Corey Walker to Serve as Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Corey D. B. Walker has been named interim dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, effective January 1. He will continue to serve as a professor of the humanities and director of university’s African American studies program.

“I am deeply honored to serve the School of Divinity and Wake Forest University in this capacity,” Professor Walker said. “In a challenging moment in our nation and world, the School of Divinity is uniquely positioned to draw on its rich intellectual and spiritual resources to faithfully live out our university motto Pro Humanitate. I welcome the opportunity to be a part of this extraordinary community in this righteous endeavor.”

Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest University in 2020, Dr. Walker was dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Previously, he was the John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes Professor of the Humanities and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Dr. Walker is the former chair of the department of Africana studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professor Walker is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard University, Brown University, and Virginia Union University. Professor Walker earned a Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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