B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.Div., Candler School of Theology
Ph.D. candidate, Vanderbilt University
Phone: Ext. 2365
Rev. Carolyn Davis will serve Andover Newton during the 2013-2014 academic year as Instructor in Systematic Theology. She will be receiving a Ph.D. in theological studies from Vanderbilt University in May 2014. Rev. Davis’s dissertation, “Aflame With Passion: Seeking a Theology of Adolescent Sexuality,” is rooted in her previous experiences as a youth minister and proposes a new theological foundation for adolescent sexuality education in the church. Her teaching and research interests draw from an educational background that includes training in feminist and systematic theologies as well as critical theories of race and gender and philosophy of language.
Rev. Davis was ordained in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has received Dempster and Diaconia fellowships from the UM General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and is also a fellow in the Lilly Program for Theology and Practice, which emphasizes teaching for ministry and practical theology. Currently, Rev. Davis also serves as the “Deacon-in-Residence” at Union United Methodist Church in Boston.