Candler Deans

Anne Burkholder

Associate Dean of Methodist Studies; Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology and Church Leadership. BA, Florida State University, 1974; MDiv, Candler School of Theology, 1977; PhD, Emory University, 1992.

Jan Love

Mary Lee Hardin Willard Dean; Professor of Christianity and World Politics. BA, Eckerd College, 1975; MA, Ohio State University, 1977; PhD, 1983.

Samuel J. Martinez

Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. BS, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 2003; MTS, Southern Methodist University, 2012.

Ellen Echols Purdum

Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation; Episcopal Studies Contextual Education Supervisor. BA, Emory University, 1981; MDiv, 2001; Diploma in Anglican Studies, General Theological Seminary, 2004.

Jonathan Strom

Professor of Church History; Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs; Director of International Initiatives. BA, St. Olaf College, 1984; MTS, Harvard University, 1987; PhD, University of Chicago, 1996.

Khalia J. Williams

Assistant Dean of Worship and Music; Assistant Professor in the Practice of Worship. BS, Florida Memorial University, 2001; MBA, Nova Southeastern University, 2003; MA, Columbia Theological Seminary, 2001; PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 2017.

Nefertiti Williams

Interim Dean of Advancement and Alumni Engagement