Faculty & Staff

Daniel Train, Postdoctoral Associate, 2013-14

Daniel Train was born and raised in Sucre, Bolivia, received his B.A. in English from Biola University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Baylor—the latter in religion and literature. His dissertation focuses on the work of Flannery O’Connor and readers’ attempts to understand her use of violence in her fiction. While finishing his Ph.D., Train also served at Baylor’s School of Education as faculty partner for freshmen learning groups. He is married to Hillary, and together they have a daughter named Amelie. Train loves porches, sharing meals with others, and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible.

Train will be joining DITA as its first postdoctoral associate, remaining for the full academic year, 2013-14. As well as working on his own research project on the topic of redemptive suffering, he will be teaching courses in theology and literature for DITA and participating in seminars with doctoral students.

Mary Jo Clancy, Administrative Assistant

Mary Jo Clancy brings her life-long interest in visual and auditory arts, her skills in administrative support and her desire to serve as a member of God's kingdom together in her role as administrative assistant for Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.  Most recently, she was in a simliar position for the Duke Center for Reconciliation.  Mary Jo and her husband, Tom, share life with their three grown children and their ever-expanding families.  She believes that the tiniest parts of God's creation are truly the greatest -- seeds, dandelions, children and chickadees -- and is always hoping to capture the delight she finds in those with her camera.