The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago board of directors appointed the Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman as assistant professor of systematic theology, effective July 1, 2006. Her appointment concludes a year-long search.
Dr. Coleman holds degrees from Harvard University, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Claremont Graduate University. She is an ordained elder in the Michigan Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In addition to many scholarly articles and book chapters, her work with congregations to respond to sexual violence resulted in the book The Dinah Project: A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence.
She most recently held the position of assistant professor of religion and director of womanist religious studies at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. The African-American Pulpit, a nondenominational preaching and ministry journal recently named Dr. Coleman one of the "Top 20 to Watch" in "The New Generation of Leading Clergy: Preachers Under 40."
Her areas of teaching competency include but are not limited to systematic theology, 19th Century philosophical theology, process theology, feminist and womanist theologies, and African American religions.