A scholar committed to a broad and inclusive vision of human flourishing, Corey D. B. Walker is the Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities, Interim Dean of the School of Divinity, and Inaugural Director of the Program in African American Studies at Wake Forest University. Dr. Walker is the 2023-2024 Phi Beta Kappa Frank M. Updike Memorial Scholar. His research, teaching, and public scholarship span the areas of American and African American thought and culture, critical theory, ethics, and religion and American public life. An accomplished scholar and academic leader, he has held faculty and academic leadership appointments at Brown University, University of Virginia, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University and visiting professorships at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and the University of Richmond. He is author and editor of several books and has published over sixty articles, essays, and book chapters in a wide variety of scholarly journals and publications. A much sought after speaker, Dr. Walker engages congregations and communities across the nation and has appeared on a variety of media programs in the United States and abroad.