Contact Us


David O. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Director, Contextual Education I
Associate Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology
Coordinator, CPE

As the Director of the Contextual Education I program, Dr. Jenkins coordinates the social and clinical settings for the first year of Contextual Education. Dr. Jenkins' current work focuses on Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), social analysis, and social ethics.

Read more about Dr. Jenkins' teaching and scholarship.

Thomas W. Elliott, Jr., DMin
Director, Contextual Education II
Director, Teaching Parish Program and Ministry Internships

Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology

Dr. Elliott facilitates students' placements in their second year ecclesial settings for the Contextual Education Program. He is able to build effective partnerships with area churches given his knowledge and experience as an elder in the North Georgia Conference.

Read more about Dr. Elliott's' teaching and scholarship.


Debbie Riggs
Program Coordinator

Debbie is the Program Coordinator for the Office of Contextual Education, Teaching Parish, CPE and Ministry Internships. She provides program support for the directors, students, faculty and supervisors.


Mailing Address

Emory University
Candler School of Theology
Office of Contextual Education
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta,GA 30322

Telephone: 404.727.4178
Fax: 404.727.2494