Guest Speaker Gregory Ellison, Ph.D.

Sunday, Feb. 5The Invitation Committee is Pleased to Welcome Guest Speaker Gregory Ellison, Ph.D. to Central

Join us for “Who Cares? The Lost Art of Seeing the Invisible.”  

9:45 a.m.

Oglesby Atrium (OAC Lobby)

A product of Atlanta Public Schools, Ellison is a proud graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in West Atlanta. 

ge_emory_headshot-2015_loresIn 1999 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University and was inducted into the Emory College Hall of Fame. He was the first black male bestowed with that honor. Ellison furthered his education at Princeton Theological Seminary as a Presidential Scholar. While here he received a Master of Divinity degree and Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology. 

Ellison returned to Emory in 2009 to join the faculty of the Candler School of Theology. In his second year of teaching he was awarded the Faculty Person of the Year Award (2010-2011). Three years later he received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Emory University’s most prestigious faculty teaching honor.

In 2013, Ellison and a team of colleagues founded Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots initiative committed to creating spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations to see gifts in others, hear value in each others’ stories, and work for change and transformation in self and other.  

At present, Ellison is an Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Emory. Likewise, he is an ordained Baptist minister and has served on the ministerial staffs at both Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

In addition to Fearless Dialogues, Ellison is the author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men. To learn more about Fearless Dialogues or Cut Dead But Still Alive by clicking on the links below: Fearless Dialogues Official WebsiteNPREmory MagazineChronicle of Higher Education