Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition
Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968

The Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition has been a source of internationally acclaimed research and support for Methodist and Wesleyan studies since 1979. The center offers courses for both Course of Study and Divinity students, provides access to outstanding research resources for students and scholars of the broad Wesleyan tradition, and supports the production of critical editions of the texts of John and Charles Wesley in print and online formats.

The center also sponsors a range of events that aim to cultivate and advance the field of Wesleyan Methodist studies.


The Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition is constituted of Duke Divinity faculty and associates within the Wesleyan tradition who devote some portion of their teaching or scholarship to topics relating to the tradition, as well as staff who help lead our educational outreach, and invited research fellows.

  • Daniel Castelo, Director of CSWT
  • Kenneth Carder (Emeritus)
  • Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. (Bishop in Residence)
  • Jung Choi (Associate Dean for Global and Intercultural Formation; Director, Asian House of Studies; Administrative Faculty)
  • Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Dean of Duke Divinity School
  • Valerie Cooper
  • Fred Edie
  • W. Stephen Gunter (Emeritus)
  • Amy Laura Hall
  • Richard Heitzenrater (Emeritus)
  • Sangwoo Kim (Associate Dean for Vocational Formation; Senior Director of the Methodist House; Administrative Faculty)
  • S T Kimbrough, Jr. (Research Fellow)
  • William Lawrence (Research Fellow)
  • Randy L. Maddox (Emeritus)
  • Russell Richey (Research Fellow)
  • Lester Ruth
  • J. Warren Smith
  • Brent A. Strawn
  • Alma Tinoco Ruiz
  • Laceye C. Warner
  • Will Willimon
  • Brittany E. Wilson