hypoxia-ischemia, infection-sensitized, and prematurity-related cerebral hemorrhage, and designing new therapies. Kuan has published 43 peer-reviewed articles in top tier journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuron, Nature and Cell.

Alanna A. Morris
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Alanna Morris received her MD from the Harvard Medical School in 2005. Her post-graduate training includes an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass. in 2008. She was Chief Medical Resident at Faulkner Hospital in Boston. She completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine Clinical Investigator Track in 2012 at Emory University and completed a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at Emory University School of Medicine in 2013.  Morris would be based primarily at The Emory Clinic with approximately six weeks of inpatient Heart Failure service at EUH and/or EUH-M and at VAMC.

Amir Rezvan
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Amir Rezvan received his MD from College of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. His postgraduate training included an Internal Medicine Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Penn. and a fellowship in Cardiology at Emory.

Martin George Sanda
Acting Professor of Urology; Chair of the Department of Urology
Martin George Sanda received his MD degree at Columbia University in 1987. His postgraduate medical training included a general surgery resident at the Medical College of Virginia, a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute, and a urology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Sanda joined Emory in February 2013 from Harvard Medical School, where he is professor of surgery in urology, and from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he currently serves as Director of the Prostate Cancer Center. He is also co-leader of the Prostate Cancer Program at the Dana Farber Cancer Center. He has been appointed Chair of the Department of Urology and service Chief for Emory Healthcare. He also will serve as Director of the Prostate Cancer Center, which will be established within Emory's Winship Cancer Institute. Sanda is principal investigator of three multi-center consortium studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Prostate Cancer Foundation that seek to develop urine tests for detecting prostate cancer; to develop benchmarks for improving quality of life among cancer survivors; and to develop innovative prostate cancer vaccines. These studies have enrolled over 4,400 patients with findings published in leading medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Lawrence Scahill
Professor of Pediatrics
Lawrence Scahill completed his PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University (1997). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Scahill held positions at Yale University. Scahill's primary research is autism and Tourette syndrome. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Mehul S. Suthar
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Mehul Suthar received his PhD from University of North Carolina. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellow in 2012 in the Department of Immunology at University of Washington. Suthar's laboratory focuses on studying the role of RIG-I like receptors in governing immunity to virus infection and vaccination. Using his expertise in molecular virology, viral genetics, viral pathogenesis, virus-host interactions, viral immunology, and systems biology, research goals include (1) Defining how the innate immune RIG-I like receptors promote T cell survival, effector functions, and memory development during virus infection and vaccination; and (2) Examining virus-host interactions that control virus replication and infection.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Melissa Spezia Faulkner
Acting Professor of Nursing; Associate Dean for Educational Innovation
Melissa Faulkner completed her PhD in nursing education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1991. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Faulkner held positions at University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Tennessee, and Southeast Missouri State University. Faulkner's primary research focus is the psychosocial and physiological alterations associated with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes in adolescents, with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for youth with diabetes and their families. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Annals of Behavioral Medicine,The Diabetes Educator, Home Health Care Management and Practice, Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, Journal of Acute and Critical Care,Journal of Pediatric Health Care,Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Nephrology Nursing Journal, Nursing Research, Pediatric Diabetes, and Research in Nursing & Health.

Kristy Kiel Martyn
Acting Professor of Nursing; Assistant Dean for Clinical Advancement
Kristy Martyn completed her PhD in nursing science at University of Florida in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Martyn held positions at University of Michigan, Duquesne University, Georgia State University, Albany State University, University of Miami, and University of Florida. Martyn's primary research focus is access to person-centered health care for child, adolescent, and young adult patient populations. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Family Nursing, Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, Journal of Pediatric Health Care, Journal of School Nursing, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, and Pediatrics.

Melissa D. Pinto
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Melissa Pinto completed her PhD in nursing at University of Louisville in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Pinto held a position at Case Western Reserve University. Pinto's primary research focus is on mental health of young adults. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Applied Nursing Research,Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing,Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Nursing Measurement, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Journal of Perinatal Education, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Social Science & Medicine.

Rollins School of Public Health

Robert F. Breiman
Acting Professor of Global Health; Director, Global Health Initiative
Robert Breiman completed his MD at the University of Arizona (1979). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Breiman was the Country Director for CDC-Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya and had served as Director of the Health Systems and Infectious Diseases Division and Head of the Programme on Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Sciences at the ICDDR,B in Bangladesh and Director of the National Vaccine Program Office for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Breiman's primary research focus is infectious diseases and vaccines. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Nature, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Thomas Clasen
Rose Salamone Gangarosa Chair in Sanitation and Safe Water; Professor of Environmental Health
Thomas Clasen completed his PhD in Infectious Diseases at the University of London (2006). He previously completed a JD degree at Georgetown University (1981) followed by a career in international law. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Clasen was a faculty member at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Clasen's primary research focus is water, sanitation and health. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including International Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Environmental Science and Technology and British Medical Journal.

Veronika Fedirko
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Veronika Fedirko completed her PhD degree in cancer and molecular epidemiology at Emory University (2009) and Master of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Fedirko completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Fedirko's primary research focus is on the relationship of nutrition and metabolism to cancer etiology. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Cancer and Cancer Epidemiology, and Biomarkers and Prevention.

Neel Rajnikant Gandhi
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Neel Gandhi completed his MD degree at the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medical Education (Dartmouth Medical School and Brown Medical School) (1999). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Gandhi completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University and held a faculty position as Assistant and Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Gandhi's primary research focus is on preventing the transmission of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including The Lancet, Medical Care, Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Terryl Hartman
Professor of Epidemiology
Terryl Hartman completed her PhD in Nutrition at the University of Minnesota (1995). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2012, Hartman was Professor of Nutrition at the Pennsylvania State University. Hartman's primary research focus is the role of diet and nutrition in the etiology of chronic diseases, particularly cancer. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Epidemiology and Cancer Epidemiology.

Timothy Lash
Acting Professor of Epidemiology
Timothy Lash completed his DSc in Epidemiology at Boston University (1999) where he previously completed his MPH degree. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Lash was Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Lash's primary research focus is cancer etiology and control. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including American Journal of Epidemiology, Medical Care, Cancer and Lancet Oncology.

Eli Rosenberg
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Eli Rosenberg completed his PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, Rosenberg was Associate Director of Research Projects in the Rollins School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology. Rosenberg's primary research focus is AIDS and HIV transmission. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Pediatrics and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Mary Beth Weber
Assistant Professor of Global Health
Mary Beth Weber completed her PhD degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences at Emory University (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2013, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Emory. Weber's primary research interest is global diabetes. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals including Diabetes Care, Lancet, Birth Defects Research and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Candler School of Theology

Nichole Renée Phillips
Assistant Professor of Religion and Human Difference
Nichole R. Phillips completed her Doctor of Philosophy in religion, psychology and culture at Vanderbilt University (2012). Prior to joining the Candler faculty, she served as a postdoctoral fellow at Candler through the Lilly-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships in Practical Theology and Religious Practices. An Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Phillips’ research interests lie at the intersection of religion, psychology, and culture; African American history and cultural studies; practical theology; and cultural anthropology. She is presently revising her dissertation -- a regional study of a rural community, its focus is also on civil religion, the Church, ritual, and race in America -- for publication.

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