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Nancy Claire Pittman, PhD

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean
  • Stephen J. England Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry
denominationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)



  • BA, Texas Christian University, 1979
  • MDiv, Brite Divinity School, TCU, 1984
  • PhD, Southern Methodist University, 1997

Key Facts

  • Joined PTS in 2005
  • Ordained minister in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member of Spiritual Directors International
  • Founding member of Forrest-Moss Disciple Institute 

Recent Publications

  • New Proclamation, Series A, Easter through Christ the King (Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2011)
  • Contributed to the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology in the area of preaching and hymns, written homiletical essays for Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, Volume II (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010)
  • “Ties That Bind Too Tightly:  A Reflection on Relinquishment and Self-Differentiation in Women’s Leadership,” in A Passion for Christian Unity:  Essays in Honor of William Tabbernee edited by John M. Imbler (Chalice Press, 2009)
  • “New Creation in Christ” in Mature Years, Spring 2009 (The United Methodist Publishing House, 2009).
  • “The Epistolary Tradition: James, 1-3 John, 1-2 Peter, Jude,” in The Chalice Introduction to the New Testament, ed. Dennis E. Smith (Chalice Press, 2004)
  • Adult Sunday School curricula including “God’s Project: Effective Christians,” in The New International Lesson Annual 2004-2005 (The United Methodist Publishing House, 2004)

Current Projects

  • Book project related to the understandings of ministerial leadership in the 21st Century and women in pastoral leadership and contemporary ecclesiolatry.

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