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Jennie Knight, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Development, University of Virginia

Jennie directs the Leadership in Academic Matters Program for academic leaders and leads equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives for faculty. She created and leads the Teaching Race at UVA Place-based Faculty Development Seminar and oversees programs to empower faculty to thrive throughout all stages of their careers. She is the author of Engaged Teaching in Theology and Religion (Palgrave, 2015) and of Feminist Mysticism and Images of God: A Practical Theology (Chalice, 2011) as well as multiple articles. Her scholarship and teaching are in Moral and Spiritual Development, Transformative, Engaged Education, and Psychology of Religion—with emphases in gender and race. Jennie earned her Ph.D. in Religion and Education with a concentration in Women’s Studies from Emory University.