Wendland-Cook Program Leadership

Joerg RiegerFounding -  Director   Distinguished Professor of Theology | Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies | Affiliate Faculty, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, Owen Graduate School of Management

Joerg RiegerFounding - Director

Distinguished Professor of Theology | Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies | Affiliate Faculty, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, Owen Graduate School of Management

Marcus Trammell - Associate Director   BA Social Science, Siena Heights University 2003 | MTS Vanderbilt University Divinity School 2006

Marcus Trammell - Associate Director

BA Social Science, Siena Heights University 2003 | MTS Vanderbilt University Divinity School 2006


Vanderbilt Divinity School Leadership

Emilie Townes


Dean of the Divinity School - E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society

Ellen Armour

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology, Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

Stacey Floyd-Thomas

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Ethics and Society; Associate Professor of Ethics and Society On leave Spring 2019

Forrest Harris

Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry
Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the African-American Church


Vanderbilt University Leadership

Mario Avila

Adjunct Professor of Management; Director, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures

Lauren Rogal

Assistant Clinical Professor Vanderbilt University Law School

Trudy Stringer

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Ministry
Associate Director of Field Education


Community Leadership

Benny Overton   President UAW Local 737, Co-founder of the Southwest Center for Cooperative Development, Vice Chairman of NOAH Nashville

Benny Overton

President UAW Local 737, Co-founder of the Southwest Center for Cooperative Development, Vice Chairman of NOAH Nashville

Vonda McDaniel   President, AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Nashville

Vonda McDaniel

President, AFL-CIO Central Labor Council Nashville

Garrett Stark

Organizer, Iron Workers Union