The Rev. Dr. Angela Dienhart Hancock serves as the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty and Howard C. Scharfe Associate Professor of Homiletics. She is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Hancock is the author of Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-33: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich (Eerdmans, 2013), a contextual interpretation of Swiss theologian Karl Barth’s lectures on preaching in the early 1930s. Her current research explores the practice of deliberation in Christian communities as a vital dimension of prophetic proclamation in polarized contexts.