Dean Richard B. Hays has announced the appointment of the Rev. David Marshall to the faculty of Duke Divinity School, where he will serve as director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations. Marshall will join the faculty in the spring.
Marshall is a priest of the Church of England, as well as a scholar in Islamic studies, with a Ph.D. from Birmingham University. He has taught in a variety of settings, including the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford, and Notre Dame in London, and the Cambridge Theological Federation.
Most recently he has worked as a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, where he is the academic director of the Building Bridges Seminar for Muslim and Christian scholars.
Marshall also served for five years as chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, working successively with George Carey and Rowan Williams. He has experience in college chaplaincy, serving parishes, and teaching at an Anglican theological college in Kenya. He and his wife, Helen, also a priest in the Church of England, have two sons.
“Dr. Marshall is uniquely and superbly qualified for this position, and he will add much to our common life,” Hays said.
Marshall succeeds Jo Bailey Wells, who now works for the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba project and teaches at Anglican seminaries in Sudan.