Our phenomenal faculty are leaders in their fields as well as published and influential scholars. They’re actively involved in community events involving ministry, social justice and community outreach. By remaining in touch with the needs of the church and community, they bring relevant concerns to their classrooms. In both physical or virtual classrooms, our professors care about and are available to their students. Howard's regular faculty, whose bios and CVs are accessible from this page, is supplemented by a number of highly qualified adjunct faculty members.

Our faculty build upon the noteworthy scholarship of our faculty emeriti, whose influence continues to impact current scholarship and the church.

Biblical Studies

John Ahn

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Biblical Studies, Divinity

Alice Ogden Bellis


Professor of Hebrew Bible

Biblical Studies, Divinity

Bertram Melbourne

Professor of New Testament Biblical Language and Literature

Biblical Studies, Divinity

Theological Studies

Donald Kortright Davis

Professor of Theology

Theological Studies, Divinity

Frederick L. Ware

Professor of Theology

Theological Studies, Divinity


Cheryl Sanders

Professor of Christian Ethics

Ethics, Divinity

Historical Studies

Zainab Alwani

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies

Historical Studies, Divinity

Renee K. Harrison


Associate Professor, African American & U.S. Religious History

Historical Studies, Divinity

Ministry Studies

Barbara A. Fears

Assistant Professor of Religious Education

Ministry Studies, Divinity

Kenyatta R. Gilbert

Professor of Homiletics

Ministry Studies, Divinity

Harold Dean Trulear

Professor of Applied Theology

Ministry Studies, Divinity

Society, Culture & Religion

Kwasi Kwakye-Nuako

Associate Professor of World Religions

Society, Culture & Religion, Divinity

Faculty in the Community

The HUSD Faculty are actively involved in academic, social justice and ecclesial events.  Always in demand as keynote speakers/preachers, our faculty are available to answer questions about our degree programs and admissions requirements.

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