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THE CAMPAIGN FOR HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL 2015 DEAN’S REPORT


Contents HDS in 2014–15 2–3 The Wayfarer 4–5 Power of Performance 6–7 The Heart of Leadership 8–9 Circles Rise Together 10–11 A Passion for Justice. A Passion for Peace. 12–13 2014–15 Honorees 14–15 The Faculty of Divinity 16 In Memoriam 17 Promoting Scholarship 18–19 From Associate Dean Hannah Peters 21 Campaign Spotlight: Experiential Learning 22–25 Campaign Impact 26–27 Campaign Leadership 28 Fundraising Results 2014–15 29

“Our lives and constant choices attest to our dedication and passion for our chosen vocations. We can only hope that our education and training will ultimately be put to the best use to help heal a broken world.” TAMIR A BETH STEPHENS, MTS ’15

Donor Report 2014–15 30–43 HDS Financials 2014–15 44 HDS Financial Aid at a Glance 45

PHOTO CREDITS: JONATHAN BEASLEY, EVE PHOTOGRAPHY, JUSTIN KNIGHT, STU ROSNER, HARVARD NEWS OFFICE, AND COURTESY TOM ANDERSON, ANGIE THURSTON, BEN FERENCZ, JOHN WHITEHEAD, DIANE MOORE


From Dean David N. Hempton

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o make the world a better place, you need “boots on the ground”: people who show up at a crowded cell in Burundi to help secure the freedom of those who have been tossed in without a trial; people who distribute medical supplies in the ruins of an earthquake in Haiti; and people who hold communities together by being there for the milestones of our lives—when we're born, when we marry, when we die—and during the thousands of moments in between when we struggle with what it means to be human.

In a word, you need people who serve. A devotion to service is literally in the DNA of Harvard Divinity School. You can find it in Harvard President John Kirkland’s 1815 appeal to fund an institution that would educate those who “enter our houses in affliction…” and “give us light, admonition, and consolation in suffering, sickness, and the last hours of life.” It’s there in the School’s earliest years, when students engaged in prison ministry and created a Philanthropic Society dedicated to the promotion of peace and education and to the alleviation of poverty, among other “benevolent projects of the day.” Two centuries later, HDS still empowers men and women who serve their communities, societies, and the world. For some, this means religious leadership—whether as an Episcopal priest, a Buddhist minister, or a Muslim chaplain. For others, it means working with the U.S. secretary of state to navigate the dynamics of the world’s religious communities, or helping nations build public health infrastructure, or running a global NGO dedicated to ending torture around the world. In all, between 70 and 80 percent of HDS graduates embark on careers in education or service. In this report, you’ll see how our students, alumni, and faculty make a difference in the world by serving others—at times in ways that are unseen and thankless, yet are critical to progress. It is through their work—and your support—that the Divinity School has its most direct impact on the lives of people around the world. It is these efforts we mean to strengthen and expand through the success of the Campaign for HDS. Thank you for being our partners and our stewards.

David N. Hempton Dean of the Faculty of Divinity Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity

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Harvard Divinity School in 2014–15

8/28 PROFESSOR LAURA S. NASRALLAH DELIVERS THE ADDRESS AT THE 199TH CONVOCATION PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY LAURA S. NASRALLAH DELIVERS AN ADDRESS TITLED “THE MATTER OF RELIGION AND THEOLOGY” DURING THE SCHOOL’S 199TH CONVOCATION.

10/13 FINDING THE LIGHT SEVENTY SOLAR PANELS ARE INSTALLED ON THE ROOF OF THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WORLD RELIGIONS, MAKING IT THE FIRST RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATION ON THE HDS CAMPUS.

11/7 SPIRITUAL AND SUSTAINABLE HDS HOSTS A CONFERENCE THAT EXPLORES WAYS IN WHICH RELIGION CAN RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

12/8 EPIDEMICS ARE OPTIONAL SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND CULTURE PROGRAM DIRECTOR AHMED RAGAB MODERATES A FORUM ON THE EBOLA CRISIS WITH HARVARD CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSOR PAUL FARMER AND FAS PROFESSOR EVELYNN HAMMONDS. Promoting the Practice of Peace in the 21st Century Mobilizing Our Resources as Global Citizens, Religious Communities, and Universities

Tuesday, February 3 5:30–8:30 pm Harvard Divinity School Andover Hall 45 Francis Avenue Cambridge, MA

9/11 REMEMBER SEPTEMBER HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL DEAN DAVID N. HEMPTON COMMEMORATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS WITH A VISIT TO NEW YORK CITY, WHERE HE CHALLENGES STUDENTS AT TRINITY SCHOOL TO “UNDERSTAND BOTH THE CONDITIONS THAT PRODUCE VIOLENT CONFLICT AND THE APPROACHES THAT CAN HELP RESOLVE AND PREVENT IT.”

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11/5 LITERARY DEVOTION ACCLAIMED WRITER RUSSELL BANKS, AUTHOR OF 20 WORKS OF FICTION, INCLUDING THE NOVELS CONTINENTAL DRIFT, RULE OF THE BONE, AND CLOUDSPLITTER, DELIVERS HDS’S ANNUAL INGERSOLL LECTURE ON IMMORTALITY.

11/19 JIMMY CARTER’S CALL TO ACTION AT A TALK SPONSORED BY HDS, PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER ISSUES A CALL TO ACTION TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD.

A public event in celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Remarks by Melissa Bartholomew, MDiv candidate, and screening of documentary film on Liberian women’s interfaith action for peace (Sperry Room)

7:30 pm Dinner dialogue and discussion moderated by Melissa Bartholomew and Professor Diana Eck (Braun Room)

If you wish to attend the dinner dialogue and discussion, please

RSVP by Wednesday, January 28

2/3 RELIGIONS AND THE PRACTICE OF PEACE RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO ENABLE PEACEBUILDING ACTIONS AROUND THE WORLD, HDS DEAN DAVID N. HEMPTON ANNOUNCES AN EFFORT TO EXPAND AND ENDOW THE INITIATIVE ON RELIGIONS AND THE PRACTICE OF PEACE. by emailing your name and affiliation to Elizabeth Lee-Hood at leehood@fas.harvard.edu


Convening Leaders for Critical Dialogue on Religion

3/5 PAULSELL IS FIRST SWARTZ PROFESSOR DEAN DAVID N. HEMPTON NAMES STEPHANIE PAULSELL THE FIRST SUSAN SHALLCROSS SWARTZ PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES, A NEW CHAIR ESTABLISHED TO DEEPEN STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF CHRISTIANITY AND ITS PRINCIPLES, ETHICS, FAITH, AND REASON.

3/26 CARING FOR LIFE ON EARTH HDS PROFESSOR JANET GYATSO, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ROBERT H. N. HO FAMILY FOUNDATION, BRINGS HIS HOLINESS THE 17TH GYALWANG KARMAPA TO HARVARD FOR MEETINGS WITH STUDENTS AND A PUBLIC BLESSING FOR HIS MANY BOSTONAREA FOLLOWERS.

3/16 SPRING BREAK DONE RIGHT FIFTEEN STUDENTS IN PROFESSOR DIANE MOORE’S COURSE, “BORDER CROSSINGS: IMMIGRATION IN AMERICA,” TRAVEL TO ARIZONA AND MEXICO TO SPEND PART OF THEIR SPRING BREAK ENGAGING WITH PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS ON ALL SIDES OF THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE.

4/16 DIVINITY EXEMPLIFIED THE ALUMNI/ALUMNAE COUNCIL PRESENTS THE 2015 GOMES HONORS TO LEILA AHMED, VICTOR S. THOMAS PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY; SHAUN CASEY, MDIV ’83, MPA ’89, THD ’98; CHARLES COLLIER, MTS ’73; JANET COOPER NELSON, MDIV ’80; AND RAKESH RAJANI, MTS ’91.

4/17 RELIGION AND THE WEST WING DURING THE DEAN’S LEADERSHIP FORUM, LONGTIME PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER AND HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL PROFESSOR DAVID GERGEN CAPTIVATES AN HDS AUDIENCE IN A WIDERANGING CONVERSATION WITH DEAN DAVID N. HEMPTON ON RELIGION, POLITICS, AND PUBLIC LIFE.

4/23 BUDDHIST MINISTRY FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY HDS CONVENES SCHOLARS, STUDENTS, AND EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE FOR ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUDDHIST MINISTRY.

5/27 RELIGIOUS LITERACY PROJECT WEBSITE LAUNCH TO PROMOTE AND ENHANCE THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF RELIGION BY PROVIDING A METHOD FOR HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND INTERPRET THE COMPLEX ROLES THAT RELIGIONS PLAY IN CONTEMPORARY AND HISTORICAL WORLD AFFAIRS, HDS LAUNCHES THE RELIGIOUS LITERACY PROJECT WEBSITE.

5/28 HDS CELEBRATES COMMENCEMENT 136 DIVINITY SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVE DEGREES DURING THE UNIVERSITY AND HDS COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATIONS, WHICH INCLUDE THE MULTIRELIGIOUS SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AND THE HDS DIPLOMA AWARDING CEREMONY.

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The Wayfarer Professor Catherine Brekus helps students forge pathways to knowledge

In 1871, Thomas Nast drew an editorial cartoon about Catholic immigration to the United States. Entitled “The American River Ganges,” it depicts bishops as crocodiles emerging from the ocean on all fours, scales on their backs and mitres transformed into gaping jaws. A lone Protestant minister steps forth to confront them, arms spread to protect scores of terrified children on the American shore. It’s easy to look at the cartoon today and ask how anyone could have been bigoted enough to draw it—much less get it published in Harper’s Weekly. It’s precisely this type of “moral superiority,” however, that Professor Catherine Brekus wants the students in her classes to overcome. “When we look at a cartoon like this, we feel the pastness of the past and the way things have changed,” she says. “But what are our prejudices now? What will people say about us in 100 years? That we demonized American Muslims or didn’t pay more attention to climate change? An honest encounter with the past ought to make us more humble about the present.” Brekus’s ability to bring the past alive for students in a way that not only informs them but also helps them to confront their own biases earned her the 2015 HDS Outstanding Teacher Award. The honor came as something of a shock to the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America, who only joined the School’s faculty in 2014, after more than 20 years at the University of Chicago. “This was not something I expected,” she says. “The award is a reflection of the kindness and generosity of my students, who were eager to learn and to welcome me to the community.” It might be more appropriate to say “welcome back” to the Harvard community. Brekus received her undergraduate degree in history and literature from Harvard College in 1985. She hadn’t yet 4 • serve

discovered her interest in the study of religion, though, and never took a course at the Divinity School. After two years teaching at Milton Academy, an elite Boston-area prep school, she entered the PhD program in American studies at Yale. During her first year there, she took a course on Puritanism with Professor Harry Stout, almost as a lark. Brekus says that the course changed her life—and the direction of her scholarship. “All of the questions I was asking about how people had made sense of their experience, it was as if religion became the master key to answer them all,” she says. “I had gone to Yale to do American women’s history, but ended up writing a dissertation on female preaching. That one course changed my approach completely.” Hired out of graduate school by the University of Chicago, Brekus soon caught the attention of colleagues and scholars with her research. Her book Strangers and Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740–1845 won the Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History for its exploration of the rise of female preaching during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelicalism in Early America, which argued that the evangelical movement emerged in dialogue with the Enlightenment, earned the Aldersgate Prize from Indiana Wesleyan University and the Outler Prize from the American Society of Church History. Brekus’s other honors include a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a Henry Luce III Faculty Fellowship in Theology, and a Pew Faculty Fellowship in Religion and American History. “One of the questions that drives my research has always been ’How and why do things change?’” she says. “In my classes, I hope that students become more aware of the choices that led to the place that we are now.”


Students in Brekus’s classroom need to stay aware—and stay prepared. Her classes are interactive and discussion based, with very little lecture. Students work together in required “collaborative learning groups” where they critique and discuss each other’s written work. Didn’t do the reading? There’s no place to hide. “If you try to sit in the back corner, I’m going to make you come up to the table,” she says. “Everybody sits where they can all see each other. I always tell them, ‘If you want to hide, the best place to sit is right next to me, because it’s harder to see you.’” In the 2014–15 academic year, Brekus taught “Cities on a Hill,” a course that explored the way that religion interacts with American nationalism, and “Women, Gender and Religion in Colonial North America and the United States,” which looks at the way that faith is shaped by gender. In all of her classes, she presents diverse source materials to connect with students who learn in different ways. “I love texts, and I learn through reading,” she says. “Some people learn better through images and music. So we’ll look at a famous painting that depicts the notion of manifest destiny, or listen to the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” or watch the film Guadalcanal Diary. The idea is to create as many different paths to learning as possible.” Brekus also tries to connect with students one on one. Each student is required to come to office hours at least once during the semester, not for a quiz or to discuss an assignment,

“All of the questions I was asking about how people had made sense of their experience, it was as if religion became the master key to answer them all.” but because “I want to get to know their story.” Brekus says she’s a better teacher when she knows who’s in her classroom. Moreover, interactions with HDS’s students are one of the perks of being here. “The first week I was here, a woman named Sylvia came to meet me,” she remembers. “She was so eloquent. She wanted to get a doctorate, but then took a course on prison ministry, and it changed her life. Now it’s her vocation. Then there’s the ex-chairman of an oil company, or the student who was a teacher in the Marshall Islands. I have met some really remarkable men and women.” HDS students, who bestow the annual Outstanding Teacher Award, clearly think as much of Brekus as she does of them. And while most won’t follow her into academia, Brekus says that her students nonetheless have a critical impact on her award-winning scholarship. “It’s wonderful to have students who are personally engaged in religious questions,” she says. “It’s a very powerful reminder that religion is not some abstraction; it’s a very potent reality that shapes the way people live.” 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 5


Power of Performance

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Tenor/fullback Noah Van Niel brings streng th to faith leader ship

Noah Van Niel is strong. During his time as an undergraduate, Van Niel played for the Harvard Crimson football team throwing blocks as a 250-pound fullback. He’s also strong in voice, having performed and studied as an operatic tenor at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and separately in New York and Florence. But what’s more, Van Niel is strong in faith. Ordained shortly after the 2015 Commencement, Van Niel now serves as curate, or assistant priest, at  St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Hingham, Massachusetts. But his path to ordination and to HDS began after asking himself some tough questions. “I found myself at a certain point really not feeling fulfilled by what I was doing, and I started asking a lot of those big questions about who I am, what I want to do with my life, and what matters most to me,” said Van Niel, who received his master

of the student body and the diversity of the faculty have helped me to hone my own identity and my own faith and theology.” Part of Van Niel’s formation has come through experiences with his fellow students, having deep conversations on campus (including in the Rock Café), through the ability to take courses via the Boston Theological Institute consortium, and through HDS’s field education program. During his three years at HDS, Van Niel worked at an Afro-Caribbean Episcopal parish in Cambridge and at the historic Old North Church in Boston. “Field education can put you into situations that are diverse and challenging, and yet does so in a framework that holds you in those places. You have mentors here, you have teachers here, a meaningmaking class that helps you to talk through and make sense of some of the experiences that you’re having, and I think that’s essential. The fundamental

“(HDS has) proven to be a place where the diversity of the student body and the diversity of the faculty have helped me to hone my own identity and my own faith and theology.” of divinity degree on May 28. “The answers to those questions started to revolve around my faith.” It was around that time that Van Niel decided to apply to institutions, including HDS, in order to pursue ordination as an Episcopal priest. He found himself drawn to HDS because of its diversity. “What sold me on HDS was a real chance to engage my faith with people who may not share all my same presuppositions and assumptions about how things are. For me, I knew HDS was going to be a more formative environment than if I went to a place where everybody was an Episcopalian, or if I went to a place where everybody was Christian,” he said. “It’s proven to be a place where the diversity 6 • serve

act of taking your experiences in life and trying to make some meaning out of them is what it is to live thoughtfully in the world,” he said. Van Niel refers to the field education work he did as a chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital as “one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life.” Having to work as a chaplain in medical units, including an in-patient cancer unit, raised difficult questions for him. “It was fascinating for me to come back into the classroom after a summer of doing that and then try to figure out how it is that what we’re doing here is as important or can contribute to the world in the way that sitting by someone’s bedside as they take their


last breath will. I wrestled with that for a while and eventually came to my own answers about it, but it’s a question I still live with,” he said. “That divide between the theory and practice world—the more and more we can meld those two things together the better.” In addition to the academic rigor that took place during his time at HDS, Van Niel considered the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life as another crucial component that provided formative opportunities. He credited the office with offering students ways not to forget the impact and importance of their work. “There is a spiritual dimension, and for some people a very profound spiritual truth, to everything that we’re talking about. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life goes a long way in acknowledging that and tries to find ways to incorporate that into the education here,” he said. At HDS, Van Niel was a Williams Scholarship Fund recipient, an award supported by the Society for Promoting Theological Education and given to MDiv students who have expressed a commitment to pursuing a career in ministry. He was also a Hopkins Shareholder, an award made annually to six MDiv students based upon demonstrated ministerial promise. If it were not for the financial aid associated with those awards, Van Niel would not have been able to attend HDS, he said. “All the great things I described as constituting my experiences here were only possible by the fact that I had the financial support,” he said. “I am very grateful for the School’s generosity.” While Van Niel is no longer studying to become an operatic tenor, he still sings. In thanks for all of the support and gifts he received from the faculty, staff, his fellow students, as well as other groups, Van Niel decided to put on a recital of sacred vocal works on Saturday, May 23. He was accompanied by HDS music director and lecturer Harry Huff. Singing and performing have more and more become a part of his spiritual and religious life. “I didn’t use to experience them in similar ways, but the deeper my spiritual life has grown, the more I have been able to find my vocal performance as a way to access that,” he said. “My vision of music in my ministry involves me deepening that connection and finding ways to use my vocal abilities to convey those thoughts, feelings, and truths that words alone, or even music alone, cannot. If my voice can be used to bring people in to a deeper relationship with God, then, to borrow a famous hymn lyric, ‘how can I keep from singing?’” —Michael Naughton 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 7


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Tom Ander son brings ethics to business, higher education

T he students in Professor Tom Anderson’s class on social ethics at Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management are hard-driving business leaders. They’ve been successful in a hypercompetitive marketplace that often provides strong incentives to cut ethical corners. Over the course of the semester, Anderson challenges them to consider the morality of their behavior as they wrestle with a question that’s as old as civilization: How then shall we live? “We all live in morally toxic environments,” says Anderson. “While some environments are better than others, we all have to make ethical decisions on a regular basis. The question is…how do we live moral lives in spite of our environment?” A passion for questions of ethics, leadership,

campaign goal. Suddenly, he felt like a novice. “I went back to the president and asked him ‘What were you thinking when you asked me to do this job?’” Anderson remembers. “He said, ‘Tom, I didn’t select you for your technical competence. I selected you for your leadership and character.’ As I went on in my career, I realized that success wasn’t about being the guy who knows everything. What really made the leadership difference was ethics. That’s what took me eventually to consulting—and to HDS.” Anderson moved from CWRU to become a vice president at the California Institute of Technology and was nearly 30 years into a successful career when he decided to take what he calls “a timeout.” He thought about going back to school and was attracted by the Program on Religion, Ethics,

“There is a profound and fundamental connection between religion, ethics, public life, and leadership. HDS tied all those things together in a way that made sense to me and allowed me to think more deeply about them.” and character has driven Anderson, MTS ’98, throughout a career in academia, higher education administration, consulting, and more. But his 50 years of work with nonprofits—mostly colleges and universities—did not begin with an explicit focus on morality. Anderson spent much of the 1960s and 1970s working in admissions and in residential and student life. After earning a graduate degree in student personnel administration and a law degree, he took on the challenge of building the first Office of University Student Affairs at CWRU. Before long, he had responsibility for a staff of 75 and, given his experience in the field, was the expert on his team. Anderson’s success in student affairs led the university president to ask him to take charge of development and alumni affairs—a field in which he had almost no experience—and later, CWRU’s $350M 8 • serve

and Public Life established by former HDS Dean Ronald F. Thiemann. He says that the School and its emphasis on reflection and ideas “spoke to me.” He talked to students. He talked to faculty. He talked to his family about the prospect of going back to school. Finally, Anderson decided that HDS was for him. “There is a profound and fundamental connection among religion, ethics, public life, and leadership,” he says. “HDS tied all those things together in a way that made sense to me and allowed me to think more deeply about them.” Anderson says that the School’s faculty left a big impression on him. Professor Preston Williams encouraged him to view theological studies as “a master’s of great ideas,” and the HDS curriculum gave him plenty to think about: Hebrew scriptures with Jon Levenson; theology with Sarah Coakley;


Christian studies with Peter Gomes; and, of course, ethics with Bryan Hehir and Arthur Dyck. Anderson says that he came to see the School as a place that “educates ethical leaders for a broken world.” “HDS not only educates moral leaders,” he says, “but by virtue of doing that, it actually provides moral leadership in a broken world. That’s important work and we need to keep doing it.” After graduation, Anderson took the HDS mission to heart and brought it to his work for Marts & Lundy, a philanthropic consulting firm in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. He says that he saw himself as a teacher helping leaders find ethical solutions to challenges at institutions like Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Brown University. “Sometimes a client has a technical problem,” he explains. “I have the answer. They don’t. My job is to transfer the knowledge and help them implement it. But the really interesting work is when an institution has an adaptive problem—one that nobody has ever faced in quite the same way before. At that level, strategic consulting is a lot like teaching: you help the client wrestle with the issue, understand it, and find their way to an answer.” While at Marts & Lundy, Anderson also returned to the classroom in 1999 as a senior lecturer and then adjunct professor at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management. There, he taught courses on applied ethics and leadership to mid-career professionals in the doctoral program. Anderson says he’s fascinated by the contrast between the way that people perceive themselves as moral actors and the reality of their behavior. “If you ask a group of people who’s the most moral person in the room, somewhere between 70 to 80 percent will pick themselves,” he says. “But we all do things that don’t live up to those standards—and are sometimes completely contrary to them. What I care about is how we imagine ourselves, what we actually do, and why there’s so often a gap between the two.” Anderson left Marts & Lundy in 2011 and retired from the faculty of CWRU in May 2015. He continues to consult with—and speak to—philanthropic organizations and is deeply involved with the Campaign for HDS as a member of the School’s Dean’s Council and Campaign Advisory Committee. As someone who has worked with some of the country’s preeminent institutions of higher education, Anderson says that he thinks HDS plays a special, critical role in the world. “The Divinity School has incredible gathering power,” he says. “It brings people together to talk about things that are really important, and then sends them out as better people than they were when they showed up so that they can make a real difference. HDS just does a disproportionately large amount of good in the world relative to its size. I think that’s worthy of support.” 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 9


Circles Rise Together

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Angela Thur ston combines ar t and spirit to leaven twenty-f ir st-centur y community

Angela Thurston grew up acting, writing, and making visual art in Boulder, Colorado. So, when she arrived at Brown University as an undergraduate, she was thrilled to study with the Pulitzer Prize– winning playwright Paula Vogel. But while she learned a lot about art from Vogel, she says that she learned even more about community. “Paula had a philosophy: ‘Circles rise together,’” she says. “It’s the principle that, when we are generous with each other, it’s better for each and all of us. I remember that she really embodied that and it stuck with me when I left Brown.” Thurston brings Vogel’s philosophy to her exploration of twenty-first-century spiritual community at Harvard Divinity School. A student in the MDiv program, her goal is to bring the deep sense of connection that she experiences through the arts to a generation of millennials that longs for transcendence, but is often turned off by organized religion. “I found deep community through the arts,” she says. “We were all participating in creating something that was bigger than ourselves. We all brought something unique to the project. It fostered a lot of strong relationships. But outside of that, there was really not a sense of belonging among people my age—certainly not through organized religion. That hunger to socialize my own spiritual life is what ultimately brought me to HDS.” The daughter of a Jewish mother and a Protestant father, Thurston says that she was brought up in “a household in which science was God.” Dissatisfied with the spiritual content of their own upbringing, Thurston’s parents took an interest in the Urantia Book, a spiritual and philosophical text of unknown authorship that probably originated in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century. “The Urantia Book is sort of a textbook on the universe,” she says. “It has science, religion, 10 • serve

philosophy, cosmology, sociology, history, you name it. It’s read all over the world and was the foundation of my religious upbringing. It’s all about the personal experience of getting to know God and striving to become like him.” At Brown, the creatively inclined Thurston took advantage of the flexibility of the undergraduate curriculum to immerse herself in the literary arts. “I basically majored in playwriting,” she says. “Brown has no core requirements, so I ended up taking 11 classes, including the one with Paula Vogel.” After she graduated in 2007, Thurston moved to Brooklyn for six years to write her own plays. She also started to work in arts administration for organizations like the Manhattan School of Music, and BRIC, the group that produces the massive Celebrate Brooklyn Festival of concerts and performances every summer. When she decided that she wanted to pursue her interests in art, community, and spirituality, she considered the University of Chicago and Yale divinity schools, as well as Union Theological Seminary. She decided on HDS, though, as the place where she could best combine “the kind of explorations that I wanted to do, both personally and professionally.” She says that the School’s field education program was a big factor in her choice. “I don’t expect to be ordained, but I do intend to dedicate my life to ministry,” she says. “At HDS I can do fieldwork in settings that contribute to my spiritual and vocational formation more directly than placement in a congregation. I couldn’t find another divinity school where I wouldn’t have to fight tooth and nail in order to get the work I want to do considered for the degree program.” Much of Thurston’s most important work has come outside of the classroom, not only through field education—which enabled her to chair last year’s International Urantia Book Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts—but also through an innovative


study that she wrote with classmate Casper ter Kuile. Titled “How We Gather,” the research looks at the ways young people are creating spiritual communities that fill the gap left by their dissatisfaction with organized religion. “Any institution that has creed as the price of entry is not an appealing proposition to a lot of young people,” she explains. “So their attempts to foster deep community are instead going in different directions. A lot of organizations and communities that we mapped in the report are not explicit about addressing the transcendent in people’s lives. The point of entry for me is whether these organizations could be places where people can share the spiritual dimension of their journey.” Thurston and ter Kuile reported on 10 organizations that fostered community, personal transformation, social transformation, purpose finding, creativity, and accountability. The groups they included ranged from the Millennial Trains Project, which “leads crowdfunded train journeys across America for diverse groups of young innovators who are thrown together for 10 days and 3,000 miles,” to SoulCycle, “a spin class where fitness is associated with empowerment, joyful living, and both inner and outer strength.” In between were organizations that dealt with loss, social change, art, and more. Thurston says that she sees at HDS many of the traits she and ter Kuile identified in their case studies, in particular a strong sense of community.

“I want to address the hunger that I sense among young people for meaningful connections that help them realize their potential.” “I remember showing up at orientation,” she says. “There were current students. Pretty much to a person everybody said the community here was the most significant part of their experience. It’s unusual for a graduate school. HDS has been a very fertile and transformative environment for me personally, mostly because of the relationships I’ve developed here.” Last summer Thurston developed a lot of new relationships during a 10-week field placement in India. With funding from HDS’s Office of Ministry Studies, she helped teach and mentor abandoned and destitute girls in the Durabi slum ofMumbai. “I met with older girls to discuss the decisions they face in their lives,” she says. “I also leveraged my experience working with nonprofits for the last decade to try and help make sustainable some of the successes that the center has had, so that maybe they don’t have to rely on short-term volunteers like me all the time.” Thurston says that she’s grateful for the opportunities she’s had at HDS. When she graduates in 2016, she hopes to build on the work that she and ter Kuile have done on millennials. “I want to deepen community and combat the crisis of isolation among the rising generation,” she says. “I want to address the hunger that I sense among young people for meaningful connections that help them realize their potential. It may mean creating my own career, but these are the aspirations that brought me to HDS.” 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 11


A Passion for Justice. A Passion for Peace.

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Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz makes HDS initiative par t of his ef for t to end war

As a soldier in WWII, Ben Ferencz, JD ’43, participated in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, sites of some of the worst atrocities in human history. When the war was over, as chief prosecutor of one of the Nuremberg trials, he brought to justice the murderers of more than a million people. Since then, he’s been a staunch advocate for peace and international law, working over 50 years to help establish the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Through it all, he says he’s never forgotten an act of kindness he experienced more than seventy years ago. “I was a scholarship student at Harvard Law School in 1942,” he remembers. “I had no money of my own. I went over to Harvard Divinity School’s dining hall and said “I’m hungry. I want to work for food. Can you help me?” They said “‘Of course,’ so I came in at 2 pm to help clear up the dishes. Whatever food was left, I served myself. I ate enough food in two days to keep me alive for a week!” Last year, Ferencz repaid the School’s kindness and then some—with a major gift to its new initiative,

immigrant from Transylvania, Ferencz enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 fresh out of law school. He was there when U.S. forces rolled into death camps like Buchenwald, Mauthausen, and Dachau. After the war, the army recruited him to help gather evidence for the 12 war crimes trials in Nuremberg that followed those of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring and others. The painstaking task involved going through thousands of documents to catalog Nazi atrocities. “We wanted to put on trial the doctors who performed experiments, the lawyers and judges who perverted the law, the SS men who were mass murderers, the army people who participated, the diplomats who lied and encouraged it all,” he says. “We wanted to get a comprehensive picture.” One day, one of Ferencz’s researchers came into his Berlin office with the daily reports of special squads on the Eastern front innocuously named “action squads” (einsatzgruppen). The reports told of 3,000 men divided in groups that followed behind the German lines. Their instructions were to kill every Jewish man, woman, and child they could find, and

“I’ve been particularly impressed by Dean David Hempton’s leadership on the issue of global peace.” Religions and the Practice of Peace (RPP). He says he was drawn to RPP’s focus on ways that religious resources can play powerful roles in inspiring and sustaining efforts for peace. “I admire the work that RPP does,” he says. “I’ve been particularly impressed by Dean David Hempton’s leadership on the issue of global peace.” Now in his 96th year, Ferencz has the vigor of a man half his age—energy that he devotes to promoting peace and international cooperation. It’s work that is both remarkable and understandable, given the brutality he has witnessed. A Jewish 12 • serve

to do the same with “Gypsies” and any other potential enemy of the Reich. They kept top secret records of their activities and reported back to Berlin each day. “I took a hand adding machine and began to add up the numbers killed,” Ferencz says. “When I passed 1,000,000 I said ‘That’s enough.’” Ferencz flew to Nuremberg from Berlin and told his commanding officer, General Telford Taylor, a Harvard Law graduate and chief counsel for the prosecution, that they had to hold a new trial. The general balked. It would need Pentagon approval, and besides, all of the legal staff were assigned to other cases.


Wrong answer. “I said ‘You cannot let these mass murderers go free!’” Ferencz says. “Finally, Taylor asked me if I could try the case in addition to my other responsibilities. I said ‘Yes,’ and that’s how I was designated the chief prosecutor.” Ferencz was only 27 years old. He had never tried a case in court. Suddenly he was in charge of what he calls “the biggest murder trial in human history.” He proceeded carefully, laying out proof of the crimes. When the trial was over, he had brought some of history’s greatest mass murderers to justice. “I knew from my Harvard Law School education that the best evidence is top secret contemporaneous

documents,” Ferencz says. “The most unreliable evidence is witness testimony. So I didn’t call a single witness. I rested my case in two days and convicted all of them, including 13 of them sentenced to death.” Ferencz remained in Germany for several years, directing programs to compensate the victims of Nazi persecution. He returned home to the United States seeking not to eliminate evil, but to feed his wife and young children. Ferencz went into private practice—Telford Taylor became a partner—and focused on making a living. In the 1960s, however, Taylor went to Vietnam in the midst of growing unrest about the war. He returned convinced that the United States had forgotten what it tried to teach the world at Nuremberg. Shaken by his partner’s observations,

Ferencz decided to give up his practice and devote the rest of his life to peace. “It became clear to me that you cannot kill an ideology with a gun,” he says. “You cannot change people who are ready to kill and die for their ideals—whether it’s religion, or nationalism, or their economic circumstances, or completely unjustified fears. I determined to spend the rest of my life trying to promote peace.” A prolific writer and legal scholar, Ferencz produced a two-volume book on defining aggression, then another two volumes on creating an international criminal court, then a final two on the enforcement of international law. (All the books—and many other works—are available on Ferencz’s website for free.) He also labored for decades to establish the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He says that his efforts are guided by a simple principle: Law, not war. “You need three important institutions to have a peaceful society: laws to define what’s permissible and not permissible; courts to determine whether the laws have been violated and to serve as a forum for settlements; and a system of effective enforcement. To the extent that you have those three basic components, you have relative tranquility.” Ferencz shows little signs of slowing down as he approaches his 100th birthday. In fact, he has a staggering new goal: to make war a crime against humanity. “War, when it’s not in self-defense and it’s not approved by the U.N. Security Council—should be condemned as a crime against humanity and tried by any court that can apprehend the criminal,” he says. Religious orientation has a major influence on the way that people think about violence, force, and war, Ferencz says. He supports RPP because he thinks Harvard Divinity School can be a key player in the effort to promote peace. “We’re up against a tradition of glorifying warmaking that goes back thousands of years,” he says. “Religious education is a very powerful tool for changing hearts and minds all over the world. We have to reach out to all religions, to all people who are kind and see this as an important issue.” 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 13


Honorees 2014–15 PETER J. GOMES STB ’68 MEMORIAL HONORS The HDS Alumni/Alumnae Council established the Peter J. Gomes STB ’68 Memorial Honors in 2013 to celebrate the outstanding contributions that HDS alumni make to their fields and to society, across the broad spectrum of professions and vocations that HDS graduates pursue.

LEILA AHMED joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in 1999 as the first professor of women’s studies in religion and was named the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity in 2003. Prior to her appointment at HDS, she was professor of women’s studies and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While there, she was director of the women’s studies program from 1992 to 1995 and director of the Near Eastern studies program from 1991 to 1992. Her latest book, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America, won the Grawemeyer Award in Religion for 2012. Her other publications include the books Women and Gender in Islam: The Historical Roots of a Modern Debate; A Border Passage: From Cairo to America—A Woman’s Journey; and Edward William Lane: A Study of His Life and Work and of British Ideas of the Middle East in the Nineteenth Century. Among her many articles are “Arab Culture and Writing Women’s Bodies” and “Between Two Worlds: The Formation of a Turn of the Century Egyptian Feminist.” Her current research and writing interests include Islam and gender in America, and issues of gender, race, and class in the Middle East in the late colonial era. Ahmed holds a BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom. SHAUN A. CASEY, MDIV ’83, THD’98, is the special representative for religion and global affairs at the U.S. Department of State and associate professor of Christian ethics and director of the National Capital Semester for Seminarians at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. His research interests include ethics and international affairs, the public implications of religious 14 • serve

belief, and the intersection of religion and politics. Casey has written on the ethics of the war in Iraq, as well as on the role of religion in American presidential politics. His book, The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Casey is a member of the American Academy of Religion and served as chair of its Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for American Progress and a subject matter expert in religion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Casey holds a master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor of arts degree from Abilene Christian University. CHARLES W. COLLIER, MTS ’73, is the former senior philanthropic adviser at Harvard University, where he served for 25 years. He has also held positions at Brown, Andover, Dartmouth, and Princeton and has served as a speaker and consultant for organizations ranging from universities and independent schools to private banks and community foundations. Amherst College, Groton, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Rockefeller & Co. have been among his clients. A nationally recognized expert in planned giving, family philanthropy, and family wealth counseling, Collier has lectured widely and spoken at conferences for the American Bar Association, Wharton Executive Education Programs, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, National Public Radio stations, and many others. In 2004, he was named to The NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 list. The third edition of his book, Wealth in Families, was published by Harvard University in 2012. That same year, he received the Harvard Medal, which honors “extraordinary service to the University.” Collier was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. Since then, he has become an advocate for Alzheimer’s sufferers everywhere, working


with the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and promoting awareness and open discussion about the disease. Collier is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, and holds a BA from Dartmouth College. JANET COOPER NELSON, MDIV ’80, is chaplain of the university, director of the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, and a member of the faculty at Brown University. Her 1990 appointment to these responsibilities followed comparable posts at Vassar and Mount Holyoke Colleges and service as associate pastor at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College. She is past president of the Association for College and University Religious Affairs and edits its journal, Dialogue. Her board responsibilities include: AIDS Project Rhode Island, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown/ RISD Hillel Foundation, and the Open and Affirming Task Force of the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ. She established and maintains the Network of United Church of Christ Ministries in Higher Education and also teaches regularly at the Rhode Island State Adult Correctional Institution. She received her undergraduate degree in United States studies and history from Wellesley College, and she also holds a master’s degree in education from Tufts University. Ordained in 1980 by the United Church of Christ, she preaches extensively and serves as consultant to both religious and academic institutions, especially undergraduate programs on religious life and independent school leadership. RAKESH RAJANI, MTS ’91, directs the Ford Foundation’s Democratic Participation and Governance unit. A global leader on issues of social justice, Rajani currently serves on the board of the Hewlett Foundation, the board of directors at the International Budget Partnership, the advisory board of the Open Contracting Partnership, and the steering committee of Making All Voices Count. Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2015, Rakesh was based

in Tanzania, where he served as head of Twaweza (“We Can Make It Happen”), an organization he founded to promote basic learning, advance access to information, and increase government responsiveness. Previously, Rajani served as the lead civil society chair for the Open Government Partnership, an initiative to promote government transparency and accountability. He founded and served as executive director for HakiElimu (“Education Rights”), combining pioneering research with humor and satire to engage citizens in education reform. An earlier venture, Kuleana Centre for Children’s Rights, which Rakesh cofounded in his hometown of Mwanza, Tanzania, became one of Africa’s leading centers for children’s rights and established Tanzania’s first center for sexual health, linking work on HIV/AIDS, sexuality, youth, gender, and human rights. Rajani earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English and American literature from Brandeis University.

FACULTY AWARDS CATHERINE BREKUS received the Albert C. Outler Prize from the American Society of Church History for her book Sarah Osborn’s World: The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America.

STEPHANIE PAULSELL was named one of six Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2015–16 by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Henry Luce Foundation.

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The Faculty of Divinity DREW GILPIN FAUST, President DAVID N. HEMPTON, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies, and John Lord O’Brian Professor of Divinity LEILA AHMED, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity GIOVANNI BAZZANA, Associate Professor of New Testament AISHA M. BELISO-DE JESÚS, Associate Professor of African American Religions ANN D. BRAUDE, Senior Lecturer on American Religious History and Director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program CATHERINE BREKUS, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America DAVÍD CARRASCO, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America (HDS and FAS) EMILY CLICK, Assistant Dean for Ministry Studies and Field Education and Lecturer on Ministry FRANCIS X. CLOONEY, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity, Professor of Comparative Theology, and Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions DIANA L. ECK, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society (FAS) MARK U. EDWARDS, JR., Advisory Member of the Faculty of Divinity and Senior Adviser to the Dean FRANCIS SCHÜSSLER FIORENZA, Charles Chauncey Stillman Professor of Roman Catholic Theological Studies CHERYL A. GILES, Francis Greenwood Peabody Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies (FAS) JANET GYATSO, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs CHARLES HALLISEY, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures

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DAVID F. HOLLAND, Associate Professor of North American Religious History

MATTHEW L. POTTS, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies

AMY HOLLYWOOD, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies

AHMED RAGAB, Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion

MICHAEL D. JACKSON, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions BABER JOHANSEN, Professor of Islamic Religious Studies MARK D. JORDAN, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought OUSMANE OUMAR KANE, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (FAS), and Counselor to Muslim Students BEVERLY MAYNE KIENZLE, John H. Morison Professor of the Practice in Latin and Romance Languages, Lecturer on Medieval Christianity, and Faculty Director of Language Studies KAREN L. KING, Hollis Professor of Divinity

MAYRA RIVERA RIVERA, Associate Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies DUDLEY C. ROSE, Associate Dean for Ministry Studies and Lecturer on Ministry MICHELLE C. SANCHEZ, Assistant Professor of Theology ELISABETH SCHÜSSLER FIORENZA, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity CHARLES M. STANG, Professor of Early Christian Thought D. ANDREW TEETER, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament JONATHAN L. WALTON, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church (FAS), and Professor of Religion and Society (HDS)

DAVID C. LAMBERTH, Professor of Philosophy and Theology JON D. LEVENSON, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies PETER MACHINIST, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages KEVIN J. MADIGAN, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History DAN MCKANAN, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity ANNE E. MONIUS, Professor of South Asian Religions DIANE L. MOORE, Senior Lecturer on Religious Studies and Education and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions LAURA S. NASRALLAH, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity JACOB K. OLUPONA, Professor of African Religious Traditions, with a joint appointment as Professor of African and African American Studies (FAS) KIMBERLEY C. PATTON, Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion STEPHANIE PAULSELL, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies

MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY EMERITI JOHN BRAISTED CARMAN, Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Religion, Emeritus HARVEY GALLAGHER COX, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity ARTHUR JAMES DYCK, Research Professor of Ethics and Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics, Emeritus (Chan School) DAVID D. HALL, John A. Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History PAUL D. HANSON, Florence Corliss Lamont Research Professor of Divinity HELMUT KOESTER, John H. Morison Research Professor and Winn Research Professor of Ecclesiastical History RICHARD REINHOLD NIEBUHR, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Emeritus RALPH BENAJAH POTTER, JR., Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus PRESTON NOAH WILLIAMS, Houghton Research Professor of Theology and Contemporary Change


In Memoriam: John Whitehead It was with great sadness that HDS marked the passing last February of John Whitehead, a member of the Dean’s Council, honorary chair of the Campaign for HDS, and a great friend to the School for more than a generation. Mr. Whitehead was not an alumnus of HDS—he graduated from Harvard Business School in 1947—but religion played a central role in the formation of his character and in his career. He spoke proudly of his upbringing in “a churchgoing Episcopalian family” and of the Quaker principles that shaped his undergraduate education at Haverford College and extended through his life. After a successful career as an investor, he served as U.S. deputy secretary of state from 1985 to 1989, where he found that religion was the thread that connected many of the diplomatic challenges he faced around the world. These experiences, along with his devotion to the wider Harvard community, accounted for Mr. Whitehead’s affection for the Divinity School, where he was one of the most loyal supporters. He believed deeply in the School’s capacity to study global religion, to bring together people of all faiths, and to educate ethical leaders. This last was a particular target of his philanthropy. Mr. Whitehead’s support for HDS and its mission will carry far into the future. No School ever had a more gracious or generous friend.

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Promoting Scholarship KINGDOM OF BUREAUCRACY: THE POLITICAL THEOLOGY OF VILLAGE SCRIBES IN THE SAYINGS GOSPEL Q

(Peeters Publishers) Giovanni Bazzana, Associate Professor of New Testament The Sayings Gospel Q was composed in the central decades of the first century CE by Galilean villagers who had acquired knowledge of Greek mostly through their involvement with the public administration. Bazzana’s book analyzes the text of Q in order to rediscover the terminological and ideological traces of the activity of these subelite scribes in the Sayings Gospel. CHRISTIANS IN SOUTH INDIAN VILLAGES, 1959–2009 (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Company) Chilkuri Vasantha Rao and John Braisted Carman, Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Religion Emeritus This book revisits South Indian Christian communities that were first studied in 1959 and when the future of these village congregations was uncertain. John Carman and Chilkuri Vasantha Rao’s carefully gathered research 50 years later reveals both the decline of many older congregations and the surprising emergence of new Pentecostal and Baptist churches that emphasize the healing power of Christ. THE AWAKENING OF MUSLIM DEMOCRACY: RELIGION, MODERNITY, AND THE STATE (Cambridge University

Press) Jocelyne Cesari, Lecturer on Islamic Studies Jocelyne Cesari investigates the relationship among modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey— countries that were founded by secular rulers and have since undergone secularized politics.

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HOW TO READ THE BIBLE (HarperOne) Harvey Cox, Hollis Research Professor of Divinity Legendary religion expert Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the three primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout the Old and New Testaments.

BEING HUMAN IN A BUDDHIST WORLD: AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN EARLY MODERN TIBET (Columbia

University Press) Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs Critically exploring medical thought in a cultural milieu with no discernible influence from the European Enlightenment, Being Human reveals an otherwise unnoticed intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious values in traditional Tibetan medicine. It further studies the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns and suggests important dimensions of Buddhism’s role in the development of Asian and global civilization. THERIGATHA: POEMS OF THE FIRST BUDDHIST WOMEN (Harvard University

Press) Charles Hallisey, Yehan Numata Senior Lecturer on Buddhist Literatures The Therīgātā, composed more than two millennia ago, is an anthology of poems in the Pali language by and about the first Buddhist women. This new version of the Therīgāthā, based on Hallisey’s careful reassessment of the major editions of the work and printed in the Roman script common for modern editions of Pali texts, offers the most powerful and the most readable translation ever achieved in English.


Selected publications from the Faculty of Divinity in 2014–15

HARMATTAN: A PHILOSOPHICAL FICTION

(Columbia University Press) Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf of Guinea, this book explores what it means to be buffeted by the unforeseen and the unknown. Celebrating the life-giving potential of people, places, and powers that lie beyond our established worlds, Harmattan connects existential vitality to the act of resisting prescribed customs and questioning received notions of truth. CONVULSING BODIES: RELIGION AND RESISTANCE IN FOUCAULT (Stanford

University Press) Mark D. Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought By using religion to get at the core concepts of Michel Foucault’s thinking, this book offers a strong alternative to the way that the philosopher’s work is read across the humanities. Arguing that Foucault conducts experiments in writing to frustrate academic expectations about history and theory, Mark Jordan gives equal weight to the performative and theatrical aspects of Foucault’s writing or lecturing. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: SOLUTIONS TO THIRTY-EIGHT QUESTIONS (Cistercian

MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY: A NEW HISTORY

(Yale University Press) Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning the period 500 to 1500 CE, integrates what might be familiar to some readers with new themes and narratives. Elements of novelty include a steady focus on the role of women in Christianity; the relationships among Christians, Jews, and Muslims; the experience of ordinary parishioners; the adventure of asceticism, devotion, and worship; and instruction through drama, architecture, and art. SCRIBAL LAWS: EXEGETICAL VARIATION IN THE TEXTUAL TRANSMISSION OF BIBLICAL LAW IN THE LATE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD

(Mohr Siebeck) D. Andrew Teeter, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament On the basis of a detailed analysis of extant texts and versions, D. Andrew Teeter examines the nature and background of deliberate scribal changes in the text of biblical law during the late Second Temple period. Teeter undertakes to answer these questions in a methodologically rigorous way, offering a sustained examination of the nature of exegetical textual variants and their place within the multifaceted interpretive encounter with scripture in the late Second Temple period.

Studies) Beverly Mayne Kienzle, John H. Morison Professor of the Practice in Latin and Romance Languages, Lecturer on Medieval Christianity, and Faculty Director of Language Studies Perhaps the least studied of Hildegard of Bingen’s writings, Solutions to ThirtyEight Questions is translated in this volume into English for the first time from the original Latin. In this work of exegesis, Hildegard (1098–1179) resolves thorny passages of scripture, theological questions, and two issues in hagiographic texts.

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THE CAMPAIGN FOR HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL

From Associate Dean Hannah Peters

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wo hundred years ago this December, former U.S. President John Adams made a gift of $100 to a new society “for the education of candidates for the ministry in Cambridge University.” Of his contribution, which made him a lifetime member of the group, Adams wrote: “I never did any thing with more satisfaction than by contributing a mite towards removing some of the shackles of the human mind.” The institution to which Adams referred became Harvard Divinity School. As we look forward to HDS’s third century, it’s clear that his spirit lives on in the gifts of alumni and friends like you. In the 2014–15 academic year, your gifts enabled the preeminent research and teaching that are the key to unlocking the “shackles” of which Adams wrote. They also funded innovative learning experiences through the School’s unrivaled field education program. (I hope you’ll read the profile of this extraordinary program in the following pages of this report.) Perhaps most important, your gifts made it possible for HDS to offer scholarships to nearly 90 percent of its students last year: the MDiv student from southern California who taught writing, history, and mindfulness to prison inmates as part of her studies; the African American lawyer from Seattle who responded to racially charged violence by cofounding a student initiative on healing and reconciliation; the doctor from India who seeks to bridge the worlds of spirituality and psychiatry through multifaith hospital chaplaincy. And thanks to you, these remarkable men and women will graduate and answer the call to service largely unencumbered by educational debt.

As we pass the midpoint of the Campaign for Harvard Divinity School, we’ve raised more than $25.5M of our $50M goal—and we’re just getting started. Stay tuned in the year ahead for details about the School’s bicentennial celebration, which will kick off next year. Until then, my most profound thanks for all you do for our students and faculty as they “illuminate, engage, and serve.” Sincerely,

Hannah Peters Associate Dean for Development and External Relations

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Campaign Spotlight: Experiential Learning

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n 2013, Harvard Divinity School sent Amanda Napior to prison. “I spent the summer at the Berkshire County House of Correction (BCHC),” she says. “I taught an American religious history course and a course on creative writing for personal development. I also started a meditation program when I was there and taught yoga for a group of women during the first three weeks.” By now, you probably realize that Napior didn’t break any laws. Quite the opposite. Her work at the BCHC was actually part of HDS’s master of divinity program. “Experiential learning anchors everything MDiv students do at HDS,” says Emily Click, assistant dean for ministry studies. “In the classroom, they study ancient faith traditions that encourage them to listen to people on the margins of society, and then do just that in the world beyond campus. It’s a transformative experience that you don’t get in another educational environment.” Click says that students combine learning in field experiences with more traditional classroom

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studies. This combination proves enriching to developing theoretical understandings, and enlivens practice. The School’s field education program offers students over 100 accredited sites for hands-on learning, including parishes; colleges, universities, and schools; hospitals and clinics; and dozens of nonprofits and community-based organizations. Moreover, the program often allows students to initiate new and innovative placements of their own in order to “cultivate theological imagination.” “A student will come in and say, ‘I’d really like to work with homeless people in Guatemala,’” Click says. “So I push them to think about what that would look like: ‘I want to work on education for the children living in garbage dumps.’ I never overpromise that we can fund it, but most of the time, we make it happen.” The program made it happen for Nick Zehner last summer. The second-year MDiv student traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to improve nutrition and health education through IMA World Health’s Access to Primary Care Initiative. As an intern at the Good Shepherd Hospital in Tshikaji,

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Border Crossing Crucifix

“You can intellectually know how the majority of the world lives, but you don’t really understand until you experience it.” NICK ZEHNER Zehner visited families to help collect data on child malnutrition, analyze the information, and establish a database for interventions. “Experiences like these reorganize my worldview and remind me of what’s truly important,” he says. “You can intellectually know how the majority of the world lives, but you don’t really understand until you experience it. It enables you to integrate ministry in the real world of pain, brokenness, and sorrow with theological reflection and classroom exploration.” HDS not only brings students out of the classroom, it often brings the classroom itself into the field. Last March, fifteen students in Professor Diane Moore’s course, “Border Crossings: Immigration in America,” traveled from the Boston area to Tucson, Arizona, where they spent part of their spring break engaging

with all sides of the immigration issue. Moore says that the trip was “an opportunity for students to have discussions with all different kinds of players in this challenging situation.” “This is a question about what it means to be an American,” she explains, “to say that we are, and to take pride in our multicultural, multireligious diversity, yet have policies that are so profoundly discordant with that value. Bringing HDS students to Tuscon helped them think about how to facilitate better conversations about these really challenging questions, which we have very little experience doing in public discourse today.” HDS’s field education program is one of the most rigorous aspects of the School’s curriculum. Each unit requires at least 350 hours, which includes 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 23


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weekly supervision, preparation, and travel. Many students devote 12 to 15 hours a week to their field placement throughout the academic year. Some, like Napior, work full time at a placement. All must take at least two units while at HDS. Students often want to do more—and Click encourages them, but with a word of caution. “I always say to students, ‘Think of the hardest course that you’ve taken, either in college or at HDS,’” says Click. “‘Did you really spend 12 to 15 hours on that course every week?’ Sometimes a student can think of one, but it’s usually not the case.” Napior’s schedule during the summer of 2013 was hectic. She was onsite Monday through Friday by 7:45 am to teach daily meditation. She taught American religious history Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; creative writing Tuesday and Thursday. In between, she met with students, planned and prepared for classes, and reviewed assignments. “I was onsite at the facility well over 20 hours every week, but that didn’t include preparation and work outside of class,” she says. The first couple of weeks I worked over 60 hours, but by the end of the summer I had gotten down to an average of 42 or 43 hours a week.” A main reason for the transformative impact of the HDS field education experience is “Meaning Making,” an innovative course designed specifically to accompany placement. Supervised by Click and Associate Dean for Ministry Studies Dudley Rose, “Meaning Making” is taught in multifaith sections by Buddhist, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, and other leaders. The course encourages engagement across religions and develops the skill of reflection, as well as the ability to communicate fluently and powerfully at life’s most difficult moments. “When you’re in an intensive care unit with a 24-year-old with end-stage melanoma, you have to be able to speak in the moment,” Click explains. “In the context of a vibrant academic program and practical experiences, ‘Meaning Making’ equips students to engage with challenges and generate knowledge within real-life situations.” According to Click, who left sunny southern

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California to come to Cambridge in 2006, experiential learning is one of the main reasons why HDS stands out among peer institutions. She says that the School commits resources to provide students with opportunities that are “unparalleled” in theological education. “Money makes a difference,” Click says. “If you’re underfunded, it’s like driving an old car with bad tires on a road with potholes: every quarter mile you have to get out and change the tire. HDS gives me the resources to empower students whose imaginations exceed my own.” The field education program enabled Amanda Napior to make her vision of academic ministry a reality. Last summer, she returned to the BCHC to teach a class called “Letters from Prison.” The course combined close readings of imprisoned social and religious leaders with creative writing and mindfulness. She says that, through her placement, HDS has provided her with “the most life-giving experience I’ve ever had.” “There’s something about being in service that serves oneself,” she says. “I had such an incredible experience of empowerment last summer teaching religious studies to incarcerated people. I just loved working with them. It really was the best three months of my life.” 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 25


THE CAMPAIGN FOR HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL

ILLUMINATE Advancing Knowledge of Religion

The Campaign for HDS has already had a significant impact on the School and its mission—and we’re only halfway through.

This work is possible thanks to the resources, energy, and enthusiasm of the School’s donors and volunteers.

A new exhibit on campus recognizes the people whose pace-setting support is having a marked impact on our faculty and students. Please stop by to see it on the second floor of Andover Hall the next time you are at HDS.

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To illuminate, engage, and serve

ENGAGE Connecting Leaders in Dialogue

Campaign gifts have enabled HDS to establish new professorships in Christian studies and in religion, business ethics, and the economic order. They’ve also enhanced teaching and research in women's studies in religion and in religion and the practice of peace. In all, about half of the funds raised during the campaign directly support teaching and research.

The increase in flexible, immediate-use gifts has enabled Dean Hempton to respond to new opportunities as they arise, such as paid, service-oriented internships for students.

SERVE Working for a Better World

Campaign gifts are making it possible for HDS to address global issues, such as peacemaking and religious literacy, and to develop pioneering programs in Buddhist ministry and end-of-life care.

Thanks in part to campaign support, HDS has welcomed such global leaders as former President Jimmy Carter for conversations on religion and human rights, the environment, and morality.

Our alumni and friends have contributed nearly $5 million in direct support for students, empowering them to pursue service and leadership in the field of their calling.

Alumni involvement is at an all-time high. The Leadership Council is growing, as is alumni giving and participation. HDS launched a new Divinity Dialogues speaker series and the Gomes Memorial Honors, which recognizes extraordinary alumni achievement and service.

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THE CAMPAIGN FOR HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL

CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP THOMAS M. CHAPPELL, Campaign Co-Chair SUSAN S. SWARTZ, Campaign Co-Chair

HDS is grateful to its leadership campaign supporters, whose pace-setting gifts are having an immediate impact while laying the foundation for the School’s third century. The names below represent cumulative commitments during the campaign period to date, which runs from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2018. $10,000,000 and over Susan Shallcross Swartz and James R. Swartz, AB ’64 $5,000,000 and over Anonymous $2,000,000 and over The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation John C. Whitehead, MBA ’47 $500,000 and over Anonymous Miles R. McKey, AB ’50, BD ’58, and Mary Ellen McKey George E. Rupp, PhD ’72, and Nancy F. Rupp

$100,000 and over Anonymous (3) Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada Robert L. Beal, AB ’63, MBA ’65 Michelle R. Clayman Ford Foundation Ronnie Friedman-Barone, EdM ’85, and Joseph Barone Lynda M. Goldstein James T. Hackett, MBA ’79, and Maureen Hackett Barry J. Hershey, LLB ’67 Arlene Hirschfeld Historical Society Ralph M. James, MBA ’82, and Janice James Yvonne E. Leonard Trust R. Jeffrey Pollock, MTS ’71, and Martha Brandt Pollock William J. and Carolyn M. Rainer Rita S. Schneider Society for Promoting Theological Education

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CAMPAIGN PROGRESS The 2015 fiscal year marked the midpoint of the Campaign for Harvard Divinity School, and saw HDS pass the halfway mark of our campaign goal.

Achieved $25.52m, or 51%

Since the start of the campaign nearly

$5m raised in direct support for HDS students

Goal $50m

HDS has seen

over 400 first-time supporters since the start of the campaign

FUNDRAISING RESULTS 2014–15 Between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, new gifts and pledges totaled nearly $3.3 million, from over 1,375 supporters, and $6 million was received in cash contributions. Flexible, current use funds accounted for $900,000 in new commitments, allowing the dean to advance the most important and timely scholarship, discussion, and service in the fields of religion and ethics. Enthusiasm for the dean’s vision has continued to build, with an increase in the number of supporters and great interest in new initiatives made possible by the campaign, such as the Religions and the Practice of Peace program and the new summer internships for serviceoriented placements. Planned gifts such as charitable trusts, annuities, and bequests remain critical to the future of the School, while providing important financial and tax benefits for our supporters. Planned giving made up approximately $1.6 million, or 48%, of new commitments from the past year.

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DONOR REPORT 2014–15 Harvard Divinity School is pleased to thank everyone who supported the School with contributions of time and resources in fiscal year 2015. Your gifts during the Campaign for HDS have carried us more than halfway to our goal and continue to ensure the stability and progress of the School year after year. DEAN’S COUNCIL In addition to their wisdom and time, Dean’s Council members provide unrestricted, immediate-use financial support for the School’s highest priorities, including student financial aid, teaching and research, and campus and community. For their vision, dedication, and philanthropy, we are deeply grateful. Jim Anathan, MDiv ’03 Thomas W. Anderson, MTS ’98 Jerry H. Baker, BD ’71 Robert L. Beal, AB ’63, MBA ’65 Karen Vickers Budney, MDiv ’91 Nancy L. Cahners, MTS ’03 Thomas M. Chappell, MTS ’91 Michelle R. Clayman Katherine Anne Collins, MTS ’11 Lynda M. Goldstein Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès, MTS ’93 Arlene Hirschfeld Robert A. Jones Kurt A. Keilhacker, MTS ’07 Sanford P. Keziah III, MTS ’88 Jonathan J. Ledecky, AB ’79, MBA ’83 David A. McCreery, AB ’85 Alonzo L. McDonald, Jr., MBA ’56 Bruce McEver, MBA ’69, MTS ’11 Betsee Parker, MDiv ’85 William J. Rainer R. Thomas Stanton (Chair) Ramakrishna Sudireddy Susan Shallcross Swartz Derek C. M. van Bever, MBA ’88, MDiv ’11 Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy, MTS ’94 John C. Whitehead, MBA ’47*

ALUMNI/ALUMNAE COUNCIL The AAC works with alumni volunteers and School leadership to create community among HDS alumni, build bridges between alumni and the HDS campus, and connect Divinity School alumni with the Universitywide Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Chris Alburger, MDiv III (Student Representative) 30 • serve

Peter K. Anagnostos, MTS ’86 Philip F. Atkins-Pattenson, MDiv ’77 Richard Ashok Coutinho, MTS ’94, LLM ’02 Quardricos Bernard Driskell, MTS ’08 M. Geron Gadd, MTS ’01, JD ’04 W. Andrew Gantt, MTS ’90 Christopher J. Hanson, MDiv ’10 Shenila Khoja-Moolji, MTS ’10 Katerina Lucas, MTS ’09 Brian Melendez, AB ’86, JD ’90, MTS ’91 (Elected Director on the HAA Board) Mary Roodkowsky, MTS ’77 Margaret R. Rose, MDiv ’79 Sarah Taylor Peck, MDiv ’07 (2015 Chairperson) S. Joshua Thomas, MTS ’02 (2015 Vice-Chairperson) Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy, MTS ’94 (School Appointed Director to the HAA) Gloria Elaine White-Hammond, MDiv ’97 (School Appointed Director to the HAA)

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL The HDS Leadership Council is a group of supporters of the School who are ambassadors for HDS to communities throughout the world, and who provide annual leadership support of $1,000 or more. The Council gathers annually in Cambridge each spring. Bonnie Adkisson David C. Adkisson, MTS ’75 Peter K. Anagnostos, MTS ’86 Brenda Andrews, MTS ’81 Katherine Buechner Arthaud, MDiv ’86 Elaine F. Asarch Philip F. Atkins-Pattenson, MDiv ’77 Wendy A. Atkins-Pattenson, MTS ’77 Charles E. Balbach, AB ’56, MBA ’60 Sanjay D. Banker, MBA ’00 Henry C. Barkhorn III, MBA ’75 Robert L. Beal, AB ’63, MBA ’65 (Chairperson) Charles E. Bennison, Jr., BD ’68, ThM ’70 Joan R. Bennison Edward B. Berninger, MBA ’55 James Russell Bird, MDiv ’73

Rev. Rebecca M. Blodgett, MDiv ’89 Katherine S. Borgen Joseph D. Brain, SM ’62, SM ’63, SD ’66 Judith B. Brain, MDiv ’91 H. Peers Brewer, BD ’60 Kelly Bulkeley, MTS ’86 Nancy Burkett Randall Keith Burkett, MTS ’69 Roger S. Busse, MTS ’95 Richie L. Butler, MTS ’96 Patricia M. Byrne, EdM ’77 Connie J. Carson James R. Cauley James Thomas Chirurg, MBA ’69 Charles Whitney Collier, MTS ’73 Janet M. Cooper Nelson, MDiv ’80 Patricia Cooper Charles A. Coverdale, MBA ’71 Shirley E. Coverdale, MBA ’76 Sidnie White Crawford, MTS ’84, PhD ’88 Claudia Cross-Thomas, MTS ’92 Timothy D. Cross Meg M. D’Ambra Michael N. D’Ambra Elizabeth B. Dater Neal H. Deunk, AB ’66 Richard C. Donnelly Lois S. Edgerly William S. Edgerly, MBA ’55, MMP ’54 Steven Allan Elias Alice W. Erickson, MTS ’76, MDiv ’00 Suzanne Farver, ALM ’08 John H. Ferguson Edward Fraioli Karen Ann Fraioli, MDiv ’93 Pamela Gagel Sarah B. Gant, MDiv ’92 Emily E. H. Gantt W. Andrew Gantt, MTS ’90 William Loren Gary, MDiv ’86 James F. Gehrke, MDiv ’90 Charles L. Glerum Byron J. Good, BD ’69, PhD Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, AM ’69, PhD ’77 Barbara S. Graham, EdM ’81, EdD ’89 William A. Graham, AM ’70, PhD ’73 Michael J. Hauan, MTS ’86 Barbara L. Hayes Samuel L. Hayes III, MBA ’61, DBA ’66 David N. Hempton Louanne Hempton Kathryn Hofstetter Ronald Hofstetter Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv ’03 Mary-Ella Holst Amory Houghton, Jr., AB ’50, MBA ’52 Christopher A. Jarvinen, MTS ’95 William Mitchell Jennings, Jr. Vard R. Johnson, LLB ’64 Wayne Lee Jones, AB ’98, MTS ’00


WITH GRATITUDE

Raymond A. Kahng, MDiv ’96, ThM ’98 Alicia M. Kershaw Patricia Sugrue Ketchum Robert Holyoke Ketchum, BD ’64 Ron Kilgard, AB ’71, MTS ’75 Judith Lydiard Kinley, MTS ’93, MDiv ’04 Charles Thomas Lelon, AB ’86, MTS ’89, MBA ’94 Gaye Leonard Lewis L. Lloyd, MPA ’75 Rosemary Suozzi Lloyd, MDiv ’03 James H. Lowell III, MTS ’88 Silvana Luciani *Deceased

Thomas M. Mackall, MDiv ’84 Robert A. Maginn, Jr., ALM ’81, MBA ’83 Betsy A. Mangone Kyle V. Maxwell, STB ’61 Mary Ellen McKey Miles R. McKey, AB ’50, BD ’58 James M. McKinney, MTS ’06 Jo Anna McKinney Randy Meech, MTS ’00 Brian Melendez, AB ’86, JD ’90, MTS ’91 Clarence F. Michalis, SB ’44 Cora B. Michalis

Shawn Monaghan Elizabeth H. Monrad Ernest E. Monrad, AB ’51 Alexandra C. Nichols John D. Nichols, Jr., AB ’53, MBA ’55 Tricia Nichols Constance Old Richard R. Olmsted, MDiv ’86 Patsy Palmer, MTS ’83 Truman E. Parker, MDiv ’76 Sejal H. Patel, MTS ’14 Diana W. Phillips, MDiv ’82 Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS ’85 Carol Perlee Plumb, LLM ’72, HLS71 Martha Brandt Pollock R. Jeffrey Pollock, MTS ’71 Amy Post Ruth B. Purtilo, MTS ’75, PhD ’79 Guy C. Quinlan, AB ’60, JD ’63 Christopher R. Reaske, AM ’64, PhD ’68 Mary K. A. Reaske Joanne W. Reierson Lars Andreas Reierson, AB ’87, AM ’87 David Rich, MTS ’05 Lisa Rich Bonnie Roche John S. Rolander, MDiv ’75 Margaret R. Rose, MDiv ’79 George E. Rupp, PhD ’72 Nancy F. Rupp Cheryl J. Sanders, MDiv ’80, ThD ’85 Richard Santos, MTS ’92 William Russell Savage, MDiv ’93 Kathryn H. Schlegel Theodore F. Schlegel Barbara Bachrach Scolnick, AB ’62 Edward M. Scolnick, AB ’61, MD ’65 Michelle P. Scott, JD ’72 Nicole Elias Seawell Audrey E. Senior, ALB ’94 Kenneth W. Senior Jeffrey R. Seul, MTS ’97, LLM ’01 Robert N. Shapiro, AB ’72, JD ’78 Fareed Siddiq Suzanne Skees, MTS ’92 Rosemarie C. Smurzynski, MTS ’80 Thomas V. Smurzynski, LLB ’66 Bjorn Sorenson, MTS ’02 Jan L. Steinbrenner W. Lowell Steinbrenner, MTS ’87 Brita Stendahl, BF ’62 Arline Conan Sutherland, MDiv ’89 John L. Thurman, MTS ’81 Diane Troderman Helen Moore von Oehsen William Henry von Oehsen III, MTS ’84 William C. Voss, AB ’59, MBA ’61 Esther K. Whitfield, AM ’98, PhD ’01 Hilary A. Winter, MTS ’81 Beth Wood 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 31


DONOR REPORT 2014–15 WITH GRATITUDE Harvard Divinity School is deeply grateful to the following individuals and organizations who have made gifts, pledges, or other philanthropic commitments in support of the School between July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015. Their generosity expands opportunities for our vibrant community of students and scholars of religion.

$1 million and over Anonymous $500,000 and over Mary Ellen McKey Miles R. McKey, AB ’50, BD ’58 $250,000 and over The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation

We extend special thanks to those loyal supporters who contribute to HDS year after year. Individuals who have contributed for at least 5, 10, 15, or 20 consecutive years are recognized with an indicator after their names.

$100,000 and over Hershey Family Foundation Barry J. Hershey, LLB ’67 Martha Brandt Pollock R. Jeffrey Pollock, MTS ’715 Anonymous (2)

$2 million and over James R. Swartz, AB ’64 Susan Shallcross Swartz10 John C. Whitehead, MBA ’47*20

$50,000 and over The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Robert L. Beal, AB ’63, MBA ’6520 George F. Jewett, Jr. 1965 Trust

James T. Hackett, MBA ’79, MTS candidate Maureen Hackett The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. IMA World Health Elizabeth H. Monrad Ernest E. Monrad, AB ’51 Society for Promoting Theological Education Anonymous $25,000 and over The Dean's Fund consists of annual gifts of $25,000 or more, which enable the dean to pursue new opportunities for students and faculty as they arise. Jerry H. Baker, BD ’71, and Cassandra Baker5 Kelly Bulkeley, MTS ’86 Janice James Ralph M. James, MBA ’825 Kurt A. Keilhacker, MTS ’07 Jonathan J. Ledecky, AB ’79, MBA ’83 Elizabeth P. and David A. McCreery, AB ’85 Olga de S. D. Morison Trust Estate of Stanley E. Niebruegge R. Thomas and Meg Harris Stanton5 Anonymous (2) $15,000 and over Edward Hopkins Charity Ford Foundation Amb. Alonzo L. McDonald, Jr., MBA ’5620, and Suzanne McDonald Olga de S.D. Morison Revocable Trust of 1983 Carolyn M. Rainer William J. Rainer 10 Diane Troderman5 $10,000 and over Rev. Rebecca M. Blodgett, MDiv ’8915 Albert J. Budney, Jr., MBA ’745 Karen Vickers Budney, MDiv ’9115 Nancy L. Cahners, MTS ’03 Katherine Cheney Chappell10 Thomas M. Chappell, MTS ’9110 Michelle R. Clayman15 Harvard Club of Boston Foundation Alicia M. Kershaw 10 Daniel A. Phillips, AB ’60, MBA ’6310 Diana W. Phillips, MDiv ’8215 Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy, MTS ’94, and John H. DeVoy III, AB ’9315 $5,000 and over Katherine Buechner Arthaud, MDiv ’86 Charles E. Balbach, AB ’56, MBA ’6020 Henry C. Barkhorn III, MBA ’755 Katherine S. Borgen20

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WITH GRATITUDE Fay Chandler*10 Patricia Cooper Pamela Gagel Robert A. Jones Patricia Sugrue Ketchum5 Robert Holyoke Ketchum, BD ’645 Sanford P. Keziah III, MTS ’8815 Victoria Keziah Betsy A. Mangone Tricia Nichols Amy Post5 Bonnie Roche Michelle P. Scott, JD ’725 Ruth S. Silver*20 United Church of Christ, Local Church Ministries William C. Voss, AB ’59, MBA ’6110 Anonymous $2,500 and over Rosalie and Thomas W. Anderson, MTS ’9815 Charles E. Bennison, Jr., BD ’68, ThM ’705 Joan R. Bennison Patricia M. Byrne, EdM ’775 Champions For Kids Elizabeth B. Dater Suzanne Farver, ALM ’08 Edward Fraioli5 Karen Ann Fraioli, MDiv ’9310 Gant Family Foundation Sarah B. Gant, MDiv ’925 Emily E. H. Gantt W. Andrew Gantt, MTS ’905 Charles L. Glerum Arlene Hirschfeld20 Christopher A. Jarvinen, MTS ’9510 William Mitchell Jennings, Jr. Lewis L. Lloyd, MPA ’75 Rosemary Suozzi Lloyd, MDiv ’0310 James H. Lowell III, MTS ’88 Silvana Luciani James M. McKinney, MTS ’065 Jo Anna McKinney5 Brian Melendez, AB ’86, JD ’90, MTS ’91 Joanne W. Reierson Lars Andreas Reierson, AB ’87, AM ’8710 George E. Rupp, PhD ’72, and Nancy F. Rupp5 Richard Santos, MTS ’9210 Barbara B. Scolnick, AB ’62 Fareed Siddiq Arline Conan Sutherland, MDiv ’89 Beth Wood Anonymous $1,000 and over Bonnie Adkisson David C. Adkisson, MTS ’755 Peter K. Anagnostos, MTS ’86 *Deceased

Elaine F. Asarch Jefferson W. Asher, Jr., MBA ’48 Philip F. Atkins-Pattenson, MDiv ’775 Wendy A. Atkins-Pattenson, MTS ’775 Edward B. Berninger, MBA ’5515 James Russell Bird, MDiv ’735 Judith B. Brain, MDiv ’91, and Joseph D. Brain, SM ’62, SM ’63, SD ’66 H. Peers Brewer, BD ’60 Nancy Burkett Randall Keith Burkett, MTS ’695 Roger S. Busse, MTS ’95 Richie L. Butler, MTS ’96 Connie J. Carson Ling Chai, MBA ’98 James Thomas Chirurg, MBA ’695 Charles Whitney Collier, MTS ’7320 Janet M. Cooper Nelson, MDiv ’805 Charles A. Coverdale, MBA ’715 Shirley E. Coverdale, MBA ’76 Sidnie White Crawford, MTS ’84, PhD ’8820 Timothy D. Cross Claudia Cross-Thomas, MTS ’92 Meg M. D’Ambra Michael N. D’Ambra Neal H. Deunk, AB ’665 Richard C. Donnelly15 Lois S. Edgerly William S. Edgerly, MBA ’55, MMP ’54 Steven Allan Elias Alice W. Erickson, MTS ’76, MDiv ’0015 John H. Ferguson20 William Loren Gary, MDiv ’86 James F. Gehrke, MDiv ’905 Byron J. Good, BD ’69, PhD20 Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, AM ’69, PhD ’77 Barbara S. Graham, EdM ’81, EdD ’89 William A. Graham, AM ’70, PhD ’73 Michael J. Hauan, MTS ’86 Barbara L. Hayes Samuel L. Hayes III, MBA ’61, DBA ’665 David N. and Louanne Hempton Kathryn Hofstetter Ronald Hofstetter Cornelia Cannon Holden, MDiv ’03 Mary-Ella Holst Amory Houghton, Jr., AB ’50, MBA ’525 Vard R. Johnson, LLB ’64 Wayne Lee Jones, AB ’98, MTS ’00 Ron Kilgard, AB ’71, MTS ’75 Judith Lydiard Kinley, MTS ’93, MDiv ’045 Charles Thomas Lelon, AB ’86, MTS ’89, MBA ’94 Gaye Leonard Thomas M. Mackall, MDiv ’845 Robert A. Maginn, Jr., ALM ’81, MBA ’83 Kyle V. Maxwell, STB ’6110 Randy Meech, MTS ’00 Clarence F. Michalis, SB ’4410

Many individuals made gifts last year in honor or in memory of others.

IN HONOR Amanda McKay Lombardi Beresford, MDiv ’08 Caroline W. Berninger, MDiv ’87 William S. Campbell Harvey G. Cox, Jr., PhD ’63 Michael Edward Goetz, EdM ’15 Lynda M. Goldstein Jeremy J. Hanes, MTS ’12 Claudia A. Highbaugh Arlene Hirschfeld Kristin E. Kaulbach, MDiv ’00 Jon D. Levenson, AB ’71, AM ’74, PhD ’75 Erica Rose Long, MDiv ’16 Russell Pollard Jeffrey Seglin, MTS ’81

IN MEMORY James Luther Adams, STB ’27, AM ’30 Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, AB ’82, ThD ’97 Deborah N. Antanaitis, MTS ’77 François Bovon Stephen Burgard J. Lawrence Burkholder, AM ’61 Frank M. Cross, MBA ’69 William R. Crout, BD ’58, AM ’69 Joseph Robert Curry, BD ’58 Thomas Erskine Alix C. Felarca Peter J. Gomes, STB ’68 Robert McQueen Grant, STM ’42, ThD ’44 Zainee Hailey Alan Holliday, MTS ’83 William R. Hutchison, AM ’68 Danilo S. B. Krstic, ThD ’69 Jeanne Davis Lee James N. McCutcheon, ThM ’60 Roland K. Rodum Thomas Shaw Wilfred Smith, AM ’64 Harold S. Spear, AB ’48, MBA ’51, DBA ’62 Krister Stendahl John Strugnell, AM ’66 John C. Whitehead, MBA ’47 George H. Williams, AM ’55 Edith H. Wolfe C. Conrad Wright, AB ’37, AM ’42, PhD ’46

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DONOR REPORT 2014–15

Cora B. Michalis Shawn Monaghan Alexandra C. Nichols5 John D. Nichols, Jr., AB ’53, MBA ’555 Constance Old Richard R. Olmsted, MDiv ’86 Patsy Palmer, MTS ’835 Truman E. Parker, MDiv ’76 Sejal H. Patel, MTS ’14, and Sanjay D. Banker, MBA ’00 Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, MTS ’85 Carol Perlee Plumb, LLM ’72, HLS71 Ruth B. Purtilo, MTS ’75, PhD ’7910 Guy C. Quinlan, AB ’60, JD ’635 Christopher R. Reaske, AM ’64, PhD ’68 Mary K. A. Reaske John S. Rolander, MDiv ’75 Margaret R. Rose, MDiv ’795 Cheryl J. Sanders, MDiv ’80, ThD ’855 William Russell Savage, MDiv ’9310 Kathryn H. Schlegel Theodore F. Schlegel Nicole Elias Seawell Audrey E. Senior, ALB ’94 Kenneth W. Senior Jeffrey R. Seul, MTS ’97, LLM ’01, and Esther K. Whitfield, AM ’98, PhD ’01 Robert N. Shapiro, AB ’72, JD ’78 Suzanne Skees, MTS ’925 Rosemarie C. Smurzynski, MTS ’8020 Thomas V. Smurzynski, LLB ’66 Bjorn Sorenson, MTS ’025 34 • serve

Jan L. Steinbrenner W. Lowell Steinbrenner, MTS ’87 Brita Stendahl, BF ’625 John L. Thurman, MTS ’81 Helen Moore von Oehsen William Henry von Oehsen III, MTS ’84 Carol Elizabeth Ware Hilary A. Winter, MTS ’81 Anonymous $500 and over C. Cleveland Abbe, MDiv ’7515 Mary Ellen Anderson Brenda Andrews, MTS ’8110 Ann Beha Architects, Inc. Josephine D. Appell Louis Jacob Appell, Jr., AB ’475 Caroline Arms5 Myron Anthony Arms, MTS ’6910 Becky L. Bailey-Bradley Wallace R. Baker, AB ’48, LLB ’525 Phyllis A. Bird, ThD ’72, BF ’7920 Mark J. Bitgood, AB ’87, MTS ’91 Cynthia Bland Biggar, MDiv ’04 Michael L. Bradley, MDiv ’90 James R. Cauley5 Robert A. Chesnut, BD ’62, PhD ’745 Mark E. Cushing, MTS ’805 Marian F. Earls, MD, MTS ’785 William L. Fox, MDiv ’785 Kathleen J. Greider, MDiv ’81 Jonathan Chace Guest, MDiv ’77, ThM ’825

Victoria Alford Guest, MTS ’78, MDiv ’82 Harry Heyden Hoehler, STB ’545 Judith L. Hoehler, STB ’585 Robert W. Huntington III, AB ’59* S. A. Johns, MTS ’79 Paul D. Kennedy, BD ’61 Cynthia Kittredge, MDiv ’84, ThM ’89, ThD ’96 Paul S. Kraske, JD ’96 Jong-Keun Lee, ThM ’89 Robin W. Lovin, BD ’71, PhD ’7820 Susan R. McCaslin, MTS ’74 20 Donald R. Melville, MBA ’5620 Mary H. Melville Eugene Jeff Miller, BD ’68 Patricia E. Cleary Miller, AB ’61, BF ’94 NEMAAR Thomas L. P. O’Donnell, AB ’47, LLB ’4920 Mary Pollard5 Russell Pollard5 Richard Kirkpatrick Rees, MTS ’945 Olin C. Robison5 Susan G. Ryder Martha and Robert Sachs, AB ’62 Kay B. Serafin George P. Smith II Michele Yvonne Stanners, MTS ’12 Stacy Ann Swann, MTS ’97 Lee Taft, MDiv ’995 Bartholomew J. Tortella, MD ’79, MTS ’79, and Maureen F. Fitzpatrick, JD Trinity School


WITH GRATITUDE Richard P. Unsworth, ThM ’63 Cynthia King Vance, MBA ’85 Betsy & Gary Weimer, MTS ’7115 Mary Margaret Withgott Raymond C. Y. Yee20 Anonymous (2) up to $500 John D. Aakre, MTS ’75, and Cynthia A. Michael Paulette Abney-Walker5 Joel H. Abrams, AB ’90 David James Ackerman, MDiv ’93 James Stokes Ackerman, ThD ’66 William J. Acquario Betty C. Adam Robert Lazenby Adams, MDiv ’59 Ryan Michael Adams, MTS ’13 Elizabeth Hulsman Alcaide, EdM ’62 Kenneth S. Allison, AB ’675 Andrea La Sonde Anastos, MDiv ’85 George C. Anastos Alan R. Anderson, SB ’42, IA ’43 Carol B. Anderson5 James W. Anderson, MDiv ’735 Mary E. Anderson W. William Anderson, LLB ’5910 Warren Anderson Barry Andrews5 Susan R. Andrews, MDiv ’74 Christy Marie Cummings Aneja, MDiv ’08 In loving memory of Deborah Narcini Antanaitis, MTS ’77 John P. Applebee, MTS ’79 Joel Ario, MDiv ’78, JD ’8115 Cathy Armer, MTS ’02 Jane Arnold, ALB ’85, MTS ’925 Maksim Astashinskiy, MTS ’11, EdM ’12 Christy A. Atler, MTS ’98, and Simon G. Navarro Larry D. Austin, JD ’68 Harold E. Babcock, MDiv ’82 Marie Alba Bacchiocchi, MDiv ’93 Mary F. Bachmann Winston T. Bachmann, SB ’4910 Nathlie A. Badian Nelson E. Bailey, DMD ’63 Olga Bailey Anne B. Baker, MTS ’95 John Murray Balcom, STM ’55 Adele Baluk, AM ’6820 Brady Banks, MDiv ’05 Peter R. Barclay Graham Barnes, BD ’67 Kent Paul Barrabee, AB ’62 Jennifer E. Barrett Siegal, MDiv ’055 Joseph A. Bassett, BD ’66 Blanche S. Bast and Robert C. Bast, Jr., MD ’715 Rebecca Anne Bates, MTS ’9310 *Deceased

Rabbi Jordana Schuster Battis, MDiv ’05, and Seth Battis, EdM ’07 Maxine C. Beach, MTS ’85 Steven Beardsley, MTS ’00 Constantine S. Bebis Malcolm H. Bell, AB ’53, LLB ’58 Nancy Greene Bell Kazimierz Bem Mary M. Bennett Sheldon W. Bennett, MDiv ’8610 Paul J. Bergsma Ernest M. Berube, MTS ’97 Robert James Bickley5 Darrel and Polly Bigham5 George Bilon5 Julie Childs Bird, MDiv ’97 James A. Birdsall5 Nancy Birne5 Elizabeth Q. Bjorkman5 Henry C. Bjorkman5 Albert L. Blackwell, BD ’65, PhD ’72 Marian Willard Blackwell Eliza Blanchard, MDiv ’0410 Richard F. Bland, MTS ’045 John P. Blessington15 Patricia M. Blessington Alfred Bloom, PhD ’63 Dorothy Nell Bloom Lee Ann Bluemel, MDiv ’94 Karen M. Blum, LLM ’765 Florence M. Bobleter Whitney Bodman, ThD ’04 David Bogdan5 Kelsey Rice Bogdan, MDiv ’095 Mitchell V. Bogen, MTS ’92, EdM ’94 Nancy Bohannon5 Richard A. Bohannon, AB ’545 Paul Richard Bohr, AM ’68, BD ’715 Thomas P. Boland, Jr., MDiv ’94 Arthur S. Bolster, Jr., AM ’47, PhD ’545 Elizabeth W. Bolster Charles R. Bomgren Frederick O. Bonkovsky, PhD ’71 David R. Borden, AM ’67 Bruce M. Bowen, ThM ’7120 Loyce C. Bowen David Harold Bowles, MTS ’7310 Virginia K. Bowles5 Anne Bowman Robert K. Bowman, MBA ’6310 Glenn W. Boynton20 Rose W. Boynton10 Paul D. Braden, BD ’7015 Michael Bradford Mildene Bradley Dorothy J. Brandt Philip H. Brandt, AB ’66 Jane Brawley Fobel, ThM ’855 Ainslie S. Brennan Janet K. Briggs, MTS ’83

Benjamin J. Broadbent, MDiv ’98 Stephen Brockmann Charles W. Brockwell, Jr., BD ’6215 Mary Ann Brockwell5 Amy E. Brooks, MDiv ’92 William H. Brower III Jeffrey Brown, BD ’7320 Sarah M. Brownsberger, MTS ’85 Katharine F. Bruce William Lane Bruce, AB ’46, LLB ’515 Jack E. Brush Marilyn Bruya Alida Bryant Bronson Howell Bryant, BD ’5820 Kirby K. Bryant, Jr., MD ’565 David Allen Buehler, MDiv ’72 Janet Buehler Nancy Liddell Bunge, AB ’64 Wilfred F. Bunge, ThD ’66 Kim M. Burse Raymond M. Burse, JD ’785 Jane W. Burton Martin Buscher Ruth A. Butler, BF ’7910 Gregory Butter Mark J. T. Caggiano, AB ’89, MDiv ’085 Jeffrey A. Cain, MTS ’95 Rosario Chato Calderon, MPA ’88 Gilbert Haven Caldwell, Jr. Peter A. Callaway, BD ’695 Julie Ann Canniff, MTS ’94, EdD ’99 Maureen D. Carlson, EdM ’58 Robert E. Carlson, LLM ’63 John B. Carman Paula G. Carmichael10 Betty Carpenter5 Carol V. V. Carpenter Catherine Yvonne Carpenter, MDiv ’85 Stephen Patrick Carpenter, MTS ’99 Stuart G. Carpenter, AM ’56, PhD ’5820 Robert Carroll Anne Carty John J. Carty, MBA ’555 Beverly A. Carver, EdM ’57 R. Cassels-Brown5 Charles P. Caviness5 Joan G. Caviness5 Maria Cedargren5 Central Congregational Church (Providence, RI) Marvin L. Chaney, BD ’65, PhD ’76 Christopher L. Chase, BD ’70, PhD ’78 Troy T. Chen Elizabeth Akiya Chestnut, Harvard GSAS, ’66–’68 Peter Callaway Chestnut, AB ’67 John Christel The Citadel Class of 1955 Condolence Fund Lamar Clark 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 35


DONOR REPORT 2014–15 Edward N. Clarke, SM ’47, MES ’485 Vivian C. Clarke Michiyo Clements Niki K. Clements, MTS ’07 Tom Clements Barbara Clemmons, BD ’71 Claire Clivaz Barbara J. Coates Roy C. Cobb, Jr., AB ’65 Ernest W. Cockrell, BD ’635 Jill Shirk Cockrell Alan M. Cody David F. Coffey, MTS ’68, DMin John Davis Coggin, MTS ’11 Donald J. Cohen Helen Lutton Cohen, MDiv ’805 Suzanne F. Colburn, MTS ’90 Dawn Davina Coleman, MTS ’97 Mary Barry Condon, MTS ’91 Anissa M. Conner, ALM ’105 Rona Harris Conrad, AB ’54 Patrick J. Conroy Sheila A. Conroy Pamela Cooper-White, AM ’80, MDiv ’83, PhD ’83 James Copeland Gordon L. Coppoc, PhD ’68 James C. Corby, AB ’675 Nancy H. Corcoran, MTS ’91 David M. Corwin, AM ’68, JD ’7120 Margaret H. Costan, MBA ’76 Charles Edgar Courtney, Jr., BD ’60 Richard Ashok Coutinho, MTS ’94, LLM ’02 Herbert J. Coyne20 Jeanine Coyne Louis J. Cozolino, Jr., MTS ’79 Allys Palladino Craig5 Malcolm A. Craig, AB ’675 David C. Crane, MTS ’83 Katie Lee Crane, MDiv ’97 H. Stephen Cranston, LLB ’62 Karen Youngman Cranston Sandra J. Crawford, EdM ’85, EdM ’075 Stephen D. Crocco, ThM ’79 William R. Crout, BD ’58, AM ’69* Steve J. Crump15 Christopher C. Dahl, AB ’685 Frances M. Dahlberg, AB ’63 Barbara Ritter Dailey5 Wallace Finley Dailey, AB ’62, AM ’6320 Alexander S. Daley, AB ’575 Robert Carleton Dallery, MTS ’98 Nestore J. D’Angelo, AB ’53 E. Randolph Daniel, ThM ’64 20 Terry W. Daniel Adrianne Nagy DaPonte, MDiv ’945 Donald L. Davidson, ThM ’815 Susan P. Davies10 Peter De Kock, MTS ’04 Charlotte de Lissovoy 36 • serve

Werner de Saeger, MTS ’11 Elizabeth A. Deasy, MDiv ’91 Carol L. Delaney, MTS ’76 George T. Dempsey, AM ’715 Paul S. Denton, MBA ’70 Edward DesMaisons, MTS ’02 Chinnappan Messia Devaraj Jeffrey DeVido, MTS ’03 Michael A. DeWilde, MTS ’89 Lenore M. Dickinson5 Darcy Turner Dingle, BD ’65 Daniel Dion, MTS ’09 Rosina Berry Dixon, AB ’645 Sharon K. Dobbins Alberson, MTS ’87, and Ramsey B. Alberson5 The Rt. Rev. Herbert A. Donovan, Jr. Mia Wechsler Doron, MTS ’81 Ian T. Douglas, EdM ’82, MDiv ’83, PhD15 Quardricos Bernard Driskell, MTS ’08 Doreen M. Drury, MTS ’88 Mabel B. Du Priest Travis T. Du Priest, Jr., MTS ’745 Gail I. Duffy Jennie A. Ozog Duffy, SM ’73 Patrick C. Duffy, MBA ’7615 Robert T. Duffy Alice Dunn William A. Dysard, Jr., AB ’62 Charles Wilton Eddis, STB ’52 Gerald Leon Ehly, BD ’57 Ruth R. Ehly Jacob Eichhorn, PhD10 Mary W. Eichhorn John D. Elder, BD ’6015 Caleb Iyer Elfenbein, MTS ’015 Tina Iyer Elfenbein, MTS ’015 Jesse P. Elison, MTS ’02 George Mark Ellis, AM ’47, PhD ’52 Marion S. Ellis Anthony Elson Bryan Elwood, MDiv ’11 James Theodore Engell, AB ’73, PhD ’78 Leigh H. English, MTS ’82 Eldon Jay Epp, STM ’56, PhD ’61 ElDoris B. Epp5 Natalee K. Ernstrom, EdM ’845 Peter D. Erskine, AB ’60 Casely B. Essamuah, MDiv ’95 Margaret A. Eubank, MAT ’61 Robert W. Evans Daniel M. Even, MDiv ’72 H. Edward Everding, Jr., ThD ’685 Daphne Eversley Walter V. L. Eversley, AM ’74, PhD ’76 A. Joseph Everson Robert B. Ewald III, BD ’645 Francis T. Fallon, ThD ’74 20 M. Charles Faux, MBA ’54 Gregory Alan Fayer, MTS ’92 John J. Feeney, Jr., MTS ’7515

Michelle C. Felarca, MTS ’95 Robert Curtis Fellows, MTS ’76 Nancy Palm Felton-Elkins, MDiv ’64 Billie Loit Fenton Fred Fenton, AB ’585 Willard B. Fernald, MD ’515 Faith V. Ferre, MDiv ’76 Martha M. Ferry, MBA ’68 Kendel Elizabeth Fesenmyer, MTS ’94 20 Karen E. Fields, AB ’66, BF ’83 First Parish Church of Weston Raymond R. Fletcher, Jr., LLB ’565 Daniel Flores, MTS ’045 Mark Fobel5 Dennis Y. Fong Michael G. Fonner, MDiv ’78, ThD ’98 Benjamin Walter Foote, MTS ’085 Thomas C. Fordham, MTS ’935 David P. Forsberg5 Andrew C. Forsyth, MTS ’095 Melissa Evans Fountain Georgia A. Frank, MTS ’87, AM ’89, PhD ’94 Arthur Merrimon Freeman III, AB ’6310 Linda Freeman5 Doris C. Freitag20 Kent M. French, MDiv ’07 Rabbi John Friedman David Friedrich, MTS ’04 Bradley Allen Froslee, MDiv ’99 Mervin J. Fry, AB ’69, MDiv ’725 Nancy Adams Fry M. Geron Gadd, MTS ’01, JD ’04 Frank N. Gallagher, JD ’57 David H. Garci5 Jocelyn Gardner Spencer, MDiv ’105 Betsy Aldrich Garland, MDiv ’9015 Leroy J. Garrett, STM ’51, PhD ’57 John G. Garrity, MDiv ’83 Edward A. Gaston Edward Gates, STM ’535 Marion M. Gates Joan B. Gaul5 Stuart C. Gaul, LLB ’5110 Richard R. Gay5 Gerald T. Geer, AB ’72 Alice L. Geisert Theodore C. Geisert, JD ’52 Carolyn C. George, MDiv ’77 Cathy H. George, MDiv ’84 Gillian A. Geraty Lawrence T. Geraty, PhD ’725 John Eric Gibbons, MDiv ’80 John C. Gibbs, AM ’71, PhD ’72 Valerie Viereck Gibbs, MTS ’72 Charlotte H. Gibson5 Ernest W. Gibson III, LLB ’5615 Carla A. Gilbert Laura-Jean Gilbert5 Omega J. Gilbert Stewart L. Gilbert, MD ’74


WITH GRATITUDE Joanna B. Gillespie Elizabeth Gilmore10 Norman Lee Gindlesperger, BD ’62 Christopher J. Glick John B. Glore20 Michael Edward Goetz, EdM ’155 Michelle B. Goldhaber, MDiv ’05 Debbie L. Goodman, MTS ’79 Elizabeth R. Goodman, MDiv ’00 Donald L. Goodwin, ThM ’58 Jonathan P. Gosser, BD ’71 Royal A. Govain20 Duane G. Grage Margaret H. Grant Debra Anne Graves, MDiv ’81 Dorothy W. Green William T. Green, Jr., AB ’56, MD ’6015 Emily Greenberg Penny Greer, MDiv ’80 Frances Wise Grenley, MTS ’72

*Deceased

Stephen A. Greyser, AB ’56, MBA ’58, DBA ’6510 Warren Frederick Groff Geraldine R. Gross, SM ’755 J. Ryan Gunsalus James E. Gunther, ThM ’72* Elizabeth H. Guonjian, MDiv ’905 Roger Gustavsson5 Suzan S. Habachy, AM ’56 Ilene M. Hagman Ruth Shilling Hainsworth, MDiv ’11 Jess O. Hale, Jr., MTS ’8215 Rebecca Hale Debra M. Haluska, MTS ’825 Galen Rebecca McNemar Hamann, MDiv ’10 Constance A. Hammond, MDiv ’8515 Ray A. Hammond II, AB ’71, MD ’75, AM ’84 Suzanne L. Hamner and W. Easley Hamner, MArch ’6715

Catherine Hanes5 Richard T. Hanes5 Pauline Thielman Hannaford, AB ’535 Reginald L. Hannaford, AB ’54, EdM ’6120 Maryanne Hannan10 Robert J. Hansman, AB ’51 Bradley Charles Hanson20 Christopher Justin Hanson, MDiv ’10 Paul D. Hanson, PhD ’70 Ralph V. Harder, AB ’70 Gordon Hardy Charles H. Harper Dr. Michael J. Harrison, AB ’54, and Dr. Ann Tukey Harrison5 J. Michael Hartenstine, AB ’74 20 Harris L Hartz, AB ’67, JD ’72 Robert A. Hastings, AB ’57, MBA ’5915 Robert A. Hausman Gary C. Hauze, MDiv ’73 Mark A. Haverland, MDiv ’76, MPA ’92 Eldon R. Hay Susan O. Hayward, MDiv ’07 Erik M. Heen, AB ’73, MDiv ’825 Thomas E. Helm, BD ’68 Virgina Christenson Helm Elizabeth G. Hendricks, MDiv ’8320 Ernest Herman Henninger, MAT ’56 Kevin Barry John Herbert, AM ’49, PhD ’54* Samuel David Herring, MDiv ’99 Carolivia Herron, BF ’89, HDS ’97 Lee Edward Hershon Dorothy S. Herzog, EdM ’595 John D. Herzog, MAT ’53, PhD ’685 Andrea Stanley Hester, ALM ’08 Philip C. Hester Walter B. Hewlett, AB ’66 John Hickey, MDiv ’0210 Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, AM ’93 William Lawrence Highfill Earl W. Hildebrandt, AB ’6010 Mary F. Hill, MTS ’8710 Hilary Martin Himan, MDiv ’01 Jean Hall Hinckley, AB ’575 Jowena Jan Hiponia Samuel Jonathan Hiponia A. Barry Hirschfeld Kurt H. Hoelting, MDiv ’775 Timothy Hoff, LLM ’70 Daniel J. Hoffheimer, AB ’73 Paul Evans Holbrook, MDiv ’74, ThM ’76 Darrell Wendell Holland Lucile J. Holliday5 Allen Hollis, AB ’53, STB ’5610 Joanna Phillips Hollis Lincoln Holmes, AB ’71, MDiv ’785 Gerald Holton, AM ’46, PhD ’48 Nina Holton Laura Bradford Hopps, MDiv ’12 Sandra Sue Horner, MTS ’87 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 37


DONOR REPORT 2014–15 EMERSON CIRCLE With deepest gratitude for their unwavering loyalty and the immeasurable impact they have had through their support, HDS recognizes the 2014–15 members of the Emerson Circle. These individuals have contributed to the School for 20 or more consecutive years. Charles E. Balbach, AB ’56, MBA ’60 Adele Baluk, AM ’68 Robert L. Beal, AB ’63, MBA ’65 Phyllis A. Bird, ThD ’72, BF ’79 Katherine S. Borgen Bruce M. Bowen, ThM ’71 Glenn W. Boynton Jeffrey Brown, BD ’73 Bronson Howell Bryant, BD ’58 Stuart G. Carpenter, AM ’56, PhD ’58 Charles Whitney Collier, MTS ’73 David M. Corwin, AM ’68, JD ’71 Herbert J. Coyne Sidnie White Crawford, MTS ’84, PhD ’88 Wallace Finley Dailey, AB ’62, AM ’63 E. Randolph Daniel, ThM ’64 Francis T. Fallon, ThD ’74 John H. Ferguson Kendel Elizabeth Fesenmyer, MTS ’94 Doris C. Freitag John B. Glore Byron J. Good, BD ’69, PhD Royal Govain Reginald L. Hannaford, AB ’54, EdM ’61 Bradley Charles Hanson J. Michael Hartenstine, AB ’74 Elizabeth G. Hendricks, MDiv ’83 Arlene Hirschfeld Ruth C. Hoffman Steven R. Johnson, BD ’68 Milton E. Jordan, MDiv ’74

David M. Horst, MDiv ’995 Daniel D. Hotchkiss, MDiv ’8010 William J. Hottenstein, MDiv ’59 Richard C. House, MAT ’715 Arda J. Hovnanian, MDiv ’9110 James S. Hoyte, AB ’65, JD ’68 Marilyn Hromatko Wesley V. Hromatko Hui Huang, MTS ’12 Barry Wayne Hubbard, AB ’59 David P. Hubner, MDiv ’74 Michael Hubner, MTS ’73 George A. Hull5 Jean Hull Marion A. Humphrey, MDiv ’78 David H. Hunter, LLB ’6710 David L. Hunter, JD ’7815 38 • serve

John M. Keith, Jr., MDiv ’63 Eugene M. Klaaren, PhD ’70 Arthur David Levin, AB ’54, MBA ’60 Robin W. Lovin, BD ’71, PhD ’78 Susan R. McCaslin, MTS ’74 Amb. Alonzo L. McDonald, Jr., MBA ’56 Donald W. McKinney, AB ’48, STB ’52 Reb McMichael, MTS ’85 Donald R. Melville, MBA ’56 Frederick H. Morris, MDiv ’64, MBA ’68 Ralph Neibart, LLB ’49 Thomas L. P. O’Donnell, AB ’47, LLB ’49 John R. Packard, AB ’52, LLB ’55 David Milton Powers, BD ’67 Bobette Reed Kahn, MDiv ’76 Norman C. Sabbey, AB ’67 Alexander M. Santora H. Richard Schumacher, JD ’58 Byron E. Shafer, PhD ’68 Donald W. Shriver, Jr., PhD ’63 Rosemarie C. Smurzynski, MTS ’80 Rebecca L. Spencer, MDiv ’80 J. Mark Taylor, MTS ’78 John C. Whitehead, MBA ’47* Daniel F. Wilhelm, MTS ’94 Harold F. Worthley, STB ’54, STM ’56, ThD ’70 Raymond C. Y. Yee Craig B. Zaehring, BD ’66, ThM ’74 Anonymous (2)

Margaret D. Hutaff, MDiv ’72, ThM ’745 Elizabeth Oakley Hutchins, MDiv ’9415 David C. Hutchinson Merrillann Hutchinson Nancy Sue Hutton, MTS ’05, AM ’09, ThD ’15 Michael L. Iannazzi, MDiv ’885 Cynthia N. Ikuta, MDiv ’82 Bruce Overman Inglis, ThM ’6915 Hoyu Ishida, MTS ’80 The Reverend Professor Olushola Isinkaiye, MDiv ’935 Ronald L. Ivey, MDiv ’97 Elenora Giddings Ivory, MDiv ’76 Beverly Gleason Jaques, MAT ’545 Christine M. Jaronski, MDiv ’96 Janice Jenkins

Ellen J. Jennings, MDiv ’91, and Mark A. Corrales, AB ’86, MPP ’90 Kwang Song Jeon, ThM ’06 Fang Jing, MTS ’015 Julie Ann Johnson Staples, ThM ’12 Anne M. Johnson, MTS ’06 Anthony Peter Johnson, MDiv ’77 Rev. Dr. Bruce J. Johnson, MDiv ’82 Harriet Johnson10 Kyle J. Johnson, AB ’94, MTS ’00 Larry R. Johnson, AB ’58 Milna I. Johnson Steven R. Johnson, BD ’6820 Dori B. Jones, AB ’78, JD ’82 Katharine Childs Jones Keith E. Jones, MDiv ’69 Lisa Jordan, MTS ’9015 Milton E. Jordan, MDiv ’74 20 Constance Mary and David Stewart Jordan-Haas, MDiv ’875 Annette Brinton Thomas Kaier5 Edward J. Kaier, AB ’675 Everett R. Kalin, ThD ’67 Renata Kalnins5 Irving E. Kaminsky, LLB ’55 Mrs. Charles C. Kao Charles C. L. Kao10 Bentzil M. Kasper Nathaniel Peter Katz, MDiv ’10 Mel Kawakami, MDiv ’74, ThM ’87 James F. Kay, MDiv ’72 Barbara Driver Keast, MDiv ’885 Calvin L. Keeler, AM ’53 Evan Keely, MDiv ’02 Larry G. Keeter, BD ’65, ThM ’66 George Harry Kehm, ThM ’57, ThD ’67 John M. Keith, Jr., MDiv ’6320 Rilla C. Keith5 Sarah Jane Keller, MTS ’08 Ann E. Kelley Jonathan R. Kelley, MDiv ’795 Patricia H. Kelley, AM ’77, PhD ’79 Erik Bearor Kesting, MDiv ’08 Charles B. Ketcham Scott Ketcham5 Nabil Ahmad Khan Mark Kharas, MTS ’12 Reverend John S. Kidd, MDiv ’75, Merrill Fellow ’97, and Dr. Katherine M. Kidd, AM ’75 Martin W. Kilbridge, MTS ’91 Howard Lee Kilby15 Mark Christopher Kiley, MTS ’77, PhD ’83 Sung-Hae Kim, ThM ’76, ThD ’815 Bruce A. Kimball, MDiv ’78, EdD ’8110 Gregory Kimura, MDiv ’93 Giovan Venable King, MDiv ’83 Lisa J. King, MDiv ’935 Sandra C. King Stoddon G. N. King, MDiv ’73


WITH GRATITUDE Barbara R. Kingston Constance G. Kirwan*5 Ernest Kirwan5 Eugene M. Klaaren, PhD ’7020 Mary Lynn Klaaren5 Cheryl L. Klein, MDiv ’84 Stephen B. Klots, MDiv ’89 John E. N. Knight, ThM ’73 Douglas T. Koch, BD ’71 Alan L. Kolp, BD ’70, PhD ’7615 R. Paul Koons, MDiv ’63 Sarah B. Kotchian, EdM ’77, and Robert O. Nellums, MBA ’785 Gary A. Kowalski, AB ’77, MDiv ’82 Kathryn Krauss Lewis N. Krauss Anamarija Kristic Nancy E. Krody Jane E. Kromm, MDiv ’765 Toshiaki Kuroki, ITP ’72, HBS Katherine Kurs, MDiv ’86 Dr. Soo-Young Kwon, ThM ’97 Eric Lacktman, AB ’655 Susan J. LaGaipa, MDiv ’94 Fei Lan, MDiv ’99 Yehezkel T. Landau, AB ’71, MTS ’76 Lynne F. Landsberg, MTS ’7615 Alice B. Lane, MDiv ’845 Dermot A. Lane Katherine M. LaRiviere, MTS ’90 John E. Larkin, Jr., AB ’62 Clarence J. Lasonde, MDiv ’91 Susan Lawler Miriam Joyce Lazewatsky, MTS ’10 Susan H. Lee, MDiv ’885 Amani Legagneur, MDiv ’03 Lionel J. G. Legagneur, JD ’00 Jennifer Wiley Legath, MTS ’99 Gloria Frank Leiderman, PhD ’53 P. Herbert Leiderman, MD ’53 Colin L. Leitch, MDiv ’905 Elizabeth B. Lemons, MTS ’88, AM ’91, PhD ’975 Karyl J. Leslie, MDiv ’83 Beverly S. Levenson Jon D. Levenson, AB ’71, AM ’74, PhD ’75 Arthur David Levin, AB ’54, MBA ’6020 Roberta Wintersteen Levin (Mrs. Arthur D.)5 Thomas Malcolm Levinson, MTS ’99 Edward Y. Liang, MD ’56 Linda H. Lieurance Ronald Lee Lieurance, BD ’57 Henrietta P. Light Ivan H. Light, AB ’63 C. Lloyd Lipscomb, MDiv ’6110 Christopher John Lisee, MTS ’13 David Little, ThD ’63 Priscilla C. Little Anne Haviland Littlefield, MTS ’9215 *Deceased

Prescott Littlefield Jian Rong Liu, MTS ’9615 Lily C. Liu5 Diana Nicole Lobel, MTS ’82, PhD ’95 Charles Evans Lockwood, PhD ’14 John Dalton Loftin Ole H. Lokensgard, MTS ’72 James Londis Mrs. James Londis Kathleen G. Lonergan, MDiv ’05 James R. Loney Carol H. Longsworth Eric R. Lorey, MDiv ’91 Michael Thomas Lott, MDiv ’12 Richard D. Lovering, AB ’57 Sylvia Stallings Lowe5 Eddie R. Lowry, Jr., MDiv ’71, PhD ’80 Mary E. Lynn, MTS ’82 Chopo Ma, AB ’685 Rendell Noel Mabey, Jr., AM ’69, PhD ’75 Elisabeth MacCormick5 Elyn Gregg Cheney MacInnis, MDiv ’77 Peter P. MacInnis, MDiv ’76 W. Bruce MacKenzie Iain S. Maclean, ThD ’96 Jean E. MacRae, MTS ’73 Diana G. MacVeagh Temba L. J. Mafico, ThM ’73, AM ’77, PhD ’79 Arthur J. Magida David W. Maher, AB ’55, LLB ’59 Kerry Maloney Eliezer D. Mapanao William E. Markus, AB ’60, and Carole Markus James F. Marrin, MTS ’69 Ernest Oliver Martin, MDiv ’52 Patricia Summerlin Martin William Martin, BD ’63, PhD ’695 Gail A. Marvin Dean Masouredis, AB ’74 Mark Stephen Massa, ThD ’87 Paul Brian Massari, AB ’90, ALM ’14 Charles E. Mather III, AB ’56 Christopher R. Matthews, ThM ’86, ThD ’9310 Joy Louise Mattson, MTS ’82 Catharine Eglin Maxey David W. Maxey, AB ’56, LLB ’60 Susan May William R. May, AB ’66 Ayesha Mayan Charles D. Mayer, MDiv ’82 Joyce Mann Mazur, AB ’535 Jeffrey H. McArn, MDiv ’84 Judith Anderson McBride S. Dean McBride, Jr., BD ’61, PhD ’69 Michael W. McCann, BD ’715 Clayton Hoi-Yun McClintock, MTS ’12 Scot McComas, MDiv ’99

Millington Flentge McCoy, HRP ’635 W. David McCoy5 Janet McCutcheon F. S. McDermott Rachel Fell McDermott, MDiv ’84, AM ’86, PhD ’93 Mary Margaret McDonnell, ThM ’83 Graham S. McFarlane, MBA ’73 Bill G. McGill, Jr. Thomas W. McGill, MTS ’90 J. Ross McGinnis, LLB ’525 Norma R. McGinnis Robert H. McGinnis, MTS ’85 Serena Esther McGuire, MDiv ’83 Alfred E. McKenney, MBA ’51 Donald W. McKinney, AB ’48, STB ’5220 Julie E. Ledeboer McKinney Marilyn C. McLaughlin5 Thomas C. McLaughlin, AB ’615 Mary Alice McLean, MTS ’93 Reb McMichael, MTS ’8520 Gordon McMullan10 Charles W. McNagny, AB ’72 M. Kate McPherson-Hope, MTS ’03 Walter B. Mead5 Mary Louise Meadow Rev. Jacqueline Meadows Jane H. Means Ronald Daniel Means, EdM ’595 Horace Lenkliner Melton, AB ’755 Donald L. Metz, BD ’60 Frederick R. Meyer Gerhard C. Michael, Jr., ThM ’72 Joan D. Michael David J. Miller, AB ’64, BD ’6710 Donald E. Miller, PhD ’62 Edmund McCormick Miller, BD ’63 Evar L. Miller, MAT ’665 Linda Antoun Miller, MAT ’64 Mary Ann S. Miller5 Patrick Dwight Miller, PhD ’6410 Mrs. Jerrold K. Milsted Jerrold K. Milsted, MPA ’72 Nelson H. Minnich, PhD ’775 Robert Mirak, PhD ’6515 Catherine C. Misey Robert J. Misey, LLB ’52 Elizabeth Holstine Mitchell, MDiv ’93 Joan Louise Mitchell, MTS ’875 Robert J. Mitchell Carl E. Moll, Jr., MDiv ’70 Reuben T. Mondejar, ALM ’88 Leonora Montgomery15 Lawrence B. Moore, STB ’51, STM ’52 Marian Moore Walter Lane Moore, Jr., ThD ’675 Timothy Lawrence Morehouse, AB ’85, AM ’95 Ilyse Rian Morgenstein Fuerst, MTS ’07 Mary Elizabeth Moriarty 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 39


DONOR REPORT 2014–15 Frederick H. Morris, MDiv ’64, MBA ’6820 Karl F. Morrison Robert L. Morrison Andrew Morrow Stewart P. Moss, MDiv ’785 Robert E. Mower, AB ’55 Kirsten Mueller David A. Murdoch, AB ’64, LLB ’67 Joan Wilkie Murdoch Thomas Murphy Daniel R. Murray, JD ’705 Pablo A. Navarro David L. Neal, MDiv ’84 Marilyn Cook Neibart5 Ralph Neibart, LLB ’4920 David Nelson, BD ’61 Mera L. Neufeldt John Neumann, AB ’01 Rebecca L. Neumann, MTS ’055 Kenneth A. Nickolai, MPA ’89 Constance S. Ranee Niles, MTS ’92 Andres Nino Samuel Nixon, Jr., MDiv ’91, SLI ’015 Kesaya E. Noda, MDiv ’87 Lona B. Norris5 Wilfred G. Norris, PhD ’635 Marie L. Norton, MTS ’83, MDiv ’92 Melissa Ann Nozell, MTS ’13 Sheila E. Nutt, MTS ’965 Terri Ofori Mikio Ogida, ThM ’69 Laurence M. Olszewski, ThM ’775 Courtney A. O’Malley10 Joanne P. Orlando, MDiv ’78 Debra C. Packard John R. Packard, AB ’52, LLB ’5520 Carlos Padilla Santos, MDiv ’04 Frederick J. Pagnani, JD ’57 David A. Paige Dorothy R. P. Palmer5 Dolores Pantoja Timothy Amos Pantoja, MDiv ’09 Paula Salonen Paquette, MTS ’845 David B. Parke15 L. Allen Parker, AM ’67, EdD ’7115 Richard W. Patt5 Bobbi A. B. Patterson, MDiv ’775 Joe S. Patterson Sally A. Paulsell William O. Paulsell Barbara C. Paulson, MDiv ’88 Margaret Paloma Pavel, MDiv ’81 A. Rand Peabody and Sally Peabody, MPA ’91 Johanna Peck Leonard W. Peck, Jr., AB ’705 William Jay Peck, PhD ’62 Kusumita P. Pedersen5 Walter L. Pelham, MPH ’725

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John Thomas Penniston, AB ’57, AM ’59, PhD ’6215 Joyce Kendall Penniston, AB ’61, MAT ’62 Mary Elizabeth Perry Ralph B. Perry III, AB ’58 Janet S. Peterman, MDiv ’795 Hannah and Cameron Peters5 Keith Petersen Barbara Ann Peterson, MDiv ’865 Jeannie R. Peterson, MTS ’88 Lewis W. Petterson, Jr., LLB ’59 Nancy Law Phifer Robert W. Phifer, AB ’695

Jeffrey L. Phillips, MDiv ’845 Melinda Phillips, MTS ’0510 Kathryn A. Piccard, ThM ’90 Gerald S. Pierce, BD ’68 Anne Pirie Oriol Pi-Sunyer, AM ’57, PhD ’625 David W. Plank Kurt Andrew Pocsi, BD ’675 David Charles Pohl Christy M. Ponticelli, MTS ’89 Daniel E. Power, AB ’51 Elizabeth D. Power David Milton Powers, BD ’6720


WITH GRATITUDE Colm Prendergast Rena Prendergast, MTS ’945 Titus L. Presler, AB ’72, Merrill Fellow ’86 Darwin L. Price, MDiv ’70 Richard E. Price, Jr. Wayne Lee Proudfoot, BD ’64, ThM ’66, PhD ’72 Theodore Pulcini, AB ’76, ThM ’82 James R. Pusey, AB ’62, PhD ’76, and Anne Wang Pusey, AB ’69 James P. Quincy III, MDiv ’93 Leonardo Thomas Radomile, MDiv ’07, MPA ’08 Eliza R. Ragsdale Brendan W. Randall, AB ’88, EdM ’07, MTS ’09, EdD ’165 Eloise L. Rayford Suzanne Redfern-Campbell, MDiv ’85 Bobette Reed Kahn, MDiv ’7620 Gordon P. Q. Reed, AB ’48 David C. Reeves, PhD ’71 Sarah Drew Reeves, BD ’66 Sharon L. (Minchen) Regan, MTS ’9815 Marc B. Rehm, MTS ’785 Arnold Eugene Reif, MTS ’93 Susan Maxwell Reisert, MDiv ’92 Royal William Rhodes, PhD ’79 David Rich, MTS ’05, and Lisa Rich Curtis Rising, MTS ’01 David D. Robbins, AB ’59 Judith H. Robbins, MTS ’9615 William E. Robertson, Jr., MDiv ’80 Charlotte M. Robinson5 Edgar A. Roca Helen Schiefer Roca-Garcia, SB ’44*5 Purna Rodman, MTS ’80 Diana Rodum Jonathan Morrison McKay Rogers, MDiv ’12 Joy L. Roller, MTS ’78 Mary Roodkowsky, MTS ’77 Renate S. Rose, MDiv ’80 Cathy Ellen Rosenholtz, AB ’87, MDiv ’91 Thomas Rosiello, MDiv ’02 Joann Abrams Rosoff, AB ’52 Sidney D. Rosoff, JD ’52 Jane Whitehill Rotch, AB ’53, AM ’575 Richard L. Rubenstein, STM ’55, PhD ’605 Ernest H. Rubinstein, MTS ’795 Anna Kerstina Rudberg Speiser, MDiv ’085 Douglas W. Ruffle, MDiv ’76 Nancy Cirillo Ruggiero Patricia McKernon Runkle, MTS ’815 Richelle C. Russell, MDiv ’8710 Abby K. Ryan Arthur M. Ryan, MBA ’49 Jon L. Saari, AM ’65, PhD ’73 Norman C. Sabbey, AB ’6720 Alisa Sakai, MTS ’01 Helmar Sakenfeld *Deceased

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, BD ’65, PhD ’7110 Richard J. Saley, PhD ’8115 Maytal Jeanine Saltiel, MDiv ’12 Frank L. Samson III, MTS ’00 Estate of Emilie T. Sander Anne L’Hommedieu Sanderson, EdM ’88 Ian Sanderson Alexander M. Santora20 Lois D. Saunders Steven Theo Savides, MTS ’08 Anne Jernberg Scalfaro, MDiv ’06 R. Thomas Schaub5 Robert S. Scherr, MTS ’0115 John E. Scheub, AB ’665 Teena Scheub Andrew B. Schlesinger, AB ’705 Carl D. Schneider, PhD ’73 Edward P. Schneider, MBA ’70 Robert Schoen, PhD ’635 J. B. Schramm, MDiv ’90 Barbara Anne Schreur, MDiv ’15 Alison K. Schuler, AB ’69, JD ’72 H. Richard Schumacher, JD ’5820 Katherine W. Schumacher5 A. Wayne Schwab William M. Schwartz, AB ’7515 James E. Scorgie5 Dawn E. Scott John Henry Scott III, MDiv ’85 Allan Scudamore Rebecca L. Sechrist, MDiv ’92 Second Congregational Church (Londonderry, VT) Gilbert R. Seely, AB ’50 Ann Braden Seigel, MTS ’835 James K. Seldner Sanford Seltzer John Senior, MDiv ’04 Barbara Sessions Sterling D. Sessions, DBA ’625 Byron E. Shafer, PhD ’6820 Leo Shatin, PhD ’515 Anthony Shaw, AB ’50 Richard C. Shelain Michael A. Shell Barry G. Shelley, MDiv ’85 Victoria L. Shepherd, MDiv ’96 Read Scudder Sherman, MDiv ’97 Ronit Sherwin, MTS ’00 Estate of Jane B. Shingleton Kathryn Hanson Shirts, EdM ’73, MTS ’76 Richard M. Shohet, MAT ’61, EdD ’71 Donald W. Shriver, Jr., PhD ’6320 Peggy Ann Lea Shriver Stephen R. Silver, ALM ’03, MDiv ’065 James Raymond Sitzman, MDiv ’63 Russell F. Sizemore, AM ’83, PhD ’875 James C. Skedros, MTS ’87, ThD ’96 George A. Skokan, AB ’58

Rolf O. Slen, JD ’52 Jill H. Small Geoffrey A. D. Smereck, AB ’755 David Grant Smith, MTS ’08 George P. Smith James D. Smith III, ThM ’77, ThD ’865 J. Andy Smith III, BD ’685 Linda K. Smith5 Llewellyn Parsons Smith, BD ’67 Paula M. Smith, MDiv ’05 Richard G. Smith, STM ’50 Wendy M. Smith, MTS ’705 Zachary Reed Smith, MTS ’10 Daniel Charles Smolens, SB ’42 Kerala Johnson and Richard Snyder5 Joan Susan Soble, AB ’7710 Charlotte H. Sommers, MDiv ’845 John W. Sondheim Varun Soni, MTS ’99 Nicole M. Sotelo, MDiv ’05 Vanessa R. Southern, MDiv ’95 Nancy L. Spear Scott A. Spence, MTS ’95 Rebecca L. Spencer, MDiv ’8020 Curtis H. Springer5 St. Charles Church Standish Congregational Church, UCC Stanley R. Stefancic, BD ’64 Timothy J. Stein, MDiv ’9610 Judith Grace Stetson, MAT ’60 Edward Ira Stevens, BD ’62 David K. Stevenson Charles C. Stewart IV, AB ’69 Sarah Stewart, MDiv ’01 Stuart Stiles, Jr., MDiv ’62 R. M. Stineman Robert H. Stockman, MTS ’82, ThD ’90 Libbie Deverich Stoddard, MDiv ’79 Allison Stokes, ThM ’97 Nathan Alan Stoltzfus, MDiv ’84, AM ’88, PhD ’93 Edgar Stone, MTS ’00 Paul C. Stone, AB ’74 Robert A. Stough5 Carl Benton Straub, BD ’61, PhD ’715 Deborah Strecker5 Robert Strecker5 Marvin R. Strunk, MBA ’47, MOC ’45 Derald W. Stump James T Sugrue Donald G. Sukosky, ThM ’58 Faith V. Sullivan, MDiv ’055 James H. Swartz Meghan T. Sweeney, MDiv ’995 David A. Swickard, AM ’69, PhD ’755 Kristine E. Swickard Steven E. Swope, MDiv ’835 Jacqueline K. Szablewski, MTS ’91 Anne M. Tapp, MTS ’86 Archibald B. Taylor, Jr. 2015 DEAN’S REPORT • 41


DONOR REPORT 2014–15 J. Mark Taylor, MTS ’7820 Nancy A. Taylor, MDiv ’05 Diane D. Teichert, MDiv ’96, and Donald K. Milton, MIH ’85, DPH ’89 J. Alton Templin, PhD ’66 Dameron J. Terry, MDiv ’13 Roopal Thaker, MPP ’05, MTS ’05 Diane M. Thoman Elizabeth Hanes Thomas, MTS ’7315 George Thomas Henrietta H. Thomas, EdM ’59 Ritchie Thomas S. Joshua Thomas, MTS ’02 Bonnie Bowman Thurston Ning Tien William S. Tihen, MD ’63 Carol J. Tomer, MDiv ’8710 Edmund Toomey Joan Toomey Rodney Torbic John T. Townsend, STM ’53, ThD ’595 Mary Rust Townsend, AB ’56 Robert G. Trache, MDiv ’775 Marguerite M. Trocme Weare Jacqueline Trussell, MTS ’98 Nicholas P. Tuozzolo, EdM ’17 Nathan Turner Bruce B. Ungar, JD ’7815 Phyllis H. Ungar 10 Jeffrey H. Utter, AB ’64, BD ’68 Clara Beth Speel Van de Water, MTS ’7410 Paul Van de Water5 Leonard Willem van der Kuijp Maureen Sayres Van Niel Carol C. Vasaly5 Dorothy H. Vetter George B. Vockroth, AM ’51 Marilyn R. Vockroth Nathan Vogt, MTS ’04 Janet L. Vondra5 Robert J. Vondra, AB ’59, SB ’595 William C. Wadland Robert E. Wagoner, PhD ’685 Michael W. Walker, MTS ’835 Susan Hull Walker (Muesse), MDiv ’825 Ernest Wallwork, MBA ’61, PhD ’71 Marian C. Walsh, MTS ’82 Seamus Walsh Albert Barnsdall Walton, Jr. Dennis Ward Beverly A. Warren Donald Ray Warren, BD ’60 Maria M. Waters, MDiv ’79 Will Wauters Ashley Weare, AB ’52, MBA ’5410 Roger Weaver David L. Weddle, AM ’70, PhD ’73 Sharon Weddle Rita Wegner, MTS ’95 Tina Weinberg 42 • serve

Richard H. Weller, AB ’58, MAT ’60, EdD ’69 John H. Westerhoff III, BD ’585 Susan Siris Wexler Maureen Wheat, MDiv ’94 Anita Whitaker Richard Ernest Whitaker, PhD ’70 David White Donna C. White John D. White5 Gloria Elaine White-Hammond, MDiv ’97 Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, MDiv ’845 Mary Jane Noonan Whitstock, AB ’54 John R. Wilcox5 John T. Wilcox Suzanne D. Wilcox Daniel F. Wilhelm, MTS ’94 20 Cynthia Wilkerson, MDiv ’0110 Kevin N. Wilkins, MBA ’925 Constance Williams Erik J. Williams, MDiv ’01 Nathan Scott Harris Williams, MDiv ’06 Preston N. Williams, PhD ’67 Samuel Keel Williams, PhD ’725 Douglas J. Williamson, MTS ’79 Carolyn R. Wills David Wood Wills, PhD ’7510 Andrew M. Wilson, AB ’72, MTS ’80, PhD ’85 Charles A. Wilson, MDiv ’72 Charles Lewis Wilson, BD ’6410 John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., MTS ’81, EdM ’82, EdD ’85 Lauren Wilson Robert G. Windsor, MDiv ’87 Doug Wingo, MTS ’85 James A. Winship, MDiv ’735 Thomas D. Wintle15 Virginia J. Wise, EdM ’945 Alan W. Wolff, AB ’635 Helene N. Wolff, MDiv ’855 Gary L. Wolfstone, JD ’725 George F. Wood Katherine L. Wood, MDiv ’81 Susan G. Worst5 Barbara L. Worthley, AB ’56 Harold F. Worthley, STB ’54, STM ’56, ThD ’7020 Alison Mossler Wright5 Conrad E. Wright, AB ’725 Daniel S. Wright, MDiv ’72, HDS7310 Margaret T. Wright, MDiv ’765 Mary B. Wright5 Paul L. Wright, AB ’49, LLB ’54*5 Lara D. Wulff, MTS ’96 Elaine Wynn, MTS ’88 Robert L. Wynn III Jane Corinne Yager, MTS ’05 Jeanne Yanco William C. Yeager, BD ’60

Jonathan G. Ying, MTS ’94 Malcolm Clemens Young, MDiv ’94, ThD ’04 Karen-Marie Yust, ThD ’96 Craig B. Zaehring, BD ’66, ThM ’74 20 J. Carolyn Zavarine, MPH ’6710 Dina G. Zelleke Anonymous (20)

JAMES LUTHER ADAMS SOCIETY We gratefully recognize the following individuals as current members of the James Luther Adams Society, which honors alumni and friends who have pledged their support to HDS through life income plans, bequests, gifts-in-kind, or other planned gift arrangements. Norman O. Aarestad, MD ’59 Valerie Ann Abrahamsen, MTS ’79, ThD ’86 Amy Adler Peter K. Anagnostos, MTS ’86 Alan R. Anderson, SB ’42, IA ’43 Marie Alba Bacchiocchi, MDiv ’93 Daniel Ray Bacon, MDiv ’78 Jerry H. Baker, BD ’71, and Cassandra Baker Paul S. Barru, STB ’63 Sara J. Barru S. Scott Bartchy, BD ’63, PhD ’71 Steven S. Baxter, ThM ’77 Arthur J. Bellinzoni, Jr., AM ’61, PhD ’63 Alfred Bloom, PhD ’63 Dorothy Nell Bloom Kimberly A. Boykin Judith B. Brain, MDiv ’91, and Joseph Brain, SM ’62, SM ’63, SD ’66 Nancy L. Breuer Nancy Burkett Randall Keith Burkett, MTS ’69 North T. Cairn, MTS ’83 William V. Campbell Katherine Cheney Chappell Thomas M. Chappell, MTS ’91 Trisha F. Cheroutes William Cheung John T. Chirban, ThM ’76, ThD ’80 Barbara Clemmons, BD ’71 Tania Maria Suzette Condon, MTS ’93 Lisa A. Connelly, MTS ’81 Patricia Cooper Janet V. Crisler Cheryl Lynn Crupi, MTS ’93 Amy Davidson Stanley J. Davidson, MBA ’54 E. Bonnie Devlin, MDiv ’90 William L. Driscoll, EdM ’01 T. J. Dermot Dunphy, MBA ’56 Alice W. Erickson, MTS ’76, MDiv ’00 George David Exoo, BD ’67


WITH GRATITUDE

Jeffrey Edward Fiddler, STB ’67 Elizabeth O. Foglino Ronnie Friedman-Barone, EdM ’85 Kenneth D. Fuller, MDiv ’72 Max D. Gaebler, AB ’41, STB ’44 Carolyn C. George, MDiv ’77 Neil W. Gerdes, BD ’68 Patricia Hollander Gross, AB ’63 Jess O. Hale, Jr., MTS ’82 Constance A. Hammond, MDiv ’85 Firmon E Hardenbergh, AB ’52, MD ’56 Juan A. Hardessen, MBA ’99 R. Stanley Hastings II, ALB ’85 Gary C. Hauze, MDiv ’73 Lee Edward Hershon John Hickey, MDiv ’02 Arlene Hirschfeld David P. Hubner, MDiv ’74 Michael Hubner, MTS ’73 Kathy A. Huff, MDiv ’98 Marion A. Humphrey, MDiv ’78 Elizabeth Oakley Hutchins, MDiv ’94 Sonja Torstenson Jacobson Robert A. Jones Kent R. Kastler, BD ’65 John M. Keith, Jr., MDiv ’63 Canon Brian S. Kelley, EdD ’76 John S. Kidd, MDiv ’75 Katherine M. Kidd, AM ’75 James M. Knott, Sr., AB ’54 Helmut H. Koester, AM ’59 Spencer Lavan, BD ’62 *Deceased

Jeffrey Leifer Warren W. Lewis, BD ’65 John C. Lore, Jr., MTS ’80 Brian James Mahan, MTS ’76 Carl Harris Marbury, PhD ’68 Ann E. Marmesh, MTS ’87 Kyle V. Maxwell, BD ’61 Thomas W. McGill, MTS ’90 Mary Ellen McKey Miles R. McKey, AB ’50, BD ’58 Angela J. Merkert, MTS ’93 William B. Mersereau, Jr. Leon Messerlian James C. Miller, MBA ’65 Shirley A. Miller Carl E. Moll, Jr., MDiv ’70 John H. Morgan John E. Morson, MDiv ’01 Jonathan V. Newton, JD ’94 Ann K. Richards Nitze, AB ’66 William A. Nitze, AB ’64, JD ’69 Thomas E. Nutt-Powell, MTS ’70 Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MTS ’85 Christy M. Ponticelli, MTS ’89 Joseph Richard Preville Gregory T. Prymak, MTS ’86 Guy C. Quinlan, AB ’60, JD ’63 Joseph F. Roccasalvo, PhD ’78 Renate S. Rose, MDiv ’80 George E. Rupp, PhD ’72 William Russell Savage, MDiv ’93 Robert L. Schaibly, BD ’71

Paul R. Schloerb, AB ’41 Rita Schneider Betty Lynn Schwab George R. Simms, MTS ’85 Jan Skalicky, MTS ’00 Richard G. Smith, STM ’50 Wendy M. Smith, MTS ’70 Raj Srinivasan, MPA ’67 Diane M. Stanbro Harold Kent Straughn, BD ’66 Mark W. Strong, MAR ’95 Peter B. Strong George Brewer Thomas Peter W. Thoms, MDiv ’86 Richard P. Unsworth, ThM ’63 Katarina Elisabeth Veem, MTS ’94 Judith B. Watson Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, MDiv ’84 Doctor Christopher Ian Wilkins, MTS ’93 Leland Wilkinson, AB ’66, BD ’69 Donald Lester Williams, MTS ’95 Dean Walter Worthington, MTS ’98 Jonathan G. Ying, MTS ’94 Anthony J. Zangara, MPH ’62 Anonymous (21) Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you notice an error, please accept our apologies in advance and notify Lauren Wilson at lwilson@hds. harvard.edu or 617.495.5271.

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HDS FINANCIALS 2014–15

Endowment Value ($M)

$656.6

Revenues

60% ENDOWMENT

$628.1 $639.3 $552.6

$570.6

4% CURRENT USE GIFTS & GRANTS

$527.6

$456.6 $477.6

21% TUITION & FEES 15% OTHER REVENUE TOTAL REVENUE $43.5 MILLION 2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2014

Endowment Distribution ($M)

Expenses

$27.7 $25.2

$23.7

$22.2

$23.3

$24.4

$25.3

$26.3

20% SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS 2% SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT 9% SPACE & OCCUPANCY 15% OTHER 4% DEPRECIATION

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2% DEBT SERVICE 48% COMPENSATION TOTAL EXPENSES $39 MILLION

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HDS FINANCIAL AID AT A GLANCE 2014–15 Harvard Divinity School is committed to an exceptionally strong financial aid program, which awards nearly the same amount in financial aid as the School

TUITION REVENUE

receives in tuition dollars.

90%

$8.4m

$8m

FINANCIAL AID AND STIPENDS

of HDS students received institutional grants last year

HDS GRADUATES PURSUE CAREERS OF MEANING AND LEADERSHIP IN MANY FIELDS

Business

6%

Community development/advocacy/social services

Counseling/psychology

3%

EDUCATION: University teaching or research EDUCATION: University administration

Law

6%

3% 6%

MINISTRY: Chaplaincy

Public policy, government, or mediation Other

19%

13%

EDUCATION: Secondary/other educational field MINISTRY: Ordained

9%

3%

13%

This data is a snapshot of graduates 15 years out of HDS. Data for more or less recent alumni may vary.

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