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Barbara G. Wheeler

Barbara G. Wheeler is the former director of Auburn’s Center for the Study of Theological Education, which she founded in 1991 while serving as Auburn’s president—a post she held for thirty years. She served as director of the Women’s Theological Coalition of the Boston Theological Institute from 1976 to 1978. Currently, she is conducting research on theological school students, governance, and finance under the auspices of The Association of Theological Schools. She is principal author of numerous research reports, most recently “Leadership that Works,” on seminary presidents and senior administrators, and “Pathways to Seminary,” on seminary students (www.auburnsem.org/cste). In addition, she has contributed to and edited a dozen volumes on the future of mainline Protestantism, congregational studies, and theological education and is the coauthor of Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools (Oxford University Press). A member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Wheeler is an ordained elder in the United Church of Granville, New York.