Director of The Center for Theological Writing

Judith Heyhoe has taught writing for nearly twenty years. She taught for five years in the Freshman Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame and then worked as a high school teacher of English for Chicago Public Schools. She began her career as a journalist for a British newspaper and has done freelance work as an editor in Chicago. In addition to her duties as director of the writing center, she is editor to the faculty of Duke Divinity School.


Katie Benjamin received her Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke Divinity School in 2011. Her thesis explored the relationship between John Calvin's exegetical writings and his 1559 Institutes with respect to his theology of the Lord's Supper. She continues to study sixteenth-century intellectual, social, and religious history at the Divinity School as a Th.D. student. Katie has experience precepting Duke's Early and Medieval Christianity course as well as Modern European Christianity, and has led seminars on Luther, Calvin, and Wesley in the Central American Course of Study Program.

Ben Dillon received his Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School in 2006 and anticipates completing his Ph.D. from Duke's Graduate Program in Religion in the Spring of 2014. He has precepted for church history, ethics, and theology classes at Duke Divinity School and has taught courses in Reformation Theology for the Weekend Course of Study. His chief academic interests are in systematic and philosophical theology, political ethics, the Radical Reformation tradition, and the thought of Augustine.

Meghan Florian received her Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School in 2009. Her research interests include theology, literature, and gender studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Queens University of Charlotte, and and serves as the communications coordinator for the Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South, a nonprofit organization in Durham, N.C.

Brett McKey received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in 2009. His academic interests are patristics, contemporary Orthodox theology, and gender issues. He has served in the Center since 2009 and now acts as head tutor. He attends Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church. 

Celia Wolff completed her Master of Divinity degree at Duke Divinity School in 2007 and currently is a Th.D. candidate in Christian Scripture and Ethics. Her dissertation, titled Witness Acts, engages the portrait of “witness” in the book of Acts as a whole, thereby illuminating a Christian ethic of reading Scripture. She has served previously as a writing tutor at the Center and as a preceptor for Early and Medieval Christianity, Old Testament, New Testament, and Christian Ethics courses. Beginning August 2014 she will serve as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. 

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