Member Council

The HTI consortium governing body is the Member Council (MC) which is comprised of presidents and deans from member schools. These visionary leaders are committed to a collaborative enterprise whereby they leverage and unite institutional resources to increase the presence of Latine faculty and students in the larger landscape of education. They meet at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) annual meeting to review and approve recommendations from the consortium Steering Committee. HTI acknowledges the dedication, wisdom, and service of the 2017-18 MC members toward increasing and advancing opportunities for Latine PhD students and faculty in theological and religious education.

Member Council & Steering Committee Chair

Edwin Aponte

Drew Theological School

Council Members

John Reeve

Assistant Professor of Church History
Director, PhD (Religion) and ThD Programs
Andrews University

Douglas Weaver

Interim Chair of the Religion Department
Baylor University


Dean of the School of Theology
Boston University

Jan Love

Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics
Candler School of Theology at Emory University

Lori Anne Ferrel

Dean School of the Arts & Humanities, John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
Claremont Graduate University

Bishop Grant Hagiya

Claremont School of Theology

Victor D. Anderson

Director of PhD Studies and
Professor of Pastoral Ministries
Dallas Theological Seminary

Edwin David Aponte

Dean of Theological School
Drew University Theological School

edgardo colón-emeric

Dean, Irene and William McCutchen, Associate Professor of Reconciliation and Theology, Director of Center for Reconciliation
Duke Divinity School

David Emmanuel Goatley

Fuller Theological Seminary

Javier Viera

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Uriah Y. Kim

President and John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies
Graduate Theological Union

Catherine A Brekus

Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion and Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America
Harvard University

Robin J. Steinke

President and Professor of Theological Ethics and Public Life
Luther Seminary

James Nieman

Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

R. Scott Woodward

Oblate School of Theology

Roy L. Heller

Director of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies; Professor of Old Testament
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University

Jonathan Lee Walton

Princeton Theological Seminary

James Theodore Robinson

Interim Dean and Caroline E. Haskell Professor of the History of Judaism, Islamic Studies, and the History of Religions
University of Chicago Divinity School

Timothy Matovina

Professor and Chair Department of Theology
University of Notre Dame

Yolanda Pierce

Vanderbilt Divinity School

Marc Cortez

PhD Program Director and Knoedler, Professor of Theology
Wheaton College

Kathryn Lofton

Dean of Humanities and Ledx Hixon Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, Professor of History and Divinity
Yale University