Hartford Seminary


Greetings from the Academic Dean

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the faculty of Hartford Seminary.  As you scroll through the faculty profiles and BEC_2856click the links or photos, you will meet an extraordinary group of people.

Among them, you will find world-renowned scholars, powerful preachers, creative thinkers, compassionate counselors, community organizers, spiritual enablers, and outstanding teachers.  You will also see that this faculty is diverse in terms of race and ethnicity, age, gender, religious perspectives, educational experiences, and international backgrounds.  But, as different as each member is, they are uniformly committed to Hartford Seminary’s historic and progressive scholarship and teaching in leadership development and practice of ministry, interfaith dialogue, and Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations.

Please learn more about us through this website, but I hope you get to know us in person.


Uriah Y. Kim, Ph.D.
Academic Dean

Core Faculty

Najib Awad

Associate Professor of Christian Theology

Heidi Hadsell


Uriah Kim

Academic Dean

Yehezkel Landau

Associate Professor of Interfaith Relations

Yahya Michot

Professor of Islamic Thought and Christian-Muslim Relations

David Roozen

Professor of Religion and Society

Feryal Salem

Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law

Shanell T. Smith

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins

Scott Thumma

Professor of Sociology of Religion

Miriam Therese Winter

Professor of Liturgy, Worship, Spirituality and Feminist Studies

Timur Yuskaev

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam

Faculty Associates

Mahmoud Ayoub

Faculty Associate in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

Steven Blackburn

Faculty Associate in Semitic Scriptures

Adair Lummis

Faculty Associate in Research

Lucinda Mosher

Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies

Sayed Ammar Nakhjavani

Faculty Associate in Shi’a Studies and Dialogue among Islamic Legal Schools

Donna Schaper

Faculty Associate in Religious Leadership

Benjamin Watts

Faculty Associate in Religion and Community Life

Adjunct Faculty

 Emeritus Faculty

Omer Awass
Ed.M. (State University of New York at Buffalo); M.A. and Ph.D. Candidate (Temple University); Islamic Studies, Graduate Programs

Anthony Bennett
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

Lisa Clayton
M.A. (University of Connecticut); Worship, Black Ministries Program

Vada Crosby
M.A. (Hartford Seminary); Communication, Black Ministries Program

Elizabeth Dreyer
M.A. (Xavier University); Ph.D. (Marquette University); Theology, Graduate Programs

Edward Duffy
M.A. (Columbia University); M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary); Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation); New Testament Greek, Graduate Programs

Talal Eid
M.A. (Harvard University); Th.D. (Harvard University); Arts of Ministry, Graduate Programs

Jonathan Elukin
M.A. (Jewish Theological Seminary); Ph.D. (Princeton University); History, Graduate Programs

Robert A. Evans
M.Div. (Yale Divinity School); Ph.D. (Union Theological Seminary); Dialogue, Graduate Programs

Larry A. Golemon
M.Div. and S.T.M. (Yale Divinity School); Th.M. (Columbia Theological Seminary); Ph.D. (Emory University), Arts of Ministry, Graduate Programs

Hamada Hamid
M.D. (Michigan State University); M.P.H. (New York University); Chaplaincy, Graduate Programs

Alexander Y. Hwang
M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary); M.Phil. & Ph.D. (Fordham University); History, Graduate Programs

Molly James
M.Div. (Yale Divinity School); Ph.D. (University of Exeter); Theology and Ethics, Graduate Programs

Alvan Johnson
M.Div. and D.Min. (Boston University School of Theology); Theology, Black Ministries Program

William McKinney
M.A. and M.Div. (Hartford Seminary); Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University); Religion and Society, Graduate Programs

Barry Kosmin
M.A. (McMaster University); Ph.D. (University of London); Religion and Society, Graduate Programs

Lawrence Peers
M.A. (Antioch University); M.T.S. (Boston University); D.Min. (Hartford Seminary); Ed.D. (Pepperdine University); Arts of Ministry, Graduate Programs

Theodore A. Perry
Ph.D. (Yale University), Sacred Scriptures, Graduate Programs

Michael R. Rion
M.Div. (Yale Divinity School), Ph.D. (Yale University); Ethics, Graduate Programs

Wayne G. Rollins
B.D. (Yale Divinity School), M.A., Ph.D. (Yale University); Scripture, Graduate Programs

Donna Schaper
M.Div. (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg); M.A. (University of Chicago); D.Min. (Hartford Seminary); Doctor of Ministry, Graduate Programs

Sami Shamma
BSC ( University of Houston); MA (Hartford Seminary); Languages, Graduate Programs

C. L. Stallworth
M.Div. (Vanderbilt University Divinity School); D.Min. (United Theological Seminary); Theological Ethics, Black Ministries Program

Cheryl Thomas
M.S. (Polytechnic University); M.Div. (Union Theological Seminary); Christian Education, Black Ministries Program

  • Clifford J. Green
  • Wadi’ Z. Haddad
  • Worth Loomis
  • Jane I. Smith

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