Three African American Scholars Join the Faculty at Yale Divinity School

YDSYale Divinity School has announced the hiring of five new faculty members. Three of the new hires are African Americans.

Clifton-GranbyClifton Granby will serve as a postdoctoral fellow and then will join the faculty in the fall of 2017 as an assistant professor of ethics and philosophy. He currently serves as a lecturer in religion at Princeton University in New Jersey. Dr. Granby is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. in religion, ethics, and politics from Princeton University. He is completing work on a second doctorate from the University of Memphis.

DonyelleMcCrayDonyelle McCray was appointed an assistant professor of homiletics. She has been serving as an assistant professor and director of multicultural ministries at Virginia Theological Seminary. Dr. McCray is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and Harvard Law School. She earned a master of divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary and a doctorate in theology from Duke Divinity School.

EMTurmanEboni Marshall Turman was named an assistant professor of theology and African American religion. She currently serves as an assistant research professor of theological ethics and Black church studies and is director of Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Turman is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Dr. Turman is a graduate of Fordham University in New York and holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Christian social ethics from the Union Theological Seminary.


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