Ellen F. Davis

Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor, Duke Divinity School

Ellen F. Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. She is interested in theological interpretation of the Old Testament, with particular concern for how the Bible is used to address urgent public issues. Her current work focuses on developing an exegetically based response to the ecological crisis.

A lay Episcopalian, she has been involved in interfaith dialogue for 40 years. Her previous teaching appointments were at Union Theological Seminary (New York City), Yale Divinity School and the Virginia Theological Seminary. She also served as the interim dean of Duke Divinity School from 2015 to 2016.