Curriculum Vitae

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Education
Ph.D., Religious Studies (Theology, Ethics, and Culture) University of Virginia, 2013
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2007
B.A., Philosophy, Biblical and Theological Studies, Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), Summa Cum Laude, 2004

Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Millsaps College, 2017-
Director, Initiative for Vocational Inquiry, Millsaps College, 2017-
Director, Vocation, Ethics, and Society, Millsaps College, 2014-
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Millsaps College, 2014-2017
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Religious Studies, Millsaps College, 2013-2014

 

Publications

Books
Essential Trinitarianism: Schleiermacher as Trinitarian Theologian, T&T Clark Explorations in Reformed Theology (London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2017). Available here.

Schleiermacher and Sustainability: A Theology for Ecological Living, Columbia Series in Reformed Theology, ed. Shelli M. Poe (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, Forthcoming – 2018). Available here.

Co-edited with Maurice Apprey, The Key to the Door: Experiences of the Early African-American Graduates of the University of Virginia (University of Virginia, 2017). Available here.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Introduction to Schleiermacher and Sustainability: A Theology for Ecological Living, ed. Shelli M. Poe, Columbia Series in Reformed Theology (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2018).

“An Ecological Oikos: Election, Economics, and Ecumenism,” Schleiermacher and Sustainability: A Theology for Ecological Living, Columbia Series in Reformed Theology, ed. Shelli M. Poe (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2018).

“Locating Prayerful Submission for Feminist Ecumenism: Holy Saturday or Incarnate Life?” Feminist Theology 26/2 (2018): 171-184.

Co-authored with Patrice Preston-Grimes, Marcus Martin, Meghan Faulkner, “Opening the Door: Reflection and a Call to Action for an Inclusive Academic Community,” in The Key to the Door: Experiences of the Early African-American Graduates of the University of Virginia, Maurice Apprey and Shelli Poe, eds, (University of Virginia, 2017).

Co-authored with Maurice Apprey, “An Interview with Teresa Walker Price and Evelyn Yancey Jones.” In The Key to the Door: Experiences of the Early African American Graduates of the University of Virginia, Maurice Apprey and Shelli M. Poe, eds. (University of Virginia, 2017).

“Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Theology as a Resource for Ecological Economics.” Theology Today 73/1 (2016): 9-23.

“Schleiermacher’s Transcendental Reasoning: Toward a Feminist Affirmation of Divine Personhood.” Feminist Theology 24/2 (January 2016): 1-17.

Co-authored with Emily Gravett. “Acknowledging Students’ Collaboration through Peer-Review: A Footnoting Practice,” College Teaching (2016): DOI:10.1080/87567555.2015.1094441.

Co-authored with Maurice Apprey and Patrice Preston-Grimes. “Key Issues from Policy and Strategy to Program Implementation.” Peabody Journal of Education, Special Issue: Advising, Mentoring, and Advancing African-American Students in Higher Education: Trajectories from Policy and Strategy to Academic Support Programs 89/3 (2014): 411-414.

“Friedrich Schleiermacher and the United Church of Christ: Reformed, Liberal, Public.” Prism 25/1 (Spring 2011): 52-69.

Encyclopedia Entry    
Lilith, Christianity,” Encyclopedia of Bible and its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, in press).

Handbook
Teaching at the University of Virginia: A Handbook for Faculty and Teaching Assistants, 3rd Edition. Edited by PC Fleming, Emily Gravett, Deandra Little, Shelli Poe. A Publication of the Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia. 2012. Available here.

Engaged Scholarship
“Language Important to Inclusiveness,” Wellspring Newsletter, Wells United Methodist Church, April 2018. Available here.

“Using Religion? Higher Ed, Vocation, and Systemic Justice,” Religion and Its Publics, Dec. 11, 2017. Available here.

“Millsaps Freshment Reading: Half the Sky,” Lemuria Books, Aug. 12, 2014. Available here.

 

Selected Conference Activity
“Essential Trinitarianism: Schleiermacher as Trinitarian Theologian,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Boston, MA), November 18, 2018.

“Expanding the Imaginary: A Queer Community for Feminist Ecumenism,” Women, Gender, and Religion Group, Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, American Academy of Religion Regional Meeting (Raleigh, NC), March 3-5, 2017.

“Acknowledging Students’ Collaborations through Peer-Review: A Footnoting Practice,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, American Academy of Religion Regional Meeting (Atlanta, GA), March 6, 2016.

“Feminist Thought, Evangelical Christians, and Submission: Unholy Trinity or the Future of Feminist Studies of Religion?” Associated Colleges of the South Gender Studies Conference, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, Feb 19-21, 2016.

Co-presented with Chris Donald and Ann Phelps, “Transitional Times: Navigating the Spaces between Convocation, Vocation, and Baccalaureate in a Religiously Plural Community,” Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education Conference (St. Louis, MO), March 28, 2015.

“Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Dogmatics as a Resource for Ecological Economics,” Schleiermacher Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA), November 24, 2014.

“Knowing and Unknowing in Friedrich Schleiermacher: A Feminist Proposal,” Christian Systematic Theology Unit and Schleiermacher Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL), November 19, 2012.

“Das Überdenken von Friedrich Schleiermachers Lehre Gottes: Apophasis, Kataphasis, Feminismus,” Internationale Schleiermacher-Gesellschaft e.V. Schleiermacher-Symposium 2012: Schleiermachers Predigten: Themenvortrage – Forschungsprojekte, sponsored by Schleiermacher’sche Stiftung (Leucorea in Wittenberg), 19 Oktober, 2012.

“Friedrich Schleiermacher and the United Church of Christ: Reformed, Liberal, Public,” Liberal Theologies Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA), November 21, 2011.

“Friedrich Schleiermacher and John Calvin: Locating Reformed Theology in Public,” Reformed Theology Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA), November 19, 2011.

 

Awards and Media Coverage
2018 Richard A. Smith Award for Excellence in Scholarship or Creative Work, Millsaps College.

“Discussion of Essential Trinitarianism: Schleiermacher as Trinitarian Theologian,” T&T Clark Blog, Jan 5, 2018. Available here.

Emma McRaney, “Faculty Spotlight: Shelli M. Poe,” Institute for Civic and Professional Engagement Newsletter, January 2018 issue. Available here.

The Key to the Door featured on the Washington, D.C. station of the National Public Radio’s “Kojo Nnamdi Show” (WAMU), June 19, 2017. Available here.

Anne Bromiley, “Book Documents the Struggles and Triumphs of UVA’s Pioneering Black Students,” UVA Today, June 16, 2017. Available here.

“College Receives Grant for Vocational Exploration Efforts,” Millsaps Bulletin, October 17, 2016. Available here.

Ruth Cummins, “Vocation, Ethics, and Society Helps Students Find their Way in the World,” Millsaps Magazine, Winter 2015, p. 14. Available here.

 

Teaching Experience

Millsaps College
Core Curriculum
Vocation in Today’s World
Does Religion Belong in the Hospital?
The Pentecostal Explosion: A 20th-Century Global Phenomenon
Faith and Doubt
Chaos or Community in Medieval Christianity

Departmental  
World Religions and How to Study Them
Christianity in Dialogue: Schleiermacher and Ramanuja
Modern and Contemporary Theology/Christian Theology Today
The History of Christian Thought/Christian Thought
The Trinity Then and Now
Christian Liberation: Race and Sex
Feminism in Religious Traditions

Vocation, Ethics, and Society Minor
Work, Ethics, and Society
Vocational Inquiry in Context I & II

Directed Studies 
Research in Schleiermacher Studies

Candler School of Theology (Emory University), Course of Study at Millsaps College
Theological Heritage III: Medieval to Reformation Theology

University of Virginia
Business, Ethics, and Society
Faith and Reason

University of Mary Washington
Religion and Economics
Feminist Theology

 

Service to Academy
Co-Chair, Schleiermacher Unit of the American Academy of Religion, 2014-2019
Steering Committee Member, Schleiermacher Group of the AAR, 2013-2014
Executive Editor, Princeton Theological Review, 2005-2007

[Updated 5.23.18; Full, updated CV available upon request]

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