Faculty

Stephen Reid Photograph,

Stephen B. Reid

Dr. Stephen B. Reid joins Austin Seminary as the first African American faculty member in the Fall of 1990.

Dr. Reid, who has a Ph.D. from Emory University, is hired as the Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies. In 1999, Dr. Reid is inaugurated as Professor of Old Testament Studies, holding that position until 2003 when he would be appointed Academic Dean for Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana. Currently, Dr. Reid serves as Professor of Christian Scriptures for George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.

Monya A. Stubbs faculty photograph, 2004

Monya Stubbs

In 2004, Dr. Monya Stubbs becomes the First African American woman on faculty as the Assistant Professor of New Testament.

Holding both the Master's and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Stubbs' teaching interests include a wide range of New Testament subjects, as well as African American Christianity, theological themes in contemporary novels, theology and economy, and the Book of Job.

Dr. Stubbs presently holds the rank of Lieutenant and serves as a Staff Chaplain for the Navy at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Asante Todd faculty photograph

Asante Todd

In 2013, Dr. Asante Todd joins Austin Seminary as Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics.

Dr. Todd obtained his Master of Divinity degree from Austin Seminary in 2006. During his time as a student, Dr. Todd served as student body president and received the Rachel Henderlite Award for his significant contributions to cross-cultural and interracial relationships while at Austin Seminary.

He obtained his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2016. His general area of research is public theology, including the ways in which theological and religious commitments impact public debate, policy, politics, and opinion.

Margaret Aymer faculty photograph, 2016

Margaret Aymer

After joining the faculty two years prior, Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer, a native of the Caribbean, becomes the first black woman to be made full professor at Austin Seminary in 2017.

Dr. Aymer is The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Professor of New Testament Studies, and teaches in the areas of New Testament, Exegesis, and Greek, as well as elective courses in numerous disciplines including African Americans and the Bible, and feminist and womanist biblical interpretation. She served as the faculty representative to the Austin Seminary Board of Trustees from 2016-2018. Dr. Aymer obtained both the Master of Divinity and Ph.D. degrees from Union Theological Seminary.

Bridgett Green faculty photograph

Bridgett Green

Bridgett Green joins Austin Seminary faculty in 2019 as an Instructor in New Testament.

Green obtained her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2005, and a Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University where she is finishing her Ph.D.  She has previously taught at Chicago Theological Seminary and Vanderbilt and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).