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 the Summer Wesley Seminar, led by professors Randy Maddox and Richard Heitzenrater, which invites applications from scholars to spend an intensive residency at the Divinity School to facilitate their study of Wesleyan heritage.


The Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition is constituted of Duke Divinity faculty 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.

  • Randy Maddox, Director of CSWT
  • Kate Bowler
  • Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. (Research Fellow)
  • Edgardo Colón-Emeric
  • Jeffrey Conklin-Miller
  • W. Stephen Gunter
  • Amy Laura Hall
  • Elaine Heath
  • Richard Heitzenrater
  • S T Kimbrough (Research Fellow)
  • William Lawrence (Research Fellow)
  • Sujin Pak
  • Russell Richey (Research Fellow)
  • Lester Ruth
  • Beth Sheppard
  • J. Warren Smith
  • J. Ross Wagner
  • Laceye C. Warner
  • Will Willimon
  • Brittany Wilson