Dr. Johnny B. Hill has resigned as Associate Professor of Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. President Michael Jinkins informed the campus community on October 5, 2010, stating, “We are grateful for the contributions he has made to Louisville Seminary during his four years here as teacher, colleague, and friend.”
Hill joined the Louisville Seminary faculty in 2006. He is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) in Evanston, Ill., and also earned degrees from Duke Divinity School (M.Div.; Th.M.), and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. (BS Sociology).
An interest in the work of social justice and reconciliation has led Hill to participate in many projects over the years aimed at fostering more intercultural and inter-religious conversation, community renewal and reform, and multicultural awareness. These interests have also been the focus of his books, which include The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream (Palgrave MacMillan, 2009); The Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Mpilo Tutu (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), and Multidimensional Ministry to Today's Black Family (Judson Press, 2007), which he edited.
“Though he will be missed, we wish him well in the years to come,” said Jinkins.
Plans regarding a faculty search for Hill’s position will be announced at a later date.