Dana L. Robert

Title
Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission; Co-Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission; Concentration Advisor in Mission, Mission and Evangelism
Email
drobdan@bu.edu
Phone
(617) 353-3064
Education
B.A. Louisiana State University
Ph.D. Yale University

Dr. Robert is Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and the director of the CGCM. At Boston University she has directed over sixty doctoral dissertations, and former students hold teaching and ministry positions around the world.  In 2011 she delivered a keynote address at the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia.  In 2010 she delivered the Alexander Duff and the Henry Drummond Lectures in Scotland,  the opening keynote lecture at the historic Edinburgh 2010 conference, and the Henry Martyn Lectures at Cambridge University. Her most recent books are Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), now in its fifth printing; and Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914 (editor, Eerdmans 2008). She wrote the study Joy to the World!: Mission in the Age of Global Christianity for the 2010-2011 summer schools of mission for The United Methodist Church. With M.L. Daneel, she edits the book series “African Initiatives in Christian Mission” (University of South Africa Press). Robert received her BA from Louisiana State University and her MA, M.Phil., and PhD from Yale University.

Teaching and research interests include: mission history, the history of world Christianity, and mission theology.