Jan Holton, PHD

is Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Care. Professor Holton’s work focuses on the psychodynamic implications of trauma and forced displacement, the intercultural dynamics within traditional pastoral care, and pastoral care to marginalized populations. She most recently served on the extension ministry with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven,

Patrick T. Smith

is associate research professor of theological ethics and bioethics, senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and associate faculty with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He has specific academic interests in the areas of bioethics, social ethics, Black Church studies, and

David Toole

is associate professor of the practice of theology, ethics, and global health, and associate dean for interdisciplinary initiatives. Professor Toole is jointly appointed in the Divinity School, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Global Health Institute. He teaches courses on global health and health systems, and on various topics in ethics including ethics and humanitarianism, ethics and Native America,

Richard Payne (In Memoriam)

Richard Payne was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Divinity. An internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, care for those near death, oncology, and neurology, Payne served on numerous panels and advisory committees, many at the national level. He gave expert testimony to the Congressional Black Caucus National Brain Trust and the President’s Cancer

Stanley Hauerwas

 has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics,

Amy Laura Hall

was named a Luce Fellow in Theology for 2004-05. She has served on the steering committee of the Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy Center, the Bioethics Task Force of the United Methodist Church, and as consultant on bioethics to the World Council of Churches. She has served on the steering committee of the Genome Ethics,

Susan Eastman

is associate research professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School. Ordained in the Episcopal Church, she served parishes in New York City, Alaska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania prior to coming to Duke. Her current research explores the formation and transformation of identity in the letters of Paul, in conversation with current work issues of human

Susan Dunlap

is adjunct assistant professor of pastoral theology. She has been teaching at Duke Divinity School since 1995. Susan teaches in the area of pastoral care in times of grief and illness, as well as the integrative courses for the M.Div./M.S.W. program. She has published two books, Counseling Depressed Women and Caring Cultures: How Congregations Care

Ray Barfield

is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy. Dr. Barfield is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician. He joined the faculties of Duke University Medical School and Duke Divinity School in 2008. He is a founding director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and the Pediatric Quality of Life and Palliative Care program.