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. 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); Methodist representative on the Methodist and Roman Catholic International Dialogue, sponsored by the World Methodist Council and the Holy See's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Editorial board member: Routledge Methodist Studies Series, New Room Books, Methodist Review, and Journal of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies