Katherine Amos named associate dean at WFU Divinity School

Wake Forest University Divinity School has named Katherine Amos as associate dean of academic affairs.

Amos, an expert in theological education, will also be associate professor of Christian education and spiritual formation at the school.

Amos was previously associate director of accreditation and extension education at the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the professional accrediting association for theological schools. In this position she assisted theological schools in preparing for peer evaluations, conducting self studies, and developing extension sites, new degree programs, distance education programs and international degree programs

Amos also worked with the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as associate director, academic vice president at Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and assistant vice president of student development at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. She has taught in the higher education administration graduate programs at Florida State University and the University of Louisville.

“Few people know more about the development of theological education in America than Kitty Amos,” said Bill Leonard, dean of the Divinity School.
A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, Amos received her master’s degree in religious education from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and her doctorate in higher education administration from Florida State University. She has also studied at Harvard University Medical School and the University of Florida.

The Wake Forest Divinity School opened in 1999 as a university-affiliated theological program that is Christian by tradition and ecumenical in outlook. It graduated its first class in May 2002.

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