Serving the Divinity School & Duke University since 1972.

Approaching its semi-centennial, the Office of Black Church Studies is preparing to enhance further its contribution to the theological project of Duke Divinity School by expanding field education opportunities, building library collections, and developing a next generation of scholars for the church.

Meet our faculty.

Valerie Cooper

Religion &
Society

Quinton Dixie

American
Christianity

Dr. David Emmanuel Goatley

DirectoR of OBCS
Theology & Christian Ministry

Luke Pwery

Homiletics

Patrick T. Smith

Theological Ethics
& BioethicS

Norbert L. W. Wilson

Food, Economics,
& Community

Wylin Wilson

Theological
Ethics

Meet our consulting faculty.

Donna Coletrane Battle

Consulting
PROFESSOR

Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

CONSULTING
PROFESSOR

Prince Rivers

CONSULTING
PROFESSOR

Dr. Ralph D. West

CONSULTING
PROFESSOR

Meet our staff.

Rev. Regina A. Graham

Rev. Regina A. Graham

Associate Director

Nadya Chavies

Nadya Chavies-Williams

Staff Assistant

Deborah A. Williams

Deborah A. Williams

Project Coordinator