Greetings from the Academic Dean
We are in unprecedented times. We have heard this over and over again. Yes. And it is also a time like this to step forward and make a difference. It is a time like this when amazing people arise to make a change, first in their own lives, then for their communities, their nation, and in the world. I know that Hartford Seminary is a place that can help make that happen.
Hartford Seminary is a unique place. It is a place that is committed to expanding the horizons of personal spirituality and deepen the commitment to one’s own religious tradition while learning from other religious traditions. I am proud to serve in such an institution with my incredible colleagues who bring expertise and experience to their vocations as teachers, religious leaders and scholars.
Hartford Seminary is rich with a diverse teaching faculty who bring with them a variety of skill sets, experiences, and who come from diverse settings. We find this diversity provides students with the best laboratory for learning. We are diverse in our academic preparation and scholarship, as well as in our religious persuasions (Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Sunni and Shi’i Muslims), ethnicity, age, gender, and professional experiences.
Not only is our faculty diverse, but so is our student body. If you want to know what it is like to study the New Testament in a class with Jews and Muslims, if you want to explore Hadith in a class with Christians, or if you want to be exposed to the prayer practices of your classmates from different religious traditions… this is the place for you. Not only will you learn more about other traditions, you will come to deepen your commitment and understanding of your own tradition, practices, and beliefs that provide guidance to your life. This is what we do.
Whether you wish to come and take on a graduate degree, audit courses, enroll in our non-credit Black Ministries Program or Women’s Leadership Institute, or attend a lecture or workshop by our faculty, we invite you and welcome you! Regardless of what you are interested in exploring, studying or experiencing, I guarantee you that you will not leave this place the same. We are in the business of training, educating, and learning from religious leaders and scholars for the realities of a nation and world that is multi-faith, where religious leaders have skills, knowledge and sensitivities to navigate such diversity. I invite you to explore the pages of our incredible faculty, and get excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.
The Rev. Dr. David D. Grafton, Ph.D.
Hans A. Harmakaputra
Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Theology and Muslim-Christian Relations
M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary); D.Min. (United Theological Seminary); Urban Ministry, Black Ministries Program
Shelley D. Best
M.A. (Hartford Seminary); M.Div. (Yale Divinity School); D.Min. (Hartford Seminary); Ethics, Black Ministries Program
M.A. (University of Connecticut); Worship, Black Ministries Program
M.A. (Hartford Seminary); Communication, Black Ministries Program
M.A. (Lehigh University); M.A. (Pennsylvania State University); Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University); Religion and Society, Graduate Programs
M.A. (Xavier University); Ph.D. (Marquette University); Theology, Graduate Programs
M.A. (Columbia University); M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary); Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation); New Testament Greek, Graduate Programs
M.A. (Harvard University); Th.D. (Harvard University); Arts of Ministry, Graduate Programs
M.Div. (Yale Divinity School); S.T.M. (Yale Divinity School); Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation); Worship and Spirituality, Graduate Programs
M.A. (Brandeis University); M.Div. (Harvard Divinity School); Ph.D. (Brandeis University); Worship and Spirituality, Graduate Programs
M.Div. (Yale Divinity School); Ph.D. (University of Exeter); Theology and Ethics, Graduate Programs
M.Div. and D.Min. (Boston University School of Theology); Theology, Black Ministries Program
M.A. (Fairfield University); MA (Hartford Seminary); PhD (University of Exeter); Religion and Society, Graduate Programs
M.S. (Argosy University); Arts of Ministry, Graduate Programs
M.A. and M.Div. (Hartford Seminary); Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University); Religion and Society, Graduate Programs
Ph.D. (Catholic University of Louvain); Theology, Graduate Programs
M.A. (University of Pennsylvania); J.D. (Temple University); Theology and Ethics, Graduate Programs
M.A. (Hartford Seminary); MSOB (University of Hartford); D.Min (Hartford Seminary); Scripture, Black Ministries Program
M.A. (Antioch University); M.T.S. (Boston University); D.Min. (Hartford Seminary); Ed.D. (Pepperdine University); Arts of Ministry, Graduate Programs
Wayne G. Rollins
B.D. (Yale Divinity School), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale University); Scripture, Graduate Programs
M.A. (Syracuse University), Ph.D. (Syracuse University); Religion and Society, Graduate Programs
C. L. Stallworth
M.Div. (Vanderbilt University Divinity School); D.Min. (United Theological Seminary); Theological Ethics, Black Ministries Program
M.S. (Polytechnic University); M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary); Christian Education, Black Ministries Program
- Clifford J. Green
- Wadi’ Z. Haddad
- Jane I. Smith
- Yahya Michot
- Heidi Hadsell