Dr. Robert is Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, and Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. Her research and teaching interests span the fields of mission history, the history of world Christianity, and mission theology. Her books include Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), now in its ninth printing; Converting Colonialism: Visions and Realities in Mission History, 1706-1914 (editor, Eerdmans 2008); African Christian Outreach: Vol. 2 Mission Churches (editor, South African Missiological Society, 2003); and the now classic American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice (Mercer University, 1997). 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. 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. An Editor of the journal Church History, during 2016-17 she is a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology. In addition to STH, she is a member of the core faculty in African Studies and the Graduate Division of Religious Studies. Robert received her BA from Louisiana State University and her MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University.