Research Professor of Practical Theology
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1989; M.Div. Duke Divinity School, 1983; B.A., DePauw University, 1980
:: Models of Evangelism (Baker Academic, 2020)
:: Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (NYU Press, 2014).
:: Sex, Gender, and Christianity, co-edited with John R. Levison (Cascade Books, 2012).
:: Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
:: Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible, co-edited with John R. Levison (John Knox Press, 1994).
:: Jesus in Global Contexts, co-authored with John R. Levison (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992).
Co-Principal Investigator, Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative Grant and Thriving Congregations Grant from the Lilly Endowment. Recipient of the Bell Scholar Award (2023); Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, General Commission of Archives and History, UMC (2022); Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University (2018) and the Manchester Wesleyan Research Centre (2016); Past president, Wesleyan Theological Society (2018) and the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church (2014-2017); Editorial board member: Wesleyan and Methodist Explorations Series (Cascade Books), Methodist Review and Routledge Methodist Studies Series