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 Latinx 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 Latinx PhD students and faculty in theological and religious education.

Member Council & Steering Committee Chair

Peter Casarella

Professor of Theology,
The Divinity School at Duke University

Council Members

John Reeve

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

Douglas Weavor

Interim Chair of the Religion Department 
Baylor University


Dean of the School of Theology, Boston University

Newell Williams

President and Professor of Modern and American Church History
Brite Divinity School

Jan Love

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

Tammi j. Schneider

Chair, Religion Department and Danforth Professor of Religion
Claremont Graduate University

Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan

President and Professor of Hebrew Bible
Claremont School of Theology

Victor D. Anderson

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


Interim Dean, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, 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

Mark Labberton

President and Lloyd John Ogilvie
Professor of Preaching
Fuller Theological Seminary

Javier Viera

President and Professor of Education and Leadership, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Uriah Y. Kim

President and John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union

David N. Hempton

Dean and Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies,
and John Lord O’Brian Professor
Harvard Divinity School

Robin J. Steinke

President and Professor of Theological Ethics and Public Life
Luther Seminary

James Nieman

Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago

R. Scott Woodward

President, Oblate School of Theology

Craig C. Hill

Dean and Professor of New Testament
Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University

M. Craig Barnes

President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry
Princeton Theological Seminary

David Nirenberg

University of Chicago Divinity School

Serene Jones

President and Johnston Family Professor for Religion and Democracy
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

Timothy Matovina

Professor and Chair Department of Theology,
University of Notre Dame

Emilie Townes

Dean of the Divinity School, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society
Vanderbilt Divinity School

Daniel J. Treier

PhD Program Director and Knoedler, Professor of Theology
Wheaton College