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Dr. Johnny B. Hill

Dr. Johnny Hill - Dean of the Divinity School

Dr. Johnny Bernard Hill is a leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in diversity and community development. Prior to coming to Shaw University, Dr. Hill served as the Department Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. 

A noted scholar, Dr. Hill is the author of Prophetic Rage: A Postcolonial Theology of Liberation and The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream. He has written numerous articles and essays and presented at colleges, seminaries and universities across the nation.

After a military tour, Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Morehouse College, a master degrees in divinity and theology at Duke University Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology at Garrett Seminary. He is Founder and President of The World House, an interfaith coalition of faith leaders from diverse religious and cultural traditions working together to continue Dr. King’s dream of racial and economic justice.


Statements from the Dean

Statement from the Dean - Charlottesville