Project alum Willis Jenkins to join U.Va. faculty this fall

Willis JenkinsWillis Jenkins, currently an associate professor at Yale Divinity School, will join the U.Va. faculty this fall as associate professor of religious studies and a fellow in the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures. Dr. Jenkins will teach in “Religion, Ethics, and the Environment,” an area that connects many programs: Religious Studies, Environmental Sciences, Politics, the Bioethics Program in Philosophy, the Environmental Law Program in the Law School, and the Department of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine. His position is part of the Mellon Foundation funding for a university-wide initiative in environmental humanities. Dr. Jenkins received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has been involved with the Project on Lived Theology since he was a graduate student.