Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Location Amphitheater

Sun., July 9 at 10:45am

Mon., July 10 – Fri., July 14 at 9:15am

Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the first Black and the first woman to hold what many consider to be the most prestigious preaching professorate in America. She is the first tenured Black female Professor at Candler and the third Black female to attain the rank of Full Professor at Emory. Dr. Fry Brown served as Director of Black Church Studies at Emory University from 2007-2015. She was elected in 2012 as the first woman and the fourteenth Historiographer of the African Methodist Episcopal, and is editor of the A.M.E. Review as well as the Executive Director of Research and Scholarship. She obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious and Theological Studies from the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, with an emphasis in Religion and Social Transformation (1996). She had earned a Master of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology (1988), and a Master of Science degree (1975) and a Bachelor of Science degree (1973) in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Dr. Fry Brown has extensive teaching and preaching experience in national and international academic and ecumenical settings. A prolific author, Dr. Fry Brown’s books include Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body and Animation in Proclamation (Fortress Press, 2008); Can A Sister Get a Little Help: Advice and Encouragement for Black Women in Ministry (Pilgrim Press, 2008); God Don’t Like Ugly: African American Women Handing on Spiritual Values (Abingdon Press, 2000); Weary Throats and New Song: Black Women Proclaiming God’s Word (Abingdon Press, 2003) and The 2006 African American History Devotional (Abingdon Press, 2006). Additionally, she has published “Poetic Persuasion: A Master Class on Speaking Truth to Power” in Our Sufficiency is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (February 2010), “The Future of Black Preaching” in Homiletix (November 2007), and in numerous other journals, anthologies, chapters, and commentaries.

Dr. Fry Brown is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Society for the Study of Black Religion, and the Academy of Homiletics. She is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and an Associate Minister at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, Lithonia, Georgia. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. A native of Independence, Missouri, Dr. Fry Brown is the second oldest of seven children of (late) William and Naomi Fry. She is the mother of Veronica Nadyne Tinsley.