Mullen, Deborah

Dr. Deborah Flemister Mullen

Dr. Deborah Flemister Mullen

Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Associate Professor of American Christianity and Black Church Studies

Phone: 404-687-4649


Office: CH303 / Box 44F

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Dr. Mullen’s research, scholarly, and teaching interests cluster around themes related to race and sexuality as subjects of ongoing debates within American religion and civil society.  She is committed to a graduate theological curriculum that prepares religious leaders for ministries of care, compassion, empowerment, justice and service in the world and for the whole Church of Jesus Christ. She has taught in South Korea, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa.


  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • MDiv, Crozer Theological Seminary
  • BA, University of Rochester

Denomination:  Presbyterian Church (USA)


Thesis: Bound together in Christ's name? United Presbyterians and racial justice: "The Angela Davis Affair 1967 to 1972", 2003, book
Co-editor with Jack Rogers of Ordination: Past, Present, and Future, 1990, book
“From Sideline to Center: Teaching and Learning For a Racially and Culturally Diverse Church” in Shaping Beloved Community: Multicultural Education, 2006, chapter
“Through Times of Challenge, Controversy and Hope” in Renewing The Vision: Reformed Faith for the 21st Century, 2000, article
“Baptism: Sacrament of Struggle and Rite of Resistance” in Ending Racism in the Church, 1998, chapter
“Eugene Carson Blake: The Public Witness of the Church” in The Journal of Presbyterian History, 1998, journal
“Sharing the Fire” The Question of Advocacy in Out of the Ashes, 1997, chapter
“A Time For Openness” in Presbyterian Survey, 1989, journal
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