2017 Dean’s Report

Cover of 2017 HDS Dean's Report

From Dean David N. Hempton

Welcome to a New Century


HDS 200: A Bicentennial Year to Remember


Shining a Light on America's ‘Spiritual Blackout’: Cornel West considers the state of U.S. democracy

A ‘Peculiar Alchemy’: New director talks about the future of the Center for the Study of World Religions

Idealism in Action: Alumnus David Hysong’s fight to cure rare cancers

The Revolutionary: Alumna Stephanie Spellers works to transform the Episcopal Church

A World of Difference: HDS Students: Profiles of some of the remarkable young leaders on campus

Peter J. Gomes STB ’68 Memorial Honorees

Constance H. Buchanan: The Groundbreaker

Mary E. Hunt, MTS ’74: A Thirst for Justice

David Little, ThD ’63: Rights and Religion

Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, MTS ’01: ‘Sometimes I can’t breathe, so I write’

Robert Lawson Slater: Beyond Nations, Beyond Continents, to a New World

Dean’s Distinguished Service Award

Susan Shallcross Swartz

In Memoriam

Harry Lyn Huff

Richard Reinhold Niebuhr

Faculty Appointments/Promotions

Aisha Beliso-De Jesus: Professor of African American Religions

Matthew Potts: Associate Professor of Ministry Studies

Ahmed Ragab: Associate Professor of Science and Religion

Cornel West: Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy

The Campaign for Harvard Divinity School

From Associate Dean Hannah T. Peters: Walter’s Words

Kindfulness: Buddhist Ministry Initiative graduates bring compassion and mindfulness to those in need

The Joy of Planned Giving: Ron Alberts and Rita Schneider

2016–17 Financials

See also: Dean’s Report