John E. Carter (2023)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Law, and Public Life
MDiv, Wake Forest University School of Divinity; JD, Duke University; ThM, PhD, Boston College.

Jill Y. Crainshaw (1999)
Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology
BA, Wake Forest University; MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Union Theological Seminary/Presbyterian School of Christian Education.

Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo (2015)
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Earley Associate Professor of Catholic and Latin American Studies
BA, Saint Joseph's University; MTS, University of Notre Dame; PhD, Emory University.

Gary Gunderson (2012)
Professor of Faith and Health of the Public
BA, Wake Forest University; MDiv, Emory University; SMin, Interdenominational Theological Center; DDiv, Chicago Theological Seminary.

Melanie L. Harris (2021)
Professor of Black Feminist Thought and Womanist Theology and Director of the Food, Health and Ecological WellBeing Program
BA, Spelman College; MDiv, Iliff School of Theology; MA, PhD, Union Theological Seminary.

Derek S. Hicks (2011)
Associate Professor of Religion and Culture
BA, Grambling State University; MA, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Rice University.

Kevin Jung (2007)
Professor of Theological Ethics and Moral Philosophy
BA, Seoul Theological University; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School; PhD, University of Chicago.

C. Austin Rivera (2021)
Assistant Professor of Church History
AB, University of Chicago; MDiv, Duke Divinity School; PhD, Yale University.

Melva L. Sampson (2017)
Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology
BA, Virginia Union University; MDiv, Emory University; MA, Howard University; PhD, Emory University.

Katherine A. Shaner (2013)
Associate Professor of New Testament
BA, Luther College; MDiv, Harvard Divinity School; Certificate of Studies, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; ThD, Harvard Divinity School.

Neal H. Walls (2002)
Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation
AB, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Virginia; PhD, Johns Hopkins University.

Wynetta Wimberley (2023)
Assistant Teaching Professor of Practical Theology
MDiv, ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary; ThD, Emory University.

Emeritus Faculty

Bill J. Leonard (1999)
Founding Dean and Professor of Divinity Emeritus
BA, Texas Wesleyan University; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, Boston University.

Senior Leadership

Corey D. B. Walker
Interim Dean of the School of Divinity, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities, Director of the Program in African American Studies
BS, Norfolk State University; MDiv, Virginia Union University; MTS, Harvard University; PhD, The College of William and Mary.

Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Earley Associate Professor of Catholic and Latin American Studies
BA, Saint Joseph's University; MTS, University of Notre Dame; PhD, Emory University.


Anna Baker
Development Coordinator
BS, NC State University

Dionnia Brown
Associate Director, Office of Student Financial Aid
BA, Wake Forest University; MEd, McKendree University

Joshuah Brian Campbell
Director of Music and Arts; Director of University Gospel Choir
BA, Harvard University; MDiv, Union Theological Seminary

Diane Cox
Financial and Data Analyst, COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center
BA, Wake Forest University

Roger Epps
Multimedia Coordinator
BS, Radford University

Marisa Hancock-Hernández
Financial Aid Counselor
BA, UNC-Chapel Hill; MS, Wake Forest University

Anna Harris
Events Manager and Admissions Counselor

AB, Utah State University

Marcus Hawley
Educational Program Manager, COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center
BA, Hampton University

DeeDe Pinckney Holly
Director, Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations
BA, Wake Forest University; MA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; PhD, Regent University

Brittani Hunt (MDiv ‘15)
Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Services
BBA, Tennessee State University; MDiv, Wake Forest University

Shonda Jones
Principal Investigator, COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center
Executive Director, Academic Programs, School of Professional Studies
BA, Texas Christian University; MDiv, Texas Christian University; EdD, University of Alabama

Hannah McMahan King (‘06, MDiv ‘09)
Assistant Dean of Development
BA, Wake Forest University; MDiv, Wake Forest University

Khelen Kuzmovich (MDiv ‘13)
Academic Program Coordinator, Integrative Student Services
BA, Queens University of Charlotte; MDiv, Wake Forest University

Allison Mathews
Executive Director, COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center
BA, Howard University; PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill

Demi McCoy (MDiv ‘17)
Creative Program Manager, COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center
BA, Pepperdine University; MDiv, Wake Forest University

Kaeley McMahan
Research and Instruction Librarian Arts, Religion, Divinity
BA, Wheaton College; MA, Wake Forest University; MLIS, UNC-Greensboro

Kathryn Morris
Executive Assistant to the Dean
BS, University of Dayton; MA, University of Dayton

Sally Ann Morris
BM, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

John Senior
Assistant Dean of Vocational Formation 
Director of the Art of Ministry
AB, Bowdoin College; MDiv, Harvard Divinity School; PhD, Emory University

Shar Seyedin
Director, Finance and Administration
BS, Pepperdine University; MBA, UNC-Greensboro

Mary Ellen Walter
Assistant Registrar
BA, UNC-Chapel Hill