Amelia J. Dyer

Dr. Amelia J. Dyer

Address3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

Associate Dean of Students, Virginia Theological Seminary

B.S., State University of New York at Plattsburgh,
M.S., Florida State University,
Ph.D., Florida State University,

Dr. Amelia J. Gearey Dyer is the Associate Dean for Academic Management and Program Coordination and the James Maxwell Professor of Christian Education and Pastoral Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary. Amy arrived on the campus in August of 1987 and became a member of the faculty June 1, 1990. From 1996 until December of 2007, she also served as the Director of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at the Seminary.

Dr. Dyer earned her B. S. from The State University of New York at Plattsburgh and her M. S. and Ph. D. from Florida State University. She has done additional graduate work in Christian Education, Bible, Church History, and Theology.
Before coming to VTS she taught at Florida State,, Florida Atlantic, and Broward Community College. She has taught public school, trained Head Start teachers, and volunteered as a Director of Christian Education.

Currently, Dr. Dyer is a certified GODLY PLAY teacher and serves as a Christian Education consultant to dioceses and parishes. She is a Parish Associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. She is also a member of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Education Directors and the Religious Education Association. She is currently working on a revision of the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum and the Episcopal Curriculum for Youth.

Dr. Dyer’s interests include working with children (she regularly visits the Butterfly House, the Seminary’s daycare center), travel, and reading. During a recent sabbatical leave, she spent time in Ireland studying early Celtic Spirituality.
Dr. Dyer is married to The Rt. Rev. J. Mark Dyer and they have four children and two grandchildren.

Areas of Interest

Historical Theology;

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