Jeremy Begbie, Director & Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Professor of Theology
Jeremy Begbie is the inaugural holder of the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology. He teaches systematic theology, and he specializes in the interface between theology and the arts. His particular research interests are in the interplay between music and theology. Professor Begbie spends one semester each year (currently spring) at Duke Divinity School and the other semester at Cambridge. He is also senior member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an affiliated lecturer in the faculty of music at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel Train, Associate Director & Assistant (Teaching) Professor of the Practice in Theology & the Arts
Daniel Train directs the Certificate in Theology and the Arts program at Duke Divinity, and teaches a range of courses at the intersection of theology and the arts, including “The Theological Imagination of Flannery O’Connor,” “Christianity and Literature,” and “Theology and Film.” He co-edited The Saint John’s Bible and its Tradition: Illuminating Beauty in the Twenty-First Century, and has published on figures as varied as the Venerable Bede, Ernest Hemingway, and Irish poet Eavan Boland, and is completing a manuscript entitled Naming Beauty: Flannery O’Connor and the Hermeneutics of Peace. He received his Ph.D. in English from Baylor University with a concentration in Religion and Literature.
Lisa Beyeler-Yvarra, Communications Specialist
A Pacific Northwest native, Lisa graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in landscape architecture and minors in architecture and music. After graduation, Lisa spent nearly a decade working in the public and private sectors, contributing to projects for the City of Seattle, City of Portland, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Seattle Center, One and Two Penn Plaza in Manhattan, Leach Botanical Garden, and the J.C. Raulston Arboretum. Lisa is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Duke as well as DITA’s Certificate in Theology and the Arts.
Kinsley Whitworth, Operations Specialist
Kinsley lives in Durham with her husband and over 450 books. She received a B.A. in English literature and philosophy from Taylor University and an M.A. in literature from DePaul University, which means that she has spent her adult life reading and writing. She is particularly passionate about the work of DITA and is grateful to be part of the team.