Curriculum Vitae

William Johnson Everett

Present Title

Herbert Gezork Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Emeritus, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459.


Wesleyan University (B.A., 1962). Phi Beta Kappa.

Yale Divinity School (B.D., 1965). Tew Prize in Ethics.

Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Ph. D., 1970). Kent and Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowships, 1965‑70.

Previous Positions

Herbert Gezork Professor of Christian Social Ethics, 1995-2001, at Andover Newton Theological School.

Director of Advanced Studies and Professor of Ethics and Ecclesiology, 1985-1994, at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.

Professor of Theology and Social Science, 1969‑84, at St. Francis Seminary School of Pastoral Ministry, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207.

Other Teaching and Research Experience

University of Cape Town, Guest Lecturer and Researcher in Religious Studies, 2002.

University of the Western Cape (Bellville, South Africa), Guest Professor, Theology Faculty, 1998.

Research Institute on Christianity in South Africa, University of Cape Town, Visiting Research Scholar, 1998.

Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft, Heidelberg, Research Fellow, 1991-92.

United Theological College, Bangalore, India. Guest Professor, 1991.

Ruprecht-Karls Universität, Heidelberg, Germany. Guest Professor, 1991-92.

St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois. Adjunct  Professor, Doctor of Ministry Program, 1984.

McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. Adjunct Professor, Doctor of Ministry Program, 1977‑78.

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Lilly Endowment Guest Professor, Spring 1977.

Lutheran World Federation, Department of Studies, Geneva, Switzerland. Consultant, 1972, 1975, 1976-77, 1981.

Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft (Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research), Heidel­berg, Germany. Consul­tant, 1976‑77, Research Fellow, 1991-92.

Johann‑Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. Guest Professor, 1976.

Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Teaching Assistant, 1967‑68.

Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas. Visiting Instructor, 1964.

Professional Memberships

Society of Christian Ethics

Some Professional Activities

Evaluator, Religion and Social Change Unit (University of Cape Town) for the National Research Foundation, Republic of South Africa, 2000.

Chair, Task Force on Professional Standards, Society of Christian Ethics, 1997-99.

Member of Board, Sunrise Ministries, Lake Junaluska, NC, 1995-98.

Member of Board, Holy Ground Retreat Ministries, 2002-2006.

Member, “Forum of 32” of the Connectional Issues Study of the General Council on Ministries, United Methodist Church, 1994-95.

Chair, Steering Committee, and founding President, Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, 1989-91.

Co-ordinator, Family Studies Network, Emory University, 1987-91.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Pastoral Care, 1987 – 2000.

Director, OIKOS Project on Work, Family and Faith, 1984‑95.

 The OIKOS Project was an adult education and research program I established with Sylvia Johnson Everett. Between 1984 and 1995 we led over 50 workshops and produced four videos and other educational materials.

Some Research and Lecturing Awards

Association of Theological Schools, Small Grant Award, 1997-98.

Research Fellow, project on United Methodism and American Culture, sponsored by the Lilly Endowment through Duke University, 1993-95.

Emory University Research Grant for 1991-92, funding research in India and Germany.

Abraham Malpan Memorial Lecturer, Mar Thoma Theological Seminary, Kottayam, India, August 1-2, 1991.

Lilly Endowment Research Scholar, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Fall 1989.

Principal investigator in research project on work, family and religion funded by the Lilly Endowment, 1988-90.

Lecturer, All India Association for Christian Higher Education, June 1988.

Some Major Organizational Accomplishments

Major developer of the Fund for Black Development, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966‑68.

Key architect in reorganization and by‑laws revisions for Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and First Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Principal organizer of the First Baptist Fund, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a $750,000 fund for church mission in the central city (1974-75).

Key developer of the interdisciplinary program in theology and social science at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1969-84.

Co‑organizer and founding president (1970-72) of Interchange, Inc., a cluster of six downtown churches administering a wide range of social action programs.

Key participant in formation of the Committee on Corporate Responsibility, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 1979‑83.

Led revision and renewal of Doctor of Ministry program at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1985-1987.

Chaired Steering Committee establishing the Association for Doctor of Ministry Education, a professional membership association in North America, 1988-90.

Other Professional Activities

Steering Committee, Wisconsin Parents for Family Law Reform, 1982-85.

Book Note Editor, Ethics and the Social Sciences, for Religious Studies Review, 1982‑84.

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