Leaders in the Academy Spotlight on Rev. Dr. Katie G. Cannon 1974 FTE Black Doctoral Fellow

“I found my voice in seminary…I realized that Christianity could be a liberating force, and my job, my calling, was to get the word out to people.”

The Rev. Dr. Katie G. Cannon is the Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary. For her, being a teacher has been a love that resides deep in her bones. In a time of segregation, she sought academia as a place of affirmation and success, and church as a place of home. Katie shares Christianity as a way for people to reach through diversity to harmony and justice.