David G. Trickett


Dr. David G. Trickett

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President and Henry White Warren Professor of Ethics and Leadership, Iliff School of Theology

B.A., Emory University and Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge),
M.Theol., Perkins School of Theology,
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University,

David Trickett joined the Iliff community as its 13th president and as Henry White Warren Professor of Ethics and Leadership in 2006. He was previously chairperson of the board and senior fellow at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution (CRDC) at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, as well as the founder and president of The Jefferson Circle.

As an ordained United Methodist elder in full connection within The United Methodist Church (UMC), President Trickett has worked in congregations from 350-10,000 members. His service to the UMC includes membership on numerous committees at district, annual conference, and jurisdictional levels; participation in the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies; election to the World Methodist Council; and service on the denominational Genetic Science Task Force. As an interfaith leader involved in global dialogue, he has worked to bring many different faith traditions together on complex issues.

President Trickett has taught at several theological schools, including Perkins School of Theology, Washington Theological Consortium (which he also headed), Virginia Theological Seminary, Howard University School of Divinity, and the Catholic University of America.

His accomplishments include more than 100 articles, reports, chapters in books, and other writings. His civic achievements are also far-reaching – as chairperson of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF (southeastern region), board member for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and as a member of the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools Human Relations Advisory Committee. He has also served as a National Park Ranger.

Trickett has been a member of organizations such as the American Academy of Religion, Society for Values in Higher Education, Society of Christian Ethics, North American Academy of Ecumenists, American Society of Church History, and National Association of College and University Chaplains. Currently, he is active in many professional, denominational and ecumenical organizations, including continuing service as a member of the board of trustees for the CRDC at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and the JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation of the UMC.

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