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Academy Member New Positions and Promotions


Timothy L. Adkins-Jones

Appointed as Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is currently the pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ, and a PhD Candidate at Boston University. He has previously taught at both Union and Yale Divinity School.  You can read Union's announcement here.

Suzanne Wenonah Duchesne

Appointed as Visiting Professor of Worship and Preaching and Director of the Chapel at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Suzanne was previously on faculty and heavily involved in chapel planning at Moravian Theological Seminary.  You can read more about Suzanne here.

Andre E. Johnson

Appointed Scholar in Residence with the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis.  Andre was also named the "2020 Religious Scholar of the Year" by the Religious Communication Association.  You can read more about this award here.

Xavier L. Johnson

Appointed Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Contextual Ministry Education, beginning Fall 2021.  You can read the announcement here.

Matthew D. Kim

Promoted to the rank of full Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He currently holds the George F. Bennett Chair in Practical Theology and is Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching.

HyeRan Kim-Cragg

Promoted to rank of full Professor at Emmauel College, where she holds the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Professorship in Preaching.  You can read more about HyeRan's promotion here.

Rob O'Lynn

Promoted to rank of Associate Professor of Preaching and Ministry and appointed Dean of the School of Distance and General Education at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky. Rob is also the Director of Graduate Bible Programs at KCU.

Allie Utley

Appointed as Assistant Professor of Liturgics and Practical Theology at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, beginning July 1, 2021.  You can read the announcement here.

Andrew Wymer

Appointed as Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.  Read the appointment announcement here.