Nancy Lynne Westfield, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Education, Drew University Theological School

Nancy Lynne Westfield, Ph.D. is Professor of Religious Education at Drew University Theological School, Madison, New Jersey. She is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. Her teaching and research are at the intersections of womanist studies, liberative pedagogy, mysticism, imagination and Black Church studies. Her publications include: Being Black, Teaching Black: Politics and Pedagogy in Religious Studies. Nashville: Abingdon, 2008. (edited by Westfield); Black Church Studies: An Introduction. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007, (co-authored), Dear Sisters: A Womanist Practice of Hospitality. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2001. Additionally she has numerous articles. Her other blog series can be found on the website of Wabash Center: www.wabashcenter.wabash