Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Jan Love, dean of Candler School of Theology at Emory University, is an internationally recognized leader in church and ecumenical arenas and a scholar of world politics, particularly issues of religion and politics, conflict transformation, globalization, and ecumenism. Prior to coming to Emory in 2007, Love was the chief executive of the Women's Division of The United Methodist Church, and served on the faculty of the University of South Carolina from 1982-2004, teaching both in the departments of religious studies and government and international studies. She served on the World Council of Churches from 1975-2006, and currently serves on the board of the Association of Theological Schools and in the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. Love has authored numerous articles and chapters and two books, one on Southern Africa in world politics and the other on the Anti-Apartheid movement in the United States.