Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Special Assistant to the President on Diversity, Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker, has recently accepted an appointment at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology as Associate Dean & Professor of the Practice of Leadership.
“In her time at NNU in the College of Theology & Christian Ministries, Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker has quickly become a wonderful colleague and a source of great wisdom and encouragement,” Dr. Brent Peterson, Dean of the College of Theology & Christian Ministries said. “It is with mixed emotions that we mourn her departure from NNU but celebrate her amazing new leadership role at Candler School of Theology.”
Dr. Solis-Walker will begin her Emory appointment in January 2022 but will continue to teach as an adjunct professor for the College of Theology & Christian Ministries and consult with President Pearsall through the end of this academic year.
“It has been a blessing to be a part of the NNU community,” Dr. Joanne Solis-Walker said. “I count it an honor to have worked with Dean Peterson and such distinguished faculty within the College of Theology & Christian Ministries, and it’s been a gift to serve under the great leadership of President Pearsall and Dr. Brad Kurtz-Shaw. NNU will always have a special place in my heart. Bendiciones Familia.”
“This is a bittersweet moment as we bid Dr. Solis-Walker farewell,” said President Joel Pearsall. “Although Joanne has only served NNU for 16 months, she has served admirably. Being confident of the call Joanne senses right now to join Emory’s faculty, even as we mourn the loss of this trusted and valued colleague, we wish Joanne well in her new assignment. Candler School of Theology is fortunate to have Dr. Solis-Walker join its team and we pray for God’s blessing on Joanne.”