Robert Franklin, president emeritus of Morehouse College, has returned to Emory University in Atlanta as senior adviser to the provost for community and diversity. Before serving as president of Morehouse from 2007 to 2012, he was the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics and director of Black church studies at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He has also served as president of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
President Franklin is the author of three books, Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities (2007), Another Day’s Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis (1997), and Liberating Visions: Human Fulfillment and Social Justice in African American Thought (1989).
Dr. Franklin is a 1975 graduate of Morehouse College. He earned a master’s degree at Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate at the University of Chicago Divinity School.