Shively T. J. Smith promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

The Boston University School of Theology is pleased to announce the promotion of Shively T. J. Smith to Associate Professor of New Testament as of spring 2024. Prof. Smith joined BUSTH in 2018, and in 2023 was announced as the inaugural director of the Doctor of Philosophy program. As a New Testament scholar, Smith writes and teaches on all the books of the New Testament, with a focus on the Book of Peter, diaspora studies, hermeneutics, Womanist and African American biblical interpretation, and theologian Howard Thurman. Her most recent works include her publication Interpreting 2 Peter through African American Women’s Moral Writing and her vocal recording of Revelation for The People’s Book

In a letter to the community, Dean G. Sujin Pak offers these words of congratulations to Prof. Smith: “We applaud your pioneering scholarship, innovative teaching, institutional assessment work on behalf of theological education, and guild leadership. I am grateful for the multiple ways you share your beautiful gifts with students and colleagues on behalf of [the School of Theology], BU, the church, and the academy.”