Candler Professor in Commencement Attire

Our distinguished faculty could work anywhere in the world, but they choose Candler because they value teaching, scholarship, and serving the church. They focus on four main areas of study: Biblical Studies, History and Interpretation of Christianity, Christianity and Culture, and Church and Ministry.

Great Scholars

They are recognized around the world for their accomplishments. Among our faculty are Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Fellows, recipients of National Endowment for the Humanities and other prestigious fellowships, grantees of honorary doctorates, honorees of the American Academy of Religion, fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past presidents of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Great Teachers

They are in their natural habitat, doing what they love most—challenging, inspiring, and mentoring students (a devotion strongly supported by Candler's student-faculty ratio of 9:1). What motivates our professors? How do they impact students? Visit "Reflections on Teaching" to find out more.

Great Authors

They are, in a word, prolific. Our professors made up 20 percent of all Emory faculty who published books in 2010. Candler faculty have produced modern spiritual classics, leading textbooks, hymns of faith, and liturgies of learning used in classrooms and churches around the world.

Great Leaders

They are everywhere. On any given Sunday, you'll find Candler faculty across the city of Atlanta in local parishes as leaders in their congregations, Sunday School teachers, part-time pastors, or simply as members immersed in Christian community. On other days, they're leading conferences and workshops, delivering lectures, conducting Bible studies, and writing denominational position papers and doctrinal statements to expand knowledge of theology and religion, deepen spiritual life, and strengthen the public witness of the church. What's more, they are great advocates—agents of change who drive positive transformation in the church and society.