Curriculum Vitae


(aka William Wade Everett, III)

Present Position

Herbert Gezork Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Emeritus, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts. (Now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut.)


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, Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

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

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

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 (Protestant Institute for Inter-disciplinary Research), Heidelberg, Germany. Consul­tant, 1976‑77, 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.

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

Advisory Board, James Luther Adams Foundation, 2020-present.

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, “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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Presented Abraham Malpan Memorial Lectures, 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.

Organizational and Para-Professional Work

Convener of Roundtable Worship (2003-present) and the Reconciling Conversations Group (2013-2024), First United Methodist Church, Waynesville, NC.

Co-chair (with Sylvia J. Everett), Lake Junaluska Interfaith Peace Conference on “The Arts of Peace,” November 2019.

Steering Committee, Lake Junaluska Interfaith Peace Conference, 2008-2019.

Board member, Holy Ground Retreat Ministries, Asheville, NC, 2001-2007.

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

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

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

Key architect in reorganization and by‑laws revisions for Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and First Baptist Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1972.

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

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