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
Associate Dean for Academic Formation, William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies
Kenneth Carder
Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry
Kenneth H. Carter
Bishop-in-Residence; Consulting Faculty
Jung Choi
Associate Dean for Global and Intercultural Formation; Director, Asian House of Studies; Administrative Faculty
Edgardo Colón-Emeric
Dean of Duke Divinity School; Irene and William McCutchen Professor of Reconciliation and Theology; Director of the Center for Reconciliation
Valerie Cooper
Associate Professor of Religion and Society and Black Church Studies
Frederick Edie
Associate Professor of the Practice of Christian Education
W. Stephen Gunter
Research Professor Emeritus of Evangelism and Wesleyan Studies
Amy Laura Hall
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Richard Heitzenrater
William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies
Sangwoo Kim
Associate Dean for Vocational Formation; Senior Director of the Methodist House; Administrative Faculty
Randy L. Maddox
William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies
Russell Richey
Consulting Faculty
Lester Ruth
Research Professor of Christian Worship
J. Warren Smith
Professor of Historical Theology, Director of the Th.D. Program
Brent A. Strawn
D. Moody Smith Distinguished Professor of Old Testament; Professor of Law
Alma Tinoco Ruiz
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Homiletics and Evangelism, Director of the Hispanic House of Studies, and Foundation For Evangelism Fellow
Laceye Warner
Royce and Jane Reynolds Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies; Associate Dean for Wesleyan Engagement and Hybrid Programs
William Willimon
Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry
Brittany E. Wilson
Associate Professor of New Testament