Katherine E. Amos

 Katherine E. Amos

AddressWake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Resident Professor of Spirituality and the Arts, Wake Forest University, The Divinity School

B.A., Lenior Rhyne College,
M.R.E., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary,
M.S., Florida State University,
Ph.D., Florida State University,

Prior to accepting an appointment to Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Katherine Amos spent five years as associate director of accreditation and extension education at the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. This association is the professional accrediting association for theological schools and provides services in the areas of leadership development, globalization, diversity, and theological development. She served as an evaluation chair or staff person for 200 accrediting visits and assisted theological institutions in conducting self-studies, preparing for peer evaluation visits, and developing extension sites, distance education programs, new degree programs, and international degree programs.

Amos has served as an associate director for the College Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an academic vice president, and an assistant vice president of student development. She has also been a member of the faculty of Florida State University and the University of Louisville.

She served as issue editor and writer for the Journal of Theological Education and has written for national journals and newsletters including ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Education and The Living Pulpit.

A “convinced” Quaker, Amos has a certificate from the psychiatric rehabilitation internship program at Harvard Medical School and has completed a Spiritual Deepening program at Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. She is currently in the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Group Leaders Program, leading contemplative prayer groups and retreats.

Amos is a member of the Women in Leadership in Theological Education Advisory Committee for the Association of Theological Schools and frequently serves as a consultant in the area of extension and distant education in theological education.

Amos is married to William E. Amos, a psychotherapist and adjunct faculty member of Wake Forest University School of Divinity. The couple have two children.

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