24 Oct 2022
24 Oct 2022

ATS Women in Leadership Webinar Series

  • Price: FREE


By registration; The topic of this month's webinar will be "Accountability Strategies for attending to Gender in Institutional Administration." The Women in Leadership (WIL) Webinar Series will provide peer learning opportunities, share resources, and celebrate the unique leadership skills of women in theological schools. Throughout the series, women will engage in discussions around topics related to gender, leadership, and theological school administration, and gain wisdom and identify good practices from experienced and seasoned women leaders. 


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
"Accountability Strategies for Attending to Gender in Institutional Administration"
Emilie Townes,
Dean, Vanderbilt University Divinity School



Emilie Townes

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Emilie Townes

Emilie M. Townes is the dean and Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, becoming the first African American to serve as dean of the Divinity School. She is the former Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology—the first African American and first woman to serve as associate dean for academic affairs—at Yale University Divinity School, former Beaird Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and former professor of social ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology. The first black woman to serve as the president of the American Academy of Religion, Townes is editor of two collection of essays, A Troubling in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering and Embracing the Spirit: Womanist Perspectives on Hope, Salvation, and Transformation. She has also authored four books including the groundbreaking, Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. She is coeditor with Stephanie Y. Mitchem of Faith, Health, and Healing in African American Life and coeditor with Katie Cannon and Angela Sims of Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (2011). Townes was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and she served a four-year term as president of the Society for the Study of Black Religion from 2012 to 2016. She holds a DMin degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a PhD in Religion in Society and Personality from Northwestern University.


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Mary Young

Date & Time
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 , 11:30 a.m. ET
Mon, Oct 24, 2022 , 12:30 p.m. ET


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