Christianity

Comprehensive Faculty Roster

The history of the Roberts Department of Christianity includes a number of variations in our name. Variously we have been a Department of Christianity, School of Christianity, and even a Theological Seminary. Depending upon the name of the department or school, there have been chairs and deans.

This roster of faculty names all who have taught in the department. Faculty are entered on the roster by first date of joining the faculty. Service as chair or dean is indicated in parentheses. Where appropriate the year in which a faculty member ceased teaching in the department is noted.   

Adiel Sherwood 1840-1841    
John L. Dagg 1844-1855    
J. L. Reynolds 1845-1846    
Nathaniel M. Crawford 1846-1856; 1858-1865    
William Williams 1856-1859    
Shaler G. Hillyer 1859-1862    
Henry Holcombe Tucker 1868-1870      
Archibald J. Battle 1872-1880    
Sylvanus Landrum 1880-1881    
James G. Ryals 1883-1892    
George R. McCall 1892-1893 (Lecturer)    
C. E. W. Dobbs 1892-1893 (Lecturer)    
James H. Kilpatrick 1892-1893 (Lecturer)    
F. C. McConnell 1892-1893 (Lecturer)        
J. B. Gambrell 1893-1895        
Bartow Davis Ragsdale 1896-1904; 1918-1928    
Eldred John Forrester 1904-1918    
Claudius Lamar McGinty 1918-1925 (Dean, 1919-1926)    
Rufus Washington Weaver 1918-1928      
William Edmund Farrar 1919-1925      
William Campbell Hunter 1919      
Frank Hartwell Leavell 1919-1921      
Emil Francis George Saverio 1919      
Peyton Jacob 1919-1920      
Andrew Philip Montague 1919-1920; 1921-1928      
Benjamin Clark Holtzclaw 1919-1920; 1926-1928      
James Lee Railey 1920-1926      
John D. Mell 1920-1921; 1922-1923        
John Green Harrison 1921-1934 (Dean, 1929-1932; Chair, 1932-1934)        
Charles Bray Williams 1921-1925        
Albert Henry Newman 1921-1928        
Edward Powell Lee 1922-1924    
Lucius McLendon Polhill 1922-1924    
Lowell Taylor Wallace 1922-1924    
Gower Latimer 1922-1928    
John F. Carter 1923-1924    
M. Virginia Garner 1923-1925    
George McIntosh Sparks 1923-1924    
Henry Lewis Batts 1923-1928; 1945-1964 (Chair, 1957-1964)    
Charles Wesley Pope 1924-1925    
John H. Barber 1924-1926        
Edgar Estes Folk 1924-1925      
R. R. Moore 1924-1925      
Claude Milton Coalson 1924-1925      
A. G. Turk 1924-1925      
Charles C. Sanders 1925-1928      
John Franklin Carter 1925-1928      
Charles Ernest Rodgers 1925-1928    
Gainer E. Bryan 1925-1928    
John Fred Eden, Jr. 1926-1927    
John William Jent 1926-1928 (Dean, 1926-1928)      
John Fred Eden, Jr. 1926-1928      
Frank Cochran 1926-1928      
Gainer E. Bryan 1926-1928      
Charles W. Henderson 1926-1928    
Park Harris Anderson, Sr. 1927-1929 (Dean, 1928-1929)    
John D. Freeman 1928-1929; 1932-1939    
John Davis Blair 1929-1931    
Edwin M. Poteat 1931-1933    
John Green Harrison 1932-1934 (Chair, 1932-1934)    
William Arnold Keel 1934-1939 (Chair, 1934-1939)    
Kerr Boyce Tupper 1936-1939    
Hansford D. Johnson 1939-1957 (Chair, 1939-1957)        
Robert Earle Anthony 1939-1941        
Hugh A. Brimm 1945-1946    
Lois Leone Bates 1945-1950    
Theron Douglas Price 1945-1948    
Das Kelley Barnett 1947-1952    
Pope Alexander Duncan 1948-1949    
George McLeod Bryan 1949-1956    
Harold Lynn McManus 1949-1986 (Chair 1964-1984)    
Edwin Dargan Johnston 1950-1990    
Charles Ray Brewster 1952-1995    
Francis Robert Otto 1956-1988    
Wilfred Kenneth Cauthen 1957-1961    
Joseph Millard Hendricks 1959-2000    
Thomas Joseph Holmes 1960-1968    
James Young Holloway 1962-1965    
Carl Wayne Davenport 1965-1966        
James Lloyd Clegg, Jr. 1960-1961; 1965-1968        
John Bunyan Sheppard 1966-1988    
Algirdas Jurenas 1966-1967    
James Lee Crenshaw 1966-1971    
James Lamar Cox 1966-1971    
Park Harris Anderson, Jr. 1966-1978    
Howard Peterson Giddens 1968-1986    
Allen Beza Comish 1978-1982    
Albert Lindsey Cardwell 1978-1988    
Watson Early Mills 1979-2001    
Tucker Noyes Callaway 1980-1982, 1984-1985 as Missionary-in-Residence    
Rollin Stely Armour 1980-1999 (Dean, 1980-1984)   
James Leonard Burnham 1981-1982, Missionary-In-Residence    
Charles L. Whaley 1982-1983, Missionary-In-Residence        
Walter Byron Shurden 1983-2007 (Chair, 1984-2001)        
Hugh Thomas McKinley 1983-1984, Missionary-In-Residence    
Margaret Dee Bratcher 1985-present (Interim Dean, 2000-2001; Dean of University Commons, 2001-2004)   
Richard Francis Wilson 1988-present (Chair, 2001-present)    
Robert Scott Nash 1996-present    
David Gregory Sapp 1999-2000; 2001-2006    
Darlene Kaye Flaming 1999-present    
Janell Anne Cook Johnson 2001-present    
Paul Allen Lewis 2002-present    
Bryan J. Whitfield 2002-present
Craig McMahan 2005-present
Olu Quaity Menjay 2009-present

Lake Lambert 2010-present (Dean, 2010-present)