Educating imaginative, resilient leaders for God's changing world.

Dr. John William Harkins, III
Senior Lecturer of Pastoral Theology and Care; Co-Director of ThD Program

404 687-4574
404 377-9696 fax
308 CH / Box 10F


Dr. Harkins is interested in practical applications of pastoral theology and counseling to parish and clinical settings. Other interests include the dialogue between philosophy, psychoanalysis, and religious studies, especially the work of Donald Winnicott and Emmanuel Levinas; narrative and family systems theory in conversation with pastoral theology; issues of difference/diversity in pastoral theology; men’s studies in religion; and congregational consultation in times of conflict and transition. Dr. Harkins is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, an approved supervisor in AAMFT, and a Diplomat in AAPC. He serves as a psychological health faculty member for CREDO, a wellness program for ECUSA and PCUSA clergy. He is an ordained Episcopal priest, and serves as Canon Associate at the Cathedral of St. Philip.



  • PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • MA, Vanderbilt University
  • MDiv, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
  • BA, Rhodes College

Denomination: Episcopal

Return to Faculty List