McDonald Agape Director of DITA
Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology

Jeremy Begbie is the inaugural Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of 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 the spring semester at Duke Divinity School and the fall at Cambridge. He is also a senior member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an affiliated lecturer in the faculty of music at the University of Cambridge.

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Associate Director of DITA
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. He is currently 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.

Program Coordinator

Mary Lynn Myers joined the DITA team in August 2022. She previously worked at Elite Editing, an Inc. 5000 company, for seven years. During her time at Elite, she served as a senior editor, project manager, and content specialist for a variety of corporate and publishing clients. She holds an M.F.A. from Seattle Pacific University in creative writing and a B.A. in English literature from Covenant College. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Durham.

Media Assistant

Sujatha Balasundaram is a visual artist and creative consultant. She is the founder of, a platform that offers a wide variety of creative services to the public, the church, and schools. A native of India, she moved to the United States to attend Duke Divinity, where she found a home at DITA, the the Asian House of Studies, and the New Creation Arts student body group. She received her M.T.S. from Duke Divinity School in 2023.