Director of Research
Robin W. Lovin became Director of Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry in July 2013.
has been serving as Project Leader of CTI's three-year interdisciplinary research project on New Approaches in Theological Inquiry, 2012-2015, and was Co-Leader of CTI's Inquiry on Theology and International Law, 2006-2010, with Professor Jeremy Waldron, All Souls College
, Oxford University & School of Law
, New York University
Lovin is the Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics emeritus at Southern Methodist University.
He joined the SMU faculty in 1994, and served as Dean of Perkins School of Theology from 1994-2002.
During a research leave at the Library of Congress in the spring of 2013, he was appointed to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library's John W. Kluge Center.
From 1991-94, he was Dean at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
His teaching career includes service as an instructor at Candler School of Theology of Emory University and thirteen years as a faculty member at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and Harvard University (B.D. and Ph.D.).
is an ordained elder in the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church
Prof. Lovin is a former president of The Society of Christian Ethics, a member of the editorial advisory board of Studies in Christian Ethics, and an editor-at-large for the Christian Century.
He is also a member of the advisory board for the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life at Oxford University.