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Academic Affairs

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Garrett-Evangelical
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

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FIRSTS AT GARRETT-EVANGELICAL

lallene-rector

Lallene J. Rector

2014 - First layperson and female President of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

    

Rivera

Luis Rivera Rodriguz

2014
- First Hispanic/Latino Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean.

 

 

     
gennifer-brooks

Gennifer Benjamin Brooks

2008
- First Black women to hold an endowed chair (Ernest and Bernice Styberg Chair in Preaching).

  pak boyer

Sujin Boyer Pak

2002
- First Asian woman faculty member.

 

 

     
henry young

Henry Young

2002
- First Black professor to hold an endowed chair (Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Theology).

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Khiok-Khng Yeo

2002
- First Asian professor to hold an endowed chair (Harry R. Kendall Chair of New Testament Interpretation).

 

 

     
osvaldo-vena

Osvaldo Vena

1995
- First Hispanic/Latino faculty member.

  Rosemary Skinner Keller

Rosemary Skinner Keller

1993
- First Woman academic dean.

 

 

     
matthews

Marjorie Matthews

1984
- First woman bishop-in-residence; also served as visiting professor of Old Testament during residency.

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Rosemary Radford Ruether

1977
- First woman to hold a chair (Georgia Harkness Chair in Applied Theology).

 

 

     
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Carl Marbury

1977
- First Black academic dean of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Edsel Ammons

1968
- First Black faculty member of Garrett Biblical Institute to become a bishop (taught Church and Urban Society from 1968-1976 and was the designer of The Center for the Church and the Black Experience).

 

 

     
Shockley

Grant Shockley

1959
- First Black faculty member of Garrett Biblical Institute (religious education).

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Georgia Harkness

1939
- First woman faculty member hired by Garrett Biblical Institute (applied theology). The first significant American female theologian; thought to be the first woman to teach theology in an American seminary.

 

 

     
Bjornberg

Esther Bjornberg

mid-1930's
- First woman Chicago Training School faculty member (field work and social service) who became a faculty member of Garrett Biblical Institute upon the merger of CTS and GBI.

  Thoburn

Isabella Thoburn

1888
- Methods and church history faculty member of Chicago Training School, who headed the first deaconess home in the United States.

 

 

     
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Lucy Rider Meyer

1855
- Founder, principal, and faculty member of Chicago Training School for City, Home, and Foreign Missions (CTS), which merged into Garrett Biblical Institute in 1934. She is credited with being the originator, promoter, and sustainer of the deaconess movement in Methodism.

  eliza-garrett

Eliza Clark Garrett

1853
- Founding benefactor of Garrett Biblical Institute (GBI).

UMC Logo Garrett-Evangelical, a seminary related to
The United Methodist Church, welcomes
students from a wide range of faith traditions.