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Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at Fuller

Fuller Seminary is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff. This page will be regularly updated with stories and information about the initiatives Fuller is taking to ensure that we live up to that vision and make progress on these shared goals.

Recent News

Dwight Radcliff Named Assistant Professor of Mission, Theology, and Culture and Director of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies

By Britt Vaughan | June 17, 2019

Fuller Theological Seminary is excited to announce the appointment of Dwight Radcliff Jr. as director of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and assistant professor of mission, theology, and culture, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Radcliff will work alongside Assistant Provost Clifton Clarke in Southern California and in collaboration with Vince…

Vince Bantu Named Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies

By Britt Vaughan | May 20, 2019

The School of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vince Bantu as assistant professor of church history and Black church studies. Dr. Bantu will teach primarily on Fuller’s Houston campus, where he will also serve as a liaison to the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and network with…

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Audit

By Aaron Dorsey | May 13, 2019

Members of the Diversity Council leadership elected to arrange an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Audit (IDEA) with local equity scholars and Azusa Pacific University colleagues (Drs. Chris Collins, Tabatha Jones Jolivet, and Alex Jun) in order to assess the state of diversity at Fuller as it relates to race, ethnicity, and gender. Although the IDEA…

Academic Leadership Changes in Past Year

By Aaron Dorsey | April 30, 2019

Significant appointments have been made in Fuller’s senior academic leadership since June 2018. Roles have been created, reorganized, and filled to strengthen Fuller for the future as an evangelical graduate school and seminary. Beginning in a season with an unusual number of openings at the senior level of academic leadership, changes began with immediate interim…

Fuller Inclusion Website Relaunched

By Britt Vaughan | April 29, 2019

As a part of our continuing efforts towards diversity, inclusion, and equity at Fuller, we have designed the Fuller.edu/Inclusion webpage. Fuller is a place in process—it is always changing, always developing, and always striving to live more fully into its mission to equip God’s people. Part of that striving has been a history of pursuing…

The Inclusion and Equity Faculty Development Group

By Aaron Dorsey | April 26, 2019

The Inclusion and Equity (IE) Faculty Development Group is a team of faculty members who have been planning and coordinating inclusion and equity discussions for Fuller’s faculty. The group, organized under the leadership of Alexis Abernethy, associate provost for faculty inclusion and equity, is comprised of Diversity Council faculty members Clifton Clarke, Migum Gweon, Daniel…

Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grants Awarded

By Aaron Dorsey | April 26, 2019

In an effort to make Fuller’s education more inclusive, the Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity, following the recommendation of a senior faculty team of reviewers, awarded grants to seven faculty members who proposed inclusion and equity projects. These grants function as incentives and funding for faculty members to explore and implement new practices…

Inclusion Goals and Strategies

The goals and strategies provided on this page reflect “The Strategic Approach Toward Inclusive Excellence” (SATIE). Within that document, the strategies are organized by four crucial areas for effective institutional change as identified by Dr. Daryl Smith, senior research fellow and professor emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, and author of Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work. The four areas are Access and Success, Climate and Intergroup Relations, Education and Scholarship, and Institutional Viability and Vitality. By developing strategies through this framework, the SATIE encompasses a comprehensive approach. Here, these strategies are reorganized to address more directly the needs and questions expressed by our students, alumni, staff, and faculty.

Ethnic Centers

Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry

Students at Fuller’s Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry are equipped with a contextualized gospel that enables them to more wisely and fruitfully lead as an Asian American or in Asian American contexts.

Korean Studies Center

코리안 센터는 신학과 선교학을 연합하여 다양한 학위 프로그램을 개설하여 한국과 미국 그리고 전세계에 있는 사역자들에게 교육프로그램과 연구자원을 제공하고 있으며, 컨퍼런스와 세미나를 개최하고 연구와 출판을 통해서 지역교회와 선교단체와 지원하고 있습니다.

Centro Latino

Nuestro compromiso es caminar con la iglesia y comunidad latina mundial aprovechando su riqueza cultural de cinco siglos de testimonio del Reino de Dios en nuestras emocionantes historias, bellas tierras, talentosa gente y transformadoras migraciones mundiales. El Centro Latino está listo para caminar con toda/o discípula/o de Jesucristo rumbo a la construcción de un mundo mejor, que honre a Dios y dignifique a su creación.

William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies

The William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies seeks to expand the formation of today's Christian leaders, deepening their understanding of and engagement with the African American church and its contributions to society.

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New MA in Theology graduate Aaron Dorsey has been appointed to the position of Communications Inclusion Liaison

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