New faculty members, associate dean join WFU Divinity School

Wake Forest University Divinity School has hired four new faculty members, including an associate dean of academic affairs, for the 2002-2003 academic year.

Katherine AmosKatherine Amos is associate dean of academic affairs and associate professor of Christian education and spiritual formation. She was previously associate director of accreditation and extension education at the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Amos was also associate director, academic vice president and assistant vice president for student development for the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

“Few people know more about the development of theological education in America than Kitty Amos,” said Bill Leonard, dean of the Divinity School.

The other new faculty members have specialties in urban ministry, the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

Douglass BaileyDouglass Bailey is the executive director of the Divinity School’s Center for Urban Ministry. Bailey, an expert in urban ministry, brings 37 years of experience in Episcopal parish ministry to the Divinity School. He was previously rector of Calvary Church in downtown Memphis, Tenn.

Neal Walls

Neal Walls is associate professor of Old Testament interpretation. He has taught Old Testament at several universities, most recently at the Candler School ofTheology at Emory University where he won numerous teaching awards.

Diane Wudel is an instructor of New Testament. She was previously an editor for a non-profit advocacy group and was selected one of four regional scholars in 2002 by the Society of Biblical Literature.Diane Wudel

“This is quite simply a superb group of scholars and teachers who have chosen to join us at a new stage in our history,” said Leonard.

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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